Shenandoah Valley Adventist Elementary

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Admission Policy
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WHO MAY ATTEND
 
Only those students and their parents or guardians who are in agreement with the philosophy and objectives of SVAE and who will willingly live in harmony with SVAE’s expectations and polices should apply for admission. Each student will show respect for the authority of the Bible, for God as Supreme Being, and for all SVAE staff as well as students. Each student will be expected to contribute to a kind, peaceful, Christian atmosphere. Students of other religious faiths are welcome provided they show respect at all times for the school’s Seventh-day Adventist philosophy.
 
Parents, seeking admission of their children into the SVAE program, place themselves on record as being in harmony with the principles and objectives of the school. They also pledge to promote and uphold the school and its programs both at home and in the community.
 
To ensure a safe environment, any sexual promiscuity, or known use or possession of dangerous weapons, tobacco, alcohol, or illegal drugs will disqualify a student from admission.
 
Children may be enrolled in Kindergarten if they are five years old by September 30th of the current school year. Students at this age meet the school entrance age requirement for Virginia.
 
Any child registering for first grade must be six years old by September 30th of the current school year.
 
Shenandoah Valley Adventist Elementary School does not discriminate; SVAE accepts students without regard to their race, color culture, or gender.
 
ADMISSION PROCEDURE FOR NEW STUDENTS
 
A new student is any student who did not attend SVAE the prior school year.
 
1.                  Start with school visitation, tour of the facilities, and receipt of admissions packet (with various forms to complete).
 
2.                  Complete the registration and the Consent to Treatment forms. Read and sign (both parents/guardians and child) the Compliance and the Acceptable Use Agreement forms. Have a physician perform a complete medical examination and then complete the medical form.
 
3.                  Submit the completed forms from Step 2. Submit the child’s immunization records and their original birth certificate. A hospital certificate is not acceptable. It is not legal to make a copy of the certificate. If no birth certificate or number is presented or available – An affidavit shall be required from a parent or guardian listing the reason why the birth certificate was unavailable. The affidavit is filed in the student’s record until a birth   certificate is presented. A copy of the affidavit must immediately be mailed to: Capt. Timothy Carter, Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Department, 109 West Court Street, Woodstock, VA 22664 for missing children. Submit names and telephone numbers of prior teachers, as well as any documentation of the child’s educational experience (report cards, Iowa tests etc.).
 
4.                  May complete and submit financial aid request along with an attached copy of the parent’s/guardian’s latest U.S. 1040 form (if financial aid is needed). Financial aid requests will be received by the principal and forwarded to the financial aid committee for review. Said committee will make a determination and send a letter to the applicants and a copy to the principal.
 
5.                  Meet with the principal, pay the non-refundable registration fee, and sign a financial agreement for the current school year.
 
6.                  Set a date for testing and a date for a conference reviewing the test results. (At time of testing, pay $20.00 tester fee).
 
a.                   K-1 and K-2 Gesell Development Test
b.                  1st Grade: Gesell Development Test and/or Metropolitan Readiness Test
c.                   Grades 2-8: Testing will be done as deemed necessary by school.
d.                  Conference: Review testing and recommendation for class placement.
 
7.                  Final action on all applications for admission is subject to the recommendation of the admissions committee. The board reserves the right to refuse admittance to any student whose life style may not be in harmony with its principles.
 
Note:    No student will be allowed in school without the financial agreement completed.
 
PROBATION
 
All new students that are admitted are placed on probation for one grading period (9 weeks). During this period, the student’s academic progress, behavior, and positive contribution to the school will be reviewed. If it is determined that SVAE is unable to meet the student’s needs, or if the student does not seem to be making a positive contribution to the school program, a conference will be held with the parent(s) to discuss the advisability of removing the student from the SVAE program.
 
ADMISSION PROCEDURE FOR RETURNING STUDENTS
 
A returning student is one who attended SVAE the prior year.
 
Any returning student on probationary status (as set by the school board) shall be reviewed by the Admissions Committee for recommendation and by the school board for approval prior to being admitted.
 
1.                  Receive the admissions packet (with various forms to complete).
 
2.                  Complete the registration form. Complete the Consent to Treatment form. Read and sign (both parents/guardians and child) the Compliance and Acceptable Use Agreement forms. Students for grades K, 4, and 7 will need a physician to perform a complete medical examination and then to complete the medical form.
 
3.                  Submit the completed forms from Step 2.
 
4.                  May complete and submit financial aid forms along with an attached copy of the parent’s/guardian’s latest U.S. 1040 form (if financial aid is needed). Financial aid application will be received by the principal and forwarded to the financial aid committee for review. Said committee will make a determination and send a letter to the applicants and a copy to the principal.
 
5.                  Meet with the principal, pay the registration fee, and sign a financial agreement for the current school year.
 
Note:    No returning student will be re-admitted to the school program whose account from the previous year has not been paid in full, unless suitable arrangements have been made with the school board.
 
Note:  No student will be allowed in school without the financial agreement completed.
 
TEMPORARY STUDENT
 
Any student – new or returning – will be considered a temporary student until ALL of the Registration Process is completed.