Transitional Kindergarten Expands and 2022-2023 School Registration Continues

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (June 13, 2022) – Starting with the 2022-2023 school year, SPUSD will expand its transitional kindergarten (TK) program to provide more early childhood education. The goal of the program is to achieve universal TK for four year olds by the 2025-2026 school year as specified in California Assembly Bill 130. This year, students who turn five between September 2 and February 2 are eligible to register for TK. The program provides children the opportunity to learn social, emotional, and hands-on academic skills that lead to success in kindergarten and beyond.
Enrolling a child for transitional kindergarten is identical to enrolling any new student in elementary school. During the summer months when schools are closed, families with elementary-age children who need to register for school should complete these steps: 
  1. Fill out the online Aeries Internet Registration (AIR) at;
  2. Print two copies of the completed form and bring them along with all residency verification documents to in-person registration;
  3. Finish the registration process in person at the District Office at 1100 El Centro during the following dates and times: June 28, 29, 30, and July 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 from 8-11 a.m. or August 4-12 from 8-10 a.m. 
Required documents at the registration confirmation include three current proofs of residence, two copies of the printed AERIES Internet Registration (AIR), original birth certificate or passport for the child, original immunization records for the child (officially translated, if in another language), and photo identification of the parent/guardian registering the child. The child’s home school is determined by the attendance area boundaries for each school, and addresses may be verified here. Visit - Enrollment/Registration for additional information.
Parents who wish to enroll a new middle school student (entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade and not currently attending a SPUSD school) for the 2022-2023 school year should contact SPMS by emailing [email protected] to set up a registration appointment that will be scheduled at the middle school after August 1, 2022. If you are a South Pasadena resident and your child is currently enrolled in an SPUSD school, you do not need to re-register. Additional information will be sent regarding annual notifications and data confirmation in late June/early July.

Summer registration appointments for new high school students may be made from July 5-15, 2022, and again from July 26, 2022 until the first day of school on August 11. To schedule an appointment, email Alice Camacho-Espinoza at [email protected]. If your child is a current 8th grader at SPMS, they will automatically be enrolled in SPHS for 9th grade for the 22-23 school year. Students will pick up books and materials on August 4-5, 2022, and freshman orientation will be held on Tuesday, August 9, 2022.

All existing and new families with students enrolled in SPUSD must complete data confirmation beginning on Monday, July 25, 2022 through the parent portal at Parents are encouraged to complete data confirmation promptly before the start of school on August 11, 2022 so there is no delay in teacher/course assignment. School sites will also send additional information to registered students before the first day of school.
About South Pasadena Unified School District
Established in 1886, the South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) serves approximately 4,800 students within five schools including three elementary schools, one middle school and one comprehensive high school in South Pasadena, California.  Nestled in the West San Gabriel Valley, SPUSD has earned a reputation for providing high quality public education, attracting families who value challenging academic programs and outstanding teachers. Consistently recognized for superior performance, SPUSD students earn honors at the local, state and national level. The District draws vital support from parents and community members through the South Pasadena Educational Foundation, local PTAs and booster clubs.
For more information, contact: South Pasadena Unified School District, Office of the Superintendent, [email protected].