Preparing to enter school is an exciting milestone for you and your child. If this will be your first time through the registration process, you probably have a long list of questions. The Campbell Union School District offers answers to some frequently asked questions.
At what age may my child attend kindergarten and transitional kindergarten?
Kindergarten: If your child will be five years old on or before September 1, 2014, s/he will be eligible for kindergarten in the 2014-15 school year.
Transitional Kindergarten: If your child will be five years old between Sept. 2 and Dec. 2, 2014, s/he will be eligible for transitional kindergarten in the 2014-15 school year.
Preschool: Children 3-4 years old are eligible for our on-campus preschool program.
When should I enroll my child?
Register as soon as possible...that is, register early in the same year that your child would be starting school.
Open Enrollment and Transfers—January - February 2014—is the time to request a school other than the one assigned to your address. For details about this process, click Open Enrollment, or call our Enrollment Department at 408-364-4200.
How do I register my child for Kindergarten or Transitional Kindergarten?
Beginning January, 2014, registration forms are available at school offices and from the district administration office, 155 N. Third Street, near downtown Campbell.
You will be asked to provide the following documentation:
- Proof of District Residency (Bring an original copy of the most recent utility bill, or a rental agreement on company form, or a property tax statement.)
- Birth Verification (Bring the child's Birth Certificate, or current passport)
- Proof of Immunizations and TB test (This may be the yellow immunization card from physician or clinic or a copy of the State immunization card from previous district. TB tests must be given and read within 12 months of school entry.)
- Proof of Oral Health Exam (Incoming kindergarten students must have completed a dental exam by an oral health professional within the 12 months prior to the start of school.)
Be sure to visit your neighborhood school as well as any others you are considering.
Submit completed paperwork to Campbell Union School District’s Enrollment Desk. Enrollment staff is available 8 AM until 4 PM, Monday through Friday, to answer questions and assist with completing registration forms. Translation services are provided upon request.
How do I know which school is my neighborhood school?
Your child’s neighborhood school, also called your Attendance Area School, is determined by your child’s home address. There are two ways to confirm which is your attendance area school (also called your "resident school"):
1. Online. Point your browser to www.campbellusd.org, then click on the “School Locator” button found in the "Parents" menu.
2. Phone us. Our enrollment staff can look up the school that goes with your child’s home address. Call (408) 364-4200 (Say "Enrollment" or press 6400).
How can I help my child prepare for Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten?
Learning can be fun. Here are 4 simple ways to help your child get ready for school.
1. Play with your child
Games help to build your child’s general coordination and ability to follow directions, recognize colors, shapes and letters. It also helps develop patience for sharing and taking turns and interest in trying new things.
Cleaning up toys is an opportunity for your child to learn to count objects and to cooperate with others while gaining confidence in his/her abilities.
2. Read with your child
Reading is an opportunity to help your child become familiar with books and words, to practice sitting still, listening and recounting a story, to learn to recognize letters of the alphabet, and to notice when words rhyme, such as “shoe” and “glue,” “goat” and boat.”
Reading signs and labels helps your child develop a greater vocabulary.
3. Talk with your child as you do every day things together
• Encourage him/her to verbally express needs and wants and to ask adults for help.
• Practice eating, using the toilet, washing hands without help.
• Practice counting objects, such as toys, items in the grocery cart, etc.
• Practice writing his/her own first name.
• Encourage curiosity, trying new things and asking questions.
• Notice the shapes and colors of objects around you. Look for circles, triangles, squares. Notice items that are red, blue, green, yellow, brown and black.
4. Enroll your child in full-day preschool
Campbell Union School District’s preschools offer quality programs that make learning fun and the transition to kinder much easier. Also, the District holds a kindergarten parent orientation session in early June.