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Kindergarten Enrollment Now Taking Place - District to Offer Transitional Kinder Classes This Fall Parent Meetings April 17 & 18


District to Offer Transitional Kindergarten Classes This Fall

Parent Information Meetings April 17 & 18


ROWLAND HEIGHTS, CA – APRIL 11, 2012 – It is now enrollment time for Kindergartners and new students for the 2012-13 school year at Rowland Unified Schools. The Rowland Unified School District will offer Transitional Kindergarten (TK) classes this fall and will hold several parent informational meetings about this program designed for children who will turn 5 between September 2 and December 2, 2012. The first of several TK Parent Meetings will be held on April 17 at 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at Northam Elementary (17800 E. Renault Street in La Puente) and on April 18 at 8:30 a.m. at Blandford Elementary (2601 S. Blandford Drive in Rowland Heights).

            As part of a new California Law (The Kindergarten Readiness Act), a new program called Transitional Kindergarten has been developed, the first year of a two-year Kindergarten experience for students who are born between September and December. It offers a bridge between preschool and Kindergarten, giving these younger children more time for hands-on, interactive learning and provides a modified Kindergarten curriculum that is age and developmentally appropriate. Transitional Kindergarten provides young learners with high-quality Kindergarten readiness at no cost to parents and classes are taught by credentialed teachers. It will be offered at all Rowland Unified elementary schools, except Telesis Academy. For more questions about Transitional Kindergarten, parents can visit or speak with RUSD TK Specialist Beth Hodges at (626) 935-8260.

            School registration packets are available at Rowland Unified Schools and parents who need to find their home school can click on My School Locator at or call the Pupil Services Office at (626) 935-8203.

            Rowland Heights was named “2011 Best Place to Raise Kids in California” by Bloomberg Businessweek. Rowland Unified is proud of its award-winning schools and enrichment programs, its four International Baccalaureate (IB) World Schools and unique Career Pathways Program at both Nogales and Rowland High Schools. Each year students are accepted and attend the nation’s most prestigious colleges and universities. The Rowland Unified School District serves 16,000 students in the communities of Rowland Heights, Walnut, La Puente, City of Industry, and West Covina. More than 5,000 adults (16+) are also served by the Rowland Adult and Community Education School. For more information about Rowland Unified, call (626) 965-2541 or visit 


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