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Sacramento area schools begin enrolling kindergartners

Kindergarten teacher Peggy Watson, center, helps students Jordyn Mejias, left, and Andrew Henrikson in her class at Phoebe Hearst Elementary School in Sacramento on Friday, January 31, 2014.
Kindergarten teacher Peggy Watson, center, helps students Jordyn Mejias, left, and Andrew Henrikson in her class at Phoebe Hearst Elementary School in Sacramento on Friday, January 31, 2014. RBenton@sacbee.com

It’s the season for 2015-16 kindergarten registration in the Sacramento region.

By state law, kindergarten students must be 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2015, to enter kindergarten in the fall. Children born between Sept. 2 and Dec. 2, 2010, may be candidates for transitional kindergarten at public school sites.

In the Sacramento City Unified School District, registration at neighborhood schools for fall 2015 kindergartners runs through Feb. 3. Visit the district website for guidance. Parents or guardians can register at the district enrollment center at 5601 47th Ave. in Sacramento or at their neighborhood school. The open enrollment period for kindergarten through sixth grade begins Feb. 17.

For information on kindergarten registration in the Elk Grove Unified School District, visit the district website. Applications are due Feb. 2.

In the Folsom Cordova Unified School District, online registration will start in mid-February. Pre-enrollment forms are available at the district website.

In the San Juan Unified School District, visit the kindergarten website. Registration begins Feb. 5.

Call The Bee’s Loretta Kalb, (916) 321-1073. Follow her on Twitter @LorettaSacBee.

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