• Student Registration Requirements


     
     

    All information must be complete before a student will be assigned to a class and allowed to attend school.

    Residence Verification (all originals must be dated within 30 days of registration): You must provide one (or more upon request) of the following proofs of residence: ORIGINAL* PG&E or Water Bill in parent's/guardian's name, Home Purchase/Construction Contract/Escrow Documents if purchasing a new home, Rental Agreement from a Property Management Company only (no private party agreements accepted), or Official Documentation from the County of Kern, the State of Californian or Federal Agency; ORIGINAL Immunization Record; ORIGINAL Birth Certificate.

     *ORIGINAL DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED.
     Throughout the year there will be random checks for verification of address. Any falsification or misrepresentation of Proof of Residence will result in: revocation of enrollment in the Panama-Buena Vista School District; transfer to the school of legal residence, be referred to the District Attorney’s office for appropriate action. Please notify the school of any change in address. 

     
    Early Admission for Under-Age Children to TK, Kindergarten or First Grade

    Districts and CDE staff are frequently requested by parents/guardians to enroll children who are not age-eligible for transitional kindergarten, kindergarten, or first grade. The CDE has no authority to require districts to admit or accelerate under-age children. 

    California law requires a child to be six years old on or before September 1 for the 2016–17 school year and each school year thereafter to be legally eligible for first grade EC Section 48010.

    A child who was legally enrolled in an out-of-state kindergarten for one school year (using that state's requirements), but who does not meet California age eligibility for first grade, may, with parental consent, be enrolled by the district in first grade (EC Section 48011).

    A child who was not age-eligible for kindergarten (that is, the child turned five after September 1 in the 2016-17 school year or thereafter) and who attended a California private school kindergarten for a year is viewed by the CDE as not legally enrolled in kindergarten, pursuant to EC Section 48000 requirements. Therefore, this child, upon enrollment in public school, is enrolled in kindergarten, assessed, and may (but is not required to) be immediately promoted to first grade if the child meets the State Board of Education criteria. 

    Young children who are placed in kindergarten or first grade may feel stress as they try to achieve academic expectations and relate to older children. Parents/guardians and early childhood educators are the best judges regarding what may be gained by acceleration and whether it is worth the price.
     
    Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten*
     
    (See https://www.pbvusd.k12.ca.us/Page/7120 for additional TK/K program information.) (Students already attending TK in a PBVUSD school, will automatically be enrolled in Kindergarten - no further action by parents is necessary.)
     
    • Birth Certificate
    • Immunization  Record (TB test must be within  1 year of registration, read and signed)
    • Physical (must be within 6 months of the start of school)
    • Oral Health Assessment (must be complete within 6 months of school starting)

    Grade  1

    • Birth Certificate
    • Immunization Record
    • Physical
    • Oral Health Assessment
    • TB test if student is from out-of-state or country


    Grades 2-6

    • Birth Certificate
    • Immunization  Record
    • TB test if student is from out-of-state or country

    Grades 7-8

    Students who have been in the Panama-Buena Vista Union School District must provide one (or more upon request) of the following proofs of residence (original documents must be dated within 30 days of registration/enrollment):
    •  Home Purchase Contract/Escrow Papers if purchasing a new home.
    •  A current PG&E or Water Bill (Must be in Parent/Guardian name).
    •  Rental Agreement (from a property management company only, no private party agreements will be accepted).
    •  Official documentation from a County, State or Federal Agency.
    Enrollment Requirements for new students coming from a district other than Panama Buena-Vista Union School District:
    • Student’s current immunization record.
    • Student’s birth certificate.
    • Parent/legal guardian’s picture ID.
    • Previous Schools address and telephone number.

     ·    To assist the school counselor in placing your student in their English, reading, and math classes – please also present your student’s current grades/report card and/or STAR test scores.

    ·       If applicable:

    • Copies of IEPs for any special placement (RSP/SDC)
    • Copy of 504 Plan for any special accommodations
    • Retention information from last school attended for school year just completed 
    One or more (upon request) of the following original proofs of residence (original documents must be dated within 30 days of registration/enrollment): 
    • Home Purchase Contract/Escrow Papers if purchasing a new home
    • A current PG&E or Water Bill (must be in Parent/Guardian name).
    • Rental Agreement (from a Property Management Company only, no private party agreements will be accepted).
    • Official documentation from a County, State or Federal Agency. 
    ALL INCOMING 7TH GRADE STUDENTS MUST PROVIDE PROOF OF Tdap* IMMUNIZATION
     
    *Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough)