IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION
-PLEASE READ CAREFULLY-
Next year will be the Day School’s 46th year of ministry and we are so glad you are considering being a part of our school.
Children will be registered on a first come, first served basis. THERE ARE ENOUGH SPACES IN OUR PROGRAM TO RE-ENROLL CURRENTLY ENROLLED CHILDREN; HOWEVER, FAMILIES MIGHT NOT GET THEIR FIRST CHOICE OF DAYS AND MAY NEED TO GO ON THE WAITING LIST FOR THEIR FIRST PREFERENCE. There are a limited number of spaces available in our Bridge Program.
Please be sure to carefully read the Registration Procedures and let the Administrative Office know if you need clarification on any of the procedures.
The Day School’s waiting list policy considers many factors when determining who will move from a waiting list to a classroom spot. The order of children on a class waiting list does not necessarily guarantee classroom placement. Church membership, having a sibling who is a preschooler, having a sibling who is enrolled in the program, current enrollment in the program, or being an alumni family of the school are examples of other factors considered in prioritizing who will move to a classroom spot. These particular considerations are not exhaustive and other factors may be considered and are left to the discretion of the Day School Administrative Staff. A waiting list for a particular class will not be started until the class is full. The waiting list is good only for the current school year and does not transfer into another year.
All fees are approved by the Methodist Day School Board.
Tuition is based on the number of school days in the entire school year for each program (CDO Monday/Friday & CDO Tuesday/Thursday, Preschool, and Bridge).
The year’s total tuition is divided by 9 months to determine monthly payment.
Registration fee will be $175 per child and May 2019 tuition must be paid when registering.
Tuition is payable by the year, semester, or month and is due on or before the first school day of each month.
School closings/holidays are pre-calculated in the tuition rates and there are no credits given for children’s absences or unscheduled school closings. Registration fee and May 2019 tuition will be paid when returning registration forms.
ALL ACCOUNTS MUST BE CURRENT FOR A CHILD TO REGISTER FOR THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR (including late fees).
To keep tuition rates reasonable, families will have the opportunity to provide consumable donations to the school such as tissue, paper towels, baby wipes, batteries, etc. Be on the lookout for more information in the Fall!
Thank you for your continued support of the ministry of the Methodist Day School of First United Methodist Church.
Currently enrolled families may pick up registration forms from the Day School office beginning February 5 in the morning AFTER drop-off to complete at their convenience. Receiving the form DOES NOT GUARANTEE enrollment in a particular class. THERE ARE ENOUGH SPACES IN OUR PROGRAM TO RE-ENROLL CURRENTLY ENROLLED CHILDREN IN EITHER PRESCHOOL OR CDO. Families may not get their first choice of days and may need to go on the waiting list for their first preference. There are a limited number of spaces available in our Bridge class. The Day School administration reserves the right to limit families adding extra days for the upcoming school year until all currently enrolled children have been placed in a class. WE CANNOT ACCOMMODATE TEACHER REQUESTS IN THE PRESCHOOL PROGRAM.
Please stop by the Day School desk if you have any questions or desire clarification on any of the following procedures. Families must observe the following schedule when returning their registration form. Families will be accommodated on a first come, first serve basis based on the following schedule:
REGISTRATION Day 1 (February 15):
8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. (Enter at Bell Tower door-Murphy Rd.)
All currently enrolled children enrolling in Bridge, Preschool and their currently enrolled siblings for Children’s Day Out. Preschoolers can also register for the M/F CDO. CDO can register for 2 or 4 days.
*Registration forms will be accepted for siblings of Preschoolers and Bridge who are new to the program, but they will not be added to the class roster until registration for all currently enrolled children is complete (after 9:30 a.m. on Day 2, February 16). T/Th CDO priority will be given to siblings of Preschoolers since siblings of Bridge can attend on M/F or T/Th. If space is not available in the CDO programs, these siblings will be placed on a waiting list.
Currently enrolled church members (child’s parent or legal guardian) with new siblings entering the program will be given priority over currently enrolled non-church members with new siblings entering the program.Church members must be on the church roll by December 1 of the previous year.
REGISTRATION Day 2 (February 16):
8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m. (Enter at Bell Tower door-Murphy Rd.)
All currently enrolled CDO children enrolling in the CHILDREN’S DAY OUT program only. CDO can register for 2 or 4 days.
Registration forms will be accepted for siblings new to the program, but they will not be added to the class roster until after 9:30 a.m. on Day 2, February 16). If space is not available, these siblings will be placed on a waiting list.
Currently enrolled church members (child’s parent or legal guardian) with new siblings entering the program will be given priority over currently enrolled non-church members with new siblings entering the program. Church members must be on the church roll by December 1 of the previous year.
10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. (Enter at Bell Tower door-Murphy Rd.)
CHURCH MEMBERS (child’s parent or legal guardian) who are new to the program as space permits.
ALUMNI FAMILIES enrolling in any classes as space permits. Alumni families are those who have previously had children in the program at any time in the past and have left or will be leaving the Day School and are enrolling children new to the program.
REGISTRATION Day 3 (February 21):
8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. (Enter at Bell Tower door-Murphy Rd.)
Public registration as space permits. Forms will be available at registration.