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How To Apply

 

To apply for the 2017/18 school year, please click here: registration form.

 

An Immunization Record must be completed by the students physician and students must have all age appropriate immunizations. Students must be fully immunized according to the CDC immunization schedule to be admitted to school, unless the student has a medical exemption filled out by their doctor. If accepted to the school, additional Health forms for children and volunteering adults will be required. All requests will be included in the Welcome Packet.

 

A completed application consists of the following:

1. A filled out Application Form

2. A $60.00 application fee (check) + $20.00 for each additional child

3. A copy of your childs vaccine record from your Physician ( for NEW students only)

 

If you have any questions related to these forms, please contact info@lgsons.com.

 

Please be thorough when filling out the application form. Use a separate application form for each child. Indicate your preference by number ranking (i.e. the number one will identify your first choice, the number two your second choice and so on). Only rank those classes that you are willing to attend and that are age-appropriate for your child.

Return your completed application form with your non-refundable registration fee of $60.00 ($20.00 for each additional child). Please make your check payable to “L.G.S.O.N.S.” Applications requiring a receipt signature will not be accepted.

All applicants will receive a written response to their application. Those qualified applicants not placed in a class will automatically be placed on a waiting list and notified if a spot becomes available throughout the school year.

Mail to:  

LGSONS Registration Chair
P.O. Box 33091
Los Gatos, CA 95031

For questions about the application process, please send email to register@lgsons.com. For all other inquiries, please email info@lgsons.com.

 

How Classes are Filled

First priority is given to children currently enrolled in our Regular Program (all classes except Summer School and the Saturday 3/4/5 ’s class) who wish to re-enroll for the following year in the regular weekday program.The remaining spots will then be filled with current Saturday 3/4/5's families, then alumni families, then with families that are new to the school.

Families enrolled in the Saturday 3/4/5's class have priority to enroll in the 3/4/5's class again. They do not have priority status when enrolling in the Regular Weekday Program.

Please note: Children currently enrolled in the weekday 3/4s ’s class have priority over children in the 3’s class for enrollment into the 4/5’s class.

If a class has more applicants than positions, the class will be filled by lottery. For the older classes, in addition to family preference, teacher input is used to evaluate developmental readiness and verify the appropriate class placement. If your first choice class is filled, you are then added to your second choice class. If both your first and second choice classes are filled then you are added to your third choice class. If you are placed in your second or third choice class, you are automatically put on the waiting list for your first choice.

 

Currently Enrolled and Alumni Families

Currently enrolled families and other alumni families must be in good standing on all obligations before they may submit an application. These obligations include fundraising, maintenance, tuition, late fees, meetings, and observation requirements that were due on or before February 1st of the current school year.

Children currently enrolled in the Regular Program at LGSONS will be guaranteed a spot in the Regular Program the following year if their application is postmarked within the designated application period, and if their family continues to be in good standing at the end of the current school year. Currently enrolled families should be aware that even if they are in good standing, placement in their first choice class is not guaranteed, so it is recommended to select at least a second choice class.

Similarly, children currently enrolled in the Saturday 3/4/5's class at LGSONS will be guaranteed a spot in the Saturday 3/4/5's class the following year if their application is postmarked within the designated application period and if their family continues to be in good standing at the end of the current school year.


Waiting Lists

For families who are not guaranteed a placement, if all classes you choose are filled, you will be placed on the waiting list. Our waiting list is actively used during the summer and current school year to fill open positions. You will be called if a position becomes available for your child.

If you accept a position in a class that is not your first choice, your name will automatically remain on the waiting list for your first choice class until the first circle meeting. At that time, all waiting lists for currently enrolled families are eliminated. All other applicants who are not enrolled in the school will remain on the waiting list throughout the respective school year.

 

What are my choices? How do I decide?

You have a number of choices when requesting a class for next year. You may find it useful to visit one or more of the older classes. Please email the Information Chair at info@lgsons.com if you would like to visit a class.  She can help arrange any class visit with the appropriate teachers.  If you are currently in the school, your teacher will also be happy to make a recommendation based on your child's developmental needs.

Your child's needs and developmental level are the most important considerations when requesting a class for next year. Some questions to consider include:

Your child:

     How old is your child (in relation to others in current class)?

     What is your child's place in the family (oldest, middle, youngest)?

     How socially aware is your child? How interested in engaging with others?

     Are mornings or afternoons better - or does it matter (tiredness; naps)?

     Is your child enrolled in other classes / day care?

Your needs:

     How many days do you want your child to attend?

     Do you need to consider family or work schedules?

All of our teachers are sensitive to the needs of the individual children in their classes. The composition and 'flavor' of any class depends on the individual children and where they are -- especially in their social and physical development.

   
 

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