Registration for new elementary students
New students who will be attending elementary school in grades one through six may begin registering for the 2017-18 school year as of Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Parents and guardians should register their students at the school they will be attending for the 2017-18 school year. If you are not sure which school that would be, enter your address here.
Kindergarten registration for the 2017-18 school year will be held daily, beginning Wednesday, March 1, 2017, during regular school hours at all elementary schools in the Clovis Unified School District (CUSD). To be eligible to register for Kindergarten, a child must reach five (5) years of age on or before September 1, 2017.
Again this year, Transitional Kindergarten will be offered for the 2017-18 school year. lf your child will turn 5 between the dates of September 2 and December 2, 2017, you can enroll him or her in Clovis Unified for Transitional Kindergarten. The Transitional Kindergarten program is designed as an introduction to the Kindergarten curriculum for younger students and is a two-year program (Year I – Transitional Kindergarten and Year 2 – Kindergarten).
Registration for all new students entering grades 1-12 will begin Wednesday, March 8, 2017.
At the time of Kindergarten registration. please present the following:
• A birth certificate or other birth record, such as a baptismal certificate (must provide birth certificate within 30 days);
• Proof of residency, such as a recent PG&E bill; recent water, sewage or garbage bill; current rental agreement; recent property tax payment receipt; recent pay check stub; escrow papers that indicate a closing date with in 45 days; voter registration card; or a certified copy of the voter registration application form;
• Written evidence of up-to-date immunizations for: Polio, MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), DTP (Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis), Hepatitis B series (3 shots over a 6-month period) and Varicella (Chickenpox).
Under a new law known as SB 277, which began January I, 2016, immunization exemptions based on personal beliefs will no longer be an option for the vaccines that are currently required for entry into kindergarten (or transitional kindergarten) in California. For more information about SB 277, please see the Frequently Asked Questions available at: http://www.shotsforschool.org/laws/sb277fag/. California law requires that your child have a dental checkup by May 31 of his or her first school year. Dental evaluations that have happened with in the 12 months before your child enters school also meet this requirement.
For your convenience, in cooperation with the State Department of Health Services and the Fresno County Health Services Agency, CUSD Sierra Vista Children’s Health Center offers immunizations for eligible children:
Sierra Vista Elementary School
Children ‘s Health Center
510 Barstow Avenue – Clovis
Monday through Thursday
In addition, if you are eligible, your child may qualify for a Child Health & Disability Prevention Program (CHDP) physical free of charge at the site listed above. CHDP physicals are done by appointment only.
Please call for further information.
The Hepatitis B series (3 shots) are also required for children entering kindergarten. Effective July 1, 2001, all entering kindergarten children are required to receive the Chickenpox vaccine (varicella) or have documented proof (by a healthcare professional) that they have had the disease. Any student registering in California schools from out of state, grades 1-12, without documentation of having had Chickenpox, will also need the varicella vaccine. Registrations will not be completed without proof of the above immunizations. For your convenience, Clovis Unified School District, in cooperation with the State Department of Health and the Fresno County Health Services Agency offers free immunizations for eligible children during the school year at our Children’s Health Center. Health Centers are available at the sites listed below.
All foreign student immunization records are to be reviewed by our Children’s Health Center prior to enrollment.
Immunizations are available at Childrens Health Centers.
New law changes immunization requirements
- Immunization Law SB 277 took effect Jan. 1, 2016 and now requires all students to be immunized at the entry grade-level points of kindergarten and seventh grade.
- Personal Belief Exemptions, or PBEs, will no longer be offered.
- A PBE previously filed for California enrolled students before 2016 will remain valid until the child reaches the next immunization checkpoint at kindergarten (including transitional kindergarten) or seventh grade. That means a PBE already on file will be valid for current elementary students through sixth grade and for current secondary students through high school.
- Homeschooling or independent study programs without classroom-based instructions are not subject to the immunization requirements.
More information about SB277 is available at the California Department of Public Health’s website at www.shotsforschool.org.