Kindergarten registration for children who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 will soon be underway in local school districts.
The Portola Valley and Woodside Elementary school districts also offer a two-year transitional kindergarten program for children who turn 5 between Sept. 2 and Dec. 1.
The Menlo Park City School District is opening a new fee-based preschool, the Early Learning Center, in fall 2018 for children 3 to 5 years old with full and part-time options.
Go to the district's website for more information. Registration will begin in late February.
Woodside Elementary has a fee-based preschool for children 2 years, 7 months, with two-, three- or five-day morning options and afternoon care until 3 p.m. available. Registration begins Feb. 1.
Go to the district's website for more information.
Portola Valley School District
Ormondale School at 200 Shawnee Pass, Portola Valley, has begun the registration process for children entering transitional kindergarten (5th birthdays Sept. 2 to Dec. 1) and regular kindergarten (5th birthdays on or before Sept. 1).
An informational meeting will be held on Thursday, Jan. 25, at 8:30 a.m. at the school. Registration information will be available at that time.
Call 851-1777, ext. 2652, for more information.
Las Lomitas Elementary School District
Las Lomitas district registration begins on Jan. 29.
Parents should bring the following information to the Las Lomitas Elementary School office, 299 Alameda de las Pulgas in Atherton, between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. weekdays: an original birth certificate or passport, proof of residency (the originals of two utility bills or a utility bill and lease or mortgage contract) and immunization records. Cell phone bills do not qualify as proof of residence.
Families will then register online and bring a copy of the forms to the school to finalize the registration. Students will not be placed in a class until all immunizations are completed.
Adult-only school tours for parents of incoming kindergarten students are on Fridays, Feb. 2 and 23.
Tours are limited to 16 per tour and one tour per family. Call 650-854-5900, extension 0, to reserve a spot.
The Las Lomitas district does not offer transitional kindergarten.
Menlo Park City School District
Kindergarten registration starts Feb. 1 in the Menlo Park City School District. Registration will be done fully online at mpcsd.org starting Feb. 1.
For information on the attendance boundaries for district schools, contact the district's registrar at 650-321-7140, ext. 5600, or check the school locator map on the district's website.
Proof of residency such as a California driver's license or a current utility bill is necessary.
In the Menlo Park district a child registered to enter a district school for the first time who will be 6 years old on or before Sept. 1 will be enrolled in first grade.
The Menlo Park district does not offer transitional kindergarten.
Each elementary school will host an information session for new and prospective parents, both kindergarten and upper grades. They are: Laurel Elementary, Jan. 25, 6-7 p.m. at Laurel Lower Campus, 95 Edge Road, Atherton; Oak Knoll Elementary, Jan. 25, 6:30-8 p.m., 1895 Oak Knoll Lane, Menlo Park; Encinal Elementary, Feb. 1, 6-7:30 p.m., 195 Encinal Ave., Atherton.
Parents interested in the Spanish immersion program must attend one of the following information sessions: Jan. 25, 5 -6 p.m., Laurel Lower Campus, 95 Edge Road, Atherton; Jan. 25, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Encinal Elementary School, 195 Encinal Ave., Atherton; Feb. 12, 9 -10 a.m. or Feb. 26, 7-8 p.m., District Office TERC Room, 181 Encinal Ave., Atherton.
Go to mpcsd.org for more information, or call the registrar at 650-321-7140, ext. 5600, or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Woodside Elementary School District
Parents of children entering the two-year transitional kindergarten (5th birthdays Sept. 2 to Dec. 1) or regular kindergarten (birthdays on or before Sept. 1) should go online to find registration packets.
Go to the district's website to find the packets and more information. Registration begins March 1.
School tours for new parents are: Feb. 1, March 1, April 19 and May 24, 9:30 to 10 a.m. Reserve a spot by calling 650-851-1571.
A birth certificate, proof of residency, immunization records and a physician’s report will be required before a child enters school in the fall.
For further information call 650-851-1571, ext. 4003, or visit the district's website.