Navigating the Financial Implications of COVID-19
Dear MCS community,
As we navigate this new territory of distance learning, we are very grateful for the words of gratitude that have been sent our way. We have been especially touched by the members of our community who have offered to help support our talented and passionate teaching staff in this extraordinary time. This kind of support is wonderful to see and provides us with some much needed encouragement as we work through all the financial solutions available to us to keep MCS alive and well for many years to come.
We are exploring various means of supplemental income to welcome our students back with as much normalcy as possible. I am overseeing researching state and federal funding options that are available to us. I am working with our bank and our HR firm to determine which is the best avenue for MCS to use. I want to ensure that we are making decisions that can offer maximum support for our staff and in turn be of benefit to our families too.
We know that our community is also willing to do their best to support the school and each other through this unprecedented time. We are a tuition based school and that continued income allows us to provide our current services and ensure our staff is on hand for when we reopen our doors. We trust that you will help us by making the remaining payments on your contract for the current 2019-2020 school year. We are grateful beyond words for those of you who have continued to pay in full, or have pre-paid for the remainder of this school year.
We realize that some in our community are in need of immediate financial assistance. We are actively working on developing a COVID-19 Tuition Assistance program for those whose livelihood has been affected by the pandemic. This assistance will be needs-based. Please contact the school management directly to discuss how we can best support your needs at firstname.lastname@example.org. To allow us to help as many families as possible, Jemmyn is spearheading the necessary work that will allow us to use our non profit arm, Montessori Education Foundation (MEF), to raise funds that can be made available to our families in need. If you are willing and able to help our school community search for donations, grants and endowments please contact email@example.com.
For those of you impacted by the loss of Extended Day care we are looking at how the fees from Extended Day for April (and if necessary May) could be applied to a student’s tuition for the next academic year.
Summer 2020 will be addressed as soon as a clearer picture emerges as to the duration of social distancing measures.
If you wish to withdraw, the balance of your tuition owing will be waived. Kindly email enroll@mcsslc formal notification of your child’s withdrawal for the remainder of this school year. Please note we cannot hold a spot for your child should you wish to return.
During these critical times where fear and uncertainty is rising, we call on our community to respond to this crisis with unity and compassion, and create a supportive climate for all.
In gratitude for your continuing support,