We have had a smooth and FUN three weeks so far, thanks to everyone involved.
A few notes about this Friday…
No nametags from this week forward. If your child doesn’t know their schedule, you might want to write it down for them. Of course, we will always be glad to help if they get stuck.
Digismiles Portraits are this week, for those who choose to participate in that order. We will pull students from class throughout the day for photos in small groups so there is minimum time spent standing and waiting. Many of you dropped payments off last week, which is fine. If you have not made payment, please drop it off Friday morning. Don’t stick it in your child’s backpack, that doesn’t tend to work out well. :o) Families are also welcome to bring in older or younger students who don’t attend Super Friday and take pictures if you wish. You can enter with your child in the morning and head to picture area or if you come in later in the day, just enter at Entrance K, we will show you the way and you can hop in the line.
Form must be submitted online by NOON on Thurday, Sept. 16, 2021. Payment should be made in cash or check (made out to Digismiles Photography) at drop off at Super Friday. Portraits will only be taken if payment is made by 9am. All prices include local and state sales tax. By submitting this form, you give permission for your child to be photographed by Digismiles Photography.
I hope that you and your children enjoyed Week 1 of our fall semester! The day went really smoothly and I saw so many smiling faces, on students, staff and parents.
A few notes as we look towards week 2…
Please remember that Entrance K in the morning is for staff entrance only. Early Childhood families should enter at the playground entrance and families with only Older Children should enter at D. We had lots of early birds this week, which is expected on the first week, as we were all so excited! Moving forward, we will admit non-staff students beginning at 8:40 at Early Childhood and 8:45 for Older Children.
Anyone coming in later than 9:15 should enter at Entrance K.
If your child is taking one of our awesome Sewing classes, please make sure that your sewing machine and accessories are clearly labeled with their name. Students (or parents) may leave the machines and sewing cases at the front desk in the atrium. We will get the machines up to the sewing room and back down in the afternoon, but we need to have a name to determine which pickup line the machine belongs to.
The ongoing construction on the playground side of the parking lot may continue to be an issue over the next few weeks. Please do not park anywhere that blocks the remaining entrances.
In just a little over two weeks, our Fall 2021 semester will begin!
Attached you will find a few important documents with vital information for you, including the Parent Handbook, Super Friday Technology Policy, and our updated Covid Policies and Protocols for this semester. Please take some time to look these over, maybe even print them out to discuss with your children, and let me know if you have any questions.
Final payment for fall semester is due this Friday, August 13. You can use your emailed invoice link from earlier in the summer to check your balance and make payment. If you cannot find that email, please contact email@example.com to get her to send it right away. Please do not wait until the last minute!!
August 13 is also the last day to withdraw and receive full tuition and class fee refunds, which is why it is so important for you to read our policies and procedures now.
Next week, you will receive more details about drop off and pick up procedures, as well as emails from your child’s teacher(s).
We have added a new section of Conversational Spanish & Culture to 1st period for Super Friday Fall 2021! 2nd and 3rd period sections of this class are full to the brim with waiting lists, so we wanted to make room for more students to enjoy this new class!
If your child is interested in taking this class, just log into your profile at www.homerunministries.com, click Student Registration, then choose the correct child. You will need to drop (X) their current 1st period, then add the new choice. Don’t forget to SUBMIT CHANGES!
If you have any questions, please email or text me (225-324-7758), I am happy to help!
July 1 is our first due date for Super Friday fall 2021 payment. If you are registered for fall, you can pay your total balance by July 1, or you may pay your balance in two installments: July 1 and August 14.
1st installment should include all class fees, supply fees, and unpaid registration fees, PLUS half of your tuition balance.
If you have not received an email with link to your invoice and payment, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have questions? Contact email@example.com.
If you’ve registered for Fall 2021, you should have received an email with the subject line “Pledge #### from Home Run Ministries, Incorporated”. If you don’t see it in your inbox, check your junk and spam mail. This email includes your detailed invoice for fall semester.
Here are some important things to know about your invoice! It includes:
Tuition total, broken down by type (EC, Elem, Junior High)
Discount (if you are on staff of HRM)
If you were over-charged for your registration fee at the time of registration checkout, you should see that amount credited as a “Payment” at the bottom of the invoice.
If you were under-charged for your registration fee, you should see that amount added as an item on your invoice.
Families are, of course, welcome to pay their entire Balance Due by the first due date of July 1. However, if you wish to pay in two installments (1st due on July 1, 2nd due on August 14), your first installment should be calculated as follows:
(TUITION – STAFF DICOUNT)/2 + CLASS FEES + SUPPLY FEES.
2ND installment will consist of the remaining 2nd half of the tuition.
When you follow the link to Review and Pay, just edit the PAYMENT AMOUNT at the top of the page to your 1st installment amount, and the website will adjust. Please save the email with the link so that you can return by August 14 to make the balance payment. We will not send another email link, although I will send a reminder by email and text.
If you prefer to make your payments by credit card, please contact Carmen Keeton at firstname.lastname@example.org so that she can add the credit card fee to your invoice for you. Payments made by secure ACH bank withdrawal do not charge a fee.
We are so excited about fall registration! So many families are returning after taking a “Covid Pause” and so many new families have joined our homeschooling community. We have added a few more sections of a couple of classes (It’s Greek to Me, Lego Innovations, Beginning Crochet and Speed Stacks) to help provide more class options and Stacey’s Dance Studio has also added Beginning Tap to give us another great dance class, so you may want to log into our website and look around to make sure that you have the best possible schedule for your kiddos! Feel free to add to waiting lists as well, we have schedules changing and spots opening up every day.
Invoices will be going out in the next week, so watch your email.
Questions? Suggestions? Let me know at email@example.com.
We’ve made a few adjustments to our fall schedule and we’ve added some new options, including Crochet for Beginners, Crochet Projects, STEM Building Challenges, and Girls Bible Study with Prayer and Journaling. Check out the schedule preview before registration opens so you are ready.
Staff registration opens Wed, June 2 at 8:00am
Current family registration opens Friday, June 4 at 8:00am
New family registration opens Monday, June 7 at 8:00am.
Make sure you can login and are ready. Email any questions to Dawn Pruyn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now that we have had a few weeks away from Super Friday, it is time to get ready for next semester! Please read the information here and on the attached documents and let me know if you have any questions.
Schedule Preview opens on www.homerunministries.com on Monday, May 24. Check out the options for your children so you will be ready on registration day.
Students are classified as follows:
Early Childhood- 2-6 years old, based on their age on September 1, 2021
Early Elementary- 7-8 years old, based on their age on September 1, 2021
Upper Elementary- 9-10 years old, based on their age on September 1, 2021
JHigh- 11-13 years old, based on their age on September 1, 2021
Registration opens as follows:
Super Friday and Home Run Ministries Staff (including families of teen aides)- June 2 at 8:00am
Current families (including those who attended Spring 2020)- June 4 at 8:00am
New families (including families who have not attended since Fall 2019)- June 7 at 8:00am
We are increasing tuition $5 per student per semester for all students in order to cover increased rent for the our facility. Registration fees will remain the same as last semester. Please see the Tuition and Fees document for details, including due dates.
We are also adjusting our Covid protocols based on current recommendations. Please read the attached document carefully and contact me with any questions.