New Families' FAQs

Hello and welcome to Bubb!

We understand this will be your child's first time as a Bubb student, so you may have many questions as you await the start of the school term. We look forward to meeting you. In the meantime, please read through the section below.


Before the School Year Begins

For the School Year

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Before the School Year Begins

Q. How do I register my child for Bubb?

A. Please visit the Mountain View Whisman School District's registration website for enrollment information. Students must be five years old by September 1 to be eligible for kindergarten in that school year.

Click here for district new student enrollment night presentation, outlining registration process
*In Spanish* District new student enrollment night presentation, outlining registration process

Q. How will I know if my child is ready for kindergarten?

A. Students must be five years old by September 1 to be eligible for kindergarten beginning in that school year.

In addition, there are many measures which schools and parents can use to determine whether a student is ready cognitively and emotionally. You can read more about kindergarten readiness here

Q. Is there a Kindergarten Info Night?

A. Bubb School hosts New Family Info Night early in January. The principal and staff give a presentation and answered questions from parents.  Another event will occur in the spring for all newly enrolled families.

From the Info Night January 11, 2023:
Meeting Recording (
Meeting Presentation Slides (English/Spanish) 

Child Grabbing Flag

Q. During the online registration process, there is a question about releasing my directory information. What is that about?

A. As you prepare to register your child for Kindergarten at Bubb, please consider checking the box to allow the school district to share your contact information with PTA and MVEF. These organizations do not share it with outside organizations; rather they share important information with you about how you can support your schools.

Q. My child is not scheduled to receive his regular vaccines until after my in-person registration appointment at the district office. Do I really need to get them done before I go?

A. Yes, you will need to show paperwork certifying that you have completed all required immunization when you go to the district office, including a tuberculosis (PPD) test performed within 12 months of your appointment (not before "school entry"). 

Q. When will I find out which class my child is in?

Class placements are available on Power School a day or two before school starts.  We then co-host a Welcome Back Social with the PTA, where you can enjoy a frozen treat while you catch up with friends, meet some Bubb staff, and join the PTA.

Our First Day of Kindergarten

For the School Year

Q. When will the calendar for the next school year become available?

The school board usually votes on the school calendar sometime in the spring, generally around the February-March time frame. Check the calendar link here

Q. What does my child need to bring for the first day of school?

A. A healthy snack and a backpack, and a readiness to learn! (The first day of school is a minimum day and school lets out at 11:55 a.m., so no lunch is necessary.) For Kindergarten, backpacks should be big enough to hold a lunchbox, snack, library book, and manila folder (9"x12").

Q: What about supplies?

A: Basic school supplies and textbooks are furnished for all students. Donations of items and funds are appreciated, but not required. It’s possible that your teacher may ask for additional, donated supplies after the start of school. Your student is not expected to bring school supplies with them on the first day of school.

Q. What are the school hours?

Please see the Bell Schedule.

Q. What do I need to do if my child will miss school?

A. To report an absence, you have two choices: 1)  Call 650.526.3480, Extension 2; or 2) email [email protected]. Please provide the following information:

  • Your child's name
  • Your name and relationship to the child
  • Your child's grade, room number, and teacher's name
  • Length of absence
  • Reason for absence

Check the Attendance Policy for additional information.

Q. What if my child will be late for school?

A. Come to the office to get a tardy slip before going to class. See our Attendance Policy page for details.

Q. How does lunch work?

A. MVWSD will continue to provide free meals to all students as part of California’s universal meal program. Breakfast and lunches are available daily.  Menus and nutritional analysis can be found on There will be a vegetarian option each day. A count of those taking school lunch will be taken at the beginning of the school day. Students may bring their own self-contained lunches if desired. 


Children Following Eachother

Q. How about bathrooms?

Rooms 1, 2, and 3 have bathrooms inside the classroom for their students. For all other students, they ask the teacher for a pass and go to the outside bathrooms with a buddy.

Q. Can I help out in the classroom?

A. Absolutely! Volunteer guidelines remain in effect. Frequent volunteers are required to apply to receive a badge, mask and submit proof of COVID vaccination (including booster). For details about volunteering, click here.

Q. How can I help if I can't do so during the day?

A. There are several ways to help, even if you can't be there during school hours. Many teachers have jobs for parents at home, like prepping art projects or making play dough. They will ask for volunteers for these jobs at Back-to-School night. If you don't see these jobs on a Sign-up Sheet at Back-to-School night, let your teacher know that you're willing to help from home and he/she will contact you when a need arises. In addition, there are many PTA tasks that can be done from home and help not only your classroom but the entire school. Check out our Open Volunteer Positions for ways you can help right away.

Q. Is there after-school care?

A. YMCA of Silicon Valley and the Right at School program provides Bubb's on-site child care program for before and after the school day. Registration typically begins in the spring before school begins in August. Please click on the links above for more information.

Q. What is Spirit Day?

A. Every Friday is Bubb Spirit Day, in which we encourage all students to wear Bubb-themed items to show their school spirit. If you don't already have Bubb gear, don't worry! Every student receives the annual Bubb Walkathon T-shirt for free in the fall, courtesy of our PTA.  You can also browse the PTA's Spiritwear Store to see if there's anything that suits your fancy. There are also other themed Spirit Days throughout the year, such as Mismatched Clothes Day, Pajama Day, and Wild Hair Day.

Q. What is Monday Morning Meeting?

A. Every week, we produce our Monday Morning Meeting that all students watch during class.  We also post the meeting link on our facebook page each week. Check out the videos to hear the latest news directly from the principal, staff, and students, and learn about Walkathon updates, contest winners, etc.

Q. What are Box Tops?

Box Tops

A. Box Tops are special labels you can find on certain grocery items, such as Kleenex boxes, General Mills cereal boxes, etc. Each label will earn our school 10 cents when submitted to the Box Tops organization. Because the Box Tops coordinator will send them in by postal mail, every little extra ounce will count towards the postage. So please follow along the dotted lines and trim the extra edges off your collected Box Tops before you turn them in. They are generally collected twice year, once in October and once in February.

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Q. How do I find out about school-wide and classroom events and information?

A. You will receive the Bubb Bulletin (containing school and community information) every Wednesday at the email addresses on file with the school office. Room Parents and PTA organizers will enter classroom and school-wide events, announcements, and sign up sheets on Konstella. You can also hear announcements from the Principal, Student Council, and event organizers in the Monday morning assembly videos. Keep an eye out for Student Council posters too!

More Questions?

Q. It's in the middle of the summer and I have a question. Who can I ask?

A. Please contact the Principal at [email protected].

Thanks so much and we look forward to welcoming you to the Bubb Community soon!

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