2022 - 2023
Welcome! 2022-2023 UJS Registration is now open!
This year, our Student programs include:
Gan Katan, 2 & 3 year olds, with parents for the final hour of Sunday School: 10:30am – 11:30am
K-2 grade & 7th grade: Sunday School from 9:00am – 11:30am on Sunday mornings
3-6 grade: Sunday School only from 9:00am- 11:30am on Sunday mornings
3-6 grade: Sunday School plus a Supplemental Hebrew during the week ONLINE (recommended for best preparation for B’nei Mitzvot)
Mitzvah Core: 8-12 grade, meeting Sunday afternoons (12-2pm)
Madrichim, 11/12th grade: assisting teachers Sundays 9:00am-11:30am (no tuition, students paid for commitment)
There are three parts to the registration process:
1) Basic Information about Families and students
2) Vaccination records and other medical information
3) Payment. Two choices here:
FIRST METHOD: You are highly encouraged to use the “Pay tuition” button on UJS website: https://www.unitedjewishschool.org/registration-payment/
SECOND METHOD: If you are paying by check: ALL CHECKS SHOULD BE MADE TO “Jewish Federation of Grand Rapids” and GIVEN TO KREENAH DUNSMORE, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, AT HER SCHOOL OFFICE AT TEMPLE EMANUEL.
Registration: We are asking ALL families to fill out this information online, as part of our ongoing efforts to keep our information about our families current. Please fill this out for enrollment in all grades from Gan Katan through Madrichim. We request that you fill this out as early as possible to help us plan for the start of the school year. This form must be submitted prior to the start of school.
Vaccination policy: The routine vaccination of all students is an important public health matter. Both the Reform and Conservative movements believe that childhood vaccination is a mitzvah, based on the Torah’s exhortation to “take utmost care and watch yourselves scrupulously” (Deuteronomy 4:9). The requirement of all students at the United Jewish School is to be adequately immunized against all of the preventable childhood diseases as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices; therefore, it is United Jewish School policy that age-appropriate compliance of vaccination is enforced, and to exclude individuals who are out of compliance. Parents must provide appropriate documentation of vaccination records or documentation of medical exemptions from the state or their pediatrician prior to the start of school. Your doctor or your local Health Department can print an Official State of Michigan Immunization Record for you. You can also request forms here: https://www.mcir.org/public/. More details about how to acquire documentation can be found here.
Payment: Tuition this year is $350 for the regular Sunday School program (pre-K through 12th grade) and an additional $280 for the online-only supplemental Hebrew program (3rd – 6th grade). Gan Katan is $175. There is no charge for the 11th and 12th grade Madrichim program. You can pay all of the tuition at once or set up monthly payments from a link on the registration form. Important Note: If you set up monthly payments, make sure that you indicate how many payments you want to make.
If you want to request confidential financial assistance, please email our Cantor-Educator, David Fair at email@example.com or Administrative Assistant, Ms. Kreenah Dunsmore at firstname.lastname@example.org
Payments must be submitted or alternate arrangements set up prior to the start of the school year, which is September 11, 2022.
We look forward to seeing you and your children at UJS in the fall!