due by Jan. 8
Ramona Unified School District is accepting applications for its Early Start Kindergarten program, which allows early entry into kindergarten for children who will be 5 years old by February 2014.
The program is offered during the second semester only. This year’s second semester will be from Jan. 27 through June 4.
Upon completion of early-start kindergarten, the children attend a full year of regular kindergarten the following year at their school of residence.
The program was held at Ramona Elementary and James Dukes Elementary last year, but the district will consider offering it at the school sites with the highest number of eligible student applications.
Students may request any school location, but some students may be assigned to a family’s second request if their first choice does not have enough applications to warrant offering the program.
The district will consider offering the program at the following school sites:
•Barnett Elementary, 760-787-3500
•Hanson Elementary, 760-787-2100
•James Dukes Elementary, 760-788-5067
•Mt. Woodson Elementary, 760-788-5120
•Ramona Elementary, 760-787-4400
Any school location may be requested, regardless of a family’s home address.
No transportation will be available through the district.
The program will not accept transfers of students who are enrolled in a regular kindergarten program in the district this year.
Space is limited. The deadline to request enrollment is Wednesday, Jan 8.
Requests for enrollment are available at all elementary school offices in the district and at the district office at 720 Ninth St. Applications should be returned to the school of desired attendance.
Anyone with questions may contact one of the schools listed or the district office at 760-787-2012.