Application and Entrance Policies Pre K-8
Preschool – All preschool children must be three years old by September 30 to be enrolled in the three year old program, and/or four years old by September 30 to enroll in the four year old program. Children must be toilet trained when school begins.
Kindergarten – All kindergarten children must be five years old by September 30 of their entrance school year. All students entering kindergarten (including those from our preschool program) must go through kindergarten readiness screening which is conducted in the spring. If enrollment is requested after this spring screening, the kindergarten teacher will screen the student for readiness and placement.
Grades 1-8 – All students above first grade who are enrolling in Trinity Lutheran School for the first time must provide a school transcript of previous passing status, including grade cards and any standardized testing results. Trinity will request that a school inquiry form be completed by the student’s previous school. Students requesting enrollment in grades 2-8 shall be required to take an admittance test.
Trinity Lutheran School reserves the right to determine final grade placement for any applicant or present student based on educational need.
All new students will be on academic and social probation until the end of the first (1st) trimester. Admission to Trinity Lutheran School shall be with the understanding that parents have familiarized themselves with the philosophy and policies of the school, and agree to support those policies. Families further agree to pay all tuition and fees in a regular and timely manner.
Re-enrollment forms will be sent to all presently enrolled students in January for the following school year. These forms need to be returned by February 15 when open enrollment begins. A re-enrollment fee of $100.00 will be required to reserve a place for each child. This fee will be applied to the student’s tuition in June. This fee is non-refundable for students who choose not to return to Trinity after the February 15 deadline.
Children whose parents are members of Trinity Lutheran Church receive first priority for admission. Students who are currently enrolled in Trinity Lutheran School receive second priority. Third priority is given to siblings of enrolled students who have not yet attended Trinity. Other families desiring Christian education for their children are admitted on a space available basis. These applications will be handled in the order of the date the school received the application.
Immunizations and Medical Examinations:
The state of Ohio requires a complete physical and dental examination of all children entering school for the first time. All students must also show proof that their immunizations are current. Those immunizations required by the state are: poliomyelitis, rebeola, diphtheria, rubella (German Measles), pertussis, tetanus, and mumps. The measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) shot needs to have been given after the child is one year old. Before students are able to enter the seventh grade, the MMR Booster needs to be received. Proof of this being administered needs to be given to the school office for the student’s health file. Before students enter kindergarten, the Hepatitis B vaccine series needs to be in progress.
Health records are checked in September. Students lacking the required immunizations will be suspended from class until arrangements have been made to meet these health requirements. This procedure is mandated by the State of Ohio.
Trinity has policies regarding infectious diseases and other medical conditions. If you have any questions, please contact the school nurse.
Trinity Lutheran School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students of the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and athletic and other school administered programs.
Trinity Lutheran School believes that educational opportunities and programs should be open to boys and girls on an equal basis, and
that employment opportunities be available to men and women equally. We, therefore, do not discriminate on the basis of gender in administering our educational policies, programs, activities, and employment practices.