ST. MARY MAGDALEN SCHOOL REGISTRATION INFORMATION SCHOOL AGE REQUIREMENT FOR KINDERGARTEN and PRE-K: Per Delaware Legislature House Bill No. 63, children must be age 5 on or before August 31 to qualify for admission into Kindergarten. We require that children must be age 4 on or before August 31 to qualify for admission into Pre-Kindergarten. OPEN HOUSE: Open Houses will be on Sunday, January 26th after the 9:00 am and 11:00 am Masses and on Tuesday, January 28th between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. REGISTRATION: Date – Registration will be Sunday, February 2nd between 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the school Library. Fee – There is a non-refundable Application Fee of $100 per student paid at the time of registration. Requirements – Please bring with you to Registration the following: a copy of the Birth Certificate, Baptismal Certificate, and if applying for Grades 1-8, the latest Progress Report (report card and any standardized test, if applicable) to be attached to your Registration Application. You will also need to supply your child’s Social Security Number and the complete mailing address and telephone number of your child’s present school. KINDERGARTEN TESTING: Please sign up at registration (date still to be determined). Childfind screening is a required Kindergarten readiness test (language, motor, speech, hearing and vision) given by the State of Delaware. Your child needs to be screened by Childfind either at their present pre-school or the Childfind screening to be held at St. Mary Magdalen (date still to be determined). If your child is screened for Childfind at any location other than SMM, results need to be sent to SMM. Acceptance to SMM can not be made until Childfind results are received. In addition to the Childfind screening, all Kindergarten applicants are required to take a St. Mary Magdalen School screening. Sign-up times will be available at registration. ACCEPTANCE: Pre-K acceptance/non-Acceptance letters will be mailed out by mid-March and K-8th acceptance/non-acceptance letters will be mailed out prior to April 15th. *See new acceptance policy on the next page. CLASS SIZE: Pre-Kindergarten – Two Classes of 20 Students (mixed full day and half day) Full Day Kindergarten – Three Classes of 20 Students Grade 1 – Three Classes of Approximately 20 Students Grade 2 thru 8 – Two Classes of Approximately 30 Students SCHOOL HOURS: 7:55 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. (Regular Dismissal) 7:55 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. (Half Day Dismissal) There is supervision for children arriving after 7:30 a.m. BEFORE SCHOOL CARE & EXTENDED CARE FOR GRADES K-8 Before School Hours – 7:00 – 7:45 a.m. Fees - $2.00 Per Day/Per Child on a Drop-In Basis $1.50 Per Day/Per Child on a Six Day or More Per Month Pre-Signed Basis Extended Care Hours - From School Dismissal 2:45 p.m. (or 11:45 a.m. on Half Days) Until 6:00 p.m. (There is no after school coverage on days school is not in session.) Fees - $ 9.00 Per Day ( 2:45 p.m. Dismissal) Per Child $17.00 Per Day (11:45 a.m. Dismissal) Per Child- OVER- TUITION & SCHOOL FEES: Tuition and School Fees are determined yearly dependant on budget needs. The school tuition rate and school fees have not yet been determined for the 2014 - 2015 school year. Enclosed is the 2013-2014 school year tuition rate and fees. Costs could increase as much as 10-12%. SMM collects these fees via an automatic withdrawal plan from your checking account. The current SMM Tuition Policy and tuition payment information is attached. *ACCEPTANCE POLICY: Parents will be notified by mail whether or not their child has been accepted to St. Mary Magdalen School. Upon acceptance there will be a $200 non-refundable registration fee due no later than April 15, 2014 for Pre-K students and May 1, 2014 for Kindergarten thru 8th grade students to insure placement. This fee will be put towards the first month’s tuition payment in July. St. Mary Magdalen School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students in the school and is based on the following criteria in this order of acceptance: Pre-K and Kindergarten Parishioner – brothers and sisters of children already attending SMMS Oldest child of Parishioner entering the school for the first time at the Kindergarten level Catholic children from Parishes without a Parish school Catholic children relocating from out of town Catholic children from Parishes with a Parish school Non-Catholic brothers and sisters of children already attending SMMS Non-Catholic students Grades 1-8 Catholic students relocating from out of town Catholic schools Parishioner-Catholic students transferring from a Catholic school Parishioner-Catholic students transferring from a non-Catholic school Parishioner – brothers and sisters of children already attending SMMS Non–Parishioner Catholic students transferring from another Catholic School Non-Catholic students transferring from another school ADMISSION POLICY All applications will be reviewed by an Admission Sub-Committee. For school purposes, a “Parishioner” is an individual or member of a household who registers with the Parish and shows support to the Parish community of SMM through regular attendance at mass, regular contributions to the offertory to provide financial support to the Parish, and volunteering time and talent to any of the many Parish organizations and functions. Some combination of the above contributions of time, talent, and treasure should be made with the intent of promoting the mission of SMM Parish. Qualified families are expected to be committed to the philosophy of Catholic education, provide regular financial support to SMM Church, abide by the school rules and regulations, and support our Home and School Association’s activities and fundraisers. 2014 – 2015 School Year ST. MARY MAGDALEN SCHOOL REGISTRATION APPLICATION 2014-2015 School Year $100 Application Fee Date ______________________ PLEASE PRINT (not accepted prior to 2/2/2014) Are you presently a St. Mary Magdalen School family? _________________________ Applying for Grade _____________* (Yes/No) *If Pre-K □ Half-day (7:55am – 11:45am) or □ Full-day (7:55-2:45pm) If applying for more than one child, specify grade(s) _______________ Child’s Legal Name____________________________________________________________________________________ (Last) (First) (Middle) Street Address _________________________________________________ City _______________________________ Subdivision _________________________ State ____________________ Home Number __________________________________ (Name Student Goes By) Zip _________________ Social Security Number _________________________ Race/Ethnic Background___________________________ Gender _______________ Birth Date _______/_______/_______ (Required by the Diocese of Wilmington & the State of DE for Government Statistics & Child Identification) Father: Mr. Dr. __________________________________ Mother: Mrs. Ms. Dr. ______________________________ Address (if different from applicant)__________________ Address (if different from applicant) ___________________ ______________________________________________ ________________________________________________ City __________________ __State ______ Zip ________ City ___________________State ______ Zip ___________ Home Phone ___________________________________ Home Phone ____________________________________ Employer ______________________________________ Employer _______________________________________ Occupation/Position _____________________________ Occupation/Position _______________________________ Business Address _______________________________ Business Address ________________________________ City ____________________ State ______ Zip ________ City ____________________ State ______ Zip _________ Business Phone _________________________________ Business Phone __________________________________ E-mail _________________________________________ E-mail __________________________________________ Cell Phone _____________________________________ Cell Phone ______________________________________ Stepmother _____________________________________ Stepfather _______________________________________ Occupation/Position ______________________________ Occupation/Position _______________________________ Business Address ________________________________ Business Address _________________________________ Business Phone _________________________________ Business Phone __________________________________ E-mail _________________________________________ E-mail __________________________________________ Cell Phone _____________________________________ Cell Phone ______________________________________ With whom does the applicant live? _______________________________________________________________________ Which Parent(s) have legal custody? ______________________________________________________________________ If applicant lives with a guardian other than parents, please provide name, address, and phone number __________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Are you interested in our Extended Care Program? _____ If yes, please check a.m. ______ p.m. ______ a.m. & p.m. Page 1 RELIGIOUS INFORMATION: Religious Denomination of Applicant ______________________________________________________________________ Religious Denomination of Mother _____________________________ Father _________________________________ Parish Registered In___________________________________________________________________________________ (Church) (City) (State) Full name of Parishioner _________________________________How long have you been a Parishioner?_______________ If SMM Parishioner, please supply us with your Envelope Number ______________ Date Church City State Child’s Baptism __________ _________________________________ ________________ _________ Child’s First Communion __________ _________________________________ ________________ __________ Child’s First Reconciliation __________ _________________________________ ________________ __________ Child’s Confirmation __________ _________________________________ ________________ __________ BILLING INFORMATION OF PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR TUITION PAYMENT: Full Name _______________________________________________Relationship To Student_________________________ Address ____________________________________________City _____________________State_______ Zip__________ EDUCATIONAL NEEDS: Present School _______________________________________________________________________________________ Present School District _________________________________________________________________________________ Reason For Leaving ___________________________________________________________________________________ Has student been tested for a learning disability? ______ ___ If yes, give diagnosis ________________________________ (Yes/No) ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Accommodations Requested ____________________________________________________________________________ Visual or Hearing Impairment? _________ If yes, explain _____________________________________________________ (Yes/No) ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Are there other physical disabilities and/or medical conditions which the school should be aware? ______________________ (Yes/No) If yes, explain ________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Please Note: St. Mary Magdalen School does not have a special education or learning disabilities program. Limited accommodations can be made for students with certain mild diagnosed education needs. The school reserves the right to accept only students whose needs can be accommodated according to written limitations discussed with parents. Page 2 REGISTRATION QUESTIONNAIRE In order to assist us with our acceptance procedure, please provide the following information: If you or your spouse are St. Mary Magdalen School alumni, please list name and year graduated: ________________________________________________________________________________________ If anyone in your family is a St. Mary Magdalen School alumni, please list name, relationship, and year graduated: ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ St. Mary Magdalen School values your personal commitment of time, talent, and treasure within your parish community. In what ways have you been involved in your current or previous parish community? ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ If your parents, grandparents, or other family members are registered parishioners of St. Mary Magdalen past or present, please list name and relationship: ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ Describe the value your family places on weekly Mass attendance: ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ Why have you chosen St. Mary Magdalen School? ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ Page 3 PARENT/GUARDIAN AGREEMENT: I/We, as the applicant’s parent(s)/guardian(s) have read the above in full and attest by my signature below that this application has been completed and is accurate to the best of my knowledge. I/We wish to have my/our son/daughter attend St. Mary Magdalen School. If accepted, I/We agree to abide by the policies and procedures outlined in any current year Parent/Student Handbook and in any new policies and procedures announced to parents and students in any and all written communications normally transmitted to parents and students during the school year. If accepted, I/We agree to abide by the Tuition Policy, including a non-refundable $200 Registration Fee. This fee will be put toward the first months tuition if the student attends SMMS. I/We understand that if St. Mary Magdalen School is not in receipt of the applicant’s Birth Certificate, Baptism Certificate, Childfind* testing results (Kindergarten) and applicable progress reports at the time acceptances are determined, admission will not be considered. I/We understand that the $100 Application Fee is non-refundable. If my/our child enrolls at St. Mary Magdalen School, may St. Mary Magdalen use photographs of your child for the school’s publications, advertising and web site? Yes No If my/our child enrolls at St. Mary Magdalen School, may St. Mary Magdalen publish your name, address and phone number in the St, Mary Magdalen School Directory? Yes No __________________________________________ _________________________________________ __________________________________________ _________________________________________ __________________________________________ _________________________________________ __________________________________________ _________________________________________ Applicant Name (Please Print) Parent’s Name (Please Print) Signature of Parent/Guardian Date Applicant Birth date Parent’s Name (Please Print) Signature of Parent/Guardian Date The above agreement must be signed by the applicant’s parent(s)/guardian(s) to process this application. FOR OFFICE USE ONLY $100 Application Fee ____________ Check # _______________ Recorded by: ____________________ Birth Certificate ______________ Baptism Certificate _______ Progress Report __________________ St. Mary Magdalen School 9 Sharpley Road Wilmington, DE 19803 Phone (302)656-2745 Fax (302)656-7889 www.stmary.pvt.k12.de.us Page 4 ST. MARY MAGDALEN SCHOOL 9 SHARPLEY ROAD WILMINGTON, DELAWARE 19803-2992 (302)656-2745 * Fax (302)656-7889 * www.stmary.pvt.k12.de.us *** PERMISSION FOR SCHOOL TO RELEASE STUDENT RECORDS *** To: St. Mary Magdalen School Attention: K. Thommes 9 Sharpley Road Wilmington, DE l9803 NAME OF APPLICANT __________________________________ APPLYING FOR GRADE _________ NAME OF PRESENT SCHOOL ____________________________________________________________ ADDRESS ________________________________CITY _______________STATE ______ ZIP _________ SCHOOL TELEPHONE NUMBER __________________________________ In order to complete the application process to St. Mary Magdalen School, I authorize the release of my child’s academic records, including any standardized testing, to St. Mary Magdalen School. Permission is given for my child’s present school to complete a Recommendation Form (Kindergarten applicants only), which will accompany this release form, and send that recommendation form to St. Mary Magdalen School. The recommendation will be used for the admission process only and will not become part of the student’s permanent records. This information is confidential and can’t be shared w/parents. After acceptance has been offered, I authorize the release of my child’s full academic and medical records to St. Mary Magdalen School. _____________________________________________ SIGNATURE OF PARENT/GUARDIAN ___________________ (DATE) *Parents are asked to return this form, along with the 4 page Application and Application Fee to St. Mary Magdalen School. Page 5 SAINT MARY MAGDALEN PARISH 7 Sharpley Road Wilmington, Delaware 19803 (302) 652-6800 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ST. MARY MAGDALEN SCHOOL TUITION POLICY Parishioner tuition rates will apply only to those parents who meet the following criteria: Have been active, participating, and registered parishioners of St. Mary Magdalen Parish for at least one (1) year. If transferring, have been active, participating, and registered parishioners of their home parish for at least one (1) year. This will be indicated by proper documentation. If the above does not apply at the time of registration, non-parishioner tuition rates will apply. Should the family register and be active, participating parishioners for one (1) year, then parishioner tuition rates will apply the following year. St. Mary Magdalen is always ready to offer tuition assistance when justified. Active parishioners will contribute to the offertory collection at least the minimum suggested offering for all parishioners. Mass attendance and participation in parish life is fundamental. (This policy was approved unanimously by the Parish Pastoral Council at its June, 2004 meeting. Fr. McMahon ratified it as Policy effective July 1, 2004.) ___________________________________________________________________________________ “Every believer in this world of ours must be a spark of light, a center of love, a vivifying leaven amidst his brothers and sister; and one will be this all the more perfectly the more closely one lives in communion with God in the intimacy of one’s own soul.” ……..Blessed John XXIII AUTOMATIC WITHDRAWAL OF TUITION PLANS SMM collects school tuition via an automatic withdrawal plan through your bank account. This plan was adopted for the primary purpose of providing a method of payment which ensures a more predictable cash flow, as school operating expenses must be paid on a weekly basis. The automatic tuition program also aids in the administrative and record keeping parts of fee collection. Since administrative costs add to the costs of operating, controlling those costs can only have a favorable impact on future tuition. (The bank charges SMM a nominal set-up fee and minimal annual maintenance fee which are borne by SMM.) Wilmington Trust will withdraw the standard monthly amount from your existing bank account (any bank savings, checking, or money market) on the due date you indicate and deposit the funds with SMM. A record of the transfers made will be provided to the office for record keeping. We aim to help all those who desire a Catholic education and maintain the high quality standards and programs established at St. Mary Magdalen School. This tuition collection plan helps everyone to get more for their time and money. OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR TUITION PAYMENT st One (1) Annual Payment – Paid in Full By July 1 - 2.6% Discount Two (2) Payments – Paid in Full By July 1 And November 1 – 1.35% Discount Twelve (12) Monthly Payments – Automatic Withdrawal From Checking Account st st TUITION ASSISTANCE Diocesan Tuition Assistance: All registered Diocesan school students are eligible for assistance, but funds are limited and the neediest of families are selected each year as fund recipients. Forms must be submitted online no later than March 1, 2014. Parish Tuition Assistance: Assistance can be made available to those families in need who have completed at least one year of attendance at St. Mary Magdalen School. Forms may be submitted on line by March 15, 2014. TUITION REQUIREMENTS FOR EARLY WITHDRAWAL Once new students have been accepted and present students have re-enrolled, the school must be notified in writing of any intended early withdrawal date. The following tuition requirements apply depending on the date of withdrawal: Date of Termination: On or Before 7/1 On or Before 11/1 On or Before 2/1 On or After 2/2 No Tuition Due 50% of Tuition Due to SMMS 70% of Tuition Due to SMMS 100% of Tuition Due to SMMS DELINQUENT PAYMENTS All financial responsibilities for the current school year must be met on a regularly scheduled basis and in a timely manner. Parents who are delinquent more than ninety (90) days and who have not consistently responded to all correspondence, may be asked to remove their children from the school until all past due balances have been satisfied. GRADUATION th All financial responsibilities to St. Mary Magdalen must be paid in full before 8 grade “Graduation Day.” Students will not be permitted to attend graduation ceremonies if all financial obligations have not been met. RE-ENROLLMENT / TUITION PAYMENTS A $50 per child non-refundable Re-Enrollment Fee for present students is due in the January timeframe in order to register and hold a place for your child(ren) in the upcoming school year. This fee is non-refundable and is separate from tuition. All financial responsibilities for the current school year must be met prior to enrollment for the upcoming school year. No student will be permitted to return to school in September if the prior year’s tuition and fees have not been paid in full. If you should have any questions regarding the above, please call the Parish Office 302-652-6800.
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