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As families prepare for the upcoming Winter Break, we want to be sure they know that enrollment for Alameda Unified School District's kindergarten and transitional kindergarten programs begins in January.  

The TK Information Night will take place via Zoom on January 18 at 6:30 pm. The Kindergarten Information Night will take place via Zoom on January 19 at 6:30 pm. (Maya Lin’s Kindergarten Information Night, however, will be on January 26.)

Online enrollment for TK and K opens on January 23 at 8 am; please note that the online portal will not be open until that time.

More information, including applications, instructions, and the dates for all tours and information nights for each of our schools, is available on our enrollment page.

As a reminder: the Board has voted to implement a modified full-day kindergarten next year (2023-24). Under that program, kindergarten students will get out at 2 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and slightly earlier on Wednesdays, when teachers will have collaboration time. Research has shown that full-day kindergarten confers significant social, emotional, and academic benefits to all kindergartners; most districts in Alameda County offer a modified full-day program. 

The Board also voted to start planning for a full-day kindergarten program (meaning the same length as students in grades 1-6 have) for the following year (2024-25).

“Open enrollment” – which is for schools that take applicants from all across Alameda and not just the local neighborhood – opened in November and will continue through January 20. AUSD’s open enrollment schools are: ASTI, Bay Farm School’s 6-8 program, Encinal Jr. & Sr. High School (for students who live outside the school’s zone), and Wood Middle School (also for people who live outside the school zone). Maya Lin School’s open enrollment period is from January 23 to March 17. Information on open enrollment is also available on our enrollment page.