Important Information for TK & Kindergarten Parents

Welcome to TK/Kindergarten Online Registration! 
Registration starts March 1, 2024 for the 2024-25 school year. Please go to the Start New Student Online Registration page and select registration for 2024-25 school year. 
Enrolling in kindergarten is a milestone in your child's life, as well as your own!  The first step in the process is to complete the Pre-Registration Form online.  Once the information is been verified, the Registration Team will send you an e-mail, which will include instructions to complete the Registration Form online in addition to a list of required documents.  Please submit documents in PDF format to [email protected] with your child's name in the subject line.  
If you have questions, you may contact the District Registrars, Ms. Claudia Velasquez, at (626) 299-7000, extension 1316, or Ms. Wendy Chan, at (626) 299-7000 or by by e-mail at [email protected] or [email protected] .  During registration, we receive a large volume of calls making e-mail the easiest way to get a timely response.  Details are important!  Gather all required documents prior to Pre-Registration online.  Incomplete or missing information will delay your child's enrollment.
New cut off dates for TK:
Born between:
  • 2023-2024 school year:  September 2, 2018 to April 2, 2019
  • 2024-2025 school year:  September 2, 2019 to June 2, 2020
  • 2025-2026 school year:  on or before September 1, 2021
(Due to space limitations, SMUSD does not make exceptions for admitting students to TK who are born outside the cut-off dates)

Elementary School Assignment
The San Marino Unified School District assigns children to their school of residence as much as possible.  However, there may be times when it is necessary to assign a child to the other elementary school because of impacted classes.  You will be notified should it be necessary to assign your child to another school other than his/her school of residence.  The school of residence is the school a child would normally attend based on his/her address.  Students are assigned to their school of residence in order of enrollment in the District. Once classes are closed at one school, all new enrollees are registered where there is space. Under these circumstances, the students are assigned to their school of residence the following year. The later registration is complete, the more likely the chance that the school of residence may be full. REGISTER EARLY!

Class Assignment
Assigning a child to a class is made in the context of what is best for each child and for the group as a whole.  All of the following factors are taken into consideration by the school principal.  These factors are not considered in the order that they are listed below, and with the exception of a federally mandated placement described in an existing Individual Educational Plan (IEP) or Section 504 Plan, the decisions are not made based on one factor alone.

  • Mandates of a child's Individual Education Plan (IEP) and/or Section 504 Plan
  • Reasonable balance of children in consideration of educational needs, gender, twins/triplets, and ethnic origin
  • Delayed enrollment or retention in kindergarten
  • Family circumstances of extreme hardship
  • Birthdate
  • Order of enrollment

The following circumstances are understandable reasons on which parents base their preferences, but because they are the same for nearly everyone, it is not appropriate to use them as criteria for placement decisions.

  • Positive history with a particular teacher
  • Participation in school-related activities
  • Parents' work schedules
  • Childcare schedules

Unless the parent submits a written request for an alternate course of action prior to class assignment, each child will be assigned to a different teacher.