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Transitional Kindergarten

Transitional Kindergarten Important Announcements

Students who turn 5 between September 2 and December 2 are eligible for TK. The program this year is housed at three of our district's elementary schools--Franklin, McKinley and Washington. Transitional Kindergarten is a full-day program that runs Monday – Friday from 8:45 AM to 2:15 PM. Registration for the 2017-18 school year begins on February 6th and takes place at your home school.


Tours will be given at our three schools that currently host the TK program:


January 13, 2017 and March 24, 2017 at McKinley Elementary School 9:00 am

January 26, 2017 at Franklin Elementary School 9:00 am

January 13, 2017 and March 3, 2017 at Washington Elementary School 9:00 am



Please join us for a TK Parent Information Night on Thursday, May 25th, 2017 at 6:00 pm at McKinley Elementary School.

Senate Bill (SB) 1381 (Chapter 705, Statues of 2010) amended California Education Code Section 46300, 48000 and 48010 to change the required birthday for admission to kindergarten and first grade and established a transitional kindergarten program beginning in the 2012-2013 school year. Again, this year and in all years hereafter, students who turn 5 between September 2 and December 2 are eligible for TK per Education Code 4800(c).

Transitional Kindergarten is the first year of a two-year kindergarten program that uses a modified kindergarten curriculum that is age and developmentally appropriate. It is required that students who are enrolled in the T-K program will complete the two year program.  Please see Board Policy 6170.1 - Transitional Kindergarten.

If you have questions, please call Dennis Hills, Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services at 259-3828 or email him at dhills@burlingameschools.org.