Kindergarten registration for 2011-2012 begins March 9

Kindergarten registration for the 2011-12 school year will be held daily, beginning Wednesday, March 9, 2011, during regular school hours at all elementary schools in Clovis Unified School District.

Roger S. Oraze Elementary Kindergartners: For kindergarten students who will be attending the new Roger S. Oraze Elementary School, please register for school at your current, neighborhood school. These registrations will be forwarded to staff at the new school for processing.

Eligibility: To be eligible to register for kindergarten, a child must reach 5 years of age on or before Dec. 2, 2011.

New students in grades 1-6: Registration for all new elementary students in grades one through six will begin Wednesday, March 16, 2011, using the same procedures listed above.

Required student information
At the time of registration, the following must be presented:
-- A birth certificate or other birth record, such as a baptismal certificate (must provide birth certificate within 30 days);
-- Your child’s social security card or number;
-- Proof of residency, such as a gas and electric bill, rental agreement or escrow papers less than 45 days from closing;
-- Written evidence of up-to-date immunizations for: Polio, MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), DTP (Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis), Hepatitis B series (three shots over a 6-month period) and Varicella (chickenpox); and
Evidence of Mantoux intradermal skin test (tuberculosis screening).

California law now requires that each kindergarten student has an oral health assessment. The law specifies that the assessment must be performed by a licensed dentist or other licensed or registered dental health professional. Oral health assessments that have taken place within 12 months prior entering school will meet this requirement.

Clovis Unified requires that each child entering kindergarten receive the Mantoux intradermal tuberculosis skin test (PPD) within one year prior to school entrance. The skin test must be read and verified in writing within 48-72 hours by a qualified healthcare professional.

For parents’ convenience, in cooperation with the State Department of Health Services and the Fresno County Health Services Agency, CUSD’s Children’s Health Centers offer immunizations (at the locations listed below) during the school year for children’s immunizations that are not up-to-date.

In addition, for income-eligible families, children may qualify for a Child Health and Disability Prevention Program (CHDP) physical free of charge at the sites listed in the box. CHDP physicals are done by appointment only.

Children’s Health Center on the Fancher Creek Elementary campus
5948 E. Tulare in Fresno Monday-Thursday
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
(closed between 12-1 p.m.)
559- 327-6742 Children’s Health Center on the Pinedale Elementary campus
7171 N. Sugarpine in Pinedale
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
(closed between 12-1 p.m.)
559- 327-7793

How to Enroll Your Child

Registration during the school year
During the school year, new students may be registered weekdays at school sites from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

At the time of enrollment, the following requirements must be presented:

  • Child's Birth Certificate
  • Child's Immunization Records
  • PG&E Bill or Renter's Agreement to establish a home mailing address.
  • 2011 Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Immunizations Requirements for Students

    For the 2011-12 School year only, ALL students entering 7th through 12th grades will need proof of a Tdap booster shot before starting school.

    Beginning July 1, 2012, and beyond, all students entering the 7th grade will need proof of Tdap booster shot before starting school.

    If you child 10 years and older has not yet received the “Tdap” Pertussis booster shot, please contact your doctor or our Children’s Health Center.
    Getting a booster shot now will protect your child against the ongoing threat of Pertussis and meet the new school requirements that begins in the 2011/12 school year (California law- Assembly Bill 354) Please contact your child’s School Nurse if you have any questions.

California Immunization Record with evidence of up-to-date Polio, DTP (Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis), MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and Varicella (Chickenpox vaccine). The Hepatitis B series (series of 3 shots over a 6-month period) is required for students entering kindergarten and seventh grade.

Immunization Information

Fresno County requires that each child entering kindergarten receive the Mantoux intradermal skin test within one year of entrance into school (includes preschool). The skin test must be read and documented by a physician or health care professional trained in determining positive or negative readings. 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 during the school year if your child is not up-to-date. Health Centers are available at the sites listed below.

Immunizations are available at Childrens Health Centers