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Please contact Registration Services with any questions: RegistrationServices@pausd.org; (650) 329-3707.

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Elementary Schools (starts Wednesday Aug. 14, 2019)

Transitional Kindergarten:

  • May 1, 2019, 6:30 - 7:30pm at Greendell school

Kindergarten

Information Evenings for Parents (Translation Provided)

  • January 10, 2019, 7:00 - 8:30pm, at Escondido Elementary – Multipurpose Room
  • January 23, 2019; 7:00 - 8:30pm, at Ohlone Elementary – Multipurpose Room

"Open House" Kindergarten visitation day: February 22, 2019 (morning). Adults only. Held at all elementary schools except Greendell, Ohlone, Hoover. Exact times vary per school; contact school for details.

Choice School/Program Information Meetings

Link to details on each Choice Program.

Hoover Elementary

  • Parent Information Nights: January 16, 2019 (6:00 p.m.) and January 30, 2019 (6:00 p.m.)
  • Application/Tour Dates: February 7, 2019 (contact school to register)
  • New Family Orientation: April 23, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
  • Hoover Lottery Applications Due: February 20, 2019 12:00 noon at Hoover main office
  • Lottery: Wednesday March 6, 2019 (10:00 a.m., at District Office, 25 Churchill Ave)
  • Deadline for Parent Acceptance: Friday March 8, 2019 (email by 11:59 p.m.)

Ohlone Elementary & Mandarin Immersion

  • Parent Information Nights: January 29, 2019 (7:00 p.m.) or February 5, 2019 (8:30 a.m.)
  • Application/Tour Dates (TBD in Jan/Feb 2019):  Check Ohlone website in December. Application provided at tour
  • Ohlone Lottery Applications Due: February 20, 2019 12:00 p.m. at Ohlone main office
  • Lottery: Wednesday March 6, 2019 (10:00 a.m., at District Office, 25 Churchill Ave)
  • Deadline for Parent Acceptance: Friday March 8, 2019 (email by 11:59 p.m.)

Spanish Immersion (at Escondido)

  • Parent Information Nights: January 28, 3019, 6:30 p.m.
  • Application/Tour dates: February 4, 5, 11, 12 (9:00am: contact school to register for a tour). Application provided at tour
  • Testing for Spanish-fluent and Bilingual Students: make appointment with school for an appointment between February 19th through 28th, 2019
  • SI Lottery Applications Due: February 13, 2019 3:00pm at Escondido main office
  • Lottery: Wednesday March 6, 2019 (10:00am, at District Office, 25 Churchill Ave)
  • Deadline for Parent Acceptance: Friday March 8, 2019 (email by 11:59 p.m.)

Young Fives (Greendell)

  • Tours: Register with Greendell School for tours beginning in November 2019
  • Applications available after families complete a tour
  • Observation Day: February 14, 2019

Voluntary Transfer Program Orientation and Registration

  • Orientation:  January 17, 2019 5:30 p.m., 25 Churchill Ave (District Office)
  • Registration:  February 1 - 28, 2019, 25 Churchill Ave (District Office)
  • Elementary School Placement Meeting:  March 28, 2019, 5:30 p.m., 25 Churchill Ave (District Office)
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Middle School (starts Tuesday Aug. 13, 2019)

General Information Meetings:

  • January 23, 2019, 7:00 p.m. at Each Middle School

Visits (current PAUSD 5th graders only):

  • May 9, 2019, 10:30 am to 12:00 p.m.

Choice Programs Information Meetings:

For details on Choice programs.

  • JLS – Connections: February 4, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
  • Greene – Spanish and Mandarin Bridge Programs: February 6, 7:00 p.m.

Important Dates

  • Choice Program Applications Due: February 20, 2019, 4:00 p.m. (online application, or paper application to Registration Services at 25 Churchill Ave)
  • Choice Program Lottery & Notification: February 27, 2019, 1:00 p.m. (25 Churchill Ave)
  • Choice Program Parent Acceptance Deadline: March 6, 2019, 4:00 p.m.
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High School (starts Tuesday Aug. 13, 2019)

Information Nights for Parents of Rising 9th Graders:

  • January 30, 2019, 7:00 p.m. at each high school.
    All current and future PAUSD parents and students, who will be in the 9th grade in the 2019-20 school year, are welcome to attend this event.

Course Selection for Current PAUSD 8th Grade Students:

High School Counselors distribute Course Catalogs to current 8th grade students:

  • Fletcher: Gunn High counselors at Fletcher February 6 & 7, 2019; Palo Alto High counselors at Fletcher February 7, 2019
  • Greene: Palo Alto High counselors at Greene February 12 & 13, 2019; Gunn High counselors at Greene February 8, 2019
  • JLS: Gunn High and Palo Alto High guidance counselors at JLS February 4 & 5, 2019

High school counselors return to middle schools later in February 2019 to assist current 8th graders with course selection.

Course Selection Information All Parents, and for Newly Registered Parents/Students:

Parents and students can attend the Middle School Course Selection Workshop: 

  • Palo Alto High school on February 6, 2019 (7:00 p.m.)
  • Gunn High School on February 13, 2019 (6:30 - 8:00 p.m.)

All newly registered families will be given additional course-selection instructions after registration and enrollment  (starting in April prior to the school year).