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Absence Reporting

If you think your child would be absent, please call the main office at (925) 682-8000 ext. 86203

Upcoming Events
welcome to walnut acres elementary


Welcome to Walnut Acres. We are a dynamic learning community focused on preparing our children for leadership and success in the 21st Century. We have high expectations for all learners and we are working to promote content mastery aligned to standards, as well as creativity, critical thinking, communication, global citizenship, and collaboration. Our formative assessment practices support targeted instruction and differentiation, while our instructional strategies provide meaningful learning experiences. A rich performing arts and fine arts program as well as physical education and hands-on science learning opportunities complement our strong academic program.Our Character Counts program provides guiding principles to support our students’ social and emotional development. Walnut Acres is a dynamic communitGarden - D Wingy of talented, eager learners, dedicated, creative staff, and active, supportive families. The success of our school is a testimony to our shared vision and our united commitment to support our children to become the best that they can be. Collaboratively, we help to make Walnut Acres a wonderful place to learn and grow.

Winter break 

Winter break begins on Monday, December 21 and continues through Monday, January 4. Our first day back is Tuesday, January 5th. The school office will be closed during this period. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 5th. PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY, JANUARY 4TH.



(Grade 1-5 registration will begin January 26th)

Online registration begins January 1st. Registrations entered prior to January 1st can not be accepted.

TK and Kindergarten registration day will be held on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 via zoom or phone. Registration is by appointment only. Appointments can be made beginning February 1 at 8:30 am through SignUpGenius (LINK).

Kindergarten Orientation

A video orientation for parents of incoming Kindergarten and TK students will be available on this website in the coming weeks.  Registration appointments for registration day February 2nd will be open on Monday, February 1st at 8:30 am through this LINK or at

Students born between 9/2/2016 and 12/2/2016 are eligible for TK.  Students born between 9/2/2015 and 9/1/2016 will be registered for Kindergarten. (Students born between 9/2/2014 and 9/1/2015 will enter 1st grade, even if they have not attended Kindergarten).

Please do not complete the online enrollment if you meet one of these conditions. Call the office at 925-939-1333. Your student:

  • was enrolled in one of our schools previously even if they did not attend

  • received services such as speech or OT 

  • received assessment services 

Registration Packet

You will need to obtain a packet of forms as part of the registration process. Forms are available either:

  1. Download the files HERE

  2. Pick up paper copies beginning January 12, 2021. Packets will be available on the picnic tables outside of the school office.

Steps to register your student

  • Obtain the registration packet as noted above

  • Gather the necessary documents (see below)

  • Pre-register online HERE after January 1st ( and print/save a copy. You can upload the required documents during the enrollment process (from the packet and those listed below) if you choose.  *You do not need to register online if your child is a current TK student or has had services through the Mt. Diablo Unified School District.

How to submit your documents

The school office needs all of your documents prior to your registration appointment on February 2nd. There are a few ways to get them to us.

  1. Upload all documents to your AIR online enrollment. 

  2. Email all documents to Walnut Acres’ office manager, Galen Ryan at

  3. Bring all documents, bundled together (a large envelope would be best) and clearly marked with your student’s name, to the school office. There will be a secure collection box on the picnic tables in front of the office. We will collect the paperwork from this box frequently throughout each day.  

Registration appointment

  • Make a registration appointment through SignUpGenius starting February 1, 2021 at 8:30 am. Appointments will be held via Zoom or if you prefer by phone. The Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to your appointment.

  • Please join Zoom at your appointment time. If you choose a phone appointment, we will call you. Appointments are every 15 minutes so please start your appointment on time.

  • We will go over all of your paperwork to make sure it is complete. Missing or incomplete paperwork will result in a delay in your student’s enrollment. 

Please note: We must have all required documents before your appointment. Incomplete paperwork and/or immunizations will not be accepted. 

Required Documents:

  • All forms completed and signed 

    • Home Language Survey

    • Proof of Residency form

    • Kindergarten Inventory - if student is entering TK/K 

(The medical and dental exam forms included in the packet are due after March 1st, 2021.)

  • Printout/copy of online enrollment

  • Copy of Parent’s photo ID

  • Copy of student’s birth certificate or passport

  • Copy of student’s complete immunization records 

  • Copy of two proof of residency documents - see below

Acceptable Address Verification Documents

Two of the following:

  • current valid vehicle registration

  • state or federal tax return filed within the last 12 months with W-2 form(s) attached

  • current voter registration receipt

  • other forms of identification or communication from a government agency

  • property tax bill with parent name and property address indicating homeowners exemption

  • lease/rental agreement (including property address, names of occupants, name and phone number of owner/manager)

  • payroll stubs/checks

Missing or incorrect address verification documents will cause a delay in your student’s registration.



Office Staff
Contact Lang Luong  Lang Luong Principal
Contact Yvonne Ortega  Yvonne Ortega Office Clerk
Contact Galen Ryan  Galen Ryan Office Manager