SJS T.R.I.P.

T.R.I.P.


WHAT IS TRIP?
T.R.I.P. is a way for you to reduce your tuition bill by purchasing gift certificates – at no additional cost – for goods and services that you use every day. A percentage of the certificate's value (less 1% for operating expenses) is applied as a credit toward the participating family's situation.

HOW TO ORDER
Orders MUST be received in the St. John School Office by 9:00 am on Monday.

Orders will be ready for pick up the following Wednesday in the St. John School Office from 8:00 am until 3:20 pm.

Orders may be dropped off any time during the week, as long as they are received by the Monday morning deadline. Any order received after the deadline will be processed the following week.

Checks written for T.R.I.P. must be written for the full amount of the order (made out to St. John T.R.I.P.). In the event of an error on the order form every attempt will be made to contact the family submitting the order, however, if we are unable to contact you by the time the ordering is complete, we will not include the order, as it is the responsibility of the family to make sure the order/payment is correct.

Students can pick up orders if a waiver has been signed. Waiver forms will be available in the St John Office and T.R.I.P. Office.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE T.R.I.P. PROGRAM?
The program is available to everyone! That’s right.....parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, teachers, neighbors can enroll in T.R.I.P. and designate their credits to go to a specific family’s tuition account or the St John Scholarship Fund, which assists many families.

If your child is enrolled at Lumen Christi, you can also participate. Tuition credits earned at St. John will be sent to the school the first of May.

Families who are planning to eventually enroll their children at St John can also participate in T.R.I.P. by “banking” credits. The families T.R.I.P. credits will be held until their child begins at St. John Elementary School.

HOW TO GET STARTED
Enrolling in T.R.I.P. is easy! Simply fill out the registration form which is available in the St. John School T.R.I.P. Office or Click here to download it.

Once enrolled you can start submitting your T.R.I.P. orders. To download the order form, see the link at the top of this page. To view all available vendors click here for the Great Lakes Script Center site.

HOW ARE T.R.I.P. CREDITS APPLIED TO MY TUITION ACCOUNT?
Accounts are credited once a year – at the beginning of May. These credits will be applied to the upcoming school year’s tuition.

Need More Information: Call Carrie Stadelman 784-1714 or email stjohntrip@yahoo.com

LIABILITY
T.R.I.P. orders should be checked prior to leaving the T.R.I.P. Office or St John School Office. Once orders have been checked and signed for St John School will not be liable for lost or missing certificates. St John School is not liable for damages or losses incurred as a result of changes in policies established by participating merchants or for losses incurred when a participating merchant goes out of business. St John Elementary School reserves the right to terminate the T.R.I.P. program at any time.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Family earnings cannot be distributed as cash. If your earnings should exceed your tuition balance you may apply it to future tuition for your family, direct it to the account of another family or to the Scholarship Fund. If your child(ren) no longer attends St John for any reason and you have a balance on your T.R.I.P. account, the earnings held under your family name can be applied to another family’s account or the St John Scholarship Fund. If you are “banking” tuition credits for a future student and the student does not attend St. John Elementary School, the “banked” tuition credits can be applied to another family’s account or the St John Scholarship Fund.

RETURNED CHECK POLICY
Any check returned the first time for non-sufficient funds will be charged a fee of $35.00. In the case of a second returned check from the same family, an additional $35.00 fee will be charged. Future orders from the involved family must be paid by cash, money order or certified check.