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Get to know Franklin-McKinley Schools. Visit us at an Open House!

We are excited at the possibility of having your child begin their educational journey here at Franklin-McKinley School District and to open the doors to our Middle Schools for those students transitioning to 7th grade. It is never too early to begin thinking about your child's future. Franklin-McKinley offers excellent educational opportunities for children. The following is a list of dates and times where our community is welcome to attend and learn about the Transitional Kinder, Kinder, and Middle School experience in Franklin-McKinley Schools. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided along with exciting giveaways. Parents who commit for Transitional Kinder or Kinder on the spot will receive a free backpack with school supplies for their child. We hope to see you there!

School Date Time
Dahl Elementary February 6, 2018 6:00-7:00pm
Franklin Elementary February 1, 2018 6:00-7:00pm
Hellyer Elementary February 3, 2018 11:00am-2:00pm
Kennedy Elementary February 1, 2018 5:00-6:00pm
Los Arboles Elementary February 7, 2018 5:00-6:00pm
McKinley Elementary February 15, 2018 5:00-6:00pm
Meadows Elementary February 6, 2018 5:00-6:00pm
Ramblewood Elementary February 21, 2018 1:30-2:30pm
Santee Elementary February 2, 2018 1:15-2:15pm
Shirakawa Elementary February 1, 2018 5:30-7:00pm
Stonegate Elementary February 6, 2018 5:00-6:00pm
Windmill Springs School February 22, 2018 5:30-6:30pm
College Connection Academy February 10, 2018 11:00am-1:00pm
Bridges Academy February 24, 2018 12:00-2:00pm
Sylvandale Middle School March 17, 2018 11:00am-1:00pm

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Transitional Kindergarten?

Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is the first of a two-year Kindergarten experience for children turning 5 years old between September 2, 2018 and December 2, 2018. TK gives our youngest Kindergarten students a head start in instruction and provides them with an opportunity to learn and grow in an environment tailored to meet their academic and social needs.

How do I enroll my child into Transitional Kindergarten?

In order to enroll your child into Transitional Kindergarten, you will need to identify which school your address belongs to using the school locator and then visit the School Secretary/Child, Welfare and Attendance Office in person to begin the process. Enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year begins February 1, 2018.

Families are also welcome to attend the 2018 Early Learning Expo on March 10, 2018 to register for Transitional Kindergarten or any other grade level. The event takes place at Educare California at Silicon Valley (1399 Santee Drive, San Jose, CA) from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Free immunizations and medical screenings will also be available for children ages 0 to 5.

What is the cut off date for Kindergarten?

California law indicates that children must turn 5 years old on or before September 1st in order to enroll in Kindergarten.

How is Transitional Kindergarten different from Kindergarten?

Students in Transitional Kindergarten receive an additional year to develop their early academics and social skills. TK builds the foundation to be successful in Kindergarten.

What are the benefits of Transitional Kindergarten?

Transitional Kindergarten benefits include ensuring our youngest learners build skills and experiences they need to be successful in kindergarten while giving them an opportunity to learn academically through meaningful play. It also gives students higher self-confidence, better relationships with other children and adults, and are more likely to attend college.

What is the cost for Transitional Kindergarten?

TK is FREE for all eligible California children.

For more information or questions, please contact the Student Wellness & Support Services Office at (408) 283-6092.