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Youth Education Programs Enrollment Info

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Dates
Before You Start
Instructions
Enrollment Policy
Tuition
Payment Information
Resources


Dates

May 1: Shabbat School and optional Hebrew Classes Enrollment Deadline
May 18: Shabbat School Summit for all Grade K-6 families, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Late Spring: Middle School (Grades 7-8) and Havurah High (Grades 9-12) enrollment
September 21: Shabbat School Classes begin
Late September: Middle School and Havurah High begin


Before You Start

To ensure a spot in the 2019-2020 Shabbat School program, families must:

  1. Be members of Havurah Shalom.
  2. Enroll in Shabbat School by May 1, 2019.
  3. If enrolling for the first time, speak with Education Director Deborah Eisenbach-Budner beforehand.


For tuition assistance, don’t hesitate to contact Deborah.

For membership info, contact Karen Westerman.


Instructions

There are 2 steps to enroll in Shabbat School:

  1. Fill out the Enrollment Form, one for each child.
  2. Fill out the Tuition Form once.

 


Enrollment Policy

In order for our family cooperative model of Grades K-6 Jewish education to continue to meet the diverse needs of families, their children and the larger Havurah community, we have the following policy for Shabbat School enrollment:

Families must be Havurah Shalom members and enroll their children in Shabbat School by May 1 to ensure a spot for the upcoming year. From May 1 to August 1, enrollment in a particular grade is subject to space availability, in consultation with and at the discretion of the Education Director. Enrollment in Shabbat School is not available after August 1 for the upcoming year; families are welcome to join Havurah Shalom and fully participate in holidays, Shabbat celebrations, and all other family activities, of course. We are happy to speak with you about your family and Havurah Shalom at any time of the year.



Tuition

Tuition Rates

Shabbat School (Grades K-6)
1 Student ... $125
2 or More Students ... $250

Optional Hebrew Classes (Grades 3-6)
Each Student ... $175

Middle School (Grades 7-8)
1 Student ... $170
2 or More Students ... $300

High School (Grades 9-12)
1 Student ... $260
2 or More Students ... $475


Note about Tuition Increase

The 2019-20 tuition for Shabbat School has increased to $125/child ($250 maximum per family) after many years of no or minimal increases. Going forward, the goal of the Finance Committee is to make small and regular increases of 2-3 percent. Havurah remains committed to the support of the Youth Education Program as a responsibility of the entire community. The tuition amount, therefore, covers supplies and some portion of the space maintenance and rent of the church. Staffing expenses are shouldered by the whole community.

Fun fact: the number of families currently involved in the Youth Education Programs is a little more than a quarter of the Havurah total membership of 400 families.

For tuition assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact Deborah Eisenbach-Budner, Education Director.



Payment Information

Members who are logged into their havurahshalom.org accounts will have the option to “bill to account” when submitting the tuition payment form. Billing to account adds the tuition charge to your account while allowing you the option to delay payment. This allows you to pay by check or set up a payment schedule through the Havurah office.

Members who are NOT logged into the website will NOT have the option to bill to account. The form will only allow immediate payment by credit card or eCheck.

To log into havurahshalom.org, click the “Login” link in the top right corner of any page. Enter your email address (the one to which the Community Email Newsletter is sent) and your password. If you don’t know your password, click “Forgot Password” and enter your email address on the following page to have an email with login instructions sent to you. Check your mail for a new message titled “Password Reset Requested.” Check your Spam folder if it doesn’t appear within 5 minutes. Click the link in the email to reset your password. You will be logged in after changing it.

If you have trouble logging in, call Rachel Pollak in the office (503-248-4662, ext. 2), and she will be happy to help.



Resources

Forms

  • Enrollment Form: Required for each student. This provides student information, parent/guardian contact info, emergency medical information, a transportation release, and student learning notes for teachers.
  • Tuition Form: Required to be filled out once for each family enrolling. If you will also be enrolling older children in Middle School or High School, you can include their tuition here as well, all at once. In addition to determining tuition, this form also includes the Youth Safety Policy that explains rules around adult and child interaction in our Youth Education Program. All parents must sign this release.
  • Youth Hebrew Classes: Terms of Participation and Enrollment Form: Use this form to enroll in optional Hebrew classes (grades 3 and up) and commit to the participation expectations.
  • Youth Safety Policy Form: If you are a parent/guardian who did not sign the Tuition Form, you must acknowledge that you have read the Youth Safety Policy that explains the rules around adult and child interaction at Havurah. You can sign the form at this link rather than fill out the Tuition Form again.


Other Resources

 

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