How to Register


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

Pre-Kindergarten Programs

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. (916) 685-5583

Continuing Development Inc. (CDI) operates free State Preschool for children whose parents meet specific income eligibility at seven EGUSD elementary schools. (916) 286-7865

Champions Before- and After-School day care offers supplemental preschool for those that qualify at three elementary school sites. (916) 687-3493

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

Kindergarten (Modified Traditional, Traditional, Year Round)

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, 2020, you may register him/her for the 2020-2021 school year beginning on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at 7:30 a.m. at your home school.

Visit the Kindergarten – Modified Traditional/Traditional Registration and Information page
Visit the Kindergarten – Year Round Registration and Information page

Child will turn 5 years old between September 2 and December 2

Transitional Kindergarten

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 2020-2021 school year on Thursday, January 9, 2020, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at your home school.

Visit the Transitional Kindergarten Registration and Information page

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

Visit the Grades 1 – 12 Registration and Information page


Step 2: Become familiar with your neighborhood boundary area. Use our online school boundary locator to identify your home school.

Boundary Information page


Step 3: Pick up a “New Student Welcome Packet” and complete the enrollment form. Review the enrollment required document checklist and submit all enrollment materials to you home school.

New Student Welcome Packets” are available at all EGUSD schools and include the enrollment form, supplemental student information form, and additional information for families.

Enrollment Required Document Checklist

  • Age and legal name verification – ONE of the following:
    • Birth certificate
    • Other reliable document (e.g., passport, duly attested baptismal certificate, or other means prescribed by the Board [see EGUSD AR 5111])
  • Immunization records (see Immunization Requirements)
  • Parent or guardian photo ID
  • Withdrawal grades/unofficial transcript (if applicable)
  • Current proof of residence within the district (Note: must be a street address; P.O. Box is not acceptable) consisting of any ONE of the following with the present address and the name of the parent or legal guardian listed:
    • Property tax payment receipts
    • Mortgage statement, rental property contract, or lease agreement
    • Current utility service (e.g., PG&E, SMUD, water, garbage, sewer) contract, statement, or payment receipt
    • Rental property payment receipt
    • Parent or guardian’s recent pay stub
    • Voter registration
    • Correspondence from a government agency (e.g., documentation from the Department of Human Assistance, court, documents, motor vehicle registration, driver’s license).

Exceptions:

Any homeless or foster youth must be enrolled regardless of proof of residency. Support for families and schools is available through the District Liaison at (916) 686-7568.

There are unique residency requirements for children whose parents are on active military duty and whose parents were residents of the state and departed the state against their will. Support for families and schools in this situation is available through the Student Support and Health Services Department at (916) 686-7568.


Step 4: Get involved and/or learn about our student services and support programs.

 Get to know your school 
Office of Family and Community Engagement
Student Support & Health Services


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. Additionally, there are unique residency requirements for children whose parents are on active military duty and whose parents were residents of the state and departed the state against their will. Support for families and schools in this situation is available through the Student Supports and Health Services Department at (916) 686-7568.