Virtual Enrollment Portal

 
 
Now Enrolling New Students for the 2020-2021 School Year!
 
New students may now register for the 2020-21 school year! Below you will find all the information you need to register your child online or you may visit any school office to enroll in-person. 
In order to make the registration process as quick as possible, please gather/scan the following items:
  1. Certified Birth Certificate
  2. Immunization Records
  3. Withdrawal form from previous school
  4. Proof of Residency (a utility bill/lease/contract to build)
  5. As a parent or guardian, you will also need a valid Photo ID
  6. And don't forget your enrollment forms!
Please click on the school name that you would like to enroll in. Not sure which school you should enroll in? Just view our boundary map.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
**Please note that, due to the Governor's Executive Order, school for all students will begin on August 3rd ONLINE and will remain online until schools are allowed to reopen to in person instruction.***
 
How old should my child be to register for kindergarten?
 
If your child turns five before September 1, 2020, it's time to register for kindergarten! Please see the above information for necessary documents.
 
What is Early Kindergarten Testing?

The J.O. Combs Unified School District is dedicated to education placement decisions that will best serve the children in our community. Decisions to accept a child for early kindergarten admission will be based on a clear indication that the child exhibits skills in areas of development that will most likely assure a successful kindergarten experience. The screening will be conducted by a team of kindergarten experts and parents will be notified regarding admission within one week. All decisions by the team are final and there will not be additional opportunities for re-screening.

By law, students must turn 5 by December 31st of the school year to qualify for early kindergarten testing. Please note that the list below describes general concepts that the early kindergarten test will be assessing:

Social Development: How well student separates from parents, follows directions, and interacts with adults and peers
Motor Skills: Physical activity, holding a pencil, and using scissors
Basic Academic Skills: Knowing shapes, colors, letters, and numbers

If your child has not yet demonstrated these skills, we would recommend that you instead consider Kinder Prep preschool which is also taught by a certified teacher. Please refer to the Community Education section of our website for additional information regarding this program.

COVID-19 Protocols
 
  • Temperature checks will be conducted on all children and adults as they enter the building.
  • A child or adult with a temperature above 100.4 will be asked to leave and will be unable to be screened. No refunds will be given.
  • Children will be asked to use hand sanitizer prior to being taken back to the screening environment.
  • Social distancing will be maintained as much as possible.
  • We strongly encourage all children and adults, including staff administering the screening, to wear a mask.
  • Adequate time between each screening will be taken to appropriately disinfect the testing materials prior to the next group.

    Early Kindergarten Screening Registration Information

    Screenings will be held at the J.O. Combs Unified School District Office, which is next to Ranch Elementary School at 43371 N. Kenworthy Rd.

    Screenings will be held on the following dates and times:
    Monday, July 27th 4:00-5:00PM
    Monday, July 27th 5:00-6:00PM
    Tuesday, July 28th 4:00-5:00PM
    Tuesday, July 28th 5:00-6:00PM

    The registration fee is $35 and is nonrefundable. Please note that you will not be able to choose the time when you register. We will contact you within 24 hours after registration to provide you with the time that your child will be screened. Due to the need to ensure social distancing in each session, we have a maximum capacity for each screening time so you will need to be available for either screening time.

    To register for Early Kindergarten Screening, please go to https://forms.gle/AVK6yVHwCeRjaaA36
 
To help protect your child, state law requires an original copy of your child's immunization from the Doctor. Inappropriate spacing between shots may require additional doses to be administered. The required immunizations include:
 
DPT   5 doses needed if 4th dose was given prior to 4th birthday
OPV 4 doses needed if 3rd dose was given prior to 4th birthday
MMR 2 doses needed, 1st dose on or after 1st birthday
Varicella 1 dose required (chicken pox vaccine)
Hepatitis B 3-shot series
Tdap age 11 for 6th-12th grades
Meningococcal age 11 for 6th-12th grades
 
Please refer to the Arizona state requirements for complete information.
Student exemptions may be filed when a state exemption form is filled out for one of the following reasons:
  • The child's doctor certifies that the child is unable to be given one or more vaccines due to a current health condition which affects the child either temporarily or permanently.
  • A parent certifies that immunizations are contrary to their personal beliefs.
 
The law allows exemptions; however, the County Health Department may request we exclude your child from school should there be an outbreak of any of these diseases.
 
 
You can find next year's bus schedules on our Transportation page.