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Kindergarten

Kinder Registration

REGISTRATION FOR 2020/2021 SCHOOL YEAR
Children must have been born on or before September 1, 2015.

Dates: TBD (To be updated very soon!)
Times: TBD 
Location: Cali Gym

We do not open the doors in advance. You may come to either of the two registration days. There is no priority given for early arrival.

MUST BRING:
1) ONLINE pre-enrollment
Available between 1/22 and 1/30 only. If unable to pre-enroll online, please ask for assistance in the Cali office or come on one of the registration days with enough time to complete it then.

2) Proof of age - Children must have been born on or before September 1, 2015.

One of the following documents:

  • A certified copy of a birth certificate or a statement by the local Registrar or County Recorder certifying the date of birth
  • A duly attested baptism certificate
  • A passport

When none of the above documents is obtainable, an affidavit of the parent/guardian

3) Immunization Records

4) Proof of Residency

Any TWO of the following documents showing the name and address of the parent/guardian within the district.

  • Property tax payment receipt
  • Rental property contract, lease, or payment receipt
  • Utility service contract, statement, or payment receipt (a cell phone receipt is not considered a utility)
  • Pay stub
  • Voter registration
  • Correspondence from a government agency
  • A notarized Declaration of Residency executed by the student's parent/guardian
  • A Declaration of Residency by the student if student is an unaccompanied youth as defined in 42 USC 11434a
  • If the student is residing in the home of a caregiving adult within district boundaries, an affidavit executed by the caregiving adult in accordance with Family Code 6552

Want to wait in fewer lines? Come with copies of all your documentations and complete the pre-enrollment online.

Current Cali parents: to volunteer at kinder registration, please click here (link to be updated when we have dates)


MANDATORY MEETINGS
In order for your child to be considered for enrollment in Cali Calmécac's Kindergarten program, you must attend a Program Orientation meeting AND a Kindergarten Information meeting.

2020 MEETINGS CONDUCTED IN ENGLISH
These dates are subject to change

Program Orientation (Administration)
Date: TBD  
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

Kindergarten Information (Kinder Teachers)
Date: TBD  
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

2020 MEETINGS CONDUCTED IN SPANISH
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Program Orientation (Administration)
Date: TBD 
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

Kindergarten Information (Kinder Teachers)
Date: TBD 
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: TBD


SCHOOL TOURS
Please sign in at the office and get a visitor tag before going to classrooms. These dates have been set aside for parents to come to school and observe kindergarten classes while they are in session. These visits are for PARENTS ONLY.

Visitation days - Meet in the office - Parents only
9 a.m. on these Tuesdays
2019: October 29, December 17 
2020: January 14

Cali Calmécac Open House
Thursday, April, 9, 2020, 6:30-7:30pm
A great opportunity to visit all grade levels!


PREPARING FOR KINDERGARTEN
Kindergarten will be a new and exciting experience for your child. Take this opportunity to expose them to Spanish – Check out a Spanish book at the library, go over any words or numbers you know, listen to Spanish children’s CD’s – Jose Luis Orozco, Tatiana, or switch the language track on your child’s favorite video to Spanish for a while.

Finally, your child should be able to do most of the following to get the most out of Kindergarten:

Listen to stories without interrupting
Recognize rhyming sounds
Pay attention for short periods of time to adult-directed tasks
Understand actions have both causes and effects
Show understanding of general times of day
Cut with scissors
Trace basic shapes
Begin to share with others
Start to follow rules
Be able to recognize authority
Manage bathroom needs
Button shirts, pants, coats, and zip up zippers
Begin to control oneself
Separate from parents without being upset
Speak understandably
Talk in complete sentences of five to six words
Look at pictures and then tell stories
Identify rhyming words
Identify the beginning sound of some words
Identify some alphabet letters
Recognize some common sight words like "stop"
Sort similar objects by color, size, and shape
Recognize groups of one, two, three, four, and five objects
Count to ten
Bounce a ball

Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.