Transitional Kindergarten & Kindergarten
A big day is approaching for your child . . . the first day of kindergarten. The Panama-Buena Vista Union School District is pleased to welcome your child. Kindergarten is a milestone in your child's life. It is not only the beginning of his or her first formal education, but will be the first step toward life-long learning and social participation.
This should be an adventure for your child and for the entire family. Our school system considers parents as partners in your child's education. By working together, we can be assured that your child receives the best possible learning experience. This booklet contains information to help you and your child prepare for your school's kindergarten program.
4 doses of Polio vaccine
5 doses of D.P.T. Diphtheria, Pertussis (whooping cough) and Tetanus vaccine
3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine
2 doses of Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccine
2 dose of Varicella (chickenpox) immunization or documentation of immunity before entering school
- Oral Health Assessment
- TB Clearance
Health records should include information on any special health problems. Parents will be given additional information at registration.
California law, Education Code Section 49452.8, requires that your child have an oral health assessment by May 28 in Transitional Kindergarten, kindergarten, or first grade, whichever is his or her first year of public school. The law specifies that the assessment must be performed by a licensed dentist or other licensed or registered dental health professional. Oral health assessments that have happened within the 12 months before your child enters school also meet this requirement.
If you have questions regarding TK or kindergarten programs, first contact your neighborhood school. For further questions, contact the District’s Department of Instructional Services at (661) 831-8331, ext. 6349.