Grace B. Luhrs University Elementary School Enrollment Procedures
Parents/Guardians are encouraged to obtain information about Grace B. Luhrs University Elementary School (GBLUES) in order to determine whether to apply for choice enrollment.
Parents/guardians of students entering kindergarten must complete the district registration process.
Parents/guardians seeking to enroll children in GBLUES must reside in the Shippensburg Area School District and their children must be eligible for enrollment pursuant to SASD Policy (200 and 202) by May 1.
Kindergarten applicants who are legally identified as a sibling of a student currently enrolled in GBLUES, living at the same residence, and who will be attending at the same time as the currently enrolled GBLUES student, will be enrolled first in kindergarten, and subsequently before any student on a waiting list. Parents will still need to complete the 2021-2022 Lottery Registration Application below in order for our enrollment numbers to be accurate when conducting the lottery. Should two or more applications for interest for grades 1-4 be submitted, there will be a lottery for those interested in attending GBLUES should no open slots be available.
Students who do not have a sibling in GBLUES are eligible for enrollment by participating in a lottery. Enrollment of students is based on an open/random lottery.
Before any student entering K-5 can be enrolled at GBLUES or participate in the lottery, the SASD registration process must be completed and you must reside in the Shippensburg Area School District. In addition, parents/guardians interested in participating in the lottery for kindergarten or to be placed on the grade 1-4 waiting list to attend GBLUES, will need to complete the appropriate registration application and submit the application by the deadline.
To apply for your child to attend Kindergarten for GBLUES, use the application below.
DEADLINE FOR KINDERGARTEN APPLICATIONS: May 3, 2021 – NO exceptions
To have your child be considered for Grades 1-4 at GBLUES, use the application below.
DEADLINE FOR GRADES 1-4 APPLICATIONS: May 3, 2021 – NO exceptions
Students who are not selected by lottery will be placed on a waiting list for the remainder of that school year. Each year, parents/guardians will have the opportunity to renew their application to remain on the waiting list for the upcoming school year.
In the order of priority determined by the lottery, the waiting list will be established for each grade and students will be added on a first-come first-served basis. Whenever an opening becomes available, the parent/guardian of the next student on the waiting list will be notified at that time. If that parent/guardian chooses not to accept the available slot, the next student on the waiting list becomes eligible.
TO RENEW YOUR GBLUES LOTTERY APPLICATION: (to keep your child on the waiting list)
If your child is on the waiting list for the current school year and you wish to have them stay on the waiting list for the upcoming school year, you will need to complete a “Renewal Registration Form”.
Failure to renew your application by the stated deadline will result in your student being removed from the waiting list.
DEADLINE FOR RENEWAL APPLICATIONS: April 30, 2021 – NO exceptions
Renewal Registration Form: 2021-2022 Renewal Application.docx – Google Docs