Senate Bill 1381 changed the Kindergarten entry date from December 2nd to September 1st with the intention that all children entering Kindergarten are five years old. The state has developed an implementation plan for districts to follow for student eligibility to attend kindergarten starting in August, 2012.
School Year 2012-2013: Students with a birthday on or before November 1 may start
Kindergarten in August, 2012.
School Year 2013- 2014: Students with a birthday on or before October 1 may start
Kindergarten in August, 2013.
School Year 2014- 2015: Students with a birthday on or before September1 may start
Kindergarten in August, 2014.
If your child has a birthday between November 2 and December 2, 2012, they will enroll in our district kindergarten programs in Spring, 2013 for the 2013-2014 school year. You may have questions about what you can do to support your child’s readiness for kindergarten or this legislation. Site administrators and district staff are available to answer your questions and provide you with the information you need for a successful transition to your child’s K – 12 learning experience in SLVUSD.