Kindergarten registration time for local schools


Four local elementary school districts -- Woodside, Portola Valley, Las Lomitas and Menlo Park City -- have announced kindergarten registration procedures.

In all four districts, children who will be 5 years old by Sept. 1 are eligible to attend kindergarten. In the Woodside and Portola Valley districts, children who turn 5 between Sept. 2 and Dec. 2 are eligible to register for a two-year transitional kindergarten program.

Las Lomitas district

Kindergarten registration in the Las Lomitas School District began on Jan. 7. To register, bring to the Las Lomitas School office, at 299 Alameda De Las Pulgas in Atherton, an original birth certificate or passport, current immunization records, and two forms of proof of residence (utility bills, lease agreement or property tax bill). Office hours are 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Las Lomitas will have two kindergarten sessions: from 9 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. and from 10:15 a.m. to 2:05 p.m. Session requests will be taken by email or regular mail starting at 10 p.m. on Feb. 1.

Tours of the school for parents of incoming kindergarteners will be offered at 9:45 a.m. on three days: Friday, Jan. 23; Friday, Jan. 30; and Thursday, Feb. 12. To reserve a tour, call (650) 854-5900, ext. 0.

For more information visit the district website.

Menlo Park district

The Menlo Park City School District will begin kindergarten registration Feb. 2. Parents should go to their home attendance area school to pick up a registration packet.

Bring proof of residency (either a driver's license or a current utility bill). To determine which school your child should attend, call the district registrar at (650) 321-7140, ext. 5600, or check the school locator map on the district website.

Kindergarten orientation will be held at Encinal School on Thursday, April 2, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. in the Large Multipurpose Room.

Laurel School will host a parent meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, in the Multipurpose Room. Oak Knoll School held its orientation Jan. 15.

The district's Spanish immersion program is accepting kindergarten applications for the 2015-16 school year. The goal of the program is to provide an opportunity for children to develop bilingual proficiency and academic achievement in Spanish and English.

Interested parents must apply to the program during their kindergarten registration and will be required to attend a parent information meeting on either Feb. 5 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. or on Feb. 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the TERC Building next to the district office at 181 Encinal Ave. in Atherton.

For more information on the Spanish Immersion program call Tami Girsky at (650) 321-7140, ext. 5624.

For more information go to the district website or call the district registrar at (650) 321-7140, ext. 5600.

Portola Valley

The Portola Valley School District will hold an informational meeting for adults only on both its transitional and traditional kindergarten programs at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at Ormondale School, 200 Shawnee Pass in Portola Valley. Registration packets will be available at that time.

For more information, call 851-1777, ext. 2651.


Registration packets for the 2015-2016 school year will be available at the Woodside School office following an orientation meeting for transitional kindergarten and traditional kindergarten at 8:30 a.m. on March 3, in the Wildcats Room, 3195 Woodside Road.

Birth certificate, proof of residency, immunization records and a physician's report will be required before a child enters school in the fall.

Visit the school website for more information or call (650) 851-1571.

— Barbara Wood

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