Good afternoon Connect parents;
Re-registration of students entering grades 5 to 9 for the 2020-21 school year will open at 8am on Monday April 20th and close at 4pm on Friday May 1st. Registration for grade 4 will open at 8am on Thursday April 23rd and close at 4pm on Friday May 1st. Enrichment fees for the 2020-21 school year are $615 and transportation fees are $800. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant global economic downturn which is causing financial hardship to many families, we are offering flexible alternatives for fee payment:
1. Pay the full amount by May 1st;
2. Pay 50% May 1st, and 50% August 1st;
3. On a case-by-case situation, an individualized payment plan can be discussed;
4. Access our bursary fund for partial or whole payment upon completion and approval of the bursary application form with supporting documentation. Bursary applications may be obtained by emailing me in confidence at [email protected].
School bus transportation is a ‘user pay’ system in which fees must cover all costs associated with operating the buses assigned to the school. Due to the cancellation of classes effective March 16th, parents of returning students will be credited for the fees already paid for April, May and June 2020 on a prorated basis. Transportation fees for grade 9 students will be refunded. The fee payment options outlined for enrichment fees apply to transportation fees, with the exception that transportation fees must be paid in full by August 1, 2020.
Please direct any queries regarding registration or fee payments to Laurie Kangas at [email protected].
We truly appreciate the challenging times currently being experienced by many families and hope these measures to accommodate fee payments will be helpful.