Now Enrolling San Bernardino and Highland Children in Kindergarten for 2021–2022 School Year

This photo of an SBCUSD educator working with a student was taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. All SBCUSD students enrolling for in-person instruction will be required to wear face coverings indoors.

The San Bernardino City Unified School District (SBCUSD) is eager to enroll the Class of 2034 to start in-person instruction on Monday, August 2.

Online enrollment for kindergarten and transitional kindergarten in SBCUSD is underway. Children who will be 5 years old by September 1, 2021, are eligible to enroll in kindergarten for the 2021–2022 school year. Transitional kindergarten (TK) is available for students who will turn 5 years old from September 2 to December 2, 2021.

According to Elementary Instruction Director Amy Coker, kindergarten is an important academic milestone for children. Since most students only attend for half a day, it provides a chance for children to get used to a school schedule before they are required to attend for a full day. Kindergarten students also learn a number of skills that are necessary for success in first grade and beyond, including:

Counting to 100

Writing numbers 0–20

Identifying shapes (ex. square, circle, rectangle)

Basic addition and subtraction

Writing upper and lower case letters

Recognizing ending punctuation (i.e. period, question mark, exclamation mark)

Recognizing letter names and sounds 

“Students who skip kindergarten often struggle in first grade, ” Coker said, “In kindergarten, students learn fundamental skills in reading and math in fun and engaging ways that set the stage for future learning.”

San Bernardino City Unified School District families may visit the online School Site Locator to determine their child’s home school.

In addition to completing an online enrollment packet, parents and guardians will need several documents to register their child for school. These include photo identification for the parents/guardians; proof of address in the form of a current utility bill or affidavit from the property owner; proof of the child’s birthday in the form of a birth certificate, physician or hospital record, baptismal or church certificate, or passport; and the child’s immunization records. Families will need to upload photos of the required documents.

Children who have some, but not all, of their required vaccinations may still be eligible to enroll so long as required immunizations are completed before the first day of school on August 2.

For more information, contact Enrollment and Placement Services at (909) 889-7576 or enroll your child online.

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