Grade level placement criteria and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

GRADE LEVEL PLACEMENT CRITERIA FOR 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR
 
Minimum Ages Requirement for Kindergarten
As a result of legislation passed in September 2010, there is very clear education code related to the enrollment of children in Kindergarten programs.
 
A child shall be eligible for enrollment in kindergarten at the beginning of the school year, or at a later time in the same year, if the child has his/her fifth birthday on or before September 1 of the applicable school year. (Education Code 48000 and 48010)
 
In addition, any child who will have his/her fifth birthday from September 2 through December 2 (inclusive) of the applicable school year shall be offered a transitional kindergarten program in accordance with law and Board Policy. (Education Code 48000)
 
Proof of age shall be required of all enrolling students.  Fountain Valley School District does not participate in early admission for under-age children into transitional kindergarten and/or kindergarten.  (FVSD Board Policy 6170.1 and Administrative Regulation 5111)
 
In order to enroll in school for the 2020-21 school year, you must provide proof that your child has a birthdate On or BEFORE December 2, 2015
 
Grade Level Criteria for 2020-21 School Year
Birthdate Criteria Grade Level
9/2/2016 - 9/1/2017 Pre-K (3 year olds)
9/2/2015 - 9/1/2016 Pre-K (4 year olds)
9/2/2015 - 12/2/2015
Transitional Kindergarten
9/2/2014 - 9/1/2015 Kindergarten
9/2/2013 - 9/1/2014 1st Grade
9/2/2012 - 9/1/2013 2nd Grade
9/2/2011 - 9/1/2012 3rd Grade
9/2/2010 - 9/1/2011 4th Grade
9/2/2009 - 9/1/2010 5th Grade 
9/2/2008 - 9/1/2009 6th Grade
9/2/2007 - 9/1/2008 7th Grade
9/2/2006 - 9/1/2007 8th Grade
 
 
GRADE LEVEL PLACEMENT CRITERIA FOR 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR
 
Minimum Ages Requirement for Kindergarten
As a result of legislation passed in September 2010, there is very clear education code related to the enrollment of children in Kindergarten programs.
 
A child shall be eligible for enrollment in kindergarten at the beginning of the school year, or at a later time in the same year, if the child has his/her fifth birthday on or before September 1 of the applicable school year. (Education Code 48000 and 48010)
 
In addition, any child who will have his/her fifth birthday from September 2 through December 2 (inclusive) of the applicable school year shall be offered a transitional kindergarten program in accordance with law and Board Policy. (Education Code 48000)
 
Proof of age shall be required of all enrolling students.  Fountain Valley School District does not participate in early admission for under-age children into transitional kindergarten and/or kindergarten.  (FVSD Board Policy 6170.1 and Administrative Regulation 5111)
 
In order to enroll in school for the 2021-22 school year, you must provide proof that your child has a birthdate On or BEFORE December 2, 2016
 
Grade Level Criteria for 2021-22 School Year
Birthdate Criteria Grade Level
9/2/2017 - 9/1/2018 Pre-K (3 year olds)
9/2/2016 - 9/1/2017 Pre-K (4 year olds)
9/2/2016 - 12/2/2016
Transitional Kindergarten
9/2/2015 - 9/1/2016 Kindergarten
9/2/2014 - 9/1/2015 1st Grade
9/2/2013 - 9/1/2014 2nd Grade
9/2/2012 - 9/1/2013 3rd Grade
9/2/2011 - 9/1/2012 4th Grade
9/2/2010 - 9/1/2011 5th Grade 
9/2/2009 - 9/1/2010 6th Grade
9/2/2008 - 9/1/2009 7th Grade
9/2/2007 - 9/1/2008 8th Grade
 
 
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
 
Question: Although my child will turn five years old on September 2nd can my child go to Kindergarten?
 
Fountain Valley School District follows State Education Code and your child must turn five years old on or before September 1 in order to enroll in Kindergarten.  Your child is eligible to attend Transitional Kindergarten since their 5th birthday is between September 2nd and December 2nd.
 
Question: My child will turn five years old on August 30th, but I don't want to send them to Kindergarten. Can I enroll them in Transitional Kindergarten?
 
It is possible for a child with a birthday falling between July 1st and September 1st to enroll in Transitional Kindergarten if there is space available.  Children are placed with a priority for students whose birthdays are the closest to September 1st.
 
Question: We just moved from overseas and my child is age-appropriate for 3rd grade, but they did not finish 2nd grade at their prior school.  Can I enroll my child in 2nd Grade?
 
Most of the time, we place children in the grade level for which they are age-appropriate.  You are welcome to talk to the principal at your child's school regarding placement questions you may have related to grade level.
 
Question: We just moved from out-of-state/overseas and my child is age-appropriate for 6th grade, but they were in 7th grade in our city/country.  In which grade level will my child be placed?
 
Most of the time, we place children in the grade level for which they are age-appropriate.  You are welcome to talk to the principal at your child's school regarding placement questions you may have related to grade level.
 
 
 
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NOTIFICATION OF REGISTRATION INFORMATION USES
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The information provided to Fountain Valley School District (FVSD), during the enrollment process will be used to determine that the student resides within the FVSD attendance boundaries, the school within those attendance boundaries to which the student will be assigned, and to identify unique educational programming services to which the student may be entitled. Information collected will be used for no other purpose, such as restricting or denying enrollment or treating a student differently in determining whether he or she satisfies any admission or enrollment criteria.
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LANGUAGE SUPPORT
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The online registration system is translated into  Vietnamese, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Arabic, and Armenian.   In the event your family needs assistance completing the enrollment process for any reason, please contact the Educational Services Department of Fountain Valley School District via phone at (714) 843-3200 or via email at edservices@fvsd.us.