• CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR: Registration for the current school year is ongoing until May 24, 2024.

    • Please CLICK HERE for our Registration information page.
    • All documents must be ready and downloaded at the time of registration.  See registration document requirements HERE

    NEXT SCHOOL YEAR: Registration for the new school year 2024-2025 starts February 1st ONLINE

    • Please CLICK HERE for our Registration information page. 
      • Registration will take place ONLINE
      • All documents must be ready and downloaded at the time of registration. 
      • See registration document requirements HERE

    REGISTRATION OVER THE SUMMER: This information is updated in June. 

    TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN: See below for more information

    OPEN ENROLLMENT: See below for more information

    PROGRAMS OF CHOICE: See below for more information or visit https://www.sesd.org/Page/242.  

    GENERAL QUESTIONS: If you have any questions or concerns, please email or phone at 
    registration@sesd.org or (408) 522-8200 ext.1016 
  • STEPS FOR REGISTRATION: There are four steps that need to be completed to register a new student: 
    # 1- Identify Your Local School
    • You must currently be living in the Cumberland attendance area to attend Cumberland.
    • Please verify your address by using the School Finder link.

    #2-Prepare Your Documents

    • Please read the registration requirements page carefully(see below)
    • Collect all elements and have them ready to be downloaded into the registration system
    • 4 Proofs of Residency, Proof of age, TB test and all immunizations

    #3- Complete Registration Online

    • Once steps one and two are complete, you are ready to start your online form
    • Complete registration process online through our PowerSchool Registration Portal. 

    PowerSchool Registration Link - English

    PowerSchool Registration Link - Spanish

    • *** Please note that your child is not registered until all documents are submitted ***

     #4- School Staff Contact

    • Once the initial information has been collected, the school site will contact families for confirmation or follow-up regarding missing documents.

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    What is Transitional Kindergarten?

    Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is the first of a two-year kindergarten program. For the 2023-24 school year, a child is eligible for TK if they have their fifth birthday between September 2, 2018 and April 2, 2019. 

    Sunnyvale School District Program Design:

    • TK will be offered to all eligible students in the district via the open enrollment process - with priority given to neighborhood families.
    • Full day program
    • TK children will have meals, recess and all activities with their kindergarten peers
    • Located at seven elementary school sites (23/24 school year) to service north and south side families. Parents provide their own transportation. (Bishop, Cherry Chase, Cumberland, Ellis, Lakewood, San Miguel, Vargas)
    • Fully credentialed, experienced teachers

    How can I learn more?

    To learn more about transitional kindergarten, visit the Sunnyvale School District website at:

    For answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the California Department of Education website at: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/gs/em/kinderfaq.asp


    • Open Enrollment is a request to transfer from your school of residence (a.k.a. your “neighborhood school” or your “home school”) to a Program of Choice or another school within the Sunnyvale School District.
    • Open Enrollment is one of the ways the Sunnyvale School District aims to meet the diverse needs and interests of its students. 
    • Please note that you must complete Sunnyvale School District's registration process in order to be eligible for the Open Enrollment process, i.e. All students must have completed registration at their home school for the grade they will be attending in the upcoming school year and  address verification (if applicable)
    • Open Enrollment will take place from February 1 - February 14, and lottery results will be sent to parents' email for their student participation in Open Enrollment as soon as practical (MID TO LATE APRIL), but notification may be as late as August.
    • Open Enrollment is not necessary for students who are registered for and wish to attend their home school.
    • The exception is that ALL students who wish to participate in Columbia Middle School’s University Partnership Program must go through open enrollment, even if Columbia is your neighborhood school.

    For more information, please visit https://www.sesd.org/Page/241


    • In addition to our excellent, well-rounded neighborhood schools, Sunnyvale School District offers several Elementary Programs of Choice: a science-focused school (Vargas) , a Spanish dual immersion program (San Miguel), a leadership program (Bishop), a technology with emotional intelligence program (Lakewood) and a parent-participation school (Fairwood Explorer).
    • In middle school, we offer a university partnership program (Columbia) that brings cutting-edge curriculum and best practices gleaned through Stanford University research to our students.
    • Visit the district website at https://www.sesd.org/Page/242