Enrollment decisions should be made in the best educational interest of your child. In addition to your neighborhood school, the Elk Grove Unified School District offers a variety of programs that appeal to students’ interests and talents. If you are moving to the Elk Grove Unified School District and either have a child who will soon enter kindergarten or have children already in school, below is important information about registering your child for school. You may register your child for the current school year at any time, as soon as you establish residency within the district boundaries.
Step 1: Determine your child’s educational needs and objectives
What is your child’s age?
Child is age 0 - 5 years old
The Elk Grove Unified School District’s Board of Education is committed to providing opportunities for pre-kindergarten education. Several programs help children from 0 – 5 years old prepare for kindergarten. The programs are funded through different sources and their requirements vary. The following programs are offered in the District:
Parent-Child Playgroups is a parent participation program for family members and children from ages 0 – 3 years old. (916) 686-7595
3K is a State funded early education program for children who are 3 years old. (916) 686-7595
Head Start Preschool is a preschool program for children whose parents meet specific income eligibility. (916) 686-7595
State Preschool is free to families whose income falls below 40 percent of the state median income. (916) 686-7595
Title I Preschool is a free preschool program available to children who reside within a Title I school attendance area. (916) 686-7595
Parent Participation preschools are funded through Adult Education. Please call the Preschool Office for more information. (916) 685-5583
Continuing Development Inc. (CDI) operates free State Preschool for children whose parents meet specific income eligibility at seven EGUSD elementary schools. Call the Preschool Office for more information. (916) 686-7595
To find out more information or to register for any of these programs, please call the numbers listed.
Child will turn 5 years old on or before September 1
If you live within the boundaries of the Elk Grove Unified School District and your child will turn 5 years old on or before September 1, 2018, you may register him/her for the 2018-2019 school year beginning on Thursday, January 4, 2018, at 7:30 a.m. at your home school.
Child will turn 5 years old between September 2 and December 2
If you live within the boundaries of the Elk Grove Unified School District and your child will turn 5 years old on or between September 2 – December 2, you may register him/her for transitional kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year on Thursday, January 4, 2018, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at your home school.
Child is 6 years or older
In Elk Grove Unified, schools are aligned by grade level uniformly.
Elementary Schools: Grades PreK – 6th
Middle School: Grades 7th – 8th
High School: 9th – 12th
Step 2: Become familiar with your neighborhood boundary area. Use our online school boundary locator to identify your home school.
Step 3: Pick up and complete a registration packet, review your registration checklist and submit registration materials to you home school.
Registration packets are available at all EGUSD schools. Your home school can provide you with a registration packet
- Birth Certificate
- Immunization record
- Proof of residence within the district*
- All students entering 7th grade will need to provide proof that they have received an adolescent pertussis (whooping cough) booster shot (Tdap) prior to starting school.
* Residence Documents Required for Initial Enrollment for all K-12 Students:
Must produce ONE of the following for enrollment:
- Property tax receipts for the current residence
- Mortgage statements in parent/guardian name. If the home is under construction a title/deed or signed sales or purchase agreement in parent/guardian’s name will be accepted. Additionally, a current PG&E, SMUD bill that indicates location of service, or a mortgage payment must be presented to the school within six months
- Rental/Lease agreement – current or recently signed in parent/guardian name. Additionally, two consecutive months of a current PG&E or SMUD bill in the parent/guardian name must be presented to the school within two months
Must also produce ONE of the following for enrollment:
- Parent/guardian’s motor vehicle registration with current residence
- Parent/guardian’s driver’s license with current residence
- Court documents indicating current residence
- Payment verification (paid invoice, credit card receipt, cashed check) for 2 consecutive months of 2 of the following utilities: gas, electricity, water, or garbage for the current residence must be presented within 2 months of enrollment
- Rent payment receipts for 2 consecutive months for the current residence must be presented within 2 months of enrollment
- Documentation from the Department of Human Assistance with current residence
Step 4: Get involved and/or learn about our student services and support programs.
Under state law, the District annually reviews the enrollment options available to pupils within the district. The District strives to maintain available enrollment options that meet the diverse needs, potential and interests of California pupils. Homeless students shall be immediately enrolled and, to the extent feasible, placed in their school of origin unless otherwise requested by their parent/guardian. In the case of an unaccompanied youth, the district liaison to the homeless shall assist in placement or enrollment decisions, If, after enrollment, it is determined that a student is not homeless as defined in the law, the district will follow policies in place to address fraud.