Interested In Joining The St. Francis Community?
Here’s What You Need To Know
We’re excited that you’re thinking about becoming a St. Francis Penguin. Here are some things you’ll need to know:
Children are admitted to school for kindergarten if they are 5 years of age on or before September 1. Students for grade 1 must be 6 years of age on or before September 1 and have successfully completed kindergarten. An original birth certificate is required along with a certificate of baptism for Catholics not baptized in St. Francis de Sales Parish. A health certificate containing current immunization information is required along with the Social Security number of the student. All registrations must be made in person with original certificates. A placement test will be given to all new students before acceptance is finalized. School records must be received before final acceptance. Admission is determined on a year by year basis with priority given to parishioners of St. Francis de Sales Parish.
WAITING LIST PRIORITY
Admission is determined on a yearly basis with priority given to parishioners of St. Francis de Sales Parish. The following criteria will be used to determine acceptance:
- Siblings of children already enrolled
- Registered active, supporting Catholics
- Catholics students transferring from another Catholic school and moving into the parish
- Families of other faiths
The final decision regarding the student’s admission shall be determined by the principal and the pastor when the number of students within the parish exceeds the number of places available. Dependents of faculty and staff shall be given priority for enrollment in grades K-8.
If you wish to use your credit card for any of the Options 1, 2, 3, or 4, you must contact FACTS to make arrangements. An additional 3.5% fee will be charged for this service. These payments will be processed through our FACTS payment processing company, not the business office.
All families must pay the registration fee in order for your contract to be considered valid. This is a
- Re-registration/re-enrollment fee submitted between MARCH 7, 2018 – July 1, 2018 is $125.00 for one child or $175.00 for two or more children
- Re-registration/re-enrollment fee submitted any time after July 1, 2018 is $175.00 for one child or $225.00 for two or more children.
All families must volunteer a minimum 30 hours at parish/school sponsored events OR pay a $300.00 service fee. Service hours are calculated from July 1st to June 30th. If your total volunteer hours fall short of the required 30 hours, the service fee will be adjusted accordingly.
Fund Raising Events
All families are required to take an active and supportive role in the fund raising events sponsored by the school.
All checks are made payable to: St. Francis de Sales Catholic School. All fees must be current within each trimester. A family who is having unexpected financial difficulties needs to inform the principal immediately. There will be a $25.00 fee for any returned check.
Once a student is registered in our school, you have entered into an agreement and commitment to pay tuition for the entire year. The size of the staff, amount of materials and books, and yearly school budget are based upon this commitment which was made at the time of registration/re-enrollment. Tuition paid is non-refundable, and paying tuition for the entire year is the obligation of the family.
Re-registration packets for the 2018-2019 school year will not be given to any families who have not met their financial obligation for the current school year.