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Elk Grove Unified kindergarten registration begins Tuesday

Geese fly over the quad during the ribbon cutting at the new Cosumnes River Elementary School in 2010, part of the Elk Grove Unified School District. Elk Grove Unified parents can begin registering children for kindergarten and transitional kindergarten starting Tuesday.
Geese fly over the quad during the ribbon cutting at the new Cosumnes River Elementary School in 2010, part of the Elk Grove Unified School District. Elk Grove Unified parents can begin registering children for kindergarten and transitional kindergarten starting Tuesday. jvillegas@sacbee.com

Registration for Elk Grove Unified kindergarten and transitional kindergarten in the 2015-16 school year begins Tuesday morning.

Children are eligible for kindergarten if they are 5 years old on or before Sept. 1. Students can enroll in transitional kindergarten if they turn 5 between Sept. 2 and Dec. 2. Students must live within the district boundaries.

Families who already have students attending Elk Grove Unified schools will receive priority registration for track schedules at year-round schools, according to a press release from the district. Elk Grove Unified’s 40 elementary schools include 14 on a traditional calendar, 13 on a modified traditional calendar and 13 on a year-round calendar.

Parents can begin registering at 7:30 a.m. at their neighborhood elementary school.

According to the district website, parents registering a student for kindergarten and transitional kindergarten should bring proof of residence in the form of one of the following: a property tax receipt; a mortgage statement; or a rental/lease agreement. Parents must also bring one of the following indicating current residence: motor vehicle registration; driver’s license; court documents; two months of utility bills; two months of rent payment statements; or documentation from the Department of Human Assistance.

School office staff will give parents a packet that is time-stamped and dated, with families receiving priority on a first-come, first-served basis if a campus reaches capacity.

Parents must then submit the completed registration packet, child’s immunization record, birth certificate and proof of residence by Feb. 2.

Call The Bee’s Diana Lambert, (916) 321-1090. Follow her on Twitter @dianalambert.

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