Family Requirements

Tuition and Fees cover only a part of the total cost of providing education at St. John Fisher School. Each family at St. John Fisher School is required to participate in the fundraising program. Your participation in this program is vital to the success of St. John Fisher attaining its fundraising goal.

All families agree to supplement tuition and fees and assist in school activities and fundraising by assuming responsibility for each of the following:

A. Scrip Program Requirements:

  • Each family is required to participate in this program by purchasing Scrip certificates/e-Scrip, which generates $400 worth of profit per school year (May 1, 2016 through April 30, 2017).
  • All families are billed $200 in advance for SCRIP. If families have not met the $400 obligation at the end of the SCRIP year, April 30, 2017, the actual profit generated will be calculated and families will be required to pay the shortfall by mid May 2017. The $200 advance that was paid at the time of registration will then be rolled over for the 2017-18 SCRIP year.
  • Any family who generates more than $400 in Scrip profit, per school year, will receive a reward from St. John Fisher School for 50% of the profit generated over $400 (subject to deduction of any past due balances and timely receipt of vendors’ profit reporting). This dollar amount will be applied towards the General Fee payable in June. If a family leaves the school before the end of the year, the Scrip profit due to the school will be pro-rated.
  • As in previous years, a family may elect to pay a one-time fee of $400 if they wish to ‘buy out’ of the Scrip Program.

B. Hawaiian Raffle Tickets Requirement:

  • Each family must buy or sell at least $100 of Hawaiian Raffle tickets

C. Jog-a-thon Sponsorships:

  • Each family is responsible for at least $100 per child in Jog-a-thon sponsorships. Please Note: If you elect to advertise on the back of the Jogathon souvenir T-shirt you are still required $100 sponsorships.

D. Spring Fundraiser Requirement:

  • Each family must purchase two tickets for the annual Spring Fundraiser.
  • In addition each family must either donate or solicit an auction item for the Fundraiser.Please note: Money donated towards a class project does not fulfill the Spring Fundraiser financial obligation..

The service hour year starts from June 1 and ends on May 31. Each family is required to perform forty (40) hours of service during this 12 month period, including mandatory requirements listed below:

Lunch Duty Mandatory Requirement:

  • Lunch/yard duty constitutes twelve (12) of the required forty (40) hours of service. It is a four-day commitment requirement for (June, September-December and January-May for a total of eight (8) yard duty commitments per year.
  • For each yard duty served, families will receive one and a half service hours (this includes the time spent in getting to and from school for yard duty).
  • Parents must sign up on Schoolspeak for yard duty.
  • Lunch duty hours may be bought out at the rate of $30 per hour.
  • If parents do not show up on the day assigned for yard duty, or arrange for a substitute they will be billed $30 at the end of the year..

Service Hour Mandatory Requirements:

  • One day (two half days) Health Room Duty totaling seven (7) hours. If a family does not complete this requirement they will be billed $140.

Suggestions for Completion of Service Hours:

  • Spring Fundraiser,Back to School BBQ, International Day, Carnival, Jogathon, California Day, Mother /Daughter Tea (7th grade parents), Father/Son activity (7th grade parents), 8th Grade Graduation reception in Barrett Hall (6th and 7th grade parents), Career Day (middle school, Art at Your Fingertips (all grades), field trip driver/chaperones. Please note: these and other service hour opportunities will be publicized during the year.

Service Hours Program Buy-out Option: If a family is unable to perform the required 40 hours of service, including the Lunch Duty Requirement, a family may elect to buy-out with a one time fee of $800 to be exempt from the Service Hours Program. A family who has not completed the required service hours by the end of May will be billed and expected to pay a fee at the rate of $20 per hour times the number of service hours “not completed.”

All regular classroom, health room, library, and after school sports volunteers are required by State Law and Archdiocesan Policy to participate in Department of Justice fingerprinting requirements.

Tuition for the year is divided into 10 payments. The General Fee, PTA, Jogathon, Spring Fundraiser, and Hawaiian Raffle commitments that will also be deducted are listed below:

  • General Fee: $700 (per child)
  • PTA Fee: $50 (per family)
  • Jogathon: $100 (per child)
  • Spring Fundraiser: $150 (two tickets per family) & Hawaiian Raffle $100 (per family)

July 5, 2016 General Fee ($700 per child)
August 5, 2016 Spring Fundraiser ($250)
PTA Fee ($50 per family)
Graduation Fee $250 (Gr. 8 only)includes yearbook.
Jogathon ($100 per child)
September 6, 2016 Tuition Payment #1

October 5, 2016 Tuition Payment #2
November 7, 2016 Tuition Payment #3
December 5, 2016 Tuition Payment #4
January 5, 2017 Tuition Payment #5
February 6, 2017 Tuition Payment #6
March 6, 2017 Tuition Payment #7
April 5, 2017 Tuition Payment #8
May 5, 2017 Tuition Payment #9
June 5, 2017 Tuition Payment #10