Frequently Asked Questions

Registration and Enrollment

  • What is the difference between registering and enrolling?

  • How do I register my child for the current school year?

  • How do I register my child for the upcoming school year?

  • Are students enrolled in the order in which they register?

  • What happens if classes are already full when a student registers for their neighborhood school?

Transitional Kindergarten (TK)

  • I would like to enroll my child in Transitional Kindergarten. What options does RCSD offer for TK?

  • How do you register for TK?

  • How will RCSD assign my child's site for TK?

  • Will there be a charge to attend the TK class?

  • What happens if more children register for TK than expected?  

  • What are the hours for TK?

  • My child is currently enrolled in PreK at Adelante Spanish Immersion School or Mandarin Immersion at the John Gill Campus. I would like to stay at this campus for TK. Is that a possibility?

  • If students attend a TK class at one of the schools offering TK, do they need to continue attending that school for Kindergarten and beyond? 

  • If students attend a TK class at one of the schools offering TK, do they get preference for attending that school for Kindergarten the following year?

Neighborhood Schools

  • What is a neighborhood school?

  • How do I find out my assigned neighborhood school?

  • Do all RCSD schools have neighborhood boundaries?

  • Do students get priority to attend their assigned neighborhood school?

  • Are students guaranteed a spot at their neighborhood school?

School of Choice

  • What is the School of Choice program?

  • What is the difference between registering and applying for a School of Choice?

  • Can I live outside the RCSD attendance area and stay on a waitlist?

  • Are twins placed together?

  • Are siblings in different grades placed together?

  • What if a student is placed at a school through the School of Choice process and later decides they want to move to a different school?

  • Do students on the wait list for a School of Choice or a neighborhood school need to reapply?

  • Do students offered a spot through the School of Choice application process need to reapply in the next enrollment period?

  • What are my options if my child is on a long waitlist?

Kindergarten

  • How old does my child need to be to register for Kindergarten?

  • What are my chances of my kindergartner attending our neighborhood school?

  • If students are already enrolled in TK do they need to register to attend Kindergarten in RCSD?

  • If students attend a TK class at one of the schools offering TK, do they need to continue attending that school for Kindergarten and beyond? 

  • If students attend a TK class at one of the schools offering TK, do they get preference for attending that school for Kindergarten the following year?

Services

  • What is a language immersion program, such as the Mandarin and Spanish Immersion programs offered by the district?

  • Are the Immersion programs charter schools?

  • Is there support at all schools for students who are learning English?

  • If my student is not a native  English speaker, which program or school should I choose?

  • What about special education at the schools?

For More Information Contact:

  • Redwood City School District Registration Office at 482-2027

    Redwood City School District Schools of Choice Office at 482-2237

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