How to Register for the 2021-2022 (Next) School Year

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Virtual Kindergarten Welcome Night
If you are NEW to the District, please join us for our virtual Kindergarten Welcome Night / Meet the San Carlos School District at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. The presentation will include a welcome from SCEF, PTA, Healthy Cities Tutoring, Extended Day Programs, Preschool Programs, and district Wellness Programs as well as an overview of the registration process.
Zoom participants will have a Q & A option at the end of the meeting. Zoom has a capacity of 300 participants. If you are unable to join via Zoom, please watch the presentation live on YouTube.
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The presentation will be available on our website the following day.

Welcome to the San Carlos School District! We are excited to welcome you to our schools and help guide you through the process of registering your child. The information on this page explains the process for registering all new incoming Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten students, as well as any student in grades 1-8 that will be new or returning to SCSD for the 2021-2022 school year.


The 2021-2022 new student registration process begins on January 20, 2021. The link to the online pre-registration form will become available at 12:00 pm (noon) on this page on January 20. Priority registration ends on Friday, February 26, 2021.


STEP ONE - Review Key Dates
STEP TWO - Verify Grade Level Eligibility
For the 2021-2022 school year, students are eligible to enter the following grade levels based on their age:
  • Transitional Kindergarten (TK) - if they have reached 5 years of age on or between September 2 – December 2, 2021 (TK students currently enrolled in SCSD do not need to register for kindergarten as they are already registered. See Current Students section below.)
  • Kindergarten - if they have reached 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2021.
    • Students who do not turn 5 by December 2, 2021 are not eligible to enter Kindergarten or TK for the 2021-2022 school year.
    • Current SCSD Preschool Students Must Still Register for K or TK: If your child is currently enrolled in one of our San Carlos Preschool classes, they are not yet a matriculated student and are required to register for Kindergarten.
  • Grades 1-8: Will be placed in the grade following the last one they attended, or according to their age if it is their first time attending public school in the United States.


STEP THREE - Verify Residency
Please see the District/School Boundaries page to verify your location within the San Carlos School District and find your school assignment based on your residence address.
  • We are no longer accepting registration packets for students who reside outside of the SCSD boundaries. If you are interested in transferring into SCSD from another school district, please see our Transfer Requests page for more information on the Interdistrict (Out-of-District) Transfer process.
  • Employees and siblings of concurrently enrolled students will be given enrollment priority.
  • We will begin accepting Interdistrict Transfer Requests in May 2021

STEP FOUR - Gather Required Registration Documents
Before starting your online registration, gather all required documents to upload during the registration process. Incomplete student registration packets will not be processed and may delay your enrollment confirmation.

  1. Original Birth Certificate, passport, attested baptism certificate, a statement by local registrar or county recorder certifying date of birth, or affidavit of parent, guardian, or custodian of minor certifying date of birth
  2. Current Proofs of Residency (current property tax or rental agreement) AND two current utility bills from different sources (for example PG&E, Recology, Comcast, California Water Service)
  3. Immunizations (complete list of all current immunizations)
  4. Driver License or Picture I.D.

STEP FIVE - Complete PowerSchool Enrollment
We are transitioning away from paper forms and families will be required to create a PowerSchool Enrollment account in order to register students. The link will be available here and open on January 20, 2021 by 12:00 pm noon. Priority registration ends on Friday, February 26, 2021.

STEP SIX - New Student Registration Confirmation
As parents complete their registration and document upload online, schools will review and begin contacting parents to confirm enrollment. Please note, we are no longer accepting registration at the District Office. Please contact your neighborhood school if you have questions.


Elementary Schools (TK - 3rd)

Arundel Logo
Arundel School
200 Arundel Road
(650) 508-7311
Principal: Jennifer Gaboury
Administrative Assistant: Jeanne Bartkowiak
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Brittan Acres School 
2000 Belle Ave.
(650) 508-7307
Principal: Suzanne Fast
Administrative Assistant: Dianne Mack    
Heather School
2757 Melendy Dr.
(650) 508-7303
Principal: Pamela Jasso
Administrative Assistant: Pooja Mehra
White Oaks School
1901 White Oak Way
(650) 508-7317
Principal: Leah Scholer
Administrative Assistant: Teresa Williams

Upper Elementary Schools (4th – 5th)

Arroyo Logo Arroyo School
1710 Arroyo Avenue
(650) 632-8300
Principal: Mindy Shelton
Administrative Assistant: Tracey Olazar
Mariposa Logo
Mariposa School
750 Dartmouth Ave.
(650) 832-4201
Principal: Alex Friel
Administrative Assistant: Gina Tosetti

Middle Schools (6th - 8th)

Central Logo Central Middle School (6th-8th)
757 Cedar Street
(650) 508-7321
Principal: Tom Domer
Assistant Principal: 
Admin Assistant: Vickie Gamez
Tierralinda Logo
750 Dartmouth Ave.
(650) 508-7370
Principal: Kristen Ugin
Assistant Principal: 
Admin Assistant: Cori Carpenter

Charter School (K-8th)

San Carlos Charter Learning Center
750 Dartmouth Ave.
(650) 508-7343
Director: Stacy Emory
Coordinator of Operations: Quinta Ekong