Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten registration for the 2015-16 school year will take place from March 2-13, 2015 at SUSD schools. The following documents will be required to complete registration for both kindergarten and transitional kindergarten students:
• Your child’s original immunization record: The school will make a copy of the record and return it to you.
• Your child’s physical examination record: The examination must be conducted no sooner than six months prior to the start of school (February 1st, 2015 or later).
• Your child’s oral health examination record: Your child must have received an oral health examination 12 months prior to entering school (August 1st, 2014 or later).
• Your child’s proof of birth: The school will make a copy of the official birth certificate, other documents such as baptismal records and hospital records may be acceptable.
• Proof of residence: The school will need proof that you reside within its attendance area. We prefer a utility bill with your home address listed (e.g. PG&E bill).
Under California law, all Kindergarten students registering for the 2015 -2016 school year must be age 5 by September 1st, 2015. Students born between September 2, 2010 and December 2, 2010 are eligible to attend transitional kindergarten at designated transitional kindergarten sites. Begin your child’s education off right! Don’t miss enrollment! For more information, contact your school or Dr. Sylvia Ulmer at (209) 933-7040.
2015-16 is year-two for the state’s Local Control Accountability Plan and SUSD is already planning for it. Join us. We have a number of parent meetings scheduled at our schools (go HERE ) and look forward to seeing you there. Last year the LCAP included funding for a number of programs our SUSD community requested to help us improve academic achievement for low income, English learners and foster youth.
What more should the district do? What are your ideas? Look for more meetings, a special survey, HERE on the LCAP webpage. We want to hear from you!
Stockton Unified is celebrating National Career and Technical Education Month and we hope you will take a moment to look at the cutting edge career programs our schools offer! These programs draw students in and engage them. They provide pathways to well-paid and fulfilling careers and prepare students for college. And they make our schools fun, exciting places to be.
Visit our high schools for yourself and see. We are offering carefully planned pathways to biomedical careers, patient care, game simulation and design, law, engineering and environmental research, STEM and biotechnology and more. Are you interested in stagecraft and theater design, media art and communications? How about getting started on a career in business administration or creative engineering? Wondered about construction jobs? What about masonry?
We have programs that can capture students’ imagination and passion. Check them out HERE!
Congratulations to the SECA students who placed third overall in San Joaquin County’s Academic Decathlon Competition Division One and took first place in Division Two! The students took home more than 30 medals, surpassing the efforts of the four-year reigning champs from Tracy! Terrific work by the 61 students on the team and their tireless coaches: Andrea Bear and Shannon Kelly. These coaches have worked with the ACADEC students since March of last year! Please see the link HERE for the list of winners from SECA. We are so proud of you! Special thanks to the San Joaquin County Office of Education for holding this great annual event promoting academic achievement!
A big thank you to the Stockton Symphony and Conductor Peter Jaffe who performed for more than 1,000 SUSD elementary students at the San Joaquin Delta College Atherton Auditorium this month.
The students, many who had never been to a symphony before, heard music by Peruvian composer Daniel Alomia Robles Russian Peter Tchaikovsky as well as some original songs written by the students themselves. They got a special treat from Paul Reisler, founder of Kid Pan Alley, the program that made the performances possible. Reisler provided students with directions how to pre-write a song, actually draft the lyrics, and finally, write the music.