A Couple Tidbits about attending Zion Lutheran School and maybe a bit more...
How Do I Enroll my Child for School?
In order to enroll your child, simply contact the school office at 760-723-3500, and our friendly staff will help you get started. Please visit our Admissions page for more enrollment information and required forms. Click here to view information especially prepared for our new students. Back to Top
Does Zion Have a Lunch Program?
Yes, Zion's lunch program is the best around! Mrs. Wilson prepares delicious, healthy entrées with fresh fruit, salad and/or vegetables. Some favorites include: chicken tortilla wraps, mexi-bowls, large baked potatoes with steamed broccoli, and home-style chicken and noodles. Old time favorites such as spaghetti, orange chicken and pizza are also offered. For those “forgetful” days, emergency lunches are available. We have switched to whole grain products wherever possible and our lunches are minimally processed. Please place your child’s lunch order through the monthly lunch order forms available in the School Office and below. Completed order forms may be dropped off in the School Office or emailed to email@example.com. Mrs. Wilson would love to hear from you if you have any questions or special food needs, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 760-723-3500.
Order Forms (Large Entrée = $4.50 and Small Entrée= $4):
Order forms work best with Adobe Reader (free download at www.adobe.com)
Aug/Sep Lunch Order Form/Menu (due: 8/21/12)
Oct Lunch Order Form/Menu (due: 9/25/12)
Nov Lunch Order Form (due: 10/25/12)
Dec Lunch Order Form (due: 11/26/12)
Jan Lunch Order Form (due: 12/21/12)
Feb Lunch Order Form (due: 1/25/13)
Mar Lunch Order Form (due: 2/25/13)
Apr Lunch Order Form (due: 3/25/13)
May Lunch Order Form (due: 4/25/13)
Jun Lunch Order Form (due: 5/31/13)
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What is Zion's Communication Policy?
Providing exceptional communication between parents and school is a top priority. Please know we are only a phone call away and our office staff is ready and available to take your call during school hours. Check out our weekly ZLS News email as well as our Principal's monthly newsletter for up-to-date happenings on campus. Visit our Teacher Sites to keep posted at a classroom level. Email is used for normal day-to-day communications and teachers are available via phone after school. We also use a telephone broadcast system that enables us to quickly notify all households and parents by phone within minutes of an emergency or unplanned event that causes early dismissal, school cancellation or late start. The service may also be used from time-to-time to communicate general announcements or reminders. This service is provided by SchoolReach, a company specializing in school-to-parent communications. If you have any questions, please contact the school office at email@example.com or 760-723-3500.
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What is the Dress Code at Zion Lutheran School?
Our students wear school uniforms available in a variety of styles, featuring our school colors of red, white & blue. Uniforms are available for purchase through www.truegrits.com. When placing an online/phone order, True Grits will send your uniform purchases to Zion Lutheran School FREE of charge. We will notify you upon their arrival. If your child has grown out of their uniforms, you can donate them to the school office. We will recycle them for you. If you are looking for some uniforms in different sizes, we will have them in the school office.
Three ways to shop:
1. Shop at the following local retail store:
9823 Pacific Heights Blvd. #K, San Diego, CA 92121, 858-535-0022
2. Place phone orders during regular store hours by calling 858-535-0022.
3. Shop from the convenience of your home on our website at www.truegrits.com (Our website school code is: ZLS092)
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Do You have a Sports Program?
Yes! Directed by our beloved, running enthusiast, Mrs. Bunt, Zion's sports program is a wonderful opportunity for your child to grow in his/her athletic abilities as well as benefit from a team bonding experience. We currently offer after school sports programs and events in flag football, volleyball, basketball, cross country, track & field, running (5K), soccer and golf! The program continues to grow and we look forward to adding to our already fantastic program. Please visit our Sports page for more information.
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Do Students Need a Uniform for PE?
PE Uniform Order Form
PE uniforms are required for 5th-8th grade students only. Returning students may wear their existing PE uniform if it fits and is in good condition. Please remember to send your kiddos in appropriate athletic shoes for PE, they will thank you! Our PE uniforms are reasonably priced and also serve as the official uniform for our great after-school sports program. Please check with Mrs. Bunt, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you need assistance with sizes. (These are not ordered through True Grits.) Back to Top
Does Zion Use an Online Grading System?
Yes, Gradelink is our online grading communication tool for K-8th grade. You will receive your student's logon credentials at the beginning of the school year. Sign up for email grade alerts - what a fantastic way to help your students be successful! If you loose your logon credentials, please email Shannon Johnson Thomas at email@example.com - we'll get you back up and running quickly! For more information visit the GRADELINK website at www.gradelink.com (School ID: 166)
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Does Zion Offer an Online Payment Option?
Yes, we are happy to offer parents a convenient online payment option. This option enables individuals to make payments using electronic funds transfer (EFT). You may already be using EFT to pay your mortgage, car payment or insurance premium through an automatic withdrawal from your checking or savings account or a credit card. There is no cost to you when using this option.
You can create a profile, using a valid email address, to track your payments as well as print a copy of your receipts. It’s so easy. Use this option to pay your monthly invoice (tuition, school lunches, field trips, yearbook, and special events such as JAMBA JUICE fundraisers). If you have any questions about how to set-up your own profile or any general questions, please contact Suzanne Longhurst.
Click here to get started -- Pay Online
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How Do You Use Technology at Your School?
At Zion Lutheran School, we strive to provide your child with the skills they need to succeed in the 21st Century as well as prepare them for high school. We use technology to enhance the learning process and have carefully crafted just the right balance of technology within our curriculum at each grade level.
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Does Zion Offer Enrichment Programs?
Yes, we offer two programs designed to help your child grow academically, Read Naturally and our Homework Club.
Our Read Naturally Program is available Monday-Thursday in the Computer Lab. The program offers a comprehensive set of research-based programs that assess reading and engage students with a motivating curriculum that supports fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and phonics. Click here to obtain the registration form -- Read Naturally Reading Program Registration
Zion also offers a "Homework Club" that provides a quiet after-school environment for homework completion. Mr. Seth Soon, an experienced tutor and mentor with a proven success record provides students with assistance, if needed. Seth is a Zion alumnae and son of our beloved sixth grade teacher, Mrs. Charlene Soon. The program runs on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 3:15-4:30 P.M. in Room 11. The cost is $85 per month for four days a week and $42.50 per month for two days a week. This amount is only about $2 more than the hourly day care rate. What a deal! Please sign up early! Space is limited, and are on a first-come, first-served basis. You will need to sign up for a full month in advance. Please return completed registration form to the office by the 25th of each month prior to the month you wish to enroll. Homework Club Registration Form Back to Top
Does Zion Offer Before and After School Care?
Absolutely, we offer a wonderful daycare program for your children before and after normal school hours. They are in good hands with our caring daycare team who lead structured indoor and outdoor play time, homework, and arts and craft activities. If you need to reach anyone in the afternoon daycare, please call us at (760) 723-3500. Inside DAYCARE is located in rooms 9 and 10 or outside on our beautiful inner playground area (between the school office and the ZFC).
Daycare is available for Grades K-8 from 7 AM to 8 AM and from 3 PM to 6 PM. Fees for K-8 Daycare are $5 per hour. Extended Daycare charges are billed monthly.
Preschool Daycare hours are available in the afternoon. Please check with your preschool teacher for more details.
Late Pick-up: Parents are required to pick up their children no later than 10 minutes after school dismissal time. Students remaining on campus longer will be signed into the Extended Day care program and parents billed accordingly. Parents who pick up their children from Extended Daycare after hours will be charged $2 for every minute after the scheduled closing time, with a minimum late pick up charge of $20 per occurrence. Back to Top
How Can I Help Raise Funds for Zion?
There are many ways our parents and community friends can help raise funds for our school and supporting programs. Please visit our GIVING page for a complete list of fun and easy ways you can make a BIG difference! Thank you in advance for your support! Back to Top
Can I Volunteer to Help at School?
Yes, we love to partner with our parents to provide the best program possible for our students! If you have the time, please prayerfully consider volunteering. We have many fun school-wide events to sign up for as well as events in your child's classroom. You can quickly sign-up and log your volunteer hours in the school office.
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