Kindergarten Enrollment

  • To be eligible for Kindergarten in the 2021-22 school year, a child must be five years old on or before September 1, 2021. Students eligible for Kindergarten must enroll at their home elementary school. Kindergarten registration will take place on January 20, 2021, at all TUSD home school sites. Detailed information regarding Kindergarten registration can be found at your home school or the TUSD website. If you are unsure of your home school, you can use the Find My School locator. Students with a birthdate between September 2 & December 2 are eligible for Transitional Kindergarten (TK) at their home school. Walnut Elementary does not have a TK program.

Parent Information Night

  • Applications for TUSD Choice Programs will be distributed at the student’s home school upon successful registration for Kindergarten. Completed applications due by 4:00 PM on January 27, 2021.

    A team of administrators and teachers will be presenting general information about Walnut Elementary, along with a review of the lottery procedures and waiting list information. Parents will have an opportunity to ask questions at the conclusion of the presentation. 

    Link to YouTube Parent Information Night presentation.

Lottery Information

  • The Lottery night will be held Wednesday, February 3 @ 5:30 PM in the Walnut Elementary Multipurpose Room, 4219 N. Walnut Road, Turlock, CA 95382. Due to social distancing requirements, families will not be able to attend the lottery. The families of students selected will be contacted on February 4 through an automated call from TUSD. The deadline to accept a spot at Walnut is February 8. No need to reapply for students enrolled in either magnet program or students currently on the waitlist for either magnet.



  • Walnut Elementary Education Center is open to all K-6 grade students living within the Turlock Unified School District boundaries.


Kindergarten Information

  • Sibling Priority

  • Current Waiting List

  • 1st-6th Grade Lottery