Information nights are scheduled by the Davis Joint Unified School District for each school and program in Davis.


An information session for the Birch Lane Montessori program will be held on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 from 6–7 pm, via Zoom meeting. To join the meeting, copy and paste the link below into your browser.

https://djusd-net.zoom.us/j/85389162102?pwd=QkRlajhiQ1dDbWx2K0FranFOanR5QT09


Prior to the meeting, click here to watch a new video presentation to learn more.


More information can be found on the DJUSD TK/Kindergarten Information Night and Registration Information page.


The information session will include a brief video explanation of the Montessori method and the Birch Lane program, a tour of a Kindergarten/1st grade mixed grade classroom, and some parent testimonials. This will be followed by a question and answer session with Birch Lane Montessori teachers and the school principal.




Montessori Information Night

Kindergarten Registration

Enrollment of Children in Grades 1-6

Kindergarten Registration is a district-wide event and occurs during an enrollment window in the winter of each year. You must register at the campus at which you plan to enroll.


In 2022, enrollment is done either electronically or in-person


Kindergarten registration is a multi-step process:

1. Online Pre-enrollment

2. Gather required registration documentation described on the DJUSD Kindergarten Registration website

3. Registration

     3a. Electronically by emailing all documentation to enrollment@djusd.net

     3b. In person at the District Office located at 526 B street



Pre-enrollment

First, parents/guardians of children eligible for Fall 2022 enrollment must complete the Pre-Enrollment steps.  Save a copy of the completed pre-enrollment document. More information on Kindergarten registration and pre-enrollment can be found on the Davis Joint Unified School District page.


Required Registration Documentation

To register your child for the Birch Lane Montessori Program, you need to gather the following required documents and proof of residency:

  • Submitted and signed Pre-enrollment Confirmation sheet described above
  • Montessori Pre-Registration Form
  • Health Questionnaire
  • Home Language Survey (only required for students who have never attended a California public school)
  • Primary Language Form (only required for students who speak a second language other than Spanish)
  • Verification of Residence
  • Health Examination for School Entry (kindergarten and first grade)
  • Health Waiver (kindergarten and first grade; check the appropriate box if exam has not been completed)
  • Oral Health Cover Letter and Form (required for incoming transitional kindergartners, kindergartners, and first graders)
  • Proof of residency (current lease agreement, mortgage statement, or escrow papers in parent/guardian name)
  • Legal verification of child's date of birth
  • Immunization records
  • Parent/Guardian identification with photo
  • IEP or 504 Plan (for children who require accommodations or special education, if applicable)


Registration


Electronic Registration: Email all required documentation described above to enrollment@djusd.net 


In person Registration: Completed applications may be dropped off at the District Office (526 B Street) any time after January 10, 2022.

Waitlist
In some years, more children register than there are spaces available in the program. If the program is over-enrolled a lottery will be held on March 17, 2021 and you will be notified on March 18, 2021. Applications will continue to be accepted after March 18 and will be added to the wait-list on a first-come first-served basis.

Only register at one school - there is no need to register at your neighborhood school as a backup. If a student is wait-listed for the Montessori Program the enrollment packet will automatically be sent to the student's neighborhood school.

Registration

Important Dates

Students older than kindergarten may enter the Montessori program with permission from the Birch Lane School administration. For more information or to schedule a school tour, please contact Principal Jim Knight: 530-757-5395.

Students who are currently enrolled in the Birch Lane Montessori Program may indicate their intent to continue with the program on the DJUSD "Intent to ReEnroll" form distributed in March annually.

If you would like a Montessori parent's perspective, please feel free to e-mail our Board Members on our Contact page.