Children who turn 5 by Oct. 1 can enter kindergarten this year.
Those who turn 5 between Oct. 2 and Dec. 2 are eligible for transitional kindergarten, a free and optional year of school before kindergarten that was established by the Kindergarten Readiness Act of 2010.
Information about school attendance boundaries is available from each district.
Within Tracy Unified School District, registration packets are available at all schools, and completed packets can be returned until May 24 (830-3200, www.tracy.k12.ca.us).
Families in Lammersville Unified School District can pick up and return registration packets for students up to eighth grade at individual school offices (836-7400, www.lammersvilleschooldistrict.net).
Jefferson School District is accepting completed registration packets, which are available at each school (836-3388,
Banta Elementary School District is registering students for full-day kindergarten and transitional kindergarten (835-0171,
Information about New Jerusalem Elementary School registration can be requested from the district (835-2597, www.newjfalcons.com).
Tracy Learning Center, a kindergarten-12th grade charter school, accepts new-student applications, which can be obtained online or from the registrar (831-5240, http://tracy.mhs.schoolfusion.us).
Delta Charter School also has programs for kindergarten to 12th grade and accepts inquiries by phone and online (830-6363, www.deltacharterschool.net).
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