Kindergarten registration under way
Registration at local elementary schools is open until May 1 in Scotts Valley and San Lorenzo Valley.
New students can be enrolled for kindergarten and transitional kindergarten classes that will begin in the fall. In SLV the first day of school is August 27 and in Scotts Valley, August 28.
Children must turn 5 years old by Sept. 30 to enter kindergarten in 2013.
Transitional kindergarten is open to children whose fifth birthday falls between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1. It was established in 2012 as an optional new grade level before kindergarten.
Public schools require parents to provide a copy of each child’s birth certificate, immunization records and proof of residency.
San Lorenzo Valley
Registration is open for transitional kindergarten through fifth grade classes at San Lorenzo Valley Elementary, 7155 Highway 9, in Felton, and at Boulder Creek Elementary, 400 Boulder St., in Boulder Creek.
Kindergarten registration packets are available in the office at each school.
For information: Boulder Creek, 338-6413 or www.bce.slvusd.org; or San Lorenzo Valley Elementary, 335-4475 or www.sle.slvusd.org
Families can attend a kindergarten information night at 6 p.m. March 27 at Brook Knoll Elementary School. The meeting will be in the recreation room at 151 Brook Knoll Drive in Santa Cruz.
Vine Hill Elementary School will have a similar information night at 6 p.m. March 28 in Room 3 at the school, 151 Vine Hill School Road, in Scotts Valley.
Brook Knoll has morning and afternoon kindergarten classes, and Vine Hill has early-morning and late-morning kindergarten.
Vine Hill will also host a transitional kindergarten class for Scotts Valley Unified School District.
For information: Vine Hill, 438-1090 or www.vinehill.santacruz.k12.ca.us; or Brook Knoll, 423-2454 or www.brookknoll.santacruz.k12.ca.us.
Baymonte Christian School in Scotts Valley, opened registration March 11 and will accept students until classes are filled.
The private school, at 5000 Granite Creek Road, offers early and late schedules for kindergarten. Each classroom has an aide, and the student-teacher ratio is estimated to be 5-to-1. The first day of school is Sept. 3.
For information: 438-0100 or www.baymonte.org.