Dear Blessed Sacrament Families,
This past September, Blessed Sacrament Catholic School proudly celebrated our 60th Anniversary within the Archdiocese of San Antonio! With this in mind, we are excited as we begin planning for the 2019/2020 school year. Registration for new and returning families will begin on Monday, March 4, 2019.
The adopted Schedule of Tuition and Fees for the 2019/2020 school year is now published on our school’s website. The School Council recommended a slight increase in tuition to help expand and enhance Blessed Sacrament’s curriculum program and maintain a step increase for our teachers and support staff members. The registration fee, general student fee, and family fee remain unchanged. Finally, the School Council took the opportunity to compare tuition rates for our peer institutions ensuring we remain competitive, but able to provide affordable tuition for our families.
To help celebrate our 60th Anniversary, we are offering a special re-enrollment rate of $60.00 through Friday, March 15, 2019! This rate is available to both new and current students. Additionally, any family who refers a new family to Blessed Sacrament Catholic School will receive a $100.00 credit towards their 2019/2020 tuition if the family enrolls with our school community.
The General Fee is per student and is used towards faith formation, the purchase of textbooks, Archdiocesan assessments, student insurance, standardized testing materials, library materials, and additional classroom supplies. The Family Activity Fee replaces mandatory fundraising and provides financial support for various special programs sponsored by the Parent Teacher Committee (PTC). The school does, however, ask that families participate in the sale of raffle tickets for the Halloween Carnival and Casino Night. Our generous parishioners, fundraisers and special collections help subsidize the approximate $1,800 per student financial gap between total tuition and the actual cost per pupil.
As with this year, we will be asking that families participate in the Catholic Life Insurance Sweepstakes and Big Give SA. These two additional fundraisers allow the school to work towards instructional programs and parent approved capital projects.
To help simplify the re-registration process, we have minimized the forms we are asking families to complete. Also, to ensure the timely deposit of registration fees and fiscal responsibility, we registration fees for returning students will be paid on PayNow (RenWeb Parent Portal). Here are the two steps to complete re-registration:
- First complete the Bright Yellow Financial Preference Form and submit it to the School Office. These were sent home with students on Friday, March 1, 2019.
- Next, submit your Registration Fee through PayNow on RenWeb (No School Office Payments)
- Congratulations, your re-registration is complete!
Each family will receive notification from FACTS Management Co. regarding the total amount of tuition and fees scheduled to be drafted from your financial institution. General Fees and Family Fees are due in July. Please refer to the 2019/2020 Schedule of Tuition and Fees for payment due dates.
Additionally, please be reminded that families must contribute a minimum of $425.00 to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church before Thursday, May 31, 2019 to be classified for the parishioner tuition rate. Any donations received on Friday, June 1, 2019 will be counted towards the required donation for the 2020/2021 school year.
Families seeking tuition assistance are encouraged to apply with Hope for the Future. Students entering kindergarten through eighth grade are eligible for tuition scholarships. Scholarships are awarded using a needs analysis application. Typically, awards range between $500 and $1,500 based on demonstrated financial need. To review more information regarding Hope for the Future, please visit www.hopeforfuture.org or call (210) 734-2670.
We, along with the faculty and staff, look forward to working in partnership with you as we remain committed to our school’s mission statement: “to provide, within an active Christian learning environment, quality education and formation of the whole person by nurturing the development of each child’s talents in the love and service of God and community.”
With a grateful heart,