Imagine School admits students of any race, religion, color, gender, physical handicap, national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities made available at our schools. Preference is given to siblings of enrolled students and children of Imagine Schools’ employees. ISIV will admit all eligible students who submit an application by the Open Enrollment deadline. We adhere to admission procedures which have been approved by the State Board for Charter Schools. Enrollment preference shall be given to students returning to ISIV in the second or any subsequent year of its operation and to siblings of students already enrolled. If, by the deadline, the number of applications exceeds the capacity of a program, class, grade level or building, all applicants will be selected for the available slots through an equitable lottery, except that preferences shall be given to returning students, siblings of a student, and children of Imagine School employees. After the application deadline, students will be accepted for any remaining slots or from a waiting list in the order they were received.
Students who have been placed on long-term suspension by another school or district are required to have a parent/student conference with administration as a mandatory part of the admission process. Students who have been expelled by another school or district may not be admitted. It is our belief that a motivated student, with parent support, will excel in an environment of high academic and character standards.
ISIV operates full day kindergarten programs at no cost to the families. We are excited to have your children as they embark on their first experiences with school. If your child turns five by September 2nd, your child will be admitted into the regular kindergarten program. If your child turns five between September 2nd and December 2nd, your child will be admitted into our transitional kindergarten, which is a two year program. If your child turns five after December 2nd of the academic school year, your child will not be able to enroll into our kindergarten program and will have to wait until the following school year to be admitted.
Custody and Restraining Orders
In cases where custody/visitation affects ISIV, the school will follow the most recent court order on file with ISIV. It is the responsibility of the custodial parent or of guardians having joint custody to provide ISIV with the most recent court order.
California law requires that children be up to date on their immunizations to attend school. Documented proof of required vaccinations is needed for students entering ISIV. If an immunization would put your child at risk for medical reasons, you and the child’s physician must sign a Request for Exemption form. Personal or Religious Exemption forms are also available and can be obtained from the school health office. Exempt students will be excluded from school if there is an outbreak for which they have not been immunized. The School requires written verification from a doctor or immunization clinic of the following immunizations:
a) Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP/DTP/DT)
- i. 5 doses at any age, but…4 doses meet requirements for ages 4-6 years if at least one was on or after the 4th birthday.
b) Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
- i. 2 doses both on or after 1st birthday
- i. 4 doses at any age, but…3 doses meet requirement for ages 4-6 years if at least one was given on or after the 4th birthday; 3 doses meet requirements for ages 7-17 years if at least one was given on or after the 2nd birthday.
d) Hepatitis B
- i. 3 doses at any age (required for Kinder)
e) Varicella (chickenpox), (students already admitted into California public or private schools at the Kindergarten level or above before July 1, 2001, shall be exempt from the Varicella immunization requirement for school entry).
- i. 1 dose (required for Kinder)
Physical Exam Requirements (Kinder and 1st Grade)
All kindergarten and first grade students are to have completed a health screening examination and have copy of a physical exam on file on or before the 90th day after the students’ entrance or such students must have obtained a waiver pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 124085. The copy of the physical exam must include blood, urine, vision, and audiometric testing. This examination can be obtained from your family physician or possibly through the services provided by your County Health Department. Information and forms are distributed to students enrolled in kindergarten. Failure to obtain an examination for your child or a waiver will result in your child being denied enrollment. If your child’s medical status changes, please provide the teacher with a physician’s written verification of the medical issue, especially if it impacts in any way your child’s ability to perform schoolwork.
- The exam for kindergarten must be dated no earlier than 6 months prior to the first day of attendance at school and, at the time of the exam the child must be at least 4 years and 3 months old.
- To enroll in first grade, the exam must have been given within 18 months prior to the first day of attendance at school.
Oral Exam Requirements (Kindergarten and 1st Grade)
AB1433 allows for an oral health assessment to be completed as early as 12 months prior to school starting and as late as May 30th of a student’s first year of school. The assessment, or dental evaluation, can be met in many ways. It may be a complete examination and treatment plan performed by a California licensed dentist or a more basic oral health evaluation, such as a dental screening, which can be performed by a California licensed dentist, a registered dental hygienist, or a registered dental assistant with supervision.
The oral health assessment, when given at kindergarten or first grade entry, detects problems that may interfere with learning. Early identification and treatment of oral health problems are important to help a child reach his/her full development potential. AB1433 is specified in the California Education Code Section 49452.8