Kindergarten Registration Begins in February

Porterville Unified School District has scheduled kindergarten registration for the district’s ten elementary schools. In accordance with the Kindergarten Readiness Act (Senate Bill 1381), students reaching the age of 5 on or before September 1 can enroll in kindergarten, but those students reaching the age of 5 between September 2 and December 2 will be enrolled in a Transitional Kindergarten program, which is a two-year program. Students turning 5 before March 12, 2021, may be eligible for a Transitional Kindergarten program or Early Learning program depending on available space.

Student must be present for kindergarten registration. Please note: You MUST enroll your student at the school site even if you register online.

You can register your student online (simply go to www.portervilleschools.org and look for the Student Enrollment section under Parents and then go through the online enrollment process).

The schedule for kindergarten registration at Porterville Unified School District is: 

Olive Street (Room #9)

February 6

8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Santa Fe (Cafeteria)

February 7

8:00 a.m.-Noon and 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Westfield (Cafeteria)

February 11

8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Los Robles (Room #20)

February 12

8:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

John J. Doyle (Cafeteria)

February 13

8:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Vandalia (Cafeteria)

February 19

8:30 a.m.-Noon and 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Roche Avenue (Room #1)

February 20

8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

West Putnam (Office)

February 21

8:30 a.m.-Noon and 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Monte Vista (Cafeteria)

February 25

8:30 a.m.-Noon and 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Belleview (Room #8)

February 27

8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

The following items are needed for registration: 

     1.  Verification of student’s age is required for kindergarten registration.

     2.  The following immunizations and medical tests are required by law before a child can be enrolled in school: 
  • Minimum of 3 IPV (oral polio vaccine) and 4 DPT (diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus) if both are given after the 4th. However, a child will be fully immunized with 4 IPV and 5 DPT, regardless of the age in which the last dose was received.
  • Two MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) administered after the 1st
  • One PPD (mantoux), tuberculin skin test including results.
  • Three doses of hepatitis B immunizations are required for kindergarten entry.
  • Two Varicella (chickenpox vaccine) 
     3.  A physical examination is required before a child can enter first grade. It is a good idea to get this examination at the same time the child goes to the doctor for the required immunizations for kindergarten.  Forms for the physical examination may be picked up at the school prior to the registration or the day of the registration. The state required dental assessment forms for students entering kindergarten will also be available at the schools. 
 
     4.  Verification of Residency – 2 different bills verifying address 

Parents who are not able to enroll their children during the formal registration may go to the school office on any school day after the enrollment date listed above.  

Please call the school site or the Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services (793-2453) if you have questions regarding kindergarten registration.

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