LGSONS Registration Chair
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 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
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?
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.