Spanish Immersion Enrollment Procedures

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    REGISTRATION FOR THE 2018-19 School Year

    Families who currently have children enrolled in the Spanish Immersion Program:

    • Students must be registered for first grade in the Southern Lehigh School District according to District Policy 200 Enrollment
    • Between October 2, 2017 and March 1, 2018 complete the online registration.
    • Deadline for sibling preference registration is March 1, 2018.
    • Sibling preference is limited to no more than fourteen (14) students.
    • If requests exceed fourteen (14), a Sibling Lottery will be scheduled between March 1, 2018 and March 31, 2018. Any student (beyond the 14 limit) who is not selected in the Sibling Lottery will be eligible for the General Lottery.
    Families who are new to the Spanish Immersion Program:
    In order to be eligible for the general lottery selection process, (see Policy 200.1
    • Students must be registered for first grade in the Southern Lehigh School District according to District Policy 200 Enrollment
    • Family must be residents of Southern Lehigh School District and meet registration requirements according to Policy 200 Enrollment by March 30, 2018.
    • Meet orientation requirements by March 30, 2018
    • Submit a signed program commitment agreement by March 30, 2018.
    • Submit an online application form by March 30, 2018.

     

    To meet orientation requirements and to register for the general lottery selection process, each of the following must be completed no later than March 30, 2018:

    • Students must be registered for first grade in the Southern Lehigh School District according to District Policy 200 Enrollment
    • Attend live Fall or Spring Parent Information Session on November 16, 2017 OR February 6, 2018 (snow date February 7, 2018) at Liberty Bell Elementary School  -OR-
    • View recorded Parent Information Session online
    • Participate in Spanish Immersion Classroom Visits on February 21, 2018 (snow date February 22, 2018) at Liberty Bell Elementary -OR-
    • View at least 2 recorded Spanish Immersion lessons online
    • View at least 3 recorded interviews with Spanish Immersion Teachers, Parents, and Students online
    • Read Policy 200.1 Admission of Students to Spanish Inmerison Program 
    • Read the Administrative Regulation for Enrollment Procedures 
    • Sign and Return the Program Commitment Agreement (available below) by March 30, 2018.

    All materials and digital recordings (interviews, lessons, parent meeting) required to complete the orientation activities will be available to parents through an online course/portal that is password protected and will track participation. Parents interested in completing the registration process shall call either the Liberty Bell Office (610-282-1850) or the Central Office (610-282-3121) to secure login information.

    The live General Lottery will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at Liberty Bell Elementary cafeteria at 6:00 PM. Parents, Guardians or a family representative (ages 18 or older) are welcomed to attend. No children may attend the live lottery process. All families will receive a letter from Principal Hafner confirming enrollment of their child in the Spanish Immersion Program or the order they are on the waitlist.

      

    2018 Spanish Immersion Timeline 

      Live Parent Information Night - Liberty Bell Elementary – November 16, 2017 or February 6, 2018 (snow date February 7, 2018)

      Online Activities: Available- TBD 

    • Recorded Classroom Visits
    • Teacher, Parent, and Student Interviews
    • Policy and AR
    • Recorded Parent Information Night

      Live Spanish Immersion Classroom VisitsFebruary 21, 2018 (snow date February 22, 2018) at Liberty Bell Elementary

      Sign and return the Program Commitment Agreement by March 30, 2018

     Online Registration (after completion of required prerequisite orientation activities and submission of the Parent Program Commitment Form) –

        Live Lottery – Liberty Bell Elementary – 6:00 PM Tuesday April 10, 2018

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