Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Fwd: Special BCE Bearmail 5/25/16 - Exciting TK News!

May 25, 2016

Dear BCE Families,

Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Registration

We are happy to announce that for the 2016-2017 school year, San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District (SLVUSD) will be expanding the Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Program. Classrooms will be available at San Lorenzo Valley (SLVE) and Boulder Creek (BCE). Registration is now open to all eligible students.

Exciting Opportunity Awaits:  Extended Transitional Kindergarten (ETK)

SLVUSD will also be offering the transitional kinder opportunity to four year olds whose birthdays are in December, January, and February. This exceptional TK Program that prepares students for social, emotional, and academic success in school will now be offered to additional students. It is our goal to serve every student; however, funding and space are limited at this time.

We will add as many students as space allows. TK classes are now available for eligible four-year-old students whose birthdate falls between December 2011 and February 2012, and possibly into March 2012, depending on enrollment. The following priority will be given in filling seats for TK and ETK:
  • TK eligible students will have priority enrollment into the TK
    • Four year olds who will turn five between September 2nd - December 2nd (per Ed. Code 48000)
  • Then ETK eligible students will have priority enrollment based on their month of birth.
    • First Priority:  Four year olds who will turn five in December
    • Second Priority:  Four year olds who will turn five in January
    • Third Priority:  Four year olds who will turn five in February
    • Fourth Priority:  Four year olds who will turn five in March
TK and ETK students will be on the same school calendar and hours as the elementary Kindergarten program.  If you are interested in attending TK or ETK at SLVE and BCE, please make sure you register your child at their respective elementary school.  A TK Parent Meeting is planned for August 2016 to welcome students and parents to TK.

Please note:  both of these programs are not mandated by the state and are at the sole discretion of each individual district.   In addition, transportation will not be provided for TK/ETK.



Please click on the following link to view a variety of opportunities for your child(ren) that are offered throughout the valley and Santa Cruz areas by various organizations, such as Boy/Girl Scouts, Sports, Arts-Drama-Theater, Local Events, Community Service, Quest/YMCA (before/after-school child care), etc. Link here:

This link is provided as a courtesy for parents & students, by the San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District, to receive information of current local events and opportunities.  The San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District does not sponsor or endorse any of the organizations or events that are located here.

The Flyer Process for San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District is posted on the "home" page of the District website at   The flyers and/or blurbs are no longer inserted into the school newsletters or distributed to the children.  The District is making an effort to reduce the amount of paper that is sent home with your child(ren) and is working together to streamline the newsletter so that you read about the most important information regarding your child's school.  The District has created a website where all of the approved flyers will be posted (Community Opportunity).