• Welcome to the Vargas Family!

    Pre-Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year

    February 3, 2020 - May 22, 2020.


    Children who will be five-years-old on or before September 1, 2020, are eligible to enroll in Kindergarten. (20-21 School Year)

    Children who will be five-years-old between September 2-December 2, 2020, are eligible to enroll in Transitional Kindergarten. (20-21 School Year)


    First Day of School:  Wednesday, August 19, 2020

  • Step 1: Identify Your Neighborhood School

    Sunnyvale School District is home to eight exceptional elementary schools in Sunnyvale, CA. Vargas serves a small community in West Sunnyvale. If you do not live within Vargas' boundary area, you can request to be transferred via "Open Enrollment" which is the first two weeks of registration.

    Check the “School Finder” to find your school of residence. This is where you will register your child. (You must register your child at their neighborhood school, even if the child will attend a program at another Sunnyvale School District School)


    Step 2: Prepare your documentation

    Download the “Registration Requirements” and collect all the needed information in steps 1-6.


    Please note: In order to complete your child’s registration, your child must have:

    • All immunizations complete
    • TB Test is given and read (or TB risk assessment signed by a doctor)


    Files to download:

    Registration Requirements

    TB Risk Assessment- NEW form

    Local Clinic Locations


    Additional Forms For Kindergarten Registration

    CHDP Form 

    Oral Health Assessment Form- English

    Oral Health Assessment Form- Spanish


     Step 3: Verify your documentation at Vargas

     Registrations are accepted Monday-Thursday from 10am-2pm.

    After all your documents are verified by Mrs. Lopez or Ms. Salas you will be issued a SNAPCODE.


     Step 4: Complete your registration online

    Use your SNAPCODE to create an INFOSNAP account. It takes about 15-20 minutes to complete the requested information. You will receive an email from the Sunnyvale School District when your INFOSNAP is successfully submitted.


    If you have any questions, please contact us at (408) 522-8267 or email Erika.Lopez@sesd.org

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Transitional Kindergarten

  • What is Transitional Kindergarten?

    Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is the first of a two-year kindergarten program. A child is eligible for TK if they have their fifth birthday between September 2 and December 2.


    Sunnyvale School District Program Design

    • TK will be offered to all eligible students in the district.
    • Full day program
    • TK children will have meals, recess and all activities with their kindergarten peers
    • Located at five elementary school sites to service north and south side families. Parents provide their own transportation. (Bishop, Ellis, Lakewood, San Miguel, Vargas)
    • Fully credentialed, experienced teachers



    Curriculum Design

    • Based on California Preschool Learning Foundation and California Common Core Kindergarten Standards
    • Developmental approach focused on the skills needed to be successful in kindergarten
    • Literacy- pre-reading and writing skills
    • Math- number sense and problem solving
    • Physical development- large and fine motor skills
    • Social/Emotional development in a supportive environment
    • Oral language development


    Transitional Kindergarten (TK) in Sunnyvale

    1. TK is part of the public school system and is free to all eligible children.
    2. TK gives young five year olds the opportunity to start their kindergarten experience with children their own age.
    3. Students will be assessed regularly, to monitor their academic, social emotional and oral language growth.
    4. After Transitional Kindergarten, students will be promoted to Kindergarten.

    Must children attend Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten? School is mandatory once a child is six years old. Therefore, parents and guardians are currently not required to enroll children in either Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten.

    Will Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten students be enrolled in the same classroom? TK students will be in a self-contained class to the extent possible.

    Are Transitional Kindergarten students required to complete the entire two year program? TK students are provided the opportunity to receive a two-year kindergarten program.


    Building Parent Partnerships

    Communication between home and school is essential in helping students succeed. Parents are encouraged to actively participate in their child's learning journey at home and at school, volunteering in class.

    Teachers are available to meet with parents on a regular basis to discuss their child's progress and how parents can help support students at home.


    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

School Tours

  • Please join us for an opportunity to take a closer look at Vargas's Student Success Through Science program. Parent tours will begin at 8:30 a.m. (unless noted) and last about an hour. 

    Students benefit from the school’s unique science-focus, as all learning is viewed through a scientific lens. With wonder as our driver, discovery is never far behind! Vargas benefits from a state-of-the-art science learning lab, a highly skilled and dedicated instructional team, and a plethora of local resources to satisfy even the most curious budding scientists.

    For more information or to RSVP please email Erika.Lopez@sesd.org or call 408-522-8267. Please email your name, your child's name and incoming grade level and your phone number. 

    Tours are for adults only. 


    WHEN: Tours will be taking place on the following dates: (New dates added!)

     Dec. 10, 2019- (time change--1:30 pm)

     Dec. 13, 2019

     Jan. 8, 2020

     Jan. 14, 2020

     Jan. 24, 2020

     Jan. 28, 2020

     Feb. 4, 2020

     Mar. 24, 2020

     April 23, 2020


    TIME: Tours take place from 8:30-9:30 am


    WHERE: Vargas Elementary. Enter the school through the front office and sign in as a visitor. 


    RSVP: Please call the school or send an email to Erika Lopez, erika.lopez@sesd.org, to reserve your spot.

    Please include your:

    1. First and Last Name

    2. Child's name and entering grade level

    3. Specify which date you will be attending.  

Programs of Choice

  • In addition to our excellent, well-rounded neighborhood schools, Sunnyvale School District offers several Programs of Choice: a science-focused school (that's us-Vargas) , a Spanish dual immersion program (San Miguel), and a parent-participation school (Fairwood Explorer) at the elementary level.

    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.

  • Questions? 

    If you have any questions, please contact Erika Lopez, Vargas Registrar (erika.lopez@sesd.org)
    If you have questions about immunizations, please contact Frances Li, Health Assistant (frances.li@sesd.org)