Kindergarten

The Lakeside Union School District offers many educational opportunities for your child as they enter school.  If this is your first school-age student this process is both scary and exciting!  Please take a few minutes to review all the information in our Kindergarten information section.  Thank you for your interest in our schools.

Open Enrollment Window

Open Enrollment window for the upcoming school year is February 1 – April 15 annually.  Parents may submit a request for an Inter-district permit or School of Choice form at any time during the school year.  Applications will be processed and decision results will be provided to parents within 30 days of receiving the application request form. This process also applies if you move at any time during the school year (timeline not required).

  • School of Choice – applies to students who live within the Lakeside attendance area but prefer a school other than your school of residence.
  • Inter-district Transfer – applies to students who live outside the Lakeside Union School District attendance area and wish to attend one of our schools.Permits are located on our Parent Resources tab

Registration Requirements

Your child must have all current Kindergarten entry Immunizations as required per the state of California.  Health physical and dental assessments are also required for school entry.  You must also provide your child’s birth certificate and your proof of residency for Lakeside.Some forms are available online, you may download required forms from our  Parent Resource tab.

Required Kindergarten Entry Immunizations – California immunization requirements for school entry are:

  • DPT – 5 doses
  • Polio – 4 doses
  • Hep B – 3 doses
  • MMR – 2 doses
  • Varicella – 2 doses

Frequently Asked Questions

When can my child start Kindergarten?

Your child must turn five (5) years old by September 1 to enroll in Kindergarten

What if my child turns five (5) after this date?

Our district offers both a Transitional Kindergarten (TK) program and an Early Admission Kindergarten (EAK) program.

  • Students who turn five years old between September 2 and December 2 annually are eligible for TK. For more information about this program select Eucalyptus Hills from our Schools dropdown menu
  • Students who turn five years old between December 3 and February 28 annually are eligible for EAK. For more information about this program select EAK from our Academics dropdown menu

When should I enroll my child in Kindergarten?

Typically, registration begins at all elementary schools in the spring by March 1, with the exception of our Language Immersion programs.

  • Registration process begins in January for our Immersion programs.  To be considered for acceptance into one of these programs you must attend both a parent informational meeting and a school tour.  For more information about our Immersion programs please select the World Languages Program from our Academics dropdown menu

How do I know which school my child should attend?

School enrollment is determined by the address where you and your child live.  If you are unsure of your assigned school please contact our Education Services department at (619) 390-2600.

What if I don’t live in Lakeside but still want my child to attend a Lakeside school?

You may complete an Inter-district transfer (IDT) permit and request a school. Your district of residence must sign the permit and release your student prior to being accepted into the Lakeside Union School District.  For more information please review the Open Enrollment procedures.

Lakeside Union School District Residency Verification Policy

All school districts in California have been advised that the State Controllers Office will rigorously enforce Title V (Administrative Code) and Education Code policy, E.C. 48204.1 provisions for verification of residency for school entry and attendance. It is necessary that all Lakeside district school sites and staff verify residency for all new enrolling students, and for currently enrolled students as deemed necessary.  As the enrolling parent/guardian with legal custody you will be required to present ONE of the following original documents, which will be photo copied and kept in your student’s file. 

Acceptable Proof of Residency:

  • Current Mortgage statement, Escrow papers or property tax agreement for primary residence
  • Current Rental or Lease agreement for primary residence (rent receipt may be required)
  • Military housing orders (base housing office written verification)
  • Current utility service bill for any of the following: Gas/Electric, Water or Cable, Trash

All proof of residency must be in the parent/guardian name at the address in which the student lives.  A residency affidavit form is available for parents who cannot provide one the items listed above. Residency Affidavit is a legal document and must completed at the district office during registration hours. In the event an affidavit is required both the legal parent registering the student and the person with whom they reside must present and provide photo ID to district office staff.  The person with whom parent resides must provide one of forms of residency as listed above.Please note, documentation determined to be secured by false, misleading, or deliberate omission of information to establish residency in the Lakeside Union School District will be considered null and void and will result in immediate disenrollment of your student in our schools.

Igniting Passion in Today's Students for Tomorrow's Opportunities!

  • Our Schools are Dedicated to Teaching Students to be Involved, Active Learners who Think Critically, Learn Continuously, Collaborate Constructively, Communicate Effectively, Persevere Relentlessly and Care Deeply
  • Passionate, Knowledgeable, Skillful Teachers, Supported by Strong Site Leaders, are the Core Strength of our School District
  • We Expect our Faculty, Staff and Site Leaders to Provide Engaging, Challenging, and Relevant Learning Experiences for All Students
  • We are Committed to Acknowledging and Celebrating the Diversity within our Community while Affirming the Importance of our Common Humanity
  • We Believe that Powerful, Relevant Goals and Clear Action Plans Guide Progress Over Time, and We Commit to Setting Goals, Monitoring Progress and Sharing Results
  • Our Foreign Language Immersion Programs are Designed to Enrich the Education of Native-English-Speaking Students by Teaching Them all of their Academic Subjects in a Second Language

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