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989-732-8333
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   FACTS Management Sign Up  22-Jul-14

Otsego Christian School uses the services of Facts Management to process monthly tuition payments.  Please visit https://online.factsmgt.com  to sign up for a payment plan.

 

   June Newsletter  10-Jun-14

 Wow, it's hard to believe that the school year is over, as it seems like the last nine months went by in the blink of an eye! However, here we are at the beginning of summer, and I pray that everyone has a very relaxing and enjoyable time with your children, family and friends. Since winter seemed to be extra long this year, I think everyone is eager to soak in the warmth even more than usual.

Thank you so much for a great last month of May! The teachers were very grateful for all of your acts of kindness and generosity during "Teacher's Appreciation week," and we loved having all of our Moms here at the school for "Muffins for Moms." The Preschool and Kindergarten graduation night was a huge success with our students showing off what they have learned this year and being as cute as ever. And then our First-Seventh grade awards night was also a really special evening, as we honored and recognized the academic achievements of our amazing students. God is so faithful, and we are so thankful to Him for His great love and blessings every day!

The school office is open during the summer, so if you need anything we ask that you call or stop by during office hours on Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-1:00pm.

Registration continues, and if you haven't already done so, please come in and fill out the necessary paperwork to secure your child's spot for next year. Some of our classes are filling up quickly.

Report cards will be available for pick up on Monday, June 9th, unless you have any outstanding balance to the school. This includes paying off any outstanding lunch bill or extended care bill.

DVD's of both of our award ceremonies are available for pre-order for $10.00 each, and we are also still taking yearbook orders for $15.00 each.

We are continuing to interview and seek out the best teacher and aide candidates to fill some teaching spots open for next year, and we ask that you would join us in praying for wisdom in the hiring process.

OCS Garage Sale

One of our awesome parents, Natalie Sefton, is organizing an OCS garage sale here at the school this Friday and Saturday, June 6th and 7th, from 9:00am to 5:00pm both days. Some great items have already been dropped off, but please drop off any additional donations you might have here at the school this week between 9:00am and 1:00pm. She could also use some parent helpers to run the sale, so let us know if you can help. All proceeds will go to benefit OCS!

 

Board Meeting and Update

We would like to announce that Mike DeWitt, one of our awesome parents, has applied to be on the school board for this coming year. He is the Manager of Auto Zone, and his wife, Julie, has volunteered here at the school all year in our lunchroom. The board will be voting on his application at our next meeting on Monday, June 23, at 4:00 pm. You are invited to attend this meeting as well as all of our monthly school board meetings. The school is in need of additional board members to help lead the school into our 25th year and beyond. Please pray about and/or consider serving on our school board.

 I personally want to thank all of you for your prayers and concern  for me since my hospitalization last week. I was very sorry to miss the Awards Ceremony and the last day of school, but I heard that everything went really well. I sure appreciate Tracy Dexter stepping in and overseeing everything in my absence. I am still waiting for some test results in order to determine what is going on with my health, but I know that the Lord is my healer and my strength!

Have a blessed summer, and I look forward to seeing you all again soon!

 Most Thankfully,

 Karla Hawkins

Otsego Christian School Administrator  

   FACTS Link  06-Aug-13
 
 
Dear Parents,
 

At Otsego Christian School, we are constantly looking for ways to concentrate our available human and financial resources on our primary mission of education.  To help us meet this goal we will be partnering with FACTS Management Company to help manage our tuition payments for the 2013-2014 school year.  Our research indicates significant benefits to school staff and school families, including convenience, flexibility, and secure on-line access to individual account information.  

 
Convenient Online Enrollment
 

Enrolling online is simple and secure. Simply click on the FACTS Logo below to begin setting up your payment plan:

 

Click on the “Create a FACTS Account” tab to get started

 

Be sure to have the following information ready:

  • Account information for the person responsible for payment: bank name, telephone number, account number, and the bank routing number. Most of this information is located on your check.  If paying by credit card, have your card information available.
 

Before you click the Submit button, please carefully read the Final Review. Notification confirming your enrollment in a FACTS payment plan online will be sent to you after you submit your agreement.

 

If you have questions about enrolling in FACTS please contact the
            business office.  You may also contact FACTS directly (866) 441-4637 or view
            your agreement online at https://online.factsmgt.com. You can log on with
            your username and password. FACTS customer service representatives are
            available
            24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 
Your Payment Plan Options
 

Equal payments will be automatically deducted from a designated checking or savings account, or automatically charged to a credit card (with 2.5% convenience fee added for credit cards payments only) on your choice of the 5th or 20th of the month.  AMEX, Discover and MasterCard accepted. 

 
 

With FACTS, the school maintains decision-making control.  As always, we will continue to work with families should special circumstances or “hardship” cases arise during the school year

 
Frequently Asked Questions
 

1. When and what time will the funds for my payment plan be withdrawn from my bank account?  While FACTS transacts             each payment on the specified date (ex: 5th or 20 th), it is your financial institution that determines the time of day the                      payment is debited. FACTS recommends checking with your financial institution to determine how far in advance funds                  should be deposited into your account to ensure the automatic payment clears. If a payment date falls on a weekend or banking holiday, the payment will be transacted the following business day.

 

2. How will I be notified of my payment information?  Once your agreement for tuition payments is posted to the FACTS system you will receive a confirmation notification of your payment amount by e-mail or letter in approximately 10 days. Payments will be processed until the total balance is paid in full.

 
3. What happens if FACTS attempts to process my payment and there are not enough funds in my account?  Should an automatic bank payment or credit card payment be returned, a $30.00 FACTS Returned Payment Fee will be automatically assessed to your account for each failed payment attempt. This is in addition to any penalty your bank or the school may assess. You will be notified by FACTS of the returned payment via mail or e-mail.  For payment scheduled for the 5th of the month, a reattempt will occur on the 20th; for payment scheduled for the 20th, a reattempt will occur on the 5th of the following month.
 
We Look Forward to Serving You Better!
 

Otsego Christian School looks forward to our partnership with FACTS and the efficiency and technology it brings to our school.  Should you have any questions regarding this plan, please contact the business office at 989-732-8333 or FACTS at 866-441-4637.

 

 

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