2019-2020 Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten (K) RegistrationTop of Page
Welcome to Lincoln Crossing Elementary. We are looking forward to welcoming our newest Colt families to campus this fall. Transitional Kindergarten & Kindergarten registration is an exciting time for a child and his/her family. Please read the information below for details on how to register your child for school in our District and at Lincoln Crossing.
NEW TO LINCOLN CROSSING ELEMENTARY? THIS INCLUDES FAMILIES WHO ARE CURRENTLY IN TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN (TK).
TK and Kindergarten registration documents for students whose families are brand new to Lincoln Crossing will be taken in the Lincoln Crossing office beginning at 7 am on Monday, February 11, 2019.
there will be NO priority notation for the Transitional Kindergarten program - students will be placed in a TK class via a lottery held in early March; families are encouraged to turn in their registration paperwork in the month of February to ensure they are included in the lottery. See notes below about important birthday requirements.
there is a FIRST COME, FIRST ENROLLED policy for our Kindergarten classes; the total number of new K students we will enroll in our school in 2019-20 is variable and depends on how many current families bring in new K students.
if your child was in our (or any WPUSD) TK class, but he/she does not have siblings already enrolled at LCES in grade K-5, you do not have priority registration for our Kinder program - see bullet 2 above
CURRENT LINCOLN CROSSING FAMILIES OR FORMER FAMILIES WHO HAVE MAINTAINED WPUSD ENROLLMENT
families who are enrolling a new K student at LCE, and already have a child enrolled at LCE, or who had a child at LCE and that child has maintained enrollment in WPUSD schools have priority registration for Kindergarten.
families in this category must turn in all registration materials by Friday, March 1 at 4 pm for guaranteed K enrollment at LCE.
at this point, there will be NO priority notation for the Transitional Kindergarten program - students will be placed in TK class via a lottery held in March. We encourage all families to submit their TK registration by the end of February to be sure they are included in the lottery. See the important note below about age requirements for TK.
OTHER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
K or TK? - Important Birth Date Requirements
Students are eligible for K if they turn 5 on or before September 1, 2019. Students who turn 5 between September 2-December 31, 2019 are eligible for the district's TK program. Students who turn 5 after December 31, 2019, but on or before the last day of school may be considered for TK based on space availability and the needs of the child.
Birthday Requirements for TK
Only children who's birthdays are on or between September 2 and December 31 are guaranteed a spot in Transitional Kindergarten. In addition, children turning 5 yrs old on or between January 1 and June 5 of 2020 may have an opportunity to attend a Transitional Kindergarten Class starting in August of the 2019-2020 school year. This depends on space available in the class. If your child turns 5 during those dates, you are encouraged to go to the WPUSD website and follow the directions to register your child and turn in your packet at the school office. Please note that registering your child does not guarantee a spot in a Transitional Kindergarten class unless they will be five on or between Sept 2 and Dec 31. If you have registered your child, we will notify you as soon as possible if there is space for your child in a Transitional Kindergarten class.
How to Register for K or TK Programs
The district hosts a part online/part paper registration system to register students in our TK and K programs. For detailed instructions on how to register your child for TK or K, please visit the district's registration website.
Can I Request AM/PM Placement?
Parents are able to select a preference for an AM or PM placement. Because we must balance our classes based on a variety of factors, we are unable to guarantee a parents preference. The order a packet is received is not a consideration for AM/PM placement. The specific needs of the student, family, and criteria for balancing classes is used to determine AM/PM assignments.
Can I Request a Specific Teacher?
We are unable to accept requests for specific teachers. However, parents may complete a Parent Information form and include it with their child's registration packet. You can find the form here.
INFORMATION FOR NEW FAMILIES TO LINCOLN CROSSINGTop of Page
Following are the instructions for those families enrolling students who do not have any older siblings attending LCES.
The school has spots for 110 kindergarten students. In previous years we have had over 150 students register. As a result, we have had to overflow incoming kindergarten students to our sister school. All new students to LCES are assigned a spot on a first come, first served basis with those overflowed placed on a wait list.
Your completed registration materials (see above) may be turned in beginning Monday, February 26 at 7:00am.
Registration materials will be date and time stamped in the order they are received.
Parents will be notified by the end of April if their student will be assigned to Lincoln Crossing or overflowed to another school within the district.
Following are the instructions for those families who have an older sibling enrolled at Lincoln Crossing or who are enrolled at another school within the district as an LCES Overflow Student. This also applies to families who have had an older student attend LCES in the past and who have maintained their enrollment within the WPUSD.
Families with children currently attending LCES or who are attending another school as an overflow student have priority and will be enrolled at the school as long as their packets are received in the school office by Friday, March 23 at 4 pm.As long as we receive your child's registration packet by this date, your child has a guaranteed spot at Lincoln Crossing. Registration requirements are identical to those specified above or on the WPUSD registration website.