Admissions

At the time of registration parents must present the following papers: official birth certificate, baptismal certificate and current health and immunization records as prescribed under the Illinois State School Code. (Beginning July 1997, the Illinois Department of Public Health, Child Health Examination Code, will require all children enrolling in a child care facility or preschool program, the Kindergarten level and children entering fifth (5th) grade for the first time, to show evidence of three (3) doses of the Hepatitis B vaccine.)

ADMISSION OF TRANSFER STUDENTS: ALL STUDENTS ENTERING ST. GEORGE SCHOOL MUST BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH RULES.

AGE OF ADMISSION

A child entering Saint George School must abide by the requirements of the State of Illinois regarding the age of admission. Students are also required to present a birth certificate and baptismal certificate. At present this means a child entering kindergarten must have reached five (5) years before September 1st.

STUDENT ATTENDANCE

The State of Illinois provides for compulsory attendance of all children between the ages of seven and sixteen years. The responsibility for compliance with the law belongs to the parents, but the school is obliged to keep accurate records of daily attendance. This record is kept on file.

SCHOOL YEAR AND SCHOOL DAY

The length of the school year and school day is determined by the State of Illinois and the Office of Catholic Education. St. George is in session from 7:55 a.m. until 2:35 p.m.

POLICY ON NON-DISCRIMINATION

Saint George School respects the dignity of each student and will not bar admission to any child because of race, color, sex or national and ethnic origin. All can enjoy the rights, privileges, programs and activities that are available in our school. Saint George School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of educational policies, loan programs, athletics, and other school administrative programs.

LEARNING DISABILITIES

St. George School does not have a specific curriculum designed for those with special needs, However, we do accept IEP students and make accommodations to fit all our students educational needs when possible. There is a Part-Time Reading Specialist, Math Coach and services once a week from District 146 to assist in the educational process with students who qualify for services. Consideration for attendance at St. George School will be determined by the principal and the parents, to make sure all educational needs can be meet.

HEALTH RECORDS

A current dental and health record must be presented and placed on file for all students entering Kindergarten and 5th Grade. Also, evidence of a lead screening test must be part of the health examination. All transfer students must present a dental and a health record upon registering for school. NO STUDENT MAY BE ADMITTED TO A CLASSROOM UNTIL THE HEALTH AND DENTAL RECORDS ARE TURNED INTO THE OFFICE. Good mental, physical and emotional health are essential and necessary to facilitate the learning process.

MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH

Students with exceptional needs may be asked to have a psychologist, psychiatrist or certified counselor administer a psychological evaluation. Saint George will follow the recommendation of the psychologist or psychiatrist. Saint George is not equipped to deal with extreme or severe behavioral or emotional problems. Nor is it equipped to deal with students who have learning disorders.

St. George School is supported primarily by tuition and fees. Our School Board assists families through various fund raisers. St. George Parish also provides a subsidy to offset the cost of running St. George School.

HOT LUNCH

A hot lunch program is available for St. George School students by Lunch at Hand. Milk is also available. Menus are sent home for ordering on a monthly basis. Contact Laura Miller through the school office for more information.


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