- Florence Chapel Middle School
NYC and DC Trip Refund Information (Updated 6/30/2020)
As of today, June 30th, we have received all refunds from vendors for the 7th grade Washington, D.C. trip.
We are still awaiting the arrival of two checks from the hotel for the 8th grade New York trip (this is a big amount owed to us). In a discussion with the hotel manager a few weeks ago, we were told that the refund check had to be processed at their corporate office in Texas and that it would be sent to us in two payments. I called the hotel today and spoke with the GM. She informed me that they will put one of the checks in the mail today or by tomorrow at the latest.
We are ready to begin processing refunds at the school level for the 7th grade Washington, D.C. trip. This is going to be a huge undertaking, but our bookkeeper, along with our trip coordinators, has already done a great deal of work upfront to make this process as smooth as possible. So, I ask for your continued patience. The names and mailing addresses of those who paid have been double-checked by our trip coordinators. If there was an adult going on the trip, we already have that chaperone's name connected to the student's name in our records. The entire refund for the chaperone and the student will be included in one check.
Thank you so much for your patience and understanding through all of this. It definitely wasn't an ideal situation, but your understanding of what our nation is facing with this pandemic and how it has altered life as we know it is greatly appreciated as we work to get your refund to you.
Yours in Education,
I hope you all are doing as well as to be expected during this unprecedented time in our world. Please know that we truly miss our students and look forward to the day when we’re all reunited as a Cougar family!
I wanted to give an update for those of you who paid for trips to Washington, DC and New York. Thankfully, we are able to get refunds from the companies we had already paid (hotels, bus company, Carowinds, and other events planned in these cities). The downside to this is that it will take about six weeks for these funds to get to us. Once we have the funds, we will begin issuing refund checks. This may be around the beginning of summer; however, we will let you know once we start mailing out checks.
I want to thank you all for your patience and understanding of this as we’ve not had to cancel a major trip like this before.
Families, please know that we are here for you as we all try to navigate through these uncertain times.
Our school office hours during the school closure is 8-12 Mon-Fri. by appointment only.
Yours In Education,
Christopher E. McCants