Go Like the Wind Montessori School (“GLTW” or “the school”) agrees to enroll / re-enroll the above student for the entire 2020-2021 academic school year. In consideration of acceptance of this Enrollment Agreement (“Agreement”) by GLTW, I agree to abide by the listed conditions and pay the required tuition and fees as specified below. This Agreement is not effective until fully executed by the parent(s) or guardian(s) and GLTW.
GLTW utilizes an continuous enrollment process. Once a child is enrolled, they will automatically be enrolled every year at the same level of participation unless or until GLTW is notified otherwise by the parent.
I understand that my child must be age 6 by September 1, 2020, to be eligible for entry in the Lower Elementary. If my child is a Kindergartner in the 2019-2020 school year, he/she will be permitted to enter Lower Elementary. I am agreeing to accept the policies and regulations of the school as outlined in the Parent Handbook.
I understand that the tuition is an annual fee, and I will be responsible for meeting all of the financial obligations, even if I subsequently withdraw my child from GLTW.
The annual registration fee of $700 will be automatically charged to my account on (date TBD) and credited towards the annual tuition fee set forth in the GLTW Academic Year 2020-2021 Tuition Schedule. The registration fee must be paid at the time of submission of this Agreement in order to reserve a space for the student.
Enrollment, as specified within this Enrollment Agreement, may be canceled by the undersigned in writing, without penalty (except aforementioned forfeiture of the $700 registration fee) by March 29, 2019. If enrollment is canceled by the undersigned in writing between April 1, 2020, and September 30, 2020, the undersigned are obligated to pay the equivalent amount of thirty (30) days of tuition in addition to the loss of the registration fee (regardless of student vacancies or waiting lists). Withdrawal for any reason will forfeit a guaranteed spot in the program and places the child at the end of any active waiting list.
The school must be notified, in writing, thirty (30) days in advance in the event the student withdraws on or prior to September 30, 2020. The notice must state the reason for withdrawal. Tuition is due for the thirty (30) days after the written notice is received. The school will calculate any refunds or balances due based on date of receipt of the written notice to withdraw plus the 30-day period. Tuition for the remaining school year will be due and payable until such written notice is received.
If the student withdraws on or after October 1, 2020, I will be responsible for the payment of remainder of the annual tuition and all other charges. No refunds will be given.
Unless tuition is paid in full by check by July 5, 2020, or paid semi-annually with the first installment by July 5th, 2020 and the second installment by December 5, 2020, tuition payments must be made through Tuition Express on or before the defined date of each month. Tuition Express is automatically processed on a monthly basis for ten (10) months, beginning July 1, 2020. GLTW does not accept credit cards, checks, cash, or money order payments for monthly tuition payments or other fees. All other fees and charges must be paid within thirty (30) days of the date billed. A late fee of $25 will be assessed for all late payments. A fee of $35 will be charged for each payment or check that is returned by the bank as NSF or otherwise not collectible. A $1 per minute late fee applies if the child is picked up after 6:00 p.m.
If the first payment (due July 1st) is not received by July 10th, then the school may replace your child with another child from the waiting pool at the discretion of the school. The student whose tuition or fees are thirty (30) days past due may not attend school or participate in school-sponsored events until the past-due tuition and fees are paid in full. GLTW will not release the records for transferring students until all unpaid accounts have been paid. GLTW will not allow attendance of the student for the following school year until all past-due tuition and fees are paid in full. Accounts that are sixty (60) day past due will be referred to a collection agency or attorney.
There is no tuition credit or deduction for absences (due to illness, vacation, or other reason), closure for inclement weather, school holidays, other events that necessitate closing the school that are beyond the control of GLTW, or administrative or teaching staff changes.
The undersigned further agrees to participate in a minimum of 5 hours of Family Service Hours to the school during the term of the contract. These hours include assisting with concerts and PTSA events.
The school maintains a licensing notebook of all licensing inspection reports, special investigation reports and all related corrective action plans. The notebook will be available to parents for review during regular business hours. Licensing inspection and special investigation reports from at least the past two years are available on the Bureau of Children and Adult Licensing website at www.michigan.gov/michildcare.
GLTW requires the cooperation and support of the parents and guardians of the student to successfully provide the Montessori educational experience. I will support the aims and ideals of the school and will bring any and all questions, in confidence, first to the appropriate teacher, and, if necessary, to the Administrator. The absence of cooperation and support by the parents or guardians, at the discretion of GLTW, is cause for termination of this Agreement.
This Agreement shall be interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Michigan.