St Genevieve School Registration for 2013-2014
In-House registration is February 4th through February 8th
Open Registration is February 25th through March 1st, between the hours of 9AM – 2PM.
To register a child the following is needed:
Copy of birth certificate
Copy of Social Security card
The registration form must be accompanied by the registration fee.
For more information or to schedule a tour of our school please contact us:
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GENERAL SCHOOL POLICIES AND INFORMATION
Admission will be final only after the principal reviews all records. Acceptance is conditional until all necessary records academic, psychological, and disciplinary are in order.
a) St. Genevieve School invites and encourages members of all races, nationalities, and faiths to apply. Preference however, must be given to Catholic families. A limit is set at thirty students per section for grades kindergarten through seven and twenty-two students for Young Kindergarten.
b) Priority is given to St. Genevieve Church parishioners. Our church classifies "parishioner" here for the purpose of admission to St. Genevieve School. Within the framework of St. Genevieve Church's philosophy of stewardship as a way of life, recognizing support of church programs and treasure, St. Genevieve parishioners are classified as follows:
I. Established and actively involved -- 2 years or more envelope user (through Offertory giving) and service
II. Newly established and actively involved -- 1-2 years envelope user (through Offertory giving) and service
III. Established -- 2 years or more envelope user (through Offertory giving)
IV. Newly established -- 0-2 years envelope user (through Offertory giving)
c) Priority will be given to students of St. Genevieve School alumni within each category of the guidelines. All things being equal within a given category, the child of an alumnus is to be considered first.
d) Initial enrollment and the filling of vacancies will be determined according to the following prioritized categories:
(1) Two places per section are reserved for special cases until school begins (at which time they will be filled as per guidelines. These placements will be made at the discretion of a committee composed of the principal, pastor, and school board president.
(2) *Siblings of St. Genevieve parishioners presently enrolled or previously graduated and in good standing.
(3) Siblings of Christ the Redeemer parishioners, siblings of Catholics who reside within the geographic bounds of St. Genevieve Parish who are not considered "parishioners" and siblings of Catholics who are members of church parishes which do not have their own schools and which are located within the geographic bounds of the upper Lafourche Deanery of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux.
*Siblings of all Catholic families with children presently enrolled in or previously graduated/and in good standing with the school as of January 1, 1991 will be placed in this category.
[See d. (2).]
Parishioner classification is reviewed annually. Families may be re-categorized. Siblings will be admitted according to current classification.
2. Placement requirements of St. Genevieve School
Students of kindergarten classes are administered the Gesell Developmental Screening Instrument. Results of this screening and teacher observation determine placement. The practices and policies for this program are clearly defined in our blue book entitled, The Gift of Time. Parents or guardians of children, whose entry level is kindergarten, must obtain and study this booklet.
Placement for Grades 1 through 7:
St. Genevieve School reserves the right to reassign transfer students based on the student’s performance and/or teacher recommendation with parent involvement in that decision provided there is proper documentation for previous school or home-school experience. Report cards from the previous school must be provided by parents. The school from which the child is transferring should be notified by the parent to request transfer of records from that school to Saint Genevieve. Every family with a child entering St. Genevieve School having been a student in another school or having been home-schooled is subject to this policy. Parents may be notified of acceptance only after these criteria are met.
a) Registration will be conducted during an annual two-week period announced by the school administration.
b) Kindergartners must be five years of age by September 30.
c) For all entering students, the following must be presented:
(1) a copy of the child's baptismal certificate
(2) a copy of the child's birth certificate
(3) a copy of your child's social security number
(4) immunization certification
(5) completed St. Genevieve registration form
(6) emergency information card
(7) In the cases where parents are divorced or legally separated, it is the responsibility of the legal guardian, to place on file in the office a certified copy of the court order granting legal custody.
d) Using information obtained during the registration period, students will be placed into the previously mentioned categories. Anyone not in agreement with his/her placement may appeal to a committee composed of the principal, pastor, school board president, and one parishioner.
e) A public lottery will be held to determine admission for registrants in any category reached which has more registrants than available spaces. Registrants not admitted shall be placed on a waiting list as established by the public lottery.
f) Available spaces in grades other than kindergarten will be filled using the categories and priority listed.
a) There is a per-pupil registration fee. This is a fixed charge and is not refundable unless it is the school whose circumstances prevent the child from entering.
b) A per-pupil fee is charged for the full year. The fee covers the cost of all religion books, text materials not included in the state textbook allotment, art materials, standardized testing fees, student insurance, and the diocesan per-pupil assessment. This fee is paid with tuition and lunch fees.
c) A per-pupil supply fee is charged for the full year. This is a flat fee for all grade levels. The school is responsible for buying all of the supplies that the student should need for the year. This includes pencils, paper, crayons, markers, rulers, etc. Trapper-keepers are the one exception to this rule. Parents are asked to provide these.
a) Rates are fixed each year by the school board.
b) A family plan allows the school to offer special rates for families with 2 or more children.
c) Tuition grants are attainable by application. The family requesting financial assistance must apply through the school office. An anonymous committee (provided by the parish) reviews all applications and assigns reductions. The findings of this committee are kept under strict confidence.
d) Any family not recognized as regular contributors toward support of St. Genevieve Church, traditionally determined through the parish Offertory Giving, is subject to be taxed just as out-of-parish or non-Catholic families are taxed. The families will be asked to pay the out-of-parish fee before they are allowed to re-register as parishioners. This evaluation is done at the parish level based on the calendar year.
e) Non-parishioner families from church parishes other than St. Genevieve are advised to contact the pastor of their home parish with reference to the subsidy the Diocesan Catholic Elementary School Support Policy requires of these students. If this assessment is not already met by the parish, it must be paid by the parents. The fee is a per-pupil cost billed to the home parish.
f) The non-parishioner fee must be paid by non-Catholic families and is treated as tuition.
g) All tuition (including the out-of-parish fee), lunch fees, book bills, and supply fees must be paid at a time designated by the school board. Families have these options:
(1) to pre-pay the tuition, lunch fees, book bills, and supply fees in full on or before the designated day.
(2) to finance a loan for the value of tuition, lunch fees, book bills, and supply fees with the bank contracted by the school to handle its accounts;
(3) a combination of (1) and (2) above, pre-paying a portion and financing a portion.
h) No child can be accepted for the upcoming year if tuition and all outstanding bills are not paid, (assuming we would make allowances in hardship cases).
i) The cost for the Before Bell and After Bell programs is handled apart from regular school tuition.
807 Barbier Ave Thibodaux, Louisiana 70301
Phone 985.447.9291 Fax -985.447.9883