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Ripon 2019-2020 Kindergarten Orientation
Ripon Unified School District’s kindergarten orientation is set for Tuesday, February 26th, from 6-7 p.m. at the Park View Elementary School Multi-Use Building. Topics to be covered at the orientation include district placement and attendance policies, transportation, RAP after school care, immunization requirements, and documents required for registration. Spanish speaking paraprofessionals will be available to assist families with limited English.
Children are eligible to begin kindergarten if they will be five years old by September 1st. Students who turn five between Sept. 2 and Dec. 2 will be placed in the transitional kindergarten (TK) class. TK Registration happens concurrently with kindergarten registration. More information is available on the district website at: www.riponusd.net.
Ripon 2019-2020 Kindergarten/TK Registration and all grades (new students)
Ripon Unified School District is holding kindergarten registration on Tuesday, March 12, from 4 -7 p.m. in the Park View Elementary School Multi-Use Building. Spanish speaking paraprofessionals will be available to assist families.
Children are eligible to begin kindergarten if they will be
five years old by September 1st.
Students who turn five between Sept. 2 and Dec. 2 will be
placed in the transitional kindergarten (TK) class.
TK registration happens concurrently with kindergarten registration. Families may also submit Ripon Unified registrations for 2019-20, for grades 1-12 at TK/kindergarten registration. After March 12th, elementary registration forms will be received at elementary school sites and registration for high school students will be taken at Ripon High School counseling office.
Forms are available online, at www.riponusd.net under the Parent Info tab; click on Enrollment/Online Registration. From this page, scroll down to AERIES Online Enrollment and click. Complete, save a copy for yourself, and bring a printed signed copy to registration. All registration forms must be completed and turned in by 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2019, to be in the first round of student placements. Completed elementary registration packets will be time/date stamped upon receipt, after Friday, March 15th for placement purposes.
Families enrolling their child in kindergarten will be given the opportunity to request a school of attendance. If the student has a sibling enrolled in a RUSD school, families must note sibling information on the Request for School Placement form. Remaining children will be placed on the transfer list for the requested school by random selection and then assigned to schools below capacity. Families who enroll their child after the March 15th deadline, will be given the opportunity to request a school of attendance, and if the requested school has capacity, and there is not a prioritized transfer list for the requested school, the request will be granted. If there is a prioritized transfer list for the requested school, the child will be placed at the bottom of the priority transfer list and assigned to a school with capacity.
Teachers are frequently asked the question, “Do you think my child is ready for school?” Ultimately, you as a family must decide, as you know your child better than anyone else, but there are a few guidelines which may help you decide if your child is ready to attend school.
Ideally, the child who comes to kindergarten should be happy, creative, assured and verbal – eager to be at the school. The child should be able to separate from his/her family without anxiety (families also need to be ready to separate from their child). Children should be independent dressers and be able to attend to bathroom functions and personal necessities. They should know and respond to their name, listen to others, and play cooperatively with their peers.
Another question frequently asked is, “What about academic skills?” It is helpful if the child knows colors, shapes, positional terms (over, under, beside) and can count and associate objects with numbers. The child should be able to write their name with one capital letter and the rest in lower case. Social and emotional readiness to be at school and engage in the learning process, are perhaps the most critical factors.