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/Holy Angels Preschool
- Siblings of non-Catholic families attending St. Isidore Catholic School / Holy Angels Preschool
- New Catholic Families
- New non-Catholic families
All students are admitted to St. Isidore Catholic School on a probationary basis. Probation covers conduct as well as grades and general participation. The school administration may terminate enrollment at any time.
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 school will require all children to submit proof of having received a health assessment during the 18 months prior to entrance into first grade. The principal may grant permission to extend this to 90 days after entrance.
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:
- 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.
Questions regarding immunizations should be directed to the principal. The following website provides thorough information: www.shotsforschool.org
Two weeks’ notice by parents/guardians is required before the withdrawal of a student. An exit interview must also take place with the principal. Tuition and monthly extension contracts are prorated by day. All other fees/obligations will not be prorated. The registration fee is non-refundable. The school reserves the right to withhold student records until all financial obligations have been settled.