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Lottery Information

Kindergarten Enrollment

To be eligible for Kindergarten in the 2024-2025 school year, a child must be five years old on or before September 1, 2024. Students eligible for Kindergarten must first enroll at their home elementary school. Kindergarten registration will take place on January 31, 2024 at all TUSD home school sites or you can also apply online. Applications for TUSD Choice Programs will be distributed at the student’s home school upon successful registration for Kindergarten. Completed Choice Program applications are due by 4:00 PM on February 1, 2024 to the Walnut Office. Detailed information regarding Kindergarten registration can be found at your home school or the TUSD website. If you are unsure of your home school, you can use the Find My School locator. Students eligible for Transitional Kindergarten (TK) should contact their home school. Walnut Elementary does not have a Transitional Kindergarten program.

Kinder Enrollment for Students Residing Outside of the TUSD Boundaries

Walnut Elementary will accept applications from K-6 students residing outside of the Turlock Unified School District boundaries to be considered for enrollment in the event of an exhausted waitlist. Applications can be picked up from the Walnut Elementary office starting January 8 and are due by 4:00 PM on February 1, 2024. If offered a spot at Walnut, it is the family's responsibility to provide an approved inter-district transfer agreement to secure enrollment. Refer to the TUSD inter-district transfer guidelines for more information.

Parent Information Night

A team of administrators and teachers will be presenting general information about Walnut Elementary on Wednesday, January 17 from 6-7 PM in the Walnut Elementary cafeteria. Information about the lottery and waitlist will be reviewed, and parents will have an opportunity to ask questions at the conclusion of the presentation. Additionally, a recording of the presentation will be available in mid-January.

Lottery Information

The Walnut Lottery will be held Wednesday, February 8 at 5:30 PM in the Walnut Elementary Cafeteria. Families may attend, but are not required to in order to accept a position. Families will be contacted by February 12 via email with information on their student's lottery draw number.  Students offered a spot must accept by February 20, 2024.

Kindergarten Information