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Transitional Kindergarten FAQs


TK Registration 

Registration will occur at the annual Kindergarten Round-Up.  Notice of the Round-Up will be announced and advertised. A child is eligible for Transitional Kindergarten if a child will have his/her 5th birthday between October 2 and December 2, 2013. Registration packets will be accepted upon their completion and return to the school site or District Office.


Additional TK Information 


§  The required instructional minutes, length of instructional time, and statutory class size limits are the same as the requirements for Kindergarten

§  The Lone Pine Unified School District TK model will mirror the structure of our current Kindergarten program with regards to class size and schedules

§  TK teachers have the same credential requirements as Kindergarten teachers

§  TK is defined as “the first year of a two-year kindergarten program that uses a modified Kindergarten curriculum that is age and developmentally appropriate”


Frequently Asked Questions 


Must children attend transitional kindergarten or kindergarten?

§  Parents/guardians are currently not required to enroll children in transitional kindergarten or kindergarten. (EC Section 48200)


What is required to register a transitional kindergarten student?

§  Parents/guardians are required to follow the Lone Pine Unified School District’s enrollment requirements.


What will a transitional kindergarten program schedule look like?

§  The number of required instructional minutes for Transitional Kindergarten is 36,000 minutes per year, approximately180 minutes in a school day. (Education Code sections 46117 and 46201) Therefore, transitional kindergarten will have a similar schedule to the current Lone PIne Unified School District kindergarten schedule.


Is a parent/guardian required to re-register for kindergarten after attending transitional kindergarten?

§  No, parents/guardians will not be required to re-register their child for the subsequent year; however, parents wishing to change schools in the subsequent year will be required to follow inter-district transfer requirements.


Anyone wishing information about the Transitional Kindergarten program or wanting to observe the program is invited to contact the Lone Pine Unified District Office.