PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - This might be tough to imagine, but it is almost time for school to begin.

School year 2013-2014 will begin for all Monterey Peninsula Unified School District and Pacific Grove Unified School District schools Aug. 7. Carmel Unified commences their school year a week later on Aug. 14.

That means if you are new to the area, now is the time to get your child enrolled.

During summer vacation, offices will typically open periodically for registrations. So, call or check online before heading out to ensure there is a registrar available to help you. If you are unable to get your child enrolled during the next couple weeks, schools office generally fully open one to two weeks before school starts, and enrollment can be done during this period.

*Proof of address (lease agreement, utility bill, offer for placement)
*Birth certificate
*Current immunization records
*Name and address of previous school (copy of transcripts is helpful)
*Physical exam required for first-grade entrance, strongly advised for Kindergarten

Finally, ensure you attend an applicable back-to-school orientation, especially if your child is going to a new school. This is your opportunity to meet the administrators, teachers, parent groups (PTA) and ask all the questions you might have. These orientations are normally held before schools starts; check your child's school web page as it will keep you informed during the summer and throughout the school year.

If you have any questions pertaining to schools, the Presidio's school liaison officer can be reached at 831-242-6904.