TK and Kindergarten Information and Registration



TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN (TK)

The Kindergarten Readiness Act of 2010 established TK which offers a developmentally appropriate curriculum for young students and builds a strong foundation for school success.  TK classes are three hours and twenty minutes a day during either a morning or afternoon session similar to Kindergarten.  The program will follow the DJUSD calendar.

Davis Joint Unified School District will begin accepting TK enrollments for the 2023-24 school year for Davis residents via email starting February 27, 2023.  Completed registration forms (found below) can be emailed to enrollment@djusd.net

Children within the district who will reach their fifth birthday between September 2, 2023 and April 2, 2024, are eligible for TK.  


TK programs will be offered at the following elementary schools: Birch Lane, Korematsu, Montgomery, North Davis,  Patwin, Pioneer and Willett.  Should TK enrollment increase or decline, there may be a need to add or eliminate sites.  We attempt to enroll children at their neighborhood school.  Please note, Montgomery will be a TK program consistent with other TK programs in the district and will not be Two-Way Bilingual. 

Families may apply for an Intra District Transfer to attend a TK site other than their attendance area.  Requests to transfer to another school are approved based upon space availability in TK at the requested school.  If your child does not attend TK at their neighborhood school, their Kindergarten enrollment will default to the neighborhood school unless an Intra District Transfer for Kindergarten has been approved.   

Parents/guardians of children eligible for Fall 2023 TK enrollment must submit a completed enrollment packet to register.  Partial enrollment packets will not be accepted.  The required documents are listed below under Kindergarten Registration. 

Early admission into Kindergarten may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Upon reaching their 5th birthday, families of a TK student may petition for promotion to Kindergarten. The petition process will include a review of academic assessments and a Student Study Team meeting including parents, classroom teacher, principal, and site specialists including reading teacher and counselor when appropriate. The Student Study Team will determine if promotion to Kindergarten is appropriate considering the student’s academic, social-emotional, behavioral, and maturity levels. Placement in Kindergarten is dependent upon available space.

There are cases where school districts and parents agree that a Kindergarten-eligible student is better served in TK.  These children will enroll in Kindergarten and parents notified by the first day of school if space is available in TK.  Should a Kindergarten eligible student participate in a TK program, a "Kindergarten Continuance" form will need to be completed (in collaboration with the school site) for the child to attend Kindergarten in the following year.


KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION (KN)

Davis Joint Unified School District will begin accepting KN enrollments for the 2023-24 school year via email starting February 27, 2023.  Completed enrollment packets can be emailed to enrollment
@djusd.net or dropped off at the District Office located at 526 B street, Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm. A secure drop box is located near the main entrance for after hours. 

Children within the district who will reach their fifth birthday on or before September 1, 2023, are eligible for Kindergarten.  

Find your neighborhood school here.

If you are interested in attending a Choice school, you must submit an application with the enrollment packet for that school.  You can apply for ONE choice school.  If the Choice program/school is over-enrolled a lottery will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2023.  If a student is waitlisted at their Choice school, their enrollment packet will be sent to the student's neighborhood school.  Please visit Choice Schools for more information.


Parents/guardians of children eligible for Fall 2023 enrollment must submit a completed enrollment packet to enroll.  The required documents are listed below.  Partial enrollment packets will not be accepted.  Computers and DJUSD forms will be available for those without access to a computer at the District Office, 526 B street. 

Enrollment documents for TK and KN:

  • Submitted and signed Pre-enrollment form: must be submitted first, then printed out and signed; include signed pre-enrollment in the enrollment packet
  • Copy of parent/guardian ID
  • Copy of proof of student age: birth certificate or passport
  • Verification of Residence form (DJUSD form)
  • Proof of residence: current lease or mortgage statement only
  • Home Language Survey (DJUSD form)
  • Primary Language Surveyonly if language other than English or Spanish is spoken at home (DJUSD form)
  • Student Health and Family History Questionnaire: TK-6th grade only (DJUSD form)
  • Copy of immunization records: current printout from doctor or clinic translated into English; if there are missing immunizations, they must be administered prior to the first day of school (required immunizations are 4 Polio, 5 DTap, 3 Hepatitis B, 2 MMR, 2 Varicella).  Additional information can be found in Parent's guide to Immunization      English     Spanish
Before the first day of school the following documents must be submitted to District Enrollment Specialist at [email protected]
  • Copy of COMPLETED Immunization records (In English from doctor or clinic)
  • Report of Health Examination that occured on or after March 1, 2023 - Kindergarten only (DJUSD form) or
  • Health Exam Waiver - Kindergarten only: Fill out the waiver form and check the appropriate box.  (DJUSD form)

TK and Kindergarten Information Night

Birch Lane Montessori February 6, 2023 - 5:00 p.m. New BLE MPR
Birch Lane Neighborhood February 21, 2023 - 6:00 p.m. New BLE MPR
Cesar Chavez - Spanish Immersion February 7, 2023 - 6:00 p.m. CCE MPR
Fairfield Elementary February 8, 2023 - 6:00 p.m. Fairfield K/1 Room
Korematsu - TK/KN February 21, 2023 - 6:00 p.m. KOR MPR
Montgomery - TWBI Kinder February 16, 2023 - 6:00 p.m. B-1 and B-2
North Davis - TK/K February 21, 2023 - 6:00 p.m. New NDE MPR
Patwin - TK/KN February 21, 2023 - 6:00 p.m. Patwin MPR
Pioneer - TK/KN February 21, 2023 - 6:00 p.m. PIO Library
Willett - TK/KN February 21, 2023 - 6:00 p.m. New WIL MPR



If you are unable to email an enrollment packet you may come to the District Office Mon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to enroll your student.

If you want to enroll at Cesar Chavez or Montgomery during this time period, and your believe your child may qualify as a native Spanish speaker, you will need to turn in your completed enrollment packet with the application to Korlyn Gibson.

Questions about enrollment?  Contact Enrollment Specialist at [email protected]