Enrollment & Registration

Students generally must attend the school where their residency has been established.  However, there are justifiable reasons for a student to transfer to a school outside of their residence area.  The WCUSD currently offers multiple enrollment options to meet the diverse needs and interests of students. 

Enrollment Options

Intra-District

Parents/guardians, who have established residency within the WCUSD may select a district school that their child will attend regardless of the "neighborhood" school location.

Procedures

New Application

  1. Obtain the WCUSD Intra-District Permit Application form at the school of residence and complete all sections.
  2. Meet with a site administrator from the school of residence to discuss circumstances related to the request.
    Exception: If the older sibling(s) already attends a WCUSD school outside of their residence attendance area, the parent/guardian can skip this step
  3. The school of residence or the parent/guardian can submit the completed WCUSD Intra-District Permit Application form to the Office of Student Services for approval or denial by the Director of Student Services.

 

Renewal Application

  1. The parent/guardian must complete the Intra-District Permit Application form and submit to front office staff of the current school of enrollment.
  2. Front office staff will forward the application to the Office of Student Services for approval or denial by the Director of Student Services.

Inter-District

Students who reside outside of the WCUSD may enroll into schools within the WCUSD.  In addition, students who reside within the WCUSD may enroll into schools outside of the WCUSD.  However, in both cases, certain criteria must be met and the permit must be approved by both school districts.

Attend a School within WCUSD

New Application

  1. The application, with releasing district’s approval, must be submitted by the parent/guardian to the Office of Student Services for approval or denial by the Director of Student Services. 

  2. The following records must also be included with the application for review:

  • Academic
  • Attendance
  • Discipline records
  • IEP or 504 Plan (if applicable)

Students will only be accepted from other districts if there is space available and if the appropriate program exists at the requested school. Transportation to and from the student’s residence and the WCUSD school of attendance will not be provided. 

Renewal Application

Annual renewal is not required by WCUSD.  However, some districts may require annual renewal, if so, the parent/guardian submit the application to the Office of Student Services for approval or denial by the Director.

Students will only be accepted from other districts if there is space available and if the appropriate program exists at the requested school. Transportation to and from the student’s residence and the WCUSD school of attendance will not be provided. 

Attend a School outside of WCUSD

New Application

  1. Obtain the WCUSD Inter-District Permit Application form at the school of residence and complete all sections.

  2. Meet with a site administrator from the school of residence to discuss circumstances related to the request.

  3. Submit the completed WCUSD Inter-District Permit application with the site administrator’s signature from the school of residence to the Office of Student Services for approval or denial by the Director.

  4. Please note the following:

  • A permit authorizing a student’s attendance in a school/district outside of the WCUSD will only be considered and approved pursuant to the criteria listed in WCUSD Administrative Regulation 5117 and must also be approved by the receiving school/district. 
  • Transportation to and from a student’s residence within the WCUSD and the receiving school/district will not be provided. 

Allen Bill

District residency status may be granted to a student if at least one of his/her parents/guardians is physically employed within the WCUSD boundaries for a minimum of 10 hours during the school week.

  • Once a student is enrolled under the Allen Bill, he/she is not required to reapply for enrollment in subsequent years.  However, proof of employment within the WCUSD must be verified on an annual basis.  
  • Transportation to and from the student’s residence and the WCUSD school of attendance will not be provided. 
  • A student may not be accepted if the additional cost of educating the student would exceed the amount of additional state aid received as a result of the transfer.

Procedures

New Application

  1. Obtain an “Allen Bill Information Form” from the school of choice or the Office of Student Services
  2. Complete and submit the “Allen Bill Information Form” to the Office of Student Services along with proof of employment (e.g. recent pay stub with employer’s information).

District of Choice

Families who do not live within the WCUSD boundaries and are interested in having their children attend a WCUSD school can enroll by participating in the District of Choice program. This will allow families to bypass the requirement of being released from their district of residence or reapply on an annual basis.

Applications for the 2019-2020 school year can only be accepted from November 1, 2018 to January 1, 2019.

The DOC program is not available to residents of the Azusa, Pomona, and Rowland Unified School Districts as they are not required to adhere to the program at this time.

Registration

Information

In order to register your child for school, please visit the school your child will be attending. The office staff will provide you with paperwork to complete and return, or you may jumpstart the process using the paperwork on this page.

Documents

Birth Certificate

Child’s original birth certificate
Birth Certificate Information - LA County Registrar

Immunization Records

This content is part of California Department of Education's information and media guide about education in the State of California.

Entering TK/Kindergarten

Students entering school must show proof of the following immunizations:
 
Immunization Dosage
Diphtheria, Pertussis, and Tetanus (DPT) Five (5) doses
Polio Four (4) doses
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) Two (2) doses
Hepatitis B Three (3) doses
Varicella (chickenpox) One (1) dose

Entering 7th Grade

Students entering 7th grade must show proof of the following immunizations:
Immunization Dosage
Tetanus, reduced Diphtheria, and acellular Pertussis (Tdap) One (1) doses
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) Two (2) doses

Senate Bill (SB) 277 - Exemptions

Senate Bill (SB) 277

Effective January 1, 2016, parents or guardians of students in any school or child-care facility, whether public or private, will no longer be allowed to submit a personal beliefs exemption to a currently-required vaccine.

Students will no longer be required to have immunizations for entry if they attend:

  • A home-based private school or
  • An independent study program with no classroom-based instruction.

However, parents or guardians must continue to provide immunization records for these students to their schools, and schools must continue to maintain and report records of immunizations that have been received for these students. 

Students who have an individualized education program (IEP) should continue to receive all necessary services identified in their IEP regardless of their vaccination status.

 

CA Law AB 354 - 7th Grade Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

7th Grade Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Immunization Requirement

California Law AB 354 requires all incoming 7th-grade students to show proof of Tdap (pertussis or whooping cough) immunization before starting school.

Pertussis is a very contagious respiratory disease that can be severe and last for months. The immunity received from either early childhood immunization or pertussis disease wears off over time, leaving older students and adults susceptible again to pertussis. Immunization with Tdap can help protect students, schools and communities.

If you have other children 10 years of age of older, you may also wish to have them immunized in anticipation of their future 7th grade year. Adults are also advised to get a pertussis booster if they haven’t already, to protect themselves, their families and their students.

If you have any questions, please speak to our district student services staff at (626) 939-4600 ext. 4682 and they will be happy to assist you.

Proof of Residency

The parent/guardian should present 2 types of verification:

  1. Current valid utility bill (electric, gas, water or trash only)
  2. One of the following:
  • Voter registration
  • Other type of utility bill
  • State/Federal Income Tax Forms (such as W-2’s)
  • Employer verification of address
  • Driver’s License/Vehicle Registration
  • Insurance Premium Notices
  • Lease/Mortgage Agreements
  • Bank Statements
  • Charge Account Statements
  • Rent Receipt
  • Other document(s) the administrator deems appropriate

Requirements for living with others: 3 types of verification

  1. Document must be a valid recent utility bill (Electric, Gas, Water and/or Trash) in the name of the person who the parent/guardian is residing with.
  2. Driver’s License and/or California ID, of both parties.
  3. Signature is required from both parties on the “Residency Affidavit" form.

 

Forms

Entrance Ages

Entrance Ages

Transitional Kindergarten

Entrance age - 4 or 5 years old

Children who are 4 years old must turn 5 on or before June 6, 2018 to be considered for transitional kindergarten.

The WCUSD offers Transitional Kindergarten (TK) at the following schools:

School Start/End Times
Cameron Elementary 8:05 a.m. - 2:03 p.m.
Merced Elementary 8:00 a.m. - 1:58 p.m.
Merlinda Elementary 7:40 a.m. - 1:38 p.m.
Monte Vista Elementary 7:40 a.m. - 1:38 p.m.
Orangewood Elementary 8:00 a.m. - 1:58 p.m.
Vine Elementary 8:35 a.m. - 2:33 p.m.
Wescove Elementary 8:00 a.m. - 1:58 p.m.

Monte Vista offers TK for the Dual Language Immersion Program only.

Kindergarten

Children who are 4 years old must turn 5 on or before September 1, 2018 to be considered for kindergarten. 

Child must have been born on or before September 1, 2013.

First Grade

Children who are 5 years old must turn 6 on or before September 1, 2018 to be considered for kindergarten. 

Child must have been born on or before September 1, 2012.

Online Registration

Enrollment vs Registration

Online Pre-Registration is for currently enrolled students only. If you are not currently enrolled, please contact the school site for enrollment information.

Online Registration Links:

Contact

Tina Flores
Secretary III
Student Services
626-939-4600 ext. 4682
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