Welcome to our wonderful community! We are looking forward to meeting every new member of the Mira Vista family. Kindergarten is a time for parents and students to grow and explore, but it can also be a stressful time of change and diving into the unknown. Mira Vista is a great school, with a strong community and talented and experienced educators and we are sure you will love your experience here.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Kindergarten Schedule?
What is the kindergarten age cutoff?
Children must be 5 years of age on or before September 1 of the year they start kindergarten to be enrolled.
How do I know what class my child is enrolled in?
What should my child bring the first day of school?
How many kindergarten classes are there at Mira Vista?
Is there an afterschool program at Mira Vista for Kindergarten?
Do I need to pack a snack for my child?
Please pack a small snack for your child in his or her backpack. Snacks should be healthy (no candy or soda allowed). Snack time is only 15 minutes long, so please pack a snack that can be consumed in that time. Fruit, yogurt, cereal bars, baby carrots, and string cheese are great choices.
Are there free lunches?
Yes, please see this page on the district website.
What time can I drop my child off at school?
Children should not arrive at school before 8:00; there is no supervision before then. The bell rings at 8:15, at which time students line up in front of their classroom.
What are the pick-up procedures?
Kindergarten ends at 2 pm (1:30 on Wednesdays and minimum days). Students must be picked up from the kindergarten yard by a parent, guardian, or caregiver. Any student not picked up on time will be escorted to the office.
Where can we park?
In the large lot below the kindergarten yard, or on Hazel or Mira Vista Avenues. There is also a small lot at the end of Claremont Avenue. There is no parking in the circle—it is for staff only. Pick-up or drop-off at the circle is not allowed. Walking to school and carpooling are encouraged!
What happens if my child is late for school or absent?
Please make sure your child is on time and in school every day. If your child is late, you must sign him or her in at the office and get a tardy slip. If your child must be absent, please call the office at (510) 231-1416 to report the abscence.
What do I need to do if my child has to leave school early?
You will need to sign your child out of school. Please do not go to the classroom. Once you have signed your child out at the office, the staff will notify the teacher, and your child will be sent to the office.
When does registration begin?
Please click here for the district registration page for current registration dates. Please either register online or bring your completed materials to the school during office hours (9–3 pm, closed 12–1 for lunch).
Playdates are parent-run and community-organized. They are a great way to get to know your child’s classmates and their parents. Many lifelong friendships—for both parents and children—are formed in kindergarten. As well, they help ease any anxieties your child may have about starting school by getting to know a few friendly faces.
Meeting your fellow parents not only provides additional ways for your child to stay safe but also provides wonderful opportunities for learning among families.
Check out our Events Page for dates!!