Under that law, for the 2012-13 school year, students must be 5 by Nov. 2, 2012, to register for kindergarten. For the 2013-14 school year, they must be 5 by Oct. 2, 2013. And then for the 2014-15 school year and future years, they must be 5 by Sept. 2, 2014.
Menlo Park district
For 2011, priority kindergarten registration for children who will be age 5 by Dec. 2 opens Feb. 1 in the Menlo Park City School District.
Orientation meetings for parents whose children will be enrolling in Encinal School kindergarten are set for Thursday, Jan. 20, from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m.; and Thursday, March 3, from 7 to 8 p.m. Parents may sign up for one of the meetings by calling 326-5164.
Oak Knoll School will host an orientation meeting on Thursday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m. Laurel School's meetings are set for Wednesday, April 6, at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday, April 28, at 2:30 p.m.
The district's Spanish Immersion Program is also accepting applications for the 2011-12 school year. Parents may obtain an application in their home-attendance school office and may attend a mandatory parent information meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 16, from 7 to 8 p.m.; or on Monday, Feb. 28, from 9 to 10 a.m.
To register a child in kindergarten during the priority registration, parents should go to their home-attendance school office for a registration packet. A driver's license or other government-issued photo ID will be required to verify residency in the district.
Parents who are uncertain which school is in their attendance area should contact the district at 321-7140, ext. 5603.
Go to mpcsd.org for more information, or call your home-attendance school site, or the district office at 321-7140, ext. 5603.
A meeting for parents of children who will attend kindergarten at Ormondale School in Portola Valley in the fall of 2011 will be held at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, at the school, 200 Shawnee Pass in Portola Valley. Registration packets will be available at that time.
To be eligible for kindergarten, a child must be age 5 by Dec. 2, 2011, and must live within the Portola Valley School District boundaries.
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