Steps to Admission
Children enrolling in Kindergarten must be five years of age by August 15 of the year they enroll. Children entering first grade must either be six years of age by the first day of school or have successfully completed Kindergarten. A readiness test is given to all incoming kindergartners to enable correct class placement.
Colorado State Law requires that each child be current on immunizations as specified on the Colorado Department of Health Certificate of Immunization, prior to the initial admittance or transfer into a school:
Children entering Day Care, Preschool or Kindergarten must have proof of Hepatitis B Vaccination (three-dose series over 4-6 months). Please check with your health provider for required immunizations, doses or for written evidence of laboratory test showing immunity.
The Colorado Department of Health-Certificate of Immunization must be presented to ILS upon school enrollment. Exemptions from the immunization requirements will be accepted only if the reverse of the Colorado Department of Health-Certificate of Immunization has been properly executed.
Shortly before school begins each fall, an evening is scheduled for collection of forms, tuition payments, locate classrooms, to meet teachers, set up home visits, and take care of any other paper work before school starts. The date for the orientation night is mailed to parents/guardians via postcard.
Physical Examination Requirements
All new students to Immanuel along with current students entering Kindergarten and 5th Grade must submit proof of physical examination within the past year, signed by a licensed physician. In addition, any child (grades 5-8) participating in sports must provide a sports physical each year. Preschool students and daycare participants are also required to have a current physical on file each year.
Immanuel Lutheran School is not staffed or equipped to be of service to a child in need of special instruction. Therefore, we reserve the right to direct the parents and child to another agency. All who are denied enrollment may appeal to the Board of Christian Day School for review.
Immanuel will review information of each student's educational needs on an individual basis. A child study team composed of teachers from one grade level below, the child's current grade level, at least one grade level above, special education personnel available on staff, and school principal will review all the information provided with the student's application for enrollment. The team will include prayerful guidance in making all decisions.
Decisions Regarding Acceptance of Enrollment
After careful review of the student's strengths and needs, the child study team, with direction from the school administration, will decide on our ability to meet the needs of the child at our school. Our focus will consider whether we can provide the child with a successful learning experience at Immanuel Lutheran School. When reviewing our resources, we will keep in mind that we are building support for all our diverse learners, but must access the following professionals through the public school district at this time: school psychologists, occupational therapists, school counselors, physical therapists, speech-language therapists. These professionals are accessible after qualifying through an evaluation process with the district.