Enrollment

How to Enroll

Elementary Students (K through 6) register at District Office, 3317 12th St. Hours 7:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday.

Elementary Registration is done by appointment only.

  • Please call 208-748-3032 to schedule your appointment

Secondary Students (7-12) register at the school they will be attending.

  • Registration Information 2017-2018
  • Junior High Placement (grades 7 through 9) call 208-748-3032 for information regarding specific school registration.
  • High School (10th grade through 12) registration is at Lewiston High School 1114 9th Ave. Hours 7:55 am to 2:25 pm. Call 208-748-3100 for an appointment..

Kindergarten Registration is held in March for the coming year. Idaho State law states students must be 5 years of age on or before September 1. Original Birth Certificates and current immunizations are required for registration. Call 208-748-3032 for locations and times.

Step 1 - Determine Student Eligibility

All children enrolling in kindergarten must be five years old on or before September 1 of the school year in which the child enrolls. For a child enrolling in first grade, the child must be six years old on or before September 1 of the school year in which the child enrolls. A five-year-old child who has completed a private or public out-of-state kindergarten for the required 450 hours, but has not reached the “school age” requirement shall be allowed to enter the first grade.

For resident children with disabilities who qualify for special education and related services under IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), “school age” begins at the age of three and may continue through the semester in which the student turns 21 years old or receives a regular high school diploma by completing requirements comparable to regular graduation requirements.

Step 2 - Verification Requirements

Parents registering their children for the first time in a Lewiston public school must provide proof of age, identity, immunizations, unless homeless.

Students who have previously attended school should bring their school records, if available. Students receiving special education services should bring a copy of the current Individualized Education Program (IEP).

– Proof of age, identity

  • A certified copy of the student’s birth certificate or other reliable proof must be provided. We cannot accept hospital birth certificates or faxed copies from previous schools outside the District.
  • Contact the vital statistics department of the state where your child was born if you do not have a certified birth certificate.
  • Other reliable proof is provided, rather than a birth certificate, that proof shall be accompanied by an affidavit explaining the inability to produce a copy of the birth certificate. Other reliable proof of a student’s identity and birth date may include a passport, visa or other governmental documentation setting forth a child’s identity.

– Immunizations

  • Idaho Immunization Law states that children of grades pre-school through 12 shall provide proof of immunization, or sign an exemption at the time of first enrollment in an Idaho school. Your child’s immunizations must be on record for your child to be present at school. It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to provide proof of immunizations to the school.

– Residency

  • The legal residence of the student’s parent/guardian determines the student’s designated attendance area. Examples of acceptable proofs of residency: current property tax bill; current rental lease; pay stubs bearing the residential address; car registration; current utility bill; government or official correspondence to the residential address. Verification may be requested by the District if it appears the parent/Guardian no longer resides in the Lewiston School District.

– Divorced parents

  • Please bring a copy of any divorce decree or custody agreement pertaining to the child

– Custodial guardians

  • Please bring your “Power of Attorney” document. Must be renewed every year.

– Enrolling from out of our District

  • Please bring your recent transcripts and/or report cards.

The District strives to place students at the school in their home attendance area. If the home attendance area school is full in that grade, the student is placed at a different school with lower enrollment numbers. Students receiving Special Services will be reviewed by the Special Services Department before being placed in a school.


Alternative School

Secondary Grades 10-12
Tammany Alternative Center is the school designed to assist students in developing academic and work readiness skills, with the goal of earning a high school diploma.
These programs are designed for students in grades 10 – 12 who qualify by satisfying the following criteria:

  • Meet the at-risk eligibility criteria as designated by the State of Idaho
  • Have dropped out or are at risk of dropping out of traditional high school
  • Are struggling in a traditional school setting
  • Are teen parents
  • Have a goal of achieving a high school diploma

Purpose

  • To assist those students who have dropped out or are at risk of dropping out of traditional school in graduating from high school
  • To assist students in developing skills necessary to become contributing and productive members of our community
  • To assist students in improving their basic skills while working toward a high school diploma

Belief Statements

– All Students:

  • have the ability to learn
  • have unique strengths, abilities, and learning styles
  • have the ability to be creative problem solvers and decision makers
  • have the ability to make positive contributions to our school and community
  • are our most valued resource and everyone has shared responsibility in developing that resource

– Learning is:

  • continuous, inside and outside of the classroom
  • lifelong
  • challenging
  • most effective when a staff is caring and holds high expectations
  • enhanced when students are actively involved in their school and community

– All people deserve to be treated with respect, dignity, and honesty.

– Our school provides a safe environment that is clean, inviting, and flexible in meeting the needs of individuals.

– Education

  • gives students the foundation to become lifelong learners and contributing members of our community
  • reinforces character development and work ethic
  • is a process that requires continuous improvement

– Our curriculum is meaningful and challenging and guides instruction to ensure all students reach their potential.


Open Enrollment

We recognize the desire of some parents/guardians to enroll their children in a school other than their neighborhood school, from either within or outside of the Lewiston School District. If you are interested in applying for admission to a school in our District, please follow these Open Enrollment application procedures. Section 33-1402, Idaho Code, requires annual application for open enrollment on a form provided by the State Department of Education and available at all schools and the Central Services office.

In District Open Enrollment

  1. Fill out the In District Open Enrollment Form
  2. Return the completed form to the District Office ( 3317 12th St) or email to District Registrar
  3. Your application will be reviewed by the Assistant Superintendent’s office and a decision to approve or deny will be made. In District applications are based on space availability at the receiving school.
  4. Transportation to the nearest bus stop to go to the requested school, or to the requested school, if busing is not available, is the parent’s responsibility.
  5. Open enrollment applications will be accepted at any time throughout the year. Reviews are done as follows.

Application For – Deadline and Reviews
Elementary – August 1st and Quarter
Grade 7 – February 15 and Semester
Grades 8 – 9 – August 1st and Semester

Out of District Open Enrollment

  1. Fill out the Non Resident Open Enrollment form.
  2. Return the completed form to the District Office ( 3317 12th St) or email to District Registrar
    • First time applicants must also attach accumulative records.
  3. Your application will be reviewed by the Assistant Superintendent’s office and a decision to approve or deny will be made. Out of District applications are based on enrollment numbers, attendance and academics. Transportation is provided by parents.
  4. Open enrollment applications will be accepted at any time throughout the year. Reviews are done as follows.

Application For – Deadline and Reviews
Elementary – August 1st and Quarter
Grades 7 – 12 – August 1st and Semester

Restrictions

Factors which may cause an Open Enrollment Application to be denied include:

  • a school, grade, or program(s) has lack of available space and/or staff; Actual student enrollment will be considered before approving a Non Resident Open Enrollment application request. As a guide, the District has established the following class sizes as target numbers for year to year operation.

22:1 Grades K-3
25:1 Grade 4-6
26:1 Grades 7-12
16:1 Alternative High School

Class ratios used for admitting students with disabilities into the District’s Special Education Program shall be:

16:1 Special Education Services
24:1 Speech Language Pathologist Services
24:1 Physical/Occupational Therapy

  • the student has been suspended or expelled from school;
  • the student has a history of documented disciplinary infractions within the past 3 years; or
  • information on the Open Enrollment Application has been misrepresented or was incomplete.

Revocation of Open Enrollment


The Assistant Superintendent reserves the right to remove an Open Enrollment student at any time because of unacceptable behavior, false or misleading information on the open enrollment application, lack of academic progress, or poor attendance.

Kindergarten

 

 

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