Policies

Admission Policy

St. Paul’s School provides a Christian education to everyone in the community who wishes to attend. St. Paul’s Lutheran School teaches and nurtures a child in the Christian faith and the life as defined by the Holy Scripture and the Lutheran Confessions of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

All children are expected to fully participate in the regular course of studies, which would include the religion class of his/her grade level, devotions, memory work, and chapel services. 

 

Students who are not members of a Lutheran congregation will be participating in religion classes as a school subject and will not be required to change their religious beliefs, nor be required to be confirmed in a Lutheran congregation. There will be no requirements that the family joins the congregation. 

Enrollment Policy 

An application for enrollment at St. Paul’s School will need to be completed and returned promptly to the school office. Upon review of the application, a final decision will be communicated to the parent/guardian. St. Paul’s Lutheran School reserves the right to accept or decline enrollment or re-enrollment determined by whether the school can meet the child’s needs.All new students enrolled are accepted under a three-week probationary period. The teacher and/or principal will be in contact with the family regarding the transition to St. Paul’s. Probationary periods may also be enforced for returning students if a teacher and/or principal deems it necessary. If at any point during the probationary period it is evident St.Paul’s will not be a good fit, a meeting will be held to inform the family. 


Children will be accepted in the following manner:

Those who were enrolled in previous years will have the first opportunity, members of St. Paul’s congregation, sister congregations affiliated with the LC-MS, all others on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Transfer students need to allow authorization for a transfer of records, including a report card of prior school upon admission.  They will be placed in the grade recommended by the previous school.


Students  must be five years of age on or before September 1 to enroll in Kindergarten. Minnesota state law requires that children entering Kindergarten must be preschool screened. Record of this screening must be on file at St. Paul’s. 

Non-Discriminatory Policy 

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School admit students of any race, color, nationality and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission and other school-administered programs.

Immunization Policy 

The state of Minnesota has established immunization guidelines that must be met before students are permitted to attend school. A form verifying proper immunization and current physical medical exam must be filed in the school office.    

 

Requirements for students entering Preschool:

  • 4 DTaP/DT

  • 3 Polio

  • 1 MMR

  • 1 Hib

  • 1 Hepatitis A

  • 3 Hepatitis B

  • 1 Varicella or history of chickenpox disease

 

Requirements for students entering Kindergarten:

  • 5 DTaP/DT  (5th not required if 4th dose given on or after 4th birthday)

  • 4 Polio (4th not required if 3rd dose given on or after 4th birthday)

  • 2 MMR

  • 3 Hepatitis B

  • 2 Varicella or history of chickenpox disease

 

Requirements for students entering 7th grade:

  • 2 MMR

  • Tdap booster

  • Series of 3 Hepatitis B

  • 2 Varicella or history of chickenpox disease

 

Exemptions: Parents may file a medical exemption signed by a health care provider or a non-medical exemption signed by a parent/guardian and notarized.