Continuous enrollment is a straightforward concept that other schools around the nation have been using to streamline the re-enrollment process. Here at St. John Vianney School, continuous enrollment assumes that once a student is enrolled at SJV, the student will continue his/her education at SJV until graduation from eighth grade unless the school is notified otherwise.
The majority of the children who are enrolled at SJV will graduate from SJV. And so in light of this situation, the question arises, why ask families to complete re-enrollment paperwork year after year? By moving to continuous enrollment, we hope to eliminate now and in the future, the paperwork and steps required by our parents each year as part of the enrollment process. The continuous enrollment system will simplify the process for our families and allow the school to maximize its resources and more wisely use the parents’ tuition dollars.
For next school year (2022-2023), we are Continuous Enrollment. For the 2022-2023 school year and every year thereafter, parents will not need to do or sign anything (unless they are enrolling a new student/sibling). A communication will be sent by the Main Office reminding families of continuous enrollment and the Opt-Out process. The only time a parent will need to complete paperwork is, if for personal reasons, the students will not be returning to school, for instance, if a family is moving. The Opt-Out form to notify the school can be found on our website. Most of our families will have the convenience of ignoring this message and doing absolutely nothing. It will be that simple.
Parents are asked to please let the school know that the student will not be re-enrolling by completing the Opt-Out form which is available on our school website under “Admissions” by the first week of May. *PLEASE NOTE: This Opt-Out form is ONLY to be utilized for opting out of subsequent school year enrollment. It is NOT to be utilized for mid-year notifications about withdrawals, transfers, etc. Please continue to communicate those mid-year decisions as soon as they arise directly with our principal.*
The Instructional Materials fee of $350 will still be debited annually from every returning family’s FACTS account by the third week of May. This fee covers annual consumables and instructional subscriptions, such as workbooks and iXL student accounts. We will continue to reassess this fee each year and will communicate ahead of time if the amount will need to increase to account for higher costs, etc.
Tuition rates will be communicated through the school’s website and sent via communications from the principal. Any applicable tuition increases for the subsequent school year will be communicated to all returning families by the last week of April.
All additional fees and required parent hours will continue to be communicated through our All-in-Fees sheet which can be found on our website under “Tuition”, as well as in the Parent/Student Handbook that is updated annually to reflect any changes in such fees and parent requirements. We will continue to require a signature from all families at the start of every school year that they have read and understand the terms within the Parent/Student Handbook.
Financial aid applications are administered through an online application process using FACTS Grant & Aid starting in January of each year. There is an application fee charged by FACTS for processing and verifying an application for aid. Financial aid applications will be due the last week of February, and financial aid decisions will be communicated by mid-April.
If a current school family is enrolling a new student/sibling, the parent is to complete the “New Student Application” for that child and the “Continuous Enrollment Contract” for that child. These forms can be found on SchoolSpeak.
If a parent has additional questions after reading the FAQs, please email Jessica Loria, our Director of Advancement, at firstname.lastname@example.org.