- Which Cypress school should my child attend?
If you are not sure which school to attend, please access our School Locator at map.cypsd.k12.ca.us. You can also access our website at www.cypsd.k12.ca.us to find a map along with other relevant documents to help you through the Kindergarten registration process. If you are still unable to find your child’s home school, please contact the Student Services office at (714) 220-6925. Your home school is based upon where you reside within the community.
- We live in Cypress but want to attend a school other than our home school. How do I register?
Go to your home school office and request a Kindergarten registration packet and an intradistrict transfer to another Cypress school. Turn the completed application and intradistrict transfer form in to your home school. Kindergarten registration priority is first given to residents within the attendance boundaries of the school, then to siblings of a student already enrolled. All transfers are based on space availability, and need to be returned to the school office by May 15, 2017. After June 1, 2017, you will be notified of the school that has space available.
- We don’t live in Cypress but I want my child to attend a Cypress school. How do I register?
Go to your home school district office to obtain an interdistrict permit to release your child from your home district. Then go to the Cypress School District, Human Resource office, at 9470 Moody Street, Cypress and provide them with your signed interdistrict permit. Request a Kindergarten registration packet and return the completed packet to the District Office by May 15, 2017. After June 1, 2017, you will be notified of the school that has space available. Kindergarten registration priority is first given to residents within the attendance boundaries of the school.
- What information is necessary for me to register?
Families registering their child for Kindergarten must provide the following in order for the child to be officially enrolled. You must provide proof of birth by birth certificate, baptismal certification, passport, or affidavit by parent, guardian or custodian. (A child must be five years old on or before December 2, 2017 to be eligible to participate in the 2017/2018 Kindergarten or Transitional Kindergarten programs.)
- When is the registration packet due?
Return the completed packet as soon as possible. Children with incomplete immunization information will not be enrolled in school. Late registrations will only be accepted if space is available.
- What immunizations and assessments must be completed to enroll my child in Kindergarten?
Under a new law known as SB 277, which took effect on January 1, 2016, exemptions based on personal beliefs will no longer be an option for the vaccines that are currently required for entry into child care or school in California. Therefore, all out-of-state enrollees or those enrolling for the first time in Kindergarten or Transitional Kindergarten will be required to comply with the new law. The following immunizations are currently required for enrollment:
- Diphtheria,Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP, DTP, or DT) —5 doses (4 doses OK if one was given on or after 4th birthday)
- Polio (OPV or IPV)—4 doses (3 doses OK if one was given on or after 4th birthday)
- Hepatitis B—3 doses
- Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)—2 doses (Both given on or after 1st birthday)
- Varicella (Chickenpox)—1 dose
- Proof of complete physical exam on or after February 1, 2017 for Landell students and all other elementary schools on or after March 1, 2017. (Students with a physical exam dated June 2016—January 31, 2017, may be enrolled but will require an updated exam prior to May 2017.)
- An oral health assessment (dental check-up) by May 31 in either Kindergarten or first grade, whichever is his/her first year in public school. Assessments that have happened within the 12 months before your child enters school also meet this requirement. The law specifies that the assessment must be done by a licensed dentist or other licensed or registered dental health professional.
Parents must show their child's Immunization Record as proof of immunization. Under the new law, personal belief exemptions are no longer acceptable. For more information on SB 277, please visit: http://www.shotsforschool.org/laws/sb277faq
- How do I get more detailed information about the school district or a particular school?
You can find most of our schools’ information on the School Accountability Report Cards which are available on the district website at http://goo.gl/mTk7nA Or, contact your new home school for upcoming events such as the Open Houses in February, March and May.
Cypress School District Open Houses
Come and see all the wonderful things we have in store for your children. You and your family are encouraged to attend Open House. Bring the children! It is a great opportunity to meet teachers, learn more about your school and help your child build a sense of belonging. For information, call the school you wish to attend. Open House Information