How to register your kindergartner


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

To register in the Las Lomitas district, 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.

For more information visit the district website.

Menlo Park district

The Menlo Park City School District has registration packets for kindergartners at its elementary schools.

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.

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 has registration information at Ormondale School, 200 Shawnee Pass in Portola Valley.

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


Registration packets for the 2015-2016 school year are available at the Woodside School office at 3195 Woodside Road.

Birth certificate, proof of residency, immunization records and a physician's report are 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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