TTUSD Enrollment FAQ
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TTUSD Enrollment FAQ for Parents & Guardians

How do I enroll my child(ren) if they are new to the district?

If your child is new to TTUSD or entering transitional kindergarten or kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year, WELCOME!   Register Here!

What documents do I need to provide in order to enroll my child(ren)?

You will need to provide the following documents to the school in order to complete the enrollment process:

  1. Immunization records*

   *Students missing any immunizations will not be able to attend school

  1. Birth certificate or other evidence of age (see below)
  2. One proof of residency
  3. For TK-1st grade students, a physical exam is required within 18 months prior to the start of school or within 90 days after
  4. Copy of  High School transcript, if applicable
  5. Copy of IEP from previous school, if applicable

How do I submit my child’s documents if the school and district office are closed due to COVID-19?

At this time, you can scan or take a picture and send your child’s documents to the schools through email:

School

Contact

Donner Trail Elementary

Amanda Richardson - arichardson@ttusd.org

Glenshire Elementary

Danielle Kleffman - dkleffman@ttusd.org

Kings Beach Elementary

Marci Calderon* - mcalderon@ttusd.org

Tahoe Lake Elementary

Claudine Kratz - ckratz@ttusd.org

Truckee Elementary

AnaLiz Servin-Bancroft *- aservin@ttusd.org

Alder Creek Middle School

Kim Veliquette - kveliquette@ttusd.org

North Tahoe Middle School

Liz Gibeaut - lgibeaut@ttusd.org

North Tahoe High School    

Blanca Carrillo* - bcarrillo@ttusd.org

Sierra High/Cold Stream

Robin Redmond - rredmond@ttusd.org

Truckee High School

 Patty Cardoza - pcardoza@ttusd.org

*Habla español

Note: Please check back as we plan to open the district office soon for document drop off.

What if I don't have a birth certificate for my child(ren)?

You may submit the following evidence of the child's age:

(Education Code 48002)

1. A certified copy of a birth certificate or a statement by the local registrar or county recorder certifying the date of birth

2. A duly attested baptism certificate

3. Passport

4. Affidavit completed by the parent/guardian or custodian of the minor

(Education Code 48002)

A student who is enrolling at a grade level other than TK, K, or 1st shall present records from his/her previous school district documenting his/her age and current grade level.

What if I don't have a copy of my child(ren)'s immunization record or they are missing immunizations? Can my child(ren) start school?

All children under eighteen years of age that enter a California public or private elementary or secondary school for the first time or transfer between schools must present a written immunization record that includes at least the month and year of receipt of each dose of required vaccines (or a medical exemption to the immunization requirements). Otherwise, the child will not be allowed to attend school

What if my child hasn’t had their health screening and is entering first grade?

Within 90 days of entrance into the first grade, a certificate documenting that the child has received a health checkup within the previous 18 months is required. Parents may waive the health checkup requirement because they do not want to or are unable to obtain a health screening for their child. If the waiver indicates that the parents were unable to obtain such services, the reasons must be included in the waiver. We must exclude any first-grader for up to five days if the child has neither a health examination certificate nor a parental waiver 90 days after entering the first grade.

What if we are homeless or enrolling a foster child?

The federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act requires schools to enroll new students who are homeless even if their immunization records are missing or unavailable at the time of enrollment. California law requires schools to immediately enroll foster children transferring to their school even if a foster child is unable to produce immunization records normally required for school entry. Once a homeless student or a foster child is enrolled, we will work with the former school or family to obtain the student’s immunization records quickly. We will also have a district nurse contact you if you need additional assistance.

What if I can’t afford to take my child for immunizations or their health screening?

Some children may be eligible for a state-paid examination. Resources are available here.

What if I need help with my Aeries Parent Portal?

If you need help with the portal, contact Kris Hansen at kjhansen@ttusd.org

Will my child start the same day I complete the enrollment process?

Generally, your child will start the day after the enrollment process is completed. This allows time for staff to communicate with your child’s teacher(s) and for the teacher(s) to prepare.

What if I want to enroll my child(ren) in a district school that is not our home or neighborhood school?

If you wish to have your child attend a district school that is not your home or neighborhood school, please print, complete, and send the Intradistrict Open Enrollment Application to your home school. The principal of the home school will sign and send the Intradistrict Open Enrollment Application to the requested TTUSD school of choice.

Does my child have to attend school?

California compulsory education law requires everyone between the ages of six and eighteen years of age to attend school, except sixteen- and seventeen-year-olds who have graduated from high school or passed the California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE) and obtained parental permission to leave.

How old does my child need to be before they are allowed to start Kindergarten?

Districts must admit children at the beginning of the school year (or whenever they move into a district) if they will be five years of age on or before September 1 (EC Section 48000[a]). Children who are age-eligible for kindergarten may attend any pre-kindergarten summer program maintained by the school district.

What if my child is not 5 before September 1st of the current school year? Can they start Kindergarten anyway?

On a case-by-case basis, a child who reaches age five in a given school year may be admitted to Kindergarten at any time during the school year with the approval of the child's parent/guardian, provided that: (Education Code 48000)

1. The Superintendent Chief Learning Officer or designee determines that the admittance is in the best interests of the child.

2. The parent/guardian completes a survey related to the student's readiness for the program.

3. The parent/guardian is given information regarding the advantages and disadvantages and any other explanatory information about the effect of this early admittance.

4. If there is space in the program.

How does Transitional Kindergarten enrollment work?

TK students will be enrolled in order of priority outlined below:

1. Within the school attendance area (Fifth birthday between September 2 and December 2) inclusive.

2. Siblings of students who currently attend the school (Fifth birthday between September 2 and December 2) inclusive.

3. Students who live within the district (Fifth birthday between September 2 and December 2) inclusive.

4. Within the school attendance area (Fifth birthday between December 3 and January 31) inclusive.

5. Siblings of students who currently attend the school (Fifth birthday between December 3 and January 31) inclusive.

6. Students who live within the district (Fifth birthday between December 3 and January 31) inclusive.

7. Students whose Fifth birthday is after January 31st of the same school year.

8. Students who live outside the district.

What if my home school does not offer transitional kindergarten?

If you wish to have your child attend a district school that is not your home or neighborhood school, please print, complete, and send the Intradistrict Open Enrollment Application to your home school. The principal of the home school will sign and send the Intradistrict Open Enrollment Application to the requested TTUSD school of choice.

My question is not here. Who do I contact?

You may contact the school directly or the school district office at (530) 582-2500.

June 25, 2020