Archives for January 2017

Re-Enrollment Information

As we are well into the second semester of the 2016­-17 school ­year, it’s hard to believe that it is indeed time to think about the 2017-­18 school year and, therefore, time to re-enroll your child/ren at St. Francis. As our School continues to grow, our commitment to our current families is paramount, so we offer spaces for next year to you first, before opening enrollment to new applicants. As many of our grades approach full capacity, we need to know how many spots we have available to offer new students, and ask for your help by re­-enrolling your students now. You should have received communication with re-enrollment instructions. See the Financial Aid Application/Enrollment Timeline here. If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Office at your Campus: Trisha Amirault, High School, or Kelli Carter, Preschool through 8th grade. Read on to learn more about re-enrolling with and without financial aid.

Re-Enrolling without Financial Aid
For families not requesting financial aid, the next step is to complete your child(ren)’s Re-Enrollment Contract and return it with the enrollment deposit. Please note, the re-enrollment deadline of 2/6/17 has passed. If you have not re-enrolled, please contact Trisha Amirault or Kelli Carter as soon as possible. The Re-Enrollment Contracts has been sent to you via email. St. Francis requires ALL parents to sign the Re-Enrollment Contract for each child.

Re-Enrolling with Financial Aid
As a family who currently receives a financial aid grant (or who has indicated you would like to apply for financial aid in 2017-18), your child(ren)’s enrollment contract is not available until you have filed for financial aid and the Financial Aid Committee has made a decision. At that time, you will receive your Re-Enrollment Contract that specifies your tuition obligation, as well as your grant amount. In the meantime, we need to know your intentions for re-enrolling your child(ren) for next year, so please fill out the 2017-18 Intention to Re-Enroll Agreement. Please note, the re-enrollment deadline of 2/6/17 has passed. If you have not re-enrolled, please contact Trisha Amirault or Kelli Carter as soon as possible.

The Priority Deadline for financial aid applications is 2/15/17. To be considered for financial aid, families must complete the financial aid application through FACTS and submit their completed 2016 income tax returns and 2016 W-2s. We realize that for many families, this means expediting your tax returns; however, to apply for financial aid, this is required, so please plan ahead to accomplish this. Completed FACTS applications with no supporting documents will not be reviewed. Those who submit all of the required materials by our 2/15/17 Priority Deadline will be notified of their financial aid award by 3/15/17.

College Corner January 2017

college-cornerDon’t forget about your January college preparation to-dos! Read on to see what you should be doing now as a sophomore, junior, and senior. 

Sophomores:

  • Consider a college summer program and research those possibilities online
  • Peruse the box of summer options in the College Resource Room and the bulletin board in the 2nd floor Atrium Commons

Juniors:

  • Using your PSAT scores, research a range of colleges which might interest you; utilize the My College QuickStart on the College Board website (your ID number can be found on your PSAT score sheet)
  • If you so choose, pursue SAT preparation independently or through a course
  • Register for the SAT and ACT to be taken in the spring (ACT.org and Collegeboard.org)
  • This is the last semester that counts in your GPA prior to applications; go for it!
  • Consider a college summer program or an activity related to your Senior Project
  • Be thorough and punctual with your Senior Project deadlines/proposal (coming later this spring – start thinking about it!)
  • All juniors will be meeting with Kit Llewellyn individually after January 20th
  • For students who are seeking extended time on the ACT and SAT, please be certain that your assessments/documentation are updated with The Learning Center so that you can apply for eligibility and register for the upcoming tests

Seniors:

  • It is imperative that you submit your FAFSA and any financial aid forms as soon as possible. Visit www.kasfaa.com for complete list of events and locations.
  • Complete your taxes ASAP, if you are considering applying for financial aid
  • Complete and send financial aid applications, ensuring you have completed the CSS Profile and /or the FAFSA if required and college specific financial aid forms
  • If a seventh semester mid-year report is required please let Kit Llewellyn know
  • Continue to research scholarship information (Fastweb.com)
  • Maintain your second semester grades; BEWARE of senioritis/slacking off!
  • Your academic year is not over; colleges are informed of any radical GPA slides
  • Submit all remaining application materials by the end of this month
  • Check with your colleges to make sure that nothing is missing from your file
  • Keep Kit Llewellyn informed of responses from colleges and any missing materials requested

School Notes for Week of January 4 – January 6

Join us January 19th at 8:30 a.m. on the Downtown Campus for the Parent Group and Webinar Seven Transitions Into Adulthood with Terri WhiteTerri will be showing the recent ISACS Webinar Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through The Seven Transitions Into Adulthood, presented by Dr. Lisa Damour, psychologist and author of the book (She will have a copy of the book on hand for anyone interested). Trends are showing that young adults are struggling more than ever with transitioning to adulthood and launching successfully. Learning the best ways to help our children navigate adolescence and early adulthood is important to their growth as individuals. Parenting adolescents is hard work, so join us in discussion and connect with other parents who are encountering similar experiences. This is for all parents, not just parents of girls. RSVP to Terri White is not required, but is appreciated.

Don’t miss the opportunity to reserve your copy of the 2016-17 yearbook! We are able to offer a reduced price of $50 until March 1st; after that, the price will be $57. Similar to last year, the yearbook will come out BEFORE the end of the school year so that students can sign copies and have them for the summer break. We will mail a spring supplement full of great photos from end of the year activities, graduations, etc. to each of you who purchase a yearbook. The spring supplement comes with an adhesive strip to insert into your yearbook. Also, all yearbook ordering and purchasing is done through our yearbook company, Herff Jones.​

Click here to purchase the SFS yearbook now. Please contact Rosanne Conlan or Trisha Amirault for any additional questions.

St. Francis School, Goshen Campus, seeks a part-time after-school Enrichment and Summer Camp counselor. The ideal candidate should enjoy working with students ages 5-10 years old and will assist in supervising structured and unstructured play, indoors and outdoors, and homework. This person will contribute to the planning of new and creative hands-on activities for our students. Hours are 3:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday during the school year. This candidate will also be a full-time Summer Camp counselor for 4-6 weeks and be available for 10-12 full-day faculty in-service days.The position pays $15 per hour. Please email resume and cover letter to Marcy Jackson, Director of Summer & After-School Programs.

Photo Gallery for Week of January 4 – January 6

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