Frequently Asked Questions for Parents
What documents are needed to register my child to attend Yucaipa-Calimesa schools?
1. Proof of Birth Date and Place (Birth Certificate of the child being registered)
In addition, the parent/guardian will need to fill out several district documents, which are available in all school officers. To determine which elementary or middle school to attend, please consult the Schools link above.
How do I register my child for kindergarten for next year?
Kindergarten Registration for the next school year begins on March 1. Kindergarten registration packets will not be available until that time. If you or someone you know has a child who will be five years old on or before September 1, he/she is eligible to be registered for kindergarten for the next school year. The Kindergarten Registration documents are posted on the website in February each year and are also available at the District Office and in elementary school offices, as well.
In order for a child to be registered, office staff must see his/her birth certificate, or other age verifications. Parents also need to bring records of their student's immunizations, serious diseases and injuries. The child's immunizations must be up-to-date before he/she can be officially registered. California state law requires students entering kindergarten to complete immunizations for diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, measles (rubella and rubeola), mumps, hepatitis B, and varicella. Parents must show proof of residency; this can be a utility bill, driver's license, etc. with home address.
Parents may take their children to the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health Clinic at 222 Brookside Avenue, Redlands, telephone 909.798.8522, which administers low-cost immunizations on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, from 9:00-11:00 AM. Immunizations are also available at the Scherer Community Center, 12202 First Street in Yucaipa, the first and third Thursdays of each month from 1:30-3:30 PM. Immunizations to satisfy all state requirements will be available for $10 per visit, per child. The telephone number is 1.800.722.4794.
Children without required immunizations cannot be registered.
All first-graders should have a physical examination completed prior to the first day of school. A physical administered within 18 months prior to the first day of school for first graders will be accepted. Students from families in low-income brackets, or who have MediCal, can get physicals through the San Bernardino County Health Department. Information can be obtained by telephoning 909.387.4868. In addition, students must show evidence of a complete oral exam no later than May 31 of either the kindergarten or first grade year, depending on which year is the first year that the child attends public school.
Yucaipa also has a new healthcare service that offers immunizations:
This service is offered by Redlands Community Hospital, and is open Monday, through Thursday from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM and Fridays from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM. The clinic also offers low cost/no cost health services for all ages.
You must bring the following documents with you in order to complete the registration process:
What to bring for Kindergarten Registration:
1. Proof of Birth Date and Place (Birth Certificate of child being registered)
You may indicate a preference for morning or afternoon Kindergarten on your child's registration paperwork. Although we cannot promise your request will be granted, we will try to grant as many requests as possible as we build our Kindergarten classes.
|What is Yucaipa Adult School?|
The Yucaipa Adult School has served the adults of Yucaipa and Calimesa since 1963. Classes run year-round and include high school diploma subjects and GED preparation, English as a second language, parent education, crafts such as quilting and kiln-fired glass, painting and drawing, piano and organ, music appreciation, exercise and fitness, creative writing, office occupations, medical billing and terminology, traffic violator classes, first aid and CPR, and classes for older adults in mental fitness. Approximately 1,500 students are enrolled in these programs.
What is the PTSA and what do they do?
The Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District has wonderful parent and community support. A major vehicle for that support is the Parent-Teachers Association (PTA). The PTAs work tirelessly to ensure that students have a full range of opportunities and experience that make school special and memorable. The PTA also facilitates parent volunteer programs, parent education and generally offer assistance whenever and wherever needed.
Is transportation provided for YCJUSD students?
The district provides school bus transportation privileges for certain pupils, to and from the schools in the district, subject to the requirements as set forth in Board Policy and Administrative Regulations.
|How many schools are in the Yucaipa-Calimesa district?|
Who is the Board of Education and what does it do?
The Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District Board of Education consists of five board members who represent the entire community. Board members are elected to four-year terms. The board elects one member to serve as president for one year beginning each December. The president is the board's presiding officer, with the clerk of the board serving in this capacity in the president's absence. The Board of Education also serves as the governing Board for Competitive Edge Charter Academy (CECA).
The governing board of the school district holds regular meetings to direct the district's educational programs, make required decisions, and establish policy for the district.
All regular meetings of the Board of Education are open to the public in accordance with State law. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the board room at 12797 Third Street in Yucaipa, California, unless otherwise stated. Regular CECA Board meetings are held prior to the YCJUSD Board meetings at 5:00 p.m. unless otherwise posted.
Agendas for Board of Education meetings are posted on the web site, and minutes of all board meetings and summaries of important actions are available to the public upon request.
Who is the Superintendent of schools and what does he/she do?
The local superintendent of schools, Cali Binks, is the educational advisor and executive officer of the Board of Education. It is the superintendent's responsibility to implement board policy and manage the day-to-day operations of the school district. Duties include the development of curriculum, delivery of instruction, making of recommendations regarding personnel, and preparation of the school budget. The superintendent has three assistant superintendents: one for educational services; one for human resources, and one for business services.
Who are the teachers and how are they qualified to teach my child?
The district has approximately 9,800 students, 450 certificated staff members (teachers, counselors, and certificated administration) and 301 classified staff members (support personnel and classified managers). With approximately 800 employees, the school district is the largest employer in the Yucaipa Valley.
The goal of the district is to provide highly qualified teachers for all students. Teachers are recruited locally, throughout California and throughout the United States.
During their tenure with the district, opportunities are provided for teachers to enhance their skills through staff development. Teachers are encouraged to continue their formal education by providing salary increments for additional degrees and salary increases are also based upon longevity.
Mentor teachers are selected by their peers to provide additional support to teachers by providing in-class assistance as well as development of curriculum.