FSD Transitional Kindergarten is the first of a two-year, age and developmentally appropriate kindergarten program enhanced with technology integration. Our goal is to foster social and emotional development, collaborative play, and self-directed learning through a variety of experiences. Parents are encouraged to become partners in their child’s education.
Enrolling Kindergarten Age-Eligible Students into Transitional Kindergarten: If your child turns five years old between June 1 – September 1, 2017, your child may be enrolled in the TK program for the 2017/2018 school year. Parents must complete the Kinder Eligible TK Placement Request Form and sign a Kindergarten Continuance Form at their designated TK school site. Forms will be available beginning February 29, 2017. Transitional Kindergarten is the first of a two-year kindergarten program. Students who participate in TK are expected to complete the second year of the program in kindergarten.
Expanded Transitional Kindergarten (ETK) Wait List Form: If your child turns five years old between December 3 – 31, 2017, your child may be placed on a waiting list. Parents must complete the Expanded Transitional Kindergarten (ETK) Wait List form at their designated TK school site. Forms will be available beginning February 22, 2017.
Intra-District Transfer Form: Students who want to attend a school other than their assigned TK site can apply for an intra-district transfer. Forms will be available beginning February 22, 2017, and must be completed at their designated TK site.
Full-Day Transitional Kindergarten
FSD offers engaging and innovative Transitional Kindergarten Program in a full-day setting at a number of our TK school sites:
-Pacific Drive School
Registration for transitional kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year begins on February 22, 2017. Once registration opens, please pick up a registration packet at your designated TK site.
Transitional Kindergarten Instructional Minutes
Fullerton School District kindergarten classes follow the Early Primary Program requirements, pursuant to Education Code 8970-8974. There are three early primary programs in our school district: Kindergarten, Extended Day Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten. All three programs exceed California’s minimum number of instructional minutes per week/year. Transitional Kindergarten students attend school for fewer minutes than Extended Day Kindergarten students, which is allowable through a waiving of Education Code Section 370202(a). It has been our experience that a half-day Transitional Kindergarten program provides the length of time needed for our students to adjust comfortably to the public school setting. If you should have any questions regarding our Early Primary Programs, please contact Trang Lai at firstname.lastname@example.org or 714-447-2878.