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Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten Registration

If your new TK or Kindergarten student currently has a sibling attending Rondo School of Discovery, the registration window opens January 19, 2021. If your new TK or Kindergarten student does not currently have a sibling attending Rondo School of Discovery, the registration window opens February 16, 2021.

*ALL documents for TK and Kindergarten registration are due by March 1, 2021. If we do not have all necessary documentation on or before March 1, 2021, your child will be taken off the priority list and she/he will lose their place until all necessary documentation is received.

Interdistrict (outside CNUSD boundaries) and Intradistrict (within CNUSD boundaries) registration for all grades is open from December 12, 2020 through January 15, 2021.

CNUSD Parent Center

The CNUSD Parent Center has resources! They provide support with enrollment, various workshops, parent groups, and much, much more! If you have a child who is an English learner, they now have workshops in Spanish and Mandarin to assist parents with the necessary tools to help their children achieve in academics and gain proficiency in English. Click here for their January Newsletter or follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Click on the Parent Center image below for more details.

Teacher Spotlight

Mrs. Kliss

Mrs. Kliss was born in Anaheim, California. She has two sisters in her family and she is the baby. Mrs. Kliss has been married to her wonderful husband, Jeff for 29 years. Together they have two children. Their son, Tanner, is 27-years old and married to her amazing daughter-in-law, Heather, and their daughter, Gillian, who is in her senior year of college playing soccer. Mrs. Kliss has the very best dog in the world, Timmy, and two cats, Lilly and her baby Zeus. She went to school in Orange County. At Cal State Fullerton Mrs. Kliss earned her BS degree in child development and her teaching credential. Then she went on to earn her Masters degree in early childhood education. Recently Mrs. Kliss earned a reading certificate through a program at UC San Diego and is also trained in all areas of Leader and Me. She said her next step is earning her Google Level 1 Certificate (see below)! Some things Mrs. Kliss is passionate about are hockey, (she loves the Ducks!), skiing, the beach and READING! You probably did know that she has been hang gliding before! Of the 7 Habits for Highly Effective People, Habit 5 - Seek first to understand then to be understood is her favorite. Mrs. Kliss says, "being a good listener is so important. You can lean a lot about others by just being an active listener." She added that, "it is also very hard to not speak up all the time." Finally, Mrs. Kliss said what she is really excited about this school year is just having her students IN her classroom with her every day.

Teacher Spotlight

Mrs. Cervantes

Mrs. Cervantes was born in Pennsylvania. She is the oldest in her family growing up with a younger brother. A funny story about Mrs. Cervantes, when she was very young, she had a blackboard on an easel. She would line up all her stuffed animals and dolls on the floor to teach them the letters and she wouldn't let her little brother "play school" because he would mess up her class. Mrs. Cervantes grew up in Pennsylvania and that's where she went to college to earn her Bachelors of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Development and Elementary Education. She then went on to earn her Masters of Arts Degree at Cal. State Fullerton in Teaching of Reading and Language Arts. She also earned an extra reading certificate. Look below to see one of her most recent accomplishments! One of Mrs. Cervantes' favorite things to do is gardening with the students! She says her garden at home is a mess. Wait until you get to school to see what she has been working on. Mrs. Cervantes is a big animal lover, she told us, " I just love animals." Of the 7 Habits for Highly Effective People, her favorite habit is Begin With The End in Mind. She loves to set goals and have a plan. Mrs. Cervantes' is excited about seeing all of her students in person at our wonderful new school.

Google Certifications

Google Certified Educator Level 1

Colleen Kliss

Merry Cervantes

Melissa Gingg

Linda Spencer

Erica Tarapore

Fran Rife

Melissa Lane

Roni MacDonald, Ed.D.

Google Certified Educator Level 2

Erica Tarapore

Roni MacDonald, Ed.D.

Google Certified Trainer

Roni MacDonald, Ed.D.