Preview Day: This coming Tuesday, March 9th, at 8:30 am is our next preview day. If you know of any families considering Christian education, let them know about this opportunity to learn more about MCS.
Spring Break is Right Around the Corner: Friday, March 12 is an early dismissal day. Elementary students will dismiss at 11:45 am, and middle and high school students will dismiss at 12:00 pm. The following week, March 15-19, will be our Spring Break.
COVID Update: While things overall have been quiet on the COVID front, we did have one student test positive this past week. Those in that class were notified of possible exposure and those who met the CDC criteria of being within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes were required to quarantine.
Dress Code: As the weather is starting to warm up and our students begin transitioning from winter attire to spring attire, please remind your students of our dress code. You can review it HERE.
Open Positions: We have already been hard at work interviewing candidates for open positions for next school year. If you are interested in learning about employment opportunities at MCS, please visit the Employment page of our website.
Accreditation Renewal: We are excited to announce that the ACSI Accreditation Team that has been on campus much of this week has made the recommendation to renew the accreditation for MCS for another 5 years.
Senior Trip Parent Meeting: There will be a meeting for all parents of seniors on Monday (March 1) at 6:00 pm in the Band room to nail down plans for the senior trip.
Annual Fund Update: Most of you know that we have been raising funds through our annual fund campaign. The vast majority of these funds are going to be used to improve our curriculum. To date, we have $88,000 that has either been given or promised. We still need another $12,000 to reach our goal. You can give by sending your donation to the school or online HERE.
Preview Day: Our next preview day for prospective parents will be on Tuesday, March 9th at 8:30am.
Dash and Dodge: Be on the lookout for information concerning Dash and Dodge. You will be hearing more about this within the next week.
From the Business Office: The Business Office has received several calls regarding checks that have not cleared the sender’s bank. These are all in relation to checks mailed to the school in December. From what we can gather, mail was stolen from our mailbox.
If you sent a check to the school in the month of December, please verify that your donation is listed on your 2020 Contribution Statement or applied to your FACTS account. If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Floyd, our Business Manager, via email (email@example.com) or by phone (865-681-3205 ext 225).
MCS utilizes Continuous Enrollment to help streamline the annual online enrollment process. Your child will be considered enrolled at MCS from the time of admission through their high school graduation unless MCS is otherwise notified by the parent or guardian. Listed below are important dates and reminders about the Continuous Enrollment process.
March 2021 $200 Continuous Enrollment Fee posted to FACTS accounts.
April 15, 2021 Continuous Enrollment Fee is due.
April 15, 2021 Deadline for tuition assistance application.
May 2021 Student fees ($450 for grades K-12) posted to FACTS accounts.
Facility fees ($100-$150 for PreK) posted to FACTS accounts.
June 2021 First tuition payment due for 2021-2022 school year.
No refunds of the Continuous Enrollment Fee will be given after April 15, except for the following circumstances: moving/relocation 30+ miles away from MCS; disenrollment at the request of MCS; tuition assistance discount is inadequate for current financial situation.
If your child is not returning for the 2021-2022 school year, the Notification to Decline Enrollment form must be submitted prior to April 15. These forms are available from the main office.
New Sibling Enrollment
New siblings will be processed through online application and online enrollment. All new students will pay the $125 application fee as well as other applicable fees. If you plan to enroll a new sibling, please contact Laura Gribble at 681-3205, extension 221, for further instructions on how to proceed.
Existing FACTS payment plans will be renewed for the 2021-2022 school year unless the Business Office is notified in writing.
Families with students in kindergarten and up are eligible to apply for tuition assistance through FACTS Financial Aid. The deadline to submit an online application is April 15, 2021. The charge for the application is $35.00, and a credit card is required for payment at the end of the session. After completing the online application, you will be required to submit your 2020 federal tax return with all schedules and W-2's to FACTS. In order to be considered for financial aid, online enrollment must be completed and the Continuous Enrollment Fee paid. If you need more information or assistance, please contact Sharon Floyd at 681-3205, extension 225.
I would also remind you about the Scrip Program, where you can earn tuition credits through your everyday purchases. Please check out the information under the Support/Daily Opportunities link on the school’s website HERE.