Enrollment Process


Important Information

  • Registration for students new to the district for the 2019-2020 school year opens online on February 11, 2019.
  • All students who live within the Berryessa Union School District boundaries are guaranteed a placement in a district school.
  • A child who will reach the age of five on or before September 1 of the school year is eligible to enroll in kindergarten at the beginning of that school year or at any later time in the same year.
  • Students whose fifth birthday falls between September 2nd and December 2nd are eligible for a Transitional Kindergarten Program. Transitional Kindergarten is the first year of a two-year kindergarten program. Not all Berryessa Elementary Schools have Transitional Kindergarten programs. Transitional Kindergarten is currently available at Brooktree,  Toyon, and Vinci Park Elementary schools. The District strives to place TK students at a site nearest to their resident elementary school.

New Families to the District

New students can register online. Follow the instructions provided in the online portal. Information about the student such as emergency contacts, medical and language information will be collected. Upon completion, please print a copy of the registration and complete steps 2 through 8 below. Note: You will need a valid email address in order to register online. If you do not have an email address, you may sign up for a free email account from Google or complete the paper enrollment packet.

Please note: Online Enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year will close on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 5:00pm to allow staff to prepare the system for enrolling students for the 2019-2020 school year. Students enrolling for 2018-2019 after January 31st, will need to use the paper enrollment packet. Online applications for 2018-2019 that are started before 5pm on January 31st will still be valid for your resident school staff to process.

New students can also register using paper forms. Fill out the paper forms and complete steps 1 through 8 below. Enrollment cannot be finalized until ALL required documentation is presented to school or district staff as described in step 8 below.

Currently Enrolled Students

Students who attended a district school last year and are simply moving from one grade to another or who are moving from an elementary school to a middle school are not required to register again. Your student will be automatically enrolled in the next grade. New 6th graders are automatically assigned to their resident middle school. Families with new middle school students will receive information from their school regarding needed forms and schedule information during the summer, usually in August.

Enrollment Steps

  1. BUSD Enrollment Form
    • New to BUSD Families: Complete Registration Online
    • Have a BUSD Parent Portal Account?: Complete Registration On Parent Portal
      or
    • Complete Paper Enrollment Packet (Includes all required forms in steps 2-8 below: English 
      * Please note: If you have completed the online registration, you do not need to fill out the paper enrollment packet. A printout of your online registration, in addition to steps 3-7 below will suffice.
  2. Paper Enrollments Only (These forms are included in the Online Registration process.):
  3. Residency Documents
    • Residence Verification Table: English Spanish Vietnamese Chinese
    • Please note: The following items are NOT accepted as proof of residency:
      • A post office box as an address
      • A letter from a bank stating an account has been opened in your name
      • Telephone bill
      • A driver's license or California ID
    • The District reserves the right to request additional proofs of residency as necessary. Additional documentation can and may be requested. Meeting all of the above requirements may not satisfy the District's reasonable doubt regarding a student's age, parent/guardian status, or residency.
    • Unannounced home visits by a District Administrative Staff member may be conducted on an ongoing basis during the student's attendance at Berryessa schools.
  4. Age Verification:
    • Birth Certificate, hospital certificate, passport, or baptismal certificate (bring the original and one copy)
  5. California Immunization Records (as current as is age appropriate)
    • Report of Health Examinations for School Entry (Preferred for K. Required for 1st Grade.) English
    • Original Child's Immunization Record from Health Care Provider and 1 copy
      • Note: If your child was enrolled in a previous school in California, a verified copy of the "California School Immunization Record Form" may be brought from the previous school for enrollment.
    • TB Risk Assessment for School Entry: English Spanish Vietnamese Chinese
  6. Required Health Forms
  7. Optional Forms and Important Information
  8. Once you have completed all forms and have the required documents, you will need to have them reviewed by school or district staff.
 
Early Registration Opportunities
Schools Date Time Place
Piedmont Family Schools:
(Piedmont, Noble, Summerdale,
Toyon & Vinci Park)
March 7 (Thursday) 4:00pm - 6:30pm District Office
Sierramont Family Schools:
(Sierramont, Cherrywood,
Majestic Way & Ruskin)
March 14 (Thursday) 4:00pm - 6:30pm District Office
Morrill Family Schools:
(Morrill, Brooktree,
Laneview & Northwood)
March 21 (Thursday) 4:00pm - 6:30pm District Office
Additional Enrollment Review Opportunities
All School Families March 25 - June 21, 2019 9:00am-1:00pm Resident Home School
June 24 - August 1, 2019
(Monday - Thursday Only)
9:00am-2:00pm ONLY District Office
Beginning August 5, 2019 9:00am-1:00pm Resident Home School