For ALL transfers within our district (Intra District Transfer) and leaving our district (Inter-District Transfer) or Inter-District Transfers coming into our district, please email your forms to Sandra Koehler at email@example.com
important information for 2022 - 2023 enrollments!
PLEASE COMPLETE YOUR ENROLLMENTS VIA THE ONLINE ENROLLMENT PORTAL.
*Up-to-date Immunizations and the TB Risk Assessment are required. Enrollments will not be complete without these items. These requirements are mandated from the State and we cannot "waive", "delay", or "bypass" these items.
*If you have questions or need assistance, please contact your school site directly.
*The Online Portal will be available on January 31, 2022, for the 2022-2023 school year. The Enrollment Process is NOT complete until you received a confirmation of completion email. If you need assistance please contact your school site directly.
Student enrollment for the current 2021-2022 school year is ongoing and the next 2022-2023 school year will open on January 31, 2022. You can register online. Students enrolling at any grade in the district will need to provide specific documents in order to register.
Once you have completed the online registration, uploaded all required documents, completed all necessary forms, and submitted your application, you will receive a confirmation email.
Once your enrollment application has been processed by a District clerk, you will receive another confirmation email.
The enrollment process is ongoing for the 21-22 school year. Once you have completed your application and uploaded ALL required documents, please contact your school site with your application number and let them know you have a completed enrollment in the system.
Find Your Resident School
Not sure of your student's resident school? Visit the SchoolFinder and enter your street address to locate your resident school.
Students eligible for Kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year must have a Date of Birth between 9/2/2016 - 9/1/2017. The Kindergarten Online Registration process for the 2022-2023 school year began on January 31, 2022. Kindergarten registration is ongoing for new students entering the District any time after the initial enrollment period.
*Please note: The process began on January 31, 2022.Once you have completed your application and uploaded ALL required documents, you will receive a confirmation email. Once a clerk has processed your enrollment, you will receive another confirmation email.
The potential for new kindergarten enrollment in some of the District's elementary schools may exceed the school's capacity so parents are encouraged to register their incoming kindergarten student as early as possible. Students are placed based on their registration date. Questions regarding Kindergarten enrollment may be directed to your school of residence. Additional information is available in the School Site Assignments and Overloads document.
Transitional Kindergarten (TK)
In the state of California, all 4-year-olds will eventually become eligible for Transitional Kindergarten (TK). Previously only children turning 5 years old between September 2nd to December 2nd were eligible for TK.
Starting in the 2022-2023 school year, TK eligibility expands from three to five months for birthdays between September 2, 2017, to February 2, 2018. By the 2025-26 school year, all 4-year-olds can attend TK in an elementary school in Berryessa Union School District. More information about Transitional Kindergarten is below.
Q. What is Transitional Kindergarten (TK)? A. TK is for students who are not age-appropriate to begin kindergarten. This was first dictated by the Kindergarten Readiness Act (2010) and then changed by AB 130 (2021). This legislation changed the birthday cut-off day for eligibility to begin kindergarten. Students affected by the changes are eligible to attend TK for one year. Then the following year the student would attend regular kindergarten.
Q. What is the birthday cut-off date for regular kindergarten? A. A child who turns 5 years old on or before September 1 of that year attends regular Kindergarten.
Q. Is my child eligible to attend TK? A. A child will be admitted into TK for the 2022-23 school year if they will have their 5th birthday between September 2 and February 2. See the chart below for the school year and when more birthday months become eligible.
Birth Months Qualifying for TK
September 2, 2017 - February 2, 2018
September 2, 2018 - April 2, 2019
September 2, 2019 - June 2, 2020
September 2, 2020 - September 1, 2021
September 2, 2021 - September 1, 2022
Q. Is TK mandatory? A. No. TK nor kindergarten is a mandatory grade. However, children who attend TK & Kindergarten are more likely to thrive in school academically and socio-emotionally as they enter 1st grade.
Q. How do I enroll my child in TK? A. You enroll just like any other grade level through the Online Enrollment portal. Click here: to get started.
Q. Does it cost anything to enroll my child in TK? A. No. There is no cost for students to attend TK.
Q. Will TK be offered at all elementary schools? A. Currently TK is offered at Brooktree, Toyon, and Vinci Park Elementary Schools. Additional locations may be open depending on enrollment numbers.
Q. Will the District provide transportation if TK is not at my home school? A. No. Transportation is the responsibility of the parent/guardian or caregiver.
Q. Is TK taught by a credentialed teacher? A. Yes. TK teachers are fully credentialed just like all kindergarten through 12th grade teachers. They also have additional authorization to teach younger children.
Q. How big will the class be? A. Class size will be staffed at 22-1 in the 2022-23 school year. There will also be an additional adult in the classroom to assist students.
Q. Can my child who is age-appropriate for regular kindergarten, go to TK instead? A. No. They must attend kindergarten in accordance with California state Education Code.
Q. Can my child who is age-appropriate for TK go to regular kindergarten instead? A. It is not likely. They would have to go through an assessment process to determine if that is the best placement for them just like other students who are skipping a grade. This would only occur after the school year begins and the child turns 5 years old. Overall it is rare that children at any age are promoted to the next grade level.
Q. After attending the TK program what grade will my student attend the following year? A. The TK program is the first year of a two-year Kindergarten experience. After completing a year of the TK program, a student would then attend a traditional kindergarten program at their home school. The TK program is designed for students who may benefit from an extra year of learning before entering a traditional kindergarten class.
Q. Is my child automatically enrolled in their home kindergarten school or do I need to enroll him/her again? A. Your child is automatically enrolled in their home kindergarten school as long as you complete the school year. You do not need to enroll again.
Q. Can my child go to a different school for kindergarten after TK? A. Possibly, if the TK school he or she attended is not your home school, he or she will automatically go back to his or her home school. If you do not wish for your child to go back to his or her home school, you may apply for Intra District Transfer to attend the TK school they attended or any of the other 10 elementary schools in BUSD. Entry to a different school (not your home school) is dependent upon space availability.
*The District strives to place TK students at a site nearest to their resident elementary school. If there is no space in one of our 5 TK classes, your child will be placed on a waiting list. You will be contacted as soon as a space becomes available.
Current TK students do not have to re-enroll for kindergarten. Your TK student will be automatically enrolled for kindergarten at their resident home school.
Intra District Transfers
*Inter & Intra District Transfer Request Forms are being accepted for ALL Berryessa Union School District schools.
Parents of currently enrolled students may submit an "Intra District Transfer Request Form" to request that their child attend another school within the Berryessa Union School District that is not their resident home school. Transfer Request Forms are available at all school sites, at the District Office, and here. Forms MUST be submitted directly to the Education Services Department at the District Office, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m or via email to Sandra Koehler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In March, the Education Services Department shall conduct a computer lottery to determine placement on a waiting list of all transfer requests. Families will be notified by mail of their waiting list number.
*Intra District Transfer Request Forms for all new students (grades K-8th) for the
2022-2023 school year will be accepted from March 1, 2022, to April 22, 2022.
Families that have successfully completed the enrollment process and wish to have their child attend a school other than their resident home school may submit an "Intra District Transfer Request Form" at the time that they are submitting their completed 2022-2023 Student Enrollment packet. The Intra District Transfer Request Form will also be accepted at the District Office in the Education Services Department until April 22, 2022, with proof of a completed Student Enrollment packet.
In May, the Education Services Department shall conduct a separate second lottery to determine placement on a waiting list of all transfer requests of newly enrolled students, and families will be notified by mail of their waiting list number.
*Intra District Transfer Request Forms that are submitted after the deadlines of March 1 (for currently enrolled students) and April 22 (for newly enrolled students), WILL NOT be included in the lotteries and will receive the next waiting list number in the order that the Intra District Transfer Request Form was submitted.
*Beginning in May, families who have submitted an Intra District Transfer Request Form and have been given a waiting list number, will be notified, ONLY if their transfer has been approved, based on space availability.
Families who reside within the Berryessa Union School District boundaries but wish that their child attend a school in another district may submit an "Inter-District Transfer Request Form". Inter-District Transfer Request forms are available at the District Office or here. Forms MUST be submitted directly to the Education Services Department at the District Office, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Forms can be dropped off, mailed, or emailed to Sandra Koehler at email@example.com.
*Families who reside OUTSIDE of the Berryessa Union School District boundaries but wish that their child attend a school within Berryessa Union School District must start the Inter-District Transfer process with their district of residence.