Admissions

Students enrolling in the District for the first time must present:

  1. A certified copy of a birth certificate. When a certified copy of the birth certificate is presented, the school shall promptly make a copy for its records, place the copy in the student’s temporary record, and return the original to the person enrolling the child. Upon the failure of a person enrolling a student to provide a copy of the student’s birth certificate, the principal shall immediately:
    1. Notify in writing the person enrolling the student that within 30 days he or she must provide a certified copy of the student’s birth certificate.
    2. Enroll the student without a birth certificate.
    3. If a person enrolling a student fails to provide a certified copy of the student’s birth certificate within 30 days, the Superintendent/designee shall immediately notify the local law enforcement agency and shall also notify the person enrolling the student in writing that, unless he or she complies within 10 days, the case shall be referred to the local law enforcement authority for investigation.
    4. If compliance is not obtained within that 10-day period, the principal shall refer the case to the local law enforcement agency for investigation.
    5. The principal shall immediately report to the local law enforcement authority any material received pursuant to this paragraph, which appears inaccurate or suspicious in form or content.
  2. Proof of residence, as defined by Board Policy and administrative regulation.
  3. Proof of disease immunization or detection and the required physical examination, as required by State law and Board Policy 5130.

The individual enrolling a student shall be given the opportunity to voluntarily state whether the student has a parent or guardian who is a member of a branch of the U. S. Armed Forces and who is either deployed to active duty or expects to be deployed to active duty during the school year. Students who are children of active duty military personnel transferring will be allowed to enter: (a) the same grade level in which they studied at the school from which they transferred, if the transfer occurs during the District’s school year, or (b) the grade level following the last grade completed.

 

Admission to Kindergarten

A child must be five (5) years of age on or before September 1 of the current school year to enter kindergarten.

 

Admission to First Grade

A child must be six (6) years of age on or before September 1 of the current school year to enter first grade. Based upon an assessment of the child’s readiness, a child will be allowed to attend first grade if the following conditions are met:

  1. he or she attended a non-public preschool, continued his or her education at that school through kindergarten, and
  2. was taught in kindergarten by an appropriately certified teacher, and
  3. will be 6 years old on or before December 31st of that school year.