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Watch for order forms and fliers for Spring pictures and 6th grade promotion portraits. Photo day is Thursday, April 12. 


Bike Rodeos are a fun, active and hands on activity for elementary students to learn biking and safety skills in a safe and comfortable environment.  Safe Routes to School staff set up various agility courses on school grounds for students to practice necessary skills to ride a bike safely and confidently. Students' bikes are also inspected and bike helmets are checked for proper fit. K-6th grade students must be able to ride a bike without assistance to participate. Students should bring their own bike and helmet to the event, but bikes and helmets will be provided, if needed. Join the fun after school on the lower grade playground.


Join Boosters in the Library at 3:30 April 10 for the monthly meeting. Come support your child's school by supporting our parent teacher organization.


Spring Break is starts Friday March 30 and students will return on Monday, April 9. Enjoy your break!


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Parent and guardian feedback helps VUSD determine goals and priorities for the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The LCAP is an educational plan that maps expenditures to actions and student outcomes.

Take the survey here.


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Check out VUSD's Community Bulletin Board featuring sports, events, activities and more for kids and families.


Loop the Lagoon fundraiser April 28th
The 15th Annual Loop the Lagoon fundraiser for Vacaville schools is right around the corner. This fun-filled community event features kids races, running/ walking events and a fair. 50% of every entry fee goes directly back to your school. Help raise money for your school and have a great time doing it! Register to participate or volunteer here.



Registration begins March 6, 2018.  We encourage you to register your child by June 1, 2018 to help us determine our facility  and staffing needs for the 2018-2019 school year.  It is imperative that parents enroll as soon as possible to ensure a spot for your child. 

  • Kindergarten (K) is available for children who have turned 5 on or before September 1.  
  • Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is available for children turning 5 between September 2 and December 2.


Registration Requirements

Birth Certificate

Children must be five years old on or before September 1, 2018 to be eligible for Kindergarten. Birthdays between September 2nd and December 2nd are eligible for Transitional Kindergarten

Immunization Requirements

State law requires that an immunization document be completed. NOTE: Children must meet immunization requirements even if they are not yet five years old in order to start in August 2018

Health Physical Examination

TK students need to have a health exam dated within one year of school entry. K students need to have the health exam given after 4 years, 3 months of age). Proof of an appointment is required for school entry.

Dental Health Assessment 

An oral health exam is due May 31st of TK, K or 1st grade year whichever is the first year in a public school.

Proof of Residency

All students enrolling in Vacaville USD schools are required to present a document as proof of residency within the specified attendance area of the Vacaville Unified School District. 


More about Transitional Kindergarten

  • Parents should registered age eligible child at the school of residency.
  • TK is not available at all of our elementary school sites.  Parents will be contacted about school placement in July.
  • Currently, TK classes are held at Fairmont, Padan, Hemlock, and Markham elementary schools

TK represents a true bridge between preschool and regular traditional kindergarten. Taught by credentialed teacher with early childhood experience, TK uses a unique, specialized curriculum that is based on the California Standards for Kindergarten but is designed explicitly to support the social, emotional, physical, and academic needs of young five year olds. Please note per board policy: Transitional Kindergarten is available for students whose birthday is between September 2 to December 2. Only these birthdays will be accepted for this program.  Regular attendance is expected and monitored.

More information regarding Transitional Kindergarten can be found here.


Two Friday's a month we need parents to help with our PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Support)  cart. This allows students to "purchase" fun items during their lunch period with leadership slips. The cart is open from approximately 11-1. If you can help make this cart available by volunteering 2 hours on some Friday's please email Charles Skelton ( or Nichol Boman We need help Fridays: 

March 16th 

April 13th and 27th

May 11th and 25th.  


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Today: 3/24/18

School Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Grades 1-3   8:30 a.m.- 2:35 p.m  (Wed. 8:30-1:15 p.m)
Grades 4-6   8:30 a.m.- 2:40 p.m  (Wed. 8:30-1:15 p.m)


AM Kindergarten 8:30 - 11:50 a.m. (M-F)


PM Kindergarten 12:00-3:20 (M,T,TH,F)

10:00-1:20 (Wednesday Only)

Transitional Kindergarten AM

8:30-11:50 (M-F)


Transitional Kindergarten PM

12:00-3:20 (M, T, Th, F)

10:00-1:20 (Wednesday Only) 


For details see the 

Bell Schedule  page.

Please call the attendance office before 10 a.m. if your child is absent.
Telephone 453-6235 ext 100