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What is Transitional Kindergarten?

Transitional kindergarten (TK) bridges the prekindergarten and kindergarten years. TK is part of a two-year kindergarten program that helps children build social, developmental and academic skills for kindergarten success and beyond. TK curriculum is based on the California Preschool Learning Foundations and the Kindergarten Common Core Standards.

What are TK requirements?

TK is for students who will be turning age 5 between September 2 and December 2, 2018. (California law requires that children be age 5 on or before September 1, 2018 to be eligible for kindergarten, and age 6 on or before September 1, 2018 to be eligible for first grade.)

TK is offered at select SFUSD Early Education Schools and elementary schools. Families interested in visiting TK classrooms should contact the school to schedule a tour. Students who complete TK will be required to apply for a kindergarten assignment the following year and will receive a tiebreaker preference if they choose to continue in their existing elementary school.

How to apply?

To apply for Transitional Kindergarten, submit your SFUSD Enrollment Application by the deadline on January 12, 2018, to the Educational Placement Center or other application collection sites in San Francisco. There is no limit to the number of school choices families can request. Schools should be listed on the application in order of preference.

Notifications of school assignments from the January 12 deadline will be mailed
on March 16, 2018.

Transitional Kindergarten Sites for the 2018-19 School Year:

SCHOOL SITE 

PHONE 

TK HOURS 

ADDTIONAL SERVICES

Alvarado Elementary School

 625 Douglas Street, S.F., CA 94114 (Noe Valley)

(415) 750-8456 

7:50a-1:50p

After School Options (Based on availability)

Argonne Early Education School

750 – 16th Avenue, S.F., CA 94118 (Richmond District)

(415) 750-8617 

8:00a-2:00p

After School Options (Based on availability)

Commodore Stockton Early Education School

1 Trenton Street, S.F., CA 94108 (Chinatown)

(415) 291-7932 

8:15a-2:15p

After School Options (Based on availability)

Bessie Carmichael Elementary School

375 - 7th Street, S.F., CA 94103 (SOMA)
(415) 615-8441 8:40a-2:40p
After School Options (Based on availability)

Bret Harte Elementary School

1035 Gilman Avenue, S.F., CA 94124 (Bayview)
415-330-1520 8:25a-2:40p
After School Options (Based on availability)

Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School

50 Pomona Street, S.F., CA 94124 (Bayview)

(415) 330-1526 

7:50a-1:50p

Before/After School Options (Based on availability)
Dr. William Cobb Elementary School
2725 California Street, S.F., CA 94115 (Lower Pacific Heights)
(415) 749-3505 8:40a-2:40p After School Options (Based on availability)

Leonard R. Flynn Elementary School

3125 Cesar Chavez St, S.F., CA 94110 (Mission District)

(415) 695-5770 

8:35a-2:35p

After School Options (Based on availability)
Malcolm X Elementary School
350 Harbor Road, S.F., CA 94124
(Bayview)
415-695-5950 8:00a-2:40p After School Options (Based on availability)

John McLaren Early Education School

2055 Sunnydale Avenue, S.F., CA 94134 (Visitacion Valley)

(415) 469-4519 

8:30a-2:30p

Before/After School Options (Based on availability)

Junipero Serra Annex Early Education School

155 Appleton Street, S.F., CA 94110 (Outer Mission/Bernal Heights)

(415) 920-5138 

8:45a-2:45p

After School Options (Based on availability)

Noriega Early Education School

1775-44th Avenue, S.F., CA 94122 (Outer Sunset)

(415) 759-2853 

8:00am-2:00pm

After School Options (Based on availability)

Presidio Early Education School

387 Moraga Avenue, S.F., CA 94129 (Presidio National Park)

(415) 561-5822 

8:00am-2:00pm

After School Options (Based on availability)

R. L. Stevenson Elementary School (Special Education only)

2051 – 34th Avenue, S.F., CA 94116 (Outer Sunset)

(415) 759-2837 

8:40am-2:40pm

After School Options (Based on availability)

Redding Elementary School

1421 Pine Street, S.F., CA 94109 (Nob Hill)

(415) 749-3525 

8:25am-2:30pm

Before/After School Options (Based on availability)

Sheridan Elementary School

431 Capitol Avenue, S.F., CA 94112 (Ocean View)
(415) 469-4743 7:50am-1:50pm
Before/After School Options (Based on availability)

Tule Elk Park Early Education School

2110 Greenwich Street, S.F., CA 94123 (Marina/Cow Hallow)

(415) 749-3551 

8:30am-2:30pm

After School Options (Based on availability)

Zaida T. Rodriguez Early Education School

421 Bartlett Avenue, S.F., CA  94110 (Mission District)

(415) 695-5844 

 8:00am-2:00pm

N/A

Transitional Kindergarten Program Tie-Breakers

Students who are eligible and are requesting Transitional Kindergarten will be assigned to their highest ranked request as long as there is space at the school. If there are more students applying than there are openings at a school, choice assignments will be made by looking to all the possible combinations of tie-breakers in the following hierarchical order:

1
SFUSD EES
Presently enrolled in a SFUSD Early Education School offering TK.  Students who have been enrolled in a pre-K program in the 2016-17 school year where TK will be offered in 2017-18 will receive this tiebreaker for their current school.
2
Siblings
Has a younger sibling enrolled in a SFUSD pre-K program or an older sibling enrolled at the elementary school where TK is offered and are requesting placement at the same site. In an effort to support families with siblings, the TK student will have a tiebreaker for the site where a younger sibling is already attending a pre-K program. Siblings are defined as students with the same parent/guardian and living at the same address.


3
Test score area
Students who live in areas of the city with the lowest average test scores.
4
No tie-breakers
Students who do not have a tie-breaker.

If these tie-breakers do not resolve ties, then ties will be resolved by random lottery.

 

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