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Volunteering and Tuition Reduction Program (TRIP)

Volunteer Hours

Our volunteer hours program can be a win/win program for all of us. However, if you would prefer not to volunteer your time, you will be billed $10 per required service hour according to the agreement outlined in your school student registration & tuition contract.


If you have one child in our school, you must volunteer 30 hours; if you have two or more children in the school, you must volunteer 45 hours. This year’s service hours cycle runs May 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017.


Please note: Service hour minimums have been reduced this year due to the delayed roll out of this program. Next year the amounts will revert to 35 hours for families with one child and 50 hours for families with two or more children, and the service hours cycle will be from April 1, 2017 through March 31st, 2018.


Access the Online Volunteer Hours tool



Tuition Reduction Program (TRIP)

TRIP is a Tuition Reduction Incentive Program that we have made available to our school families for approximately 20 years. TRIP allows families to purchase grocery, retail, gas, etc. certificates through St. Francis Parish. The vendors/stores sell the certificates to the Parish at a discount. The Parish then sells the certificates at face value to participating families.


This school year, we request that all school families participate in TRIP.  (Relatives can also enroll in addition to a student’s immediate family.)  The first $75 in discounts earned by individual families will go directly to the school’s general fund. Once a family has earned the $75 for the school, you can continue in the program and any additional amounts earned will be credited to your individual account to reduce your tuition costs for the following school year. This year’s TRIP cycle runs March 16, 2016 through March 31, 2017.


Parish members can enroll and donate credits as a gift to Parish Charities or to a student’s tuition.


Please note: Earlier correspondence announced that the required participation level would be $100. Due to the delayed roll out of this program, the amount has been reduced to $75 for this school year. Next year the amount will be $100, and the TRIP cycle will be from April 1, 2017 through March 31st, 2018.

TRIP News and Enrollment
Kroger change in reporting
TRIP Orders 
  • TRIP orders must be received by 10am on Thursday to be available the following Thursday and after
    (Example: Orders received by Thursday, July 2 by 10am will be available Thursday July 9 at 7:30am and after.)
  • A check payable to St. Francis TRIP for the full amount must be included.  (Cash is also accepted.)
  • Order Form
Online Ordering
TRIP Pickup
  • Monday, Tuesday and Friday 8 am. to 4 pm. and Thursdays 7:30 am. to 4 pm.
  • Regardless of whether the order is placed on-line or in person, orders are not placed from the office until Thursday at 10am and therefore available the following Thursday.
Questions?  Start with our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Inclement Weather and Other Closings
  • The Parish Office is closed when Licking County is under a snow emergency level 2 or 3,  therefore TRIP will not be available.
  • The Parish Office is closed for many of the National Holidays.
  • For any reasons not related to inclement weather, a determination to cancel TRIP will be made on a case by case basis.   Please call the Parish Office at 345-9874 ext 204 in those circumstances for a recorded message.


St. Francis de Sales School

38 Granville St, Newark, OH 43055

Phone:   740-345-4049


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