2018-2019 KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION(PLEASE CHECK THIS WEBSITE FOR UPDATES)The Chandler Unified School District is pleased to offer full-day kindergarten at no cost to parents for the 2018-2019 school year. Kindergarten registration is available NOW. Students who will turn 5 by August 31, 2018, are eligible to enroll in kindergarten.PLEASE NOTE: Kindergarten registration is currently NOT available online. You will complete your child's registration at your attendance boundary school. Sorry for the confusion.
For help preparing your child for kindergarten, a Kindergarten Under Construction guide is available for your use.
Read On Arizona has published an Early Literacy Guide for Families with a child birth through third grade. This guide is in English and Spanish.
Visit the Read On Arizona website for additional resources.Where to register for kindergarten:All families are asked to register for kindergarten at their home school, (see attendance map). Click here for registration information. If the older sibling is attending another school through Open Enrollment, the entering kindergarten student will need a completed Open Enrollment submitted online. Please see the Open Enrollment section for more detailed information.All day and half-day kindergarten:CUSD kindergarten classes meet for a full day. However, if a parent prefers a half-day program, the following options may be available:
Chandler Traditional Academies:Families who live outside of a Chandler Traditional school boundary and wish to enroll a kindergarten student at one of the traditional academies should complete one (1) Open Enrollment Application with up to three (3) school choices. Multiple Open Enrollment Applications are not required. Once you receive your approved Open Enrollment, you may register your student at the approved school. Click here for more information on the Open Enrollment process.Early Entrance into Kindergarten:A child who turns 5, between September 1 and December 31, 2018 may be eligible to enter school early by taking the Kindergarten Readiness Test. Click here for information on Kindergarten readiness testing.Preschool Information:Now accepting Preschool registration. Visit the Community Education website for more information.School Year:2018-2019 | July 23, 2018 - May 29, 2019
- If enough parents at a site request a half-day option, then the half day program will be offered at that site.
If a program is not offered at the home school site, the parent may transport the child to another site that offers a half-day program. District transportation is not available. For information about which schools may be offering a half day program, please call 480-812-7610.
The child may attend at the home school site and leave at the half-day dismissal time. Other students in the room will be attending for the full day, but the class will be taught in such a way that in the a.m. students receive instruction required by state standards.