Enrollment Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I know which school my student will attend?
The District has eight schools - Arundel Elementary, Brittan Acres Elementary, Heather Elementary, White Oaks Elementary, Arroyo Upper Elementary, Mariposa Upper Elementary, Central Middle Schoool, and Tierra Linda Middle School. Please refer to our School Locator to see what school services your address.

How do I register my student?
For new students, please complete the online new student application. Re-enrollment/Back-to-School Forms for current students are sent directly to parents/ guardians in the spring.

Where do my children go to high school?
Graduating eighth graders who wish to attend public school enter the Sequoia Union High School District. There are also a number of private high schools in the area. 

What Proofs of Residency are Required for Registration?

    1. Current utility bills from two different sources (for example PG&E, Recology, Comcast, California Water Service). Must show names, service address, and residence address as one and the same.
    2. One of the following:
      1. Homeowners - Sales contract, grant deed, or current property tax bill (must show names, service address and residence address as one and the same).
      2. Renters - Current rental agreement with resident's name and address, phone number of manager/landlord listed on the document. If rental agreement is passed the expiration date or month-to-month, must also include a currently dated status letter from the landlord.
      3. Legal Affidavit of Parent Residence - Most present deed, property tax bill or rental agreement plus 2 utility bills of the person with whom you are living. Affidavit of Residency Form must be notarized.

What proof of immunization is required? Do you need the doctor's signed form?
A document downloaded from your provider's website is sufficient as long as it has all the details and the physician's letterhead. Personal Beliefs Exemptions do not apply.

At what age can my child start Transitional Kindergarten / Kindergarten?
For the upcoming 2023-24 school year, students are eligible to enter the following grade levels based on their birthdate:

  • Transitional Kindergarten (TK) - if they have reached 5 years of age on or between September 2, 2023 – April 2, 2024. 
  • Kindergarten - if they have reached 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2023.

Please Note:

  • Students are not eligible to enter Kindergarten or TK for the 2023-24 school year if they are not 5 years old by April 2, 2024. They will be eligible to enroll the following school year.
  • Preschool students currently enrolled in one of our SCSD preschools must still complete the registration process to be enrolled in TK or Kindergarten. If your child is currently enrolled in one of our SCSD preschool classes, they are not yet a matriculated student and are required to register for TK/Kindergarten.
  • TK students currently enrolled in SCSD do not need to re-register for Kindergarten as they are already enrolled in our District and will be automatically enrolled in Kindergarten.
What is Transitional Kindergarten (TK)?
Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is a bridge between preschool and kindergarten for children turning five-years old. It provides young learners a head start and the opportunity to learn and grow in an environment that is tailored to meet their academic and social needs. Please see our Transitional Kindergarten page for more information.
School Year Extends TK Eligibility to any child who turns 5 between:
2023-24   Sep 2, 2023 - Apr 2, 2024
2024-25   Sep 2, 2024 - Jun 2, 2025
2025-26 and every year   thereafter  All students who will have their fourth birthday by September 1 of the upcoming school year are eligible for TK (universal eligibility)

Can we apply to go to the Early Learning Center/Preschool at any site?
Yes, the preschool registration is not dependent on your address, but spaces must be available at your chosen site. Part-days are also available, check with Sue Dawley [email protected] for information.

When do we find out if we got the early or late bird slot for Kindergarten?
Typically, early and late bird schedules are set at each school site and campuses will notify families of placement by the end of June. There are various factors considered when placing students which include availability, families with siblings, those with financial burdens and the students age.

Are Morning and After School Extended Day programs available?
Yes, we partner with several different providers for before and after school care. Please see our Afterschool and Extended Learning Programs page for links to these organizations for a deeper knowledge and understanding of the programs and times being offered.

We are moving to a new residence. What does SCSD need to update our address?
When planning a move, please use our School Locator tool to verify your new address is in the SCSD attendance boundaries. As a reminder, students must live in the district to attend our schools. If your new residence is outside our attendance boundaries, you will need to apply for and receive an approved Interdistrict Transfer to continue attending school in San Carlos. The required documents for an address change are below. Please email the documents to your school secretary.


Can we attend San Carlos schools if we don't live in the district?
Registration into the San Carlos School District begins with residency. You must live in the SCSD attendance boundaries to attend our schools or receive an approved Interdistrict Transfer, please see our Transfer Request website for more information. For more information refer to our AR 5111.1 District Residency.


How do I get a transcript for my child?
Contact the office staff at your child's school to request a transcript.