MI REGISTRATION (SY2017-18)

Updated 10/16/2016. For the latest information about registration, please refer to Redwood City School District Registration. The information here is intended to assist parents interested in the Mandarin Immersion program at John Gill School.


For TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN (IN AND OUT-OF-DISTRICT RESIDENTS)

At this time, RCSD is not offering registration for a TK class in the MI program. However, if there is enough interest they will consider opening a class. Please contact Melanie Davenport at RCSD (mdavenport@rcsdk8.net) if you are interested.


FOR REDWOOD CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT RESIDENTS (K-3)

-- For those enrolling after March 9, please follow steps 1-3 --

1. For students not already attending a school in RCSD, fill out the online Registration form. Registration opens 9am Saturday, November 5. Documents needed for Registration:
  • Birth Certificate of Child, Certificate or Passport (only one is required)
  • Immunization Record
  • Two Forms of Proof of Residency (only two of the following are required)
    • A current utility bill with parent's/guardian’s name on it
    • A deed, or a rental agreement
    • Current Car Registration or Insurance
    • Any type of correspondence from a local or state agency
    • Recent pay stub that shows parent’s/guardian’s address
  • Parent/Guardian Photo ID
You may also register in person at Garfield, Fair Oaks, Hawes, Hoover or Taft from 9AM-12PM on Saturday, Nov 5th OR at the District Office, 750 Bradford Street, 9AM to 4PM Mon-Fri starting November 7. It is recommended you bring both the original and a copy of your documents to speed up the registration process when you go in person. Otherwise you will have to wait for them to make copies.

2. Between November 5 and December 22, fill out the School of Choice form to apply for John Gill Mandarin Immersion Program. (Residents who live in the John Gill neighborhood must still fill out the School of Choice form and indicate that they want to be in the MI program.) Save the confirmation code provided.

Be sure to select Mandarin Immersion at John Gill (K-3), and NOT John Gill School (K-5). The latter is for the regular, non-MI program at the school.

At this time, you are applying for the John Gill School Mandarin Immersion program. You will be entered into a lottery. The lottery is random and is not based on the date you register, grades, test scores, nor your child's ability to speak or not speak Mandarin.

3. For Grades 2 and 3 ONLY: An entrance exam is required to enroll in the MI program. Please contact Principal Rivera at John Gill for details. 

4. Notifications will go out on Feb 24th by email or mail. Use the confirmation code to determine placement/waitlist.

5. Confirm your placement by Mar 3rd. 

If you have any additional questions, call RCSD Schools of Choice at 650-482-2237.

FOR OUT-OF-DISTRICT RESIDENTS (K-3)


-- For those enrolling after March 9, please follow steps 1-6 --

1. Fill out the online Registration form.
Registration opens 9am Saturday, November 5.

2. Between November 5 and December 22, fill out the School of Choice form to apply for John Gill Mandarin Immersion Program. 

Be sure to select Mandarin Immersion at John Gill (K-3), and NOT John Gill School (K-5). The latter is for the regular, non-MI program at the school. 

At this time, you are applying for the John Gill School Mandarin Immersion program. You will be entered into a lottery. The lottery is random and is not based on the date you register, grades, test scores, nor your child's ability to speak or not speak Mandarin. 

3. Register with your neighborhood school in your home district. Check with your district on registration dates and your neighborhood school location.

4. Obtain and fill out an Interdistrict Transfer Form from your home district. (for example here is the San Mateo-Foster City School District Interdistrict Transfer form)

5. Register in person at the Redwood City District Office, 750 Bradford Street, 9AM to 4PM Mon-Fri. Bring the Interdistrict Transfer Form when you register. 

6. For Grades 2 and 3 ONLY: An entrance exam is required to enroll in the MI program. Please contact Principal Rivera at John Gill for details. 

7. Notifications will go out on Feb 24th by email or mail. Use the confirmation code to determine placement/waitlist. Only after you have been accepted to the MI program and released by your home district do you need to bring the health records, etc. to the Redwood City district.

8. Confirm your placement by Mar 3rd.

If you have any additional questions, call RCSD Schools of Choice at 650-482-2237.