School Policies

School Hours

School hours are from 8:20 AM to 3:00 PM for all students. The doors open for students beginning at 8:00 AM. Children are arriving before this time should be signed into Before School Care. As children arrive for school, they are expected to begin preparing for the school day inside their classrooms.

Admission

Peace Lutheran School is a traditional school-year program. Children shall be enrolled for the Fall term on a first-come, first-served basis after May 1st when space permits. In the event of limited space, active members of Peace Lutheran Church and the siblings of currently enrolled students will receive first consideration, then children of other Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) and Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) congregations, then children of parents who are interested in our church membership, and finally children of non-members. Families do not need to attend Peace Lutheran Church to apply and be accepted. This policy is further defined in the School Board admission policies.

Children who have reached the appropriate age for a given grade level on or before September 1 of each school year are eligible for enrollment. Children must be 3 years old to enter our Preschool, 4 years old to enter VPK, 5 years old to enter Kindergarten, and 6 years old to enter 1st Grade. We reserve the right to determine whether or not a child with special needs or special accommodations will be accepted based upon the school’s ability to properly educate and accommodate the student.

Peace Lutheran School will admit students of any race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin of school-aged and preschool-aged children, to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at this school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships, or any other school-administered programs. Parents, by signing and completing the application forms, place their child under the rules, regulations, discipline, and religious instruction of Peace Lutheran Church and School.

School Dress Code

We require simple, inexpensive, school uniforms for children. Solid color polo shirts may be worn with navy blue or khaki pants, shorts, or skorts. Jean pants, shorts, and capris that have no holes or tattered edges may be worn. (No jean skirts). All shorts, jumpers, and skorts must be to the knee. Children need shoes with non-skid soles (no sandals). Their shoes need to be safe for activities both inside and outside.

Since Peace Lutheran is a Christian school, neat and proper attire is important for producing and maintaining a Christian atmosphere conducive to learning. Jackets or sweaters marked with the child’s name should be sent in cool weather. Polo shirts with the school logo are available for purchase. We request that each student purchase at least one Royal Blue polo with school logo.

Phone and Internet Use

Cell phones are not allowed for personal use during the school day. Phones brought for use outside the hours of 8:00 AM– 3:15 PM can be kept with teachers for safe-keeping during school with a note from the parents. Phones will remain off during school hours so that the classroom environment is not disturbed. Students may be allowed to use the Web for research or other school-related activities at the discretion of the teacher. Any use of the Internet that is not God-pleasing or not for school-related material will result in loss of privileges or other disciplinary action.

Attendance

Regular school attendance is essential to a student’s academic achievement. The families, along with Peace Lutheran School, are responsible for promoting regular attendance of each student. It is important for all children to be on time in the morning so that school may proceed smoothly without disruptions for the children. Students must be at school by 8:20 AM or they will be considered tardy. School begins promptly at 8:20. Consistent tardiness will be addressed with the parent according to policies set forth in the Student Handbook.

School Activities

Throughout the school year, Peace Lutheran School will offer a variety of activities. These activities may include plays, church singing, science fairs, art fairs, athletics, and other activities. Some of these activities may be restricted to certain grades while others may be open to all. Activities may also be mandatory for students. When mandatory, we expect that parents will show interest in these activities, encourage their children to be involved, and to do their best with their God-given talents.

Media Release

Photos, films, video and/or recordings may be taken during Peace Lutheran athletic activities, classroom instruction, field trips, or school-related performances and activities. These photos may be used on the Peace Lutheran website or social media outlets at the discretion of Peace Lutheran School or for other use within our school – either for educational, promotional, or advertising purposes. Parents are asked to sign a release when applying.

View all Policies in the School Handbook

View a full list of all school policies, including confidentiality, discipline, reporting, report cards, withdrawal, school safety, medical and emergency procedures in the School Handbook.

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven." ~ Matthew 19:14

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