Thursday, August 28, 2014

Preparing for the 2014-15 school year

Kearny High Student San Diego Unified hopes that you have all had a restful summer and are ready to start the new school year. For those of you new to the district - welcome! For those of you returning - we look forward to seeing you again soon. We have compiled some important information parents should know heading into the 2014-15 school year.
  • Start date: School starts on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Please make sure you check with your school for an exact start time.

  • Enrollment: Students who are new to the district have to be enrolled at their neighborhood school. No enrollment is necessary for students who are returning; or for students enrolled in the district last year that reached the highest grade level of the current school and will be continuing to the next level (they were automatically matriculated to the next school level). To find your neighborhood school, please use the School Finder. All neighborhood schools will be accepting enrollments. Complete enrollment requirements. Most school sites should be open now for those that need to enroll their child.

  • Tdap Immunization: Don't forget that students entering grade 7 and those new to the district in grades 8-12 must show proof of their Tdap immunization against pertussis (whooping cough) prior to the first day of school. Your student will not be allowed to attend school unless you provide proof of vaccination by submitting a copy of the student’s immunization card to your school health office or emailing it to Adrienne Lenhoff RN at For more information about the Tdap vaccine, please read this information statement about Tdap (English) (Spanish). For information about other required vaccines, please visit our Enrollment Requirements page.
  • Uniforms: A few of our schools recommend that students wear uniforms. To find a school's uniform policy, check the school's website, or call or visit the school.

  • Back to School Supply Lists: In California, public schools cannot charge fees or require parents to purchase supplies -- with a few exceptions. Many schools have recommended supply lists, but all necessary materials will be supplied by your school. Read more.

  • Free and Reduced Price Meals: This state and federal program offers lunch and breakfast at reduced cost, depending on family income. Applications are now being accepted. Read more.

If you are new to the district, we encourage you to visit our New to the District section, which has additional information about the district, its academic initiatives and more.