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Constellation Schools admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, or gender in the administration of its educational policies, admission’s policies, hiring and employee retention policies, scholarships and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs. [O.R.C. Chapter 4112]
Home Schooler Notice.
The School is a community school established under Chapter 3314 of the Revised Code. The school is a public school and students enrolled in and attending the school are required to take the proficiency tests and other examinations prescribed by law. In addition, there may be other requirements for students at the school that are prescribed by law. Students who have been excused from the compulsory attendance law for the purpose of home education as defined by the administrative code shall no longer be excused for that purpose upon their enrollment in a community school. For more information, contact school administrators or the Ohio Department of Education. Previously home–schooled students enrolling at the School will be given a diagnostic test in order to determine the appropriate grade level placement.
Eligible Students and Admissions.
Students residing in any schools district within the State of Ohio are eligible to attend the School. The preferred entry point for enrollment is kindergarten, however, the Principal, with approval from the board, may admit students in any grades. Kindergarten students must be five years old by September 30th of the year the student is to be admitted. First grade enrollees must be six years old by September 30th and have completed a developmentally appropriate Kindergarten program. The requirements applicable to first grade enrollees may be waived by the Board for good cause. [O.R.C. §3321.01] Student enrolling in other grades must have evidence that they successfully completed the prior year course of study. The school may enroll students to meet the enrollment projections. We will admit the number of students that does not exceed the capacity of the school’s programs, class size, grade levels or facility, as provided in policies adopted by the board.
Applications will be distributed beginning December 1st for the succeeding year. The initial enrollment period shall be the first two weeks of December. Preference will be given to students who attended the school the prior year, and to siblings of such. A $50 application fee (which will be applied towards the $250 material fee if the child is enrolled, or refunded if the child fails to be admitted) must accompany the application.
Lottery, Selection Process and Criteria.
Should the number of applicants during the initial enrollment period exceed the enrollment capacity for each grade level, a lottery will be held for each grade level from all applicants received prior to the application cut-off date, giving preference to the students in the primary then secondary tier enrollment areas, in that order. The lottery, if required, will occur the third Wednesday in December, unless the Principal selects and publicizes a different time and location. Any person may be present for the lottery process and all parents of children selected in the lottery will be notified of the selection by certified mail. Parents will have up to seven (7) days from receipt of the mail to inform the school if his/her child will attend the School. If a parent does not respond within seven (7) days of receipt of the certified mail, the parents of the first child on the waiting list established through the lottery will be advised that their child may enroll in the school.
Notification to Students’ District of Residence.
Waiting List. Applications submitted after the lottery (if the lottery is conducted) will be handled on a first-come, first-serve basis, until the maximum enrollment has been reached in each grade level. A waiting list may be established for prospective enrollees.
Students under Suspension or Expulsion from Another School. The school will not enroll any student currently under suspension/expulsion from any other school or district.
Information Required Prior to Admission. Before a child may attend school, the child’s parent/guardian must provide the following information:
A child cannot be enrolled in the School until the child’s parent or guardian has provided all of the following information and documents:
- A completed application;
- A completed “Emergency Contact Form,” including, address and telephone number where the parent may be reached in an emergency, or should it be necessary to confirm a child’s absence from school;
- A signed authorization allowing the School to obtain records from the public or non-public school most recently attended by the child, and copies of any such records in the possession of the parent;
- A certified copy of the child’s birth certificate, or, in lieu of a birth certificate, a passport, an attested transcript of the birth certificate, an attested transcript of the certificate of baptism or other religious record showing the date and place of birth of the child, an attested transcript of a hospital record showing the date and place of the child’s birth, or, a birth affidavit;
- A current utility bill (gas, phone, electric, water/sewer) showing a residence address;
- The child’s Statewide Student Identifier (SSID) number issued by the Ohio Department of Education, if available;
- A certified copy of any order or decree, or any modification of such an order or decree allocating parents rights and responsibilities for the care of the child and designating a residential parent and legal custodian;
- A complete medical report, including immunization records, signed by the child’s physician, including: evidence that the child has been immunized against mumps, poliomyelitis, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, rubeola, rubella, and varicella. [O.R.C. §3313.671] The parent may be requested to provide the child’s Social Security Number (SSN), however, the parent must be advised that providing the SSN is optional, although it is of great assistance to the School.
Upon enrollment of a student, the School will notify the student’s public school district of residence that the student is enrolled at the School through a records release. The School will also notify the Transportation Department of each child’s district of residence with the names, addresses, and other necessary data, for those students who will require transportation. The School will assist parents to ensure necessary notifications are provided to the Student’s district of residence in a timely manner.
Request for Records from Prior School.
The School Principal or designee shall request the students’ official records from the public or non-public school most recently attended by the student. If the prior school indicates that it has no record of the student’s attendance, or the records are not received within fourteen (14) days of the request, or if the student does not present a certification of birth, or alternative document as described in Section 4.1040 #4, the Principal shall notify the local Police Department of this fact. [O.R.C. §3313.672]
Students Withdrawal – Failure to Attend the First Day of Classes.
Every student who is enrolled shall attend schools on the first day of classes, or be called in by his/her parent/guardian, should the child be ill or otherwise unable to attend. Any student who fails to appear on the first day of classes, and who is not called off on accordance with the policies and procedures established by the school, shall be summarily withdrawn from the school and placed at the end of the waiting list. The vacancy created by the withdrawal of the absent student will be awarded to the next child on the waiting list.
As required by 3314.03(A)(1)(b) of the Revised Code, any student who fails to participate, without a legitimate excuse, in 105 consecutive hours of learning opportunities during a school year will be automatically withdrawn from school no later than the thirtieth day after the student reaches the stated limit. Otherwise, a Parent may withdraw a Student voluntarily by signing a Voluntary Withdrawal form with the Principal. When a student transfers to another school, a copy of the student’s records will be mailed to the school, at the request of the student’s new school. The record WILL NOT be given to the family or to the student. Parents/guardians must complete a records release form prior to the records being forwarded to the new school.