School Fees

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HILLCREST SCHOOL FEES FOR 2019-2020

As per school district policy and with PAC approval, Hillcrest Elementary School will be collecting four separate school fees this year.

  1. School Purchased Supply Fee ($32)

This is mandatory fee for each student.  The school purchases student supplies in bulk so parents do not have to purchase them.

  1. Agenda Book Fee ($7)

This is mandatory fee for each student whose teacher utilizes an Agenda Book as part of their regular classroom routines.

  1. Student Activity Fee ($20)

This is an optional fee that allows Hillcrest to provide special programs and activities for our students.  Please note, $15 from the student activity fee will be used to support school activities (ie. Swimming, Skating, Gymnastics, Art Fair, etc.) and $5 from the student activity fee will be used to help offset the costs of class field trips.

  1. Cultural Performance Fee ($10)

This is an optional fee that allows Hillcrest to provide cultural performances for our students (ie. theatre and musical performances, guest speakers, etc.).

Optional vs. Mandatory Fees

Provincial legislation requires schools make the Student Activity Fee and the Cultural Performance Fee optional, however, our ability to offer these types of programs/activities depends on the money generated by the fees collected.  Both our PAC and staff feel the programs supported by these fees are extremely important for our students.

Financial Hardship

We believe that no child shall be denied access to a school sponsored program for financial reasons.  If circumstances do not permit payment at this point, please contact Mr. Ritchie at 250-832-7195.

Payment

Cheques should be made payable to HILLCREST SCHOOL and placed in an envelope with your child’s/children’s name(s) on it.  Please give cheques to your child’s teacher or to the office.

Thank you,

Gord Ritchie (Principal)