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Elementary Registration

REGISTRATION DATES:

  • January 18, 2023: Online registration portal opens at 9:00 am
  • January 30 - February 3, 2023: Enrollment for Siblings in all grades, Dual Immersion (DI), and regular Kindergarten classes, at the home elementary school
  • February 13-21, 2023: Enrollment for New Families in all grades, Dual Immersion (DI), and regular Kindergarten classes, at the home elementary school
  • March 16, 2023: Dual Immersion (DI) Enrollment Lottery
  • April 10, 2023: New Family TK/K Lottery, and grades 1 - 5 as needed

South Pasadena residents' children are guaranteed a spot in one of the three elementary schools. During the regular school year, registration occurs at your home school, as defined by the School Locator by Street, located on the Forms/Files page.

If your child will turn 5 between September 2, 2023 and April 2, 2024, please be aware that he/she is eligible for Transitional Kindergarten for the 2023-2024 school year.  If you do not know about Transitional Kindergarten, please click on the Transitional Kindergarten Registration link found in the right-side navigation menu.

Children who are currently enrolled at SPUSD schools are automatically registered for the following school year. Siblings enrolling in grades TK/K-5 are given priority registration and are not a part of the lottery process.

If you are registering a student to enter Kindergarten for the 2023-2024 school year, and are interested in our Dual Language Immersion Program in Spanish or our Dual Immersion Program in Mandarin, please click on the link to visit our webpage.

New school registration is a multi-step process and should be followed as outlined below:   

STUDENTS NEW TO THE DISTRICT (TK-5):

  1. Determine the home school for your child - view attendance area boundaries and verify addresses here.
  2. Starting January 18 at 9 a.m., visit your home school (Arroyo Vista, Marengo, Monterey Hills) in person to pick up a registration packet and schedule an appointment between Monday, February 13, and Tuesday, February 21. Please read the printed packet carefully before completing the online forms.
  3. Once you have read the packet and scheduled your appointment, then go to the online registration portal at my.spusd.net, review the instructions, and fill out the online AIR registration form. 
  4. Print two copies of the completed form and bring them to your in-person, registration appointment.
  5. Finish the registration process during the scheduled appointment.
    1. Parents/guardians must submit all required paperwork including residency verification documents.
    2. Please follow health and safety guidelines when visiting schools in person.  
 

STUDENTS INTERESTED IN THE DUAL LANGUAGE IMMERSION (DI) PROGRAM:

  1. Determine the home school for your child - view attendance area boundaries and verify addresses here.
  2. Starting January 18 at 9 a.m., visit your home school (Arroyo Vista, Marengo, Monterey Hills) in person to pick up a registration packet and schedule an appointment. Please read the printed packet carefully before completing the online forms.
    1. Children with siblings in the District should schedule their appointment to finish registration between January 30-February 3.
    2. Children new to the District should schedule their appointment to finish registration between February 13-21.
  3. Once you have read the packet, then go to the online registration portal at my.spusd.net, review the instructions, and fill out the online AIR registration form  – NOTE INTEREST IN DUAL LANGUAGE IMMERSION, POSSIBLE OLDER SIBLING ENROLLMENT IN THE DI PROGRAM and LANGUAGE FLUENCY;
  4. Print two copies of the completed form and bring them to your in-person, registration appointment; 
  5. Finish the registration process during the scheduled appointment.
    1. Parents/guardians must submit all required paperwork including residency verification documents.
    2. Please follow health and safety guidelines when visiting schools in person.   

SIBLINGS* OF CURRENT STUDENTS (TK-5):

*SPUSD considers siblings as a family with at least one child currently enrolled in SPUSD (TK-Grade 12) and having a sibling with prior attendance at the home school.

  1. Starting January 18 at 9 a.m., visit your home school (Arroyo Vista, Marengo, Monterey Hills) in person to pick up a registration packet and schedule an appointment between Monday, January 30 and Friday, February 3. Please read the printed packet carefully before completing the online forms.
  2. Once you have read the packet and scheduled your appointment, then go to the online registration portal at my.spusd.net, review the instructions, and fill out the online AIR registration form; 
  3. Print two copies of the completed form and bring them to your in-person, registration appointment; 
  4. Finish the registration process during the scheduled appointment.
    1. Parents/guardians must submit all required paperwork including residency verification documents.
    2. Please follow health and safety guidelines when visiting schools in person.    


LOTTERIES

After sibling and new family registrations take place, two different lotteries will be held. First, the Dual Language Immersion (DI) lottery will be held to establish the DI kindergarten classes at Marengo (Mandarin) and Monterey Hills (Spanish), and then the new family lottery will be held to establish priority among the new families who have registered at each home school. 
 
The DI lottery will take place on Monday, March 16 at 3:30 p.m. Results from the DI lottery will be emailed to participants. DI commitment forms are due to Marengo or Monterey Hills by 12 p.m. on March 24, 2023. The new family TK/K lottery will take place on Monday, April 10 at 3:30 p.m. These lotteries are open to the public and will be held in the District Office Board Room at 1100 El Centro Street, South Pasadena, CA. If you are unable to attend the New Family Lottery, you may call your home school or the Office of Instruction after 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 to find out your child's lottery number.  
 
After February 21, 2023, student placement is determined at each school by date and time of registration.

SUMMER TK/K-5 REGISTRATION DATES FOR THE 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR

For the 2023-2024 school year, elementary schools are open until June 2, 2023 and then will be closed for the summer. The last day to register at a school site by appointment is June 2, 2023.

Summer Registration Dates for TK-Grade 5 only will occur at the SPUSD office at 1100 El Centro Street, South Pasadena, CA 91030. Dates are TBD and will be announced soon. 

Beginning in August 2023, new TK-5 Elementary registration resumes at your attendance area school. The exact date is TBD.

The 2023-2024 school start date is TBD.

IMMUNIZATIONS

Please remember that all incoming students will need to provide proof of the immunizations required by California law. If you need help obtaining vaccines, you may contact the Monrovia Health Services Clinic at 626-256-1600 where free immunizations are provided for children who do not have current health insurance. 

Unless you have a medical exemption from a Medical Doctor (MD or DO in California) stating that your child should not receive vaccinations for a medical reason, your child may not be officially enrolled or attend class until your child has received all vaccinations required by the state of California for your child’s age range.  As of January 1, 2021, California law states that any previous medical exemptions that were written on paper, or any new medical exemptions must now be entered in the California Immunization Registry for Medical Exemptions (CAIR-ME) online database when entering a new school or the next grade span (7th grade). Parents can request exemptions from their doctor via this website: https://cair.cdph.ca.gov/exemptions/home.

California no longer allows parents to sign a Personal or Religious beliefs waiver for vaccinations. If your child is currently up to date with his/her immunizations and additional doses cannot be given during the time of registration but are due at a later date, your child may be conditionally enrolled. Your child will not be allowed to attend even the first day of class without being fully up to date on his or her immunizations. The state does not allow any exceptions to this requirement. An alternate schedule of vaccination is not permitted by law even with a doctor’s letter.

 

NOTES

  • Incoming Kindergarten students for the 2023-2024 school year must be 5 years old by September 1, 2024. This is per California Education Code (48000a), and no exceptions will be made. September 1 will be the annual cut-off date for all incoming kindergarten students.
  • If you will be moving into South Pasadena after Friday, June 2, 2023 and before the start of school, please call the Office of Instruction at 626-441-5810 ext. 1120 to inform the office staff of your potential enrollment. 
  • If there are special circumstances for your child’s registration (English as a Second Language, Special Education, or health problems) please provide appropriate documentation, such as ELPAC test scores or current IEP or 504 plan at the time of registration.
  • Working in South Pasadena and property ownership without actual occupation/residency does not constitute residency. Families must reside in South Pasadena before they can register their child at SPUSD.
  • You may not register for school until you reside in South Pasadena and have your appropriate three proofs of residence, and registration must be done by the parent or legal guardian of the child.
  • It is possible that your student will not be able to be placed at their home school, especially in grades K- 3 where class size is currently 24 students per class, and in TK where the class size is 20 students per class. We will make our best effort to place siblings together at the same school, but this is not always possible.
  • If you are the legal guardian of a student, or are residing in a "Dual Family Residency" (two families sharing a residence), you will need to contact the Human Resources office at 626-441-5810 X1130 for an appointment prior to registering your child(ren).