ADMISSION and ENROLLMENT POLICIES
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish School does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, social level, disability or ethnic origin in the administration of its admission policies, scholarship policies or other programs. Our Lady of Mount Carmel School staff is committed to meeting the needs of all students, in so far as possible. There are some conditions, however, for which the school cannot provide the necessary resources.
If your child is transferring from another school, a letter from the principal of the school must be submitted to Our Lady of Mount Carmel School stating that tuition is paid in full, tuition is current to date of registration and/or arrangements have been made to pay past due tuition. We reserve the right to dismiss any student from Our Lady of Mount Carmel School if tuition from the previous school is not paid in full.
In order to enter the Early Childhood Program, a child must be three years of age by September 30th for admission in the three year-old class and must be toilet trained. In order to enter Pre- Kindergarten, a child must be four years of age by September 30th. Correspondingly, a child must be five years of age by September 30th in order to enter Kindergarten Admission is made through formal registration. The following documents are required for new students:
For students in grades 1 through 8-letter from previous school’s principal stating that tuition is paid in full, current to date or arrangements have been made to pay past due tuition.
- Non-refundable registration fee.
- Copy of birth certificate.
- Copy of Baptismal, Penance or Confirmation certificates.
- Emergency Medical Authorization Form.
- Current Immunization Record.
- Copy of psychological assessment, evaluations, IEP, IIP, MFE, (multi-factoredevaluations) or other special education reports.
- Copy of last report card.
- Completed School Records Release Form.
- Custody Information if applicable.
- Parent or guardian signature on Agreement of School Policies Form before admission is accepted.
Prior to the first day of school the following forms must be submitted:
- Health Examination Record (Early Childhood & transfer students).
- Authorized Pick-up List (Early Childhood & Extended Care students).
Every family is to re-register for the following school year. The administration reserves the right not to invite the family back to school and/or deny re-registration. This includes but is not limited to, instances of extreme, persistent, or unresolved discipline problems, failure to follow school rules and regulations, refusal to complete assignments, and/or inability of the school to provide for the educational needs of the student. If philosophy and/or policies are not observed, or if tuition is outstanding or financial obligations have not been cleared, your child/children will not be considered for re-enrollment.
Transferred students will be admitted for a probationary period of six to twelve weeks. During this period, the students will be observed for successful experiences, in both academic performance and school behavior. The Principal or teacher will contact parents/guardians of students experiencing difficulty.
Special Education Needs
We strive to provide quality education to each child. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish School accepts students of different abilities and will meet their needs whenever possible. Any type of psychological assessment, evaluations, IEP, IIP, MFE, (multi-factored evaluations) or other special education needs must be submitted to the school office upon registration.
Proof of Child Custody
In the event of a separation, divorce or shared parenting, it is the responsibility of the custodial parent or guardian to provide Our Lady of Mount Carmel School with pertinent documentation and current information about the divorce, separation or shared parenting decree dealing with custody of the child.
A certified copy of the court order along with any Shared Parenting Plans and/or any other judgment entries are to be sent to school. This information will help school personnel determine when, if ever, the child or information regarding the child can be released to the non-custodial parent. Our Lady of Mount Carmel School will determine, if any child will or will not be released to the parent. In addition, the school will not act as a liaison between parents. It is the parent's responsibility to handle all legal matters.
If a school calendar needs to be sent to a non-custodial parent, please provide the school with 12 addressed envelopes with stamps.