502 – Entrance Requirements

Kindergarten. No child shall be admitted to kindergarten unless the child is five years of age on or before the fifteenth day of September of the current school year. All parents and guardians wishing to enroll a child in kindergarten in the fall are encouraged to attend kindergarten round-up during the preceding spring. Any parent or guardian who intends to enroll a child in kindergarten in the fall may request that his/her child have a pre-school screening by the District. The Superintendent may also request that a child have a pre-school screening.

First Grade. No child shall be admitted to first grade unless the child is six years of age on or before the fifteenth day of September of the current school year, except that a five year old child who has previously completed kindergarten may be admitted to the first grade if the child demonstrates the possession of sufficient ability to profit by first grade work.

Proof of Age. A birth certificate or other satisfactory evidence of age shall be required of each student enrolling in the District for the first time.

Proof of Immunization. No student shall be enrolled in the District without adequate evidence of immunization against diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, poliomyelitis, rubeola and rubella, unless exempted under State law. Students born on or after July 1, 1994, must also have evidence of immunization against Hepatitis B, unless exempted under State law. Students born on or after September 15, 1997 must also have evidence of immunization against varicella or have a reliable history of natural disease, unless exempted under State law. A student may be provisionally enrolled if the student has begun the required immunizations and continues to receive the necessary immunizations in accordance with State law.

Proof of Dental Screening. Parents and guardians of students enrolling in elementary school must provide evidence of a dental screening conducted between the ages of three and six years of age at a minimum, unless exempted under State law. Parents and guardians enrolling a high school student must provide evidence of a dental screening within the prior year, unless exempted under State law.

Health Certificate. A student enrolling for the first time in the District should have a physical examination by a licensed practitioner. Each student shall submit an up-to-date certificate of health upon request of the Superintendent.

Date of Revision: April 1, 2013

Legal References: 135.17, 139A.8, 256B.2, 279.8, 280.3, 280.7, 280.14, 282.1, 282.3, 299.1A, Code of Iowa; 281 I.A.C. 12.3(4), 12.3(7), 31.2(1) 33.5; 641 I.A.C. Chapter 7

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