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Transitional Kindergarten Information

Petaluma City Schools School Transitional

Kindergarten - 2015-2016


What is the class size?

Same as current K-3 limits although our intention is to keep it smaller.


What curriculum will be used?

TK curriculum focuses on a combination of the CA Preschool Foundational Standards and the CA CCSS Kindergarten standards.  The intention of the TK/K program is to fully prepare students for success in their school career.


When does enrollment open?

January 12, 2015


What are the dates for eligibility?

Turns 5 between September 2, 2015 and December 31, 2015 = TK

Turns 5 between January 1, 2015 and September 1, 2015 = K


Who will be teaching the TK?

A highly qualified, fully credentialed teacher


Can we attend TK in PCS even if we don’t reside in the attendance area?

Intra & inter district transfers work the same as other grades.  Interdistrict transfers begin the process in the district of residency (call your resident district office for details).  Families interested in an intra district transfer request can go directly to the PCS District Office (200 Douglas Street, Petaluma) to start the paperwork..


What does the TK day look like?

TK hours of instruction will follow Kinder hours of instruction.

TK students will visit the library and computer lab, participate in PE, have cross-aged buddies, and be fully integrated in our existing K-6 programs and opportunities as scheduling as appropriateness dictates..


Can I visit the TK program before deciding?

Yes,, please call to set up a tour.  The phone number are:

McKinley School 778-4750 and Grant School at 778-4742


How is registration priority determined?  TK is for students within the September 2 to December 31st birthday window.  We give first priority to residents and then intra district transfers (within Petaluma City Schools District) and finally to inter district transfers (outside of PCS).

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