Thank you for your interest in St. Isidore Catholic School. We are a school community committed to Catholic values and educational excellence. For more than sixty-five years, the school has followed its mission to nurture the whole child. We invite you to explore how your family can become part of our family.
The order of priority for acceptance to St. Isidore Catholic School follows:
- Continuing students in good standing at St. Isidore Catholic School who meet registration deadlines (students who do not meet registration deadlines may lose their priority standing).
- Siblings of Catholic families attending St. Isidore Catholic School
- Siblings of non-Catholic families attending St. Isidore Catholic School
- New Catholic Families
- New non-Catholic families
Age for Admission
- A child may be admitted to Transitional Kindergarten who is 4 years of age on or before September 1st of the current year; these children do not yet meet the age requirement or the social and/or academic requirements for the school’s Kindergarten program.
- A child may be admitted to Kindergarten who is 5 years of age on or before September 1st of the current year; applicants must be developmentally ready, which shall be determined through appropriate screening.
- A child may be admitted into the first grade who is 6 years of age on or before September 1st of the current school year
At the time of initial registration, the school will require parent(s) to provide the school with copies of the student’s birth certificate, baptismal certificate, social security number, and health records including an up-to-date immunization record.
Every new student must have a physical examination report on file in the school office by the first day of attendance. The report must be dated within 18 months of entrance. Students may not attend class until this information is on file. The principal may grant permission to extend this to 90 days after entrance.
- Required immunizations for grades TK – 12 currently include the following: polio (OPV or IPV); diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTP, DTaP, or DT); measles, mumps, rubella (MMR or MMR-V); hepatitis B (HepB or HBV); and varicella (chickenpox, VAR, MMR-V, or VZV).
- Students entering 7th grade are required to have Tdap (or DTP/DTaP given on or after the 7th birthday).
- The California Dept. of Public Health may require vaccination for "any other disease deemed appropriate."
- Public or private elementary schools are prohibited from admitting any child without documentation that the child has been immunized for the specified diseases, unless there is a documented medical exemption, based on attestation from the child's licensed physician that immunization is not safe, due to medical circumstance, such as family medical history.
- Regarding former exemptions for personal reasons, any student who, prior to January 1, 2016, had submitted a letter/affidavit of exemption on grounds of personal belief will be allowed to continue enrollment or be enrolled, without proof of immunization, but only until the child reaches the next "grade span." The statute specifies three grade spans: (1) birth to preschool; (2) kindergarten (including transitional kindergarten) through 6th grade; and (3) 7th through 12th grade.
- The school will be permitted to temporarily exclude a student who has not been immunized, if there is good cause to believe the child has been exposed to one of the itemized diseases, until the county or city health department is satisfied that the child is no longer at risk of developing or transmitting the disease.
Immunizations can be a complicated topic which may be explained more fully by the child’s physician. Every child must show up-to-date proof of required immunizations by the submission of a current California School Immunization Record (this can be provided by the physician).
The California Health and Safety Code sections 120325-120380 set forth current California law on this topic; a summary follows:
Questions regarding immunizations should be directed to the principal. The following website provides thorough information: www.shotsforschool.org
St. Isidore Catholic School, in the Diocese of Sacramento, mindful of their primary mission to be witnesses to the love of Christ for all, admits students of any sex, race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at this school. St. Isidore Catholic School in the Diocese of Sacramento does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national and/or ethnic origin, or disability in the administration of education policies, scholarships and loan programs, and athletic, and other school-administered programs.