Dear Parents and Guardians,
As we prepare for another school year, I hope this letter finds all of you well rested and ready for September. We have a later start than usual this year, so enjoy an extra week of summer vacation! Here are our hours for the remainder of the summer:
Monday, August 24 – Friday, August 28
Both Campuses Closed
Monday, August 31 – Thursday, September 3
9 AM – 12 PM, 5 PM – 7 PM (Both Campuses)
FIRST WEEK OF CLASSES
Classes resume on Wednesday, September 9 for Grades K-8, and on Thursday, September 10 for Grades Nursery & Pre-Kindergarten. Half-Day Dismissal will be in place for Wednesday, September 9 – Friday, September 11. The hours for Rockaway Boulevard are 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM; for 128th Street, 8:15 AM – 11:45 AM.
Students will receive their handbook and the September calendar on their first day of school, along with a lunch menu and an important parent survey. The 2015-2016 Family Handbook and the 2015-2016 Yearly Calendar will be posted on our website on Monday, August 31.
REGISTRATION & SCHOLARSHIPS
At this time, seats are limited for most grade levels at each campus, with several classes now having waiting lists. Please call our offices at 718-641-1316 (128th Street) or 718-641-0212 (Rockaway Boulevard) to schedule a registration appointment. Both Diocesan and local scholarships are available, although time is running out to apply. So far, OLCA families have received more than $200,000 in Diocesan and local scholarships for the upcoming year!
You can apply for scholarships online at mytads.com.
AUGUST TUITION PAYMENTS
At this time, the first tuition payment and the material fee are both due. If you cannot make it into the office to make the payment, don’t worry! We can take payments over the phone for your convenience. Just give either office a call and we will assist you right away. The Rockaway Boulevard office will be open from 8 AM – 6 PM through Friday, August 14, as the Summer Brainstorm program is ongoing.
Today, a hard copy of this letter, along with a bill for payments due, was mailed to you. If you do not receive these documents by Thursday, August 6, please call the Rockaway Boulevard office on Friday. All tuition and fees must be paid in full, including any remaining balance from last year, for your child to start classes in September.
SUPPLY LISTS & SUMMER PACKETS
You can find your child’s Supply List (all grades) and Summer Packet (Grades 1-8) on our school website. Just click on the class page of the grade and campus your child is entering in September. Hard copies are available in the office, and we can also mail a packet out to you by request. Just give us a call and we’ll get it in the mail a.s.a.p.
Keep checking our website for more updates as the summer comes to an end. We look forward to welcoming our new families and welcoming back our returning families in September!
Sincerely in Christ,
Kevin John Coyne