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Every Wednesday 10:30am Eldo Co. Georgetown Library

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Connecting to Kindergarten Handbook

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Books for Children

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Connecting to Kindergarten

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Transitional Kindergarten: New Law in Effect

For many years, the law has been that students must turn 5 on or before December 2 in order to attend Kindergarten. move_up and GRAD 018.jpg That law has changed. Over the next three years, that beginning date will be progressively earlier, as follows:

  • For the 2013-14 school year: A child must turn 5 on or before October 1, 2013.
  • For the 2014-15 school year (and each year thereafter): A child must turn 5 on or before September 1, 2014.

The law also requires that districts offer a Transitional Kindergarten program, starting at the first day of the school year, for students whose birthday falls between the new date and December 2nd of that school year. For students who attend Transitional Kindergarten, Kindergarten becomes a two-year program.

The Black Oak Mine Unified School District already offers a Transitional Kindergarten program (formerly called Preparatory Kindergarten or “Prep K”) held at Northside Elementary School that meets the requirements of this provision.  Students whose birthdate falls between the following dates for the associated school year will be eligible to enroll in Transitional Kindergarten:

  • For the 2013-14 school year: Child turns 5 between Oct. 2nd and Dec. 2nd
  • For the 2014-15 school year: Child turns 5 between Sept. 2ndand Dec. 2nd

In addition, the District will continue to offer Preparatory Kindergarten to eligible students with fifth birthdays in the late summer/fall months (even if they are old enough for kindergarten). The program is offered on a case-by-case basis. The District takes into consideration the developmental level of the student in making placement decisions.

For the first three years of Transitional Kindergarten, we have been able to place every student whose parents requested this option. We anticipate, going forward, to continue to honor most, if not all, placement requests.

Parents whose child will turn 5 after December 2nd, may still place their child’s name on a list to be enrolled in Transitional Kindergarten as soon as s/he turns 5. Again, on a case-by-case basis, s/he will be placed if space is available.   For more information, call Drew Woodall at 333-8300. 

Drew Woodall

Director of Educational Services

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6540 Wentworth Springs Road

PO Box 4510

Georgetown, CA 95634






Kindergarten Round-Up!

Look for it Spring 2014!

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Kindergarten or

Transitional Kindergarten

You Can Pickup Enrollment Forms and Sign-up at These Schools

Georgetown 530 333-8320 

Northside School  530 885-4079 

Otter Creek 530 333-8314  

Spring Time Story Time! School Readiness Event at Georgetown School

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Stages of Development

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Book s for Families

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