Thursday, July 31, 2014

Faith Enrollment through TADS

Dear Parents and Families of Faith Lutheran School,
In order to better meet the needs of our school families, we are moving to a new system to manage our enrollment and tuition. The system, called TADS, will allow our families to enroll in the school, manage their contact information, and manage their tuition accounts with Faith Lutheran online. This will not only make it more convenient for you, as much of the enrollment and tuition payment activity can be done from home, but also greatly reduce work and costs in our school office. TADS is a well established and secure school enrollment and tuition management firm used by several schools here in Anchorage as well as many of our WELS schools.
The process necessary to get our school families enrolled and in the program will take several steps. You will be contacted by TADS in the next few days to go online, set up your user password, and enter your basic information for enrollment. I am sorry to say that even if you have already filled out enrollment paperwork they will still ask you to resubmit some information. This is necessary to get your family entered into the system. (In subsequent years the process will be much easier as you will have already set up an account.)
After your enrollment is completed we at Faith will customize your tuition agreement and you will again be contacted when the agreement is ready to be signed by you. School families will be given several options for tuition payment including choosing the time of the month to make the payment and method. Credit card payments will require an additional fee, but electronic payments from your bank will not. Milk, sports fees, before and aftercare, uniform purchases, and any additional fees will all be managed through TADS. Cash and check payments can still be made to the school if necessary.
Please look for an email coming from TADS soon asking you to set up your enrollment account. Please feel free to contact me as well if you have any questions or need assistance. Though getting use to the new system will take some time, I am confident that TADS will make our tuition and enrollment management easier for both the school and the school families.
Thank you. God bless your remaining summer days and preparations for the new school year.

-Principal Bryan Schneck

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