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Children who turn five (5) years old on or before September 1, 2019 can start Kindergarten this coming August.


Children who turn five (5) years old between September 2, 2019 and December 2, 2019 would enroll in TK. 


Student Interest Application is at the bottom of this announcement! 


Open Enrollment ends

Friday, February 15, 2019 at 4:00 pm


Applications will not be accepted after this date. You may also fax or email your form; be sure to contact the office to confirm that your application was received, if you choose to fax or email it.  mcruz@riverbank.k12.ca.us or Fax 209-869-7373


  • There will be a public random lottery on Friday, March 1st , if the number of students who wish to attend the school exceeds the school’s capacity. The official waitlist is also established on the day of the lottery. It is not required that you attend the lottery but to inquire about your child’s placement you may call the school office after 3pm on the day of the lottery. Regarding the waitlist: openings could become available at any time throughout the school year, keep in mind that the waitlist is only valid for one school year and if you are called from the waitlist you have 1 business/school day to accept or deny the vacancy.


  • It is important that you also register your child at your local neighborhood school in case your child’s name is not selected at the lottery, you may contact your local school district office to inquire about their registration dates. Riverbank Unified School District 209-869-2538, Sylvan Union School District 209-574-5000, Oakdale Joint Unified School District 209-848-4884


  • If you need assistance with fulfilling dental or medical requirements for Kindergarten, please contact CASA de Rio Family Resource Center at (209) 869-0468


  • Selected families are required to complete the required application/registration materials and attend required orientation meetings and assessment dates prior to the student being placed in a class at RLA. Due to the nature of Dual Immersion it is important that all families understand the importance of committing long term (Kinder through 8th grade) when enrolling at Riverbank Language Academy.


  • Required Documents to enroll in California Schools, we collect this information after the lottery.
    1. Birth Certificate     
    2. Proof of Immunizations
    3. Proof of Dental Exam
    4. Proof of Physical Examination dated within the past 12 months


Important Dates:


Jan. 30th

Parent Information Night for prospective TK & Kinder families

5-6PM in room 18 – RLA Director Mrs. Rojas and Maria Rocha, Instructional Coach will go over RLA’s 90:10 dual immersion model


Feb. 15th

Open Enrollment ENDS—Last day to submit an application


Mar. 1

Lottery Day –You will know your child’s application status on this day.


The following applies only to families selected in the lottery.


 March 22nd

If your child’s name was selected at the lottery, you will need to be sure to pick up an enrollment packet.

Deadline for Kinder Packets! Do not wait until this date to submit paperwork—all files need to be completed by this day. You can submit documents starting the day of the lottery; you may submit individual items as you receive them.  

Failure to complete all materials or attend required meetings will result in the removal of your child’s name from enrollment. It is your responsibility to complete all the requirements. No student shall be included on the class roster without all the required documents.

●Birth Certificate                ●Immunization Card

●Proof of Physical Exam      ●Proof of Dental Exam   (<

Wednesday, April 3rd

Mandatory Orientation for Parents-

5:00 p.m. at RLA. This orientation is a requirement of all lottery-selected families to learn about the expectations of this school. We also recommend that the first five names on the waitlist attend the orientation.  At this time, you may schedule your child’s assessment date.

Tues, May 28


Wed, May 29

Kindergarten Assessment Sessions -Contact the office to schedule your child’s assessment date

Kindergarten assessments are important as this provides teachers with the information necessary to evenly distribute students in the three separate kinder classes. Incoming kinders need to attend only one 2 ½ hour session. Drop off 8:45am / Pick Up at 11:30am

Late July 2017

Teacher Notification/Class Placement Letters

You will be notified by mail regarding your child’s placement. 

Kinder Supplies Requested 

Crayola colored pencils, Crayola brand crayons, Crayola brand markers, Elmer’s glue sticks, a backpack and snacks. Classroom Wish list: Kleenex, disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer & copy paper

Aug. 7th



First day of school --Kindergarten Hours are 8:07 am to 2:15pm

For information regarding the fee based after school program, please contact CASA del Rio 209-869-0468. Additionally, CASA del Rio will contact RLA Kinders with information regarding their Kinder FACTTS meetings.

Posted by: Midory Cruz
Published: 1/17/19

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Posted by: Midory Cruz
Published: 1/10/19

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2019-2020 TK & Kinder Interest Form 

You may add your child's name to the interest list to receive information regarding next year's TK or Kinder Open Enrollment. Being added to the list does not guarantee acceptance into the classroom. Open enrollment typically takes place the middle of February at which time you must submit an application to be included in the kinder lottery. Based on the information you provide below, we will mail or email you the open enrollment information as soon as we have it available. You will also want to be sure to inquire with your local neighborhood school about their enrollment and register there as well. 



Posted by: Midory Cruz
Published: 1/10/19