Lottery and Wait List



Lottery

A student is eligible for the Kids Club Lottery when they are enrolled at their neighborhood school that has a correlating Kids Club Program onsite. Each site is limited in the number of TK and Kindergarten students they can accept each year. The number of students enrolled is determined by the number of students leaving at the end of the school year. Other spaces become available when a currently enrolled family leaves Kids Club. 

Kids Club priorities for enrollment are as follows
1. Eligible TK and Kindergarten siblings of students that are currently enrolled 
2. TK and Kindergarten students and their eligible siblings 
3. Students taken from the current waiting list and determined by individual site needs


All eligible TK and Kindergarten students are placed on the Kids Club Wait List via a computer generated list. The Lottery uses random selection and is conducted by the PUSD Data Processing Department. The Lottery will determine which TK and Kindergarten students will be given the first option to enroll in available spaces at their Kids Club site. 

The Lottery will also establish the Wait List at each program site, indicating the order in which TK and Kindergarten students will be admitted as openings occur. To remain active on your neighborhood school's Kids Club Wait List, your child must have continual enrollment at that PUSD elementary school. Students not enrolled at the corresponding school site will be removed from our waiting list. 

During the eligibility dates (generally January or February through early March) families can submit a completed lottery form online
.  We close the Lottery Registration at this time so that we can verify enrollment at schools, work with Student Services for placement, and notify families early enough in April for them to make alternate plans if they are not accepted into Kids Club.  If your form is received after the Lottery closing date, your child’s name will be added to the bottom of the Wait List.

Results of the Lottery will be distributed via email by each Kids Club Site.

Special Note for Open Enrollment 
Families requesting OE for their Kindergarten child(ren) are ONLY eligible for the lottery at their school of residence. Once Student Services has processed the application requests for Open Enrollment, your child's name can be transferred to the appropriate site’s WAIT LIST (PLEASE NOTE: Your child will be added to the bottom of the list – Kids Club lottery acceptance does not transfer).

Wait List
The TK and Kindergarten Wait Lists are determined by the lottery every year.  For the other grades, the list is simply carried over from year-to-year.  Families can call the site at any time and ask about their location.  We do not give families their exact location on the list because as seen by the "priorities," the number may change based on those variables.  

Families will receive an email from Kids Club after the Lottery, and in general, we will not reach out to families again until we have an opening.