Where to start when making a lesson or activity purchase?

 

Please Note: HCOS does not begin accepting invoices for lessons and activities until October 1st

Step One: Determine if the Lesson or Activity Provider has a Criminal Record Check (CRC) on file with HCOS
  • Making a purchase for a lesson or activity begins by contacting the HCOS office to determine whether or not a lesson provider has a CRC on file with HCOS
    • HCOS Office: Contact Information

      Local: 778-721-5340                

      Toll Free:1-877-360-1313 

      office@onlineschool.ca

  • If the Lesson or Activity provider does not have a CRC on file with HCOS, the office will help guide the provider in the process of obtaining one.  This CRC will then be held on file for 5 years. To start this process, the office will need the following information:
    • a contact name of the lesson provider
    • a contact email
  • Once you have determined a CRC is place with HCOS, you are ready for the next step

All lesson and activity providers, must have a CRC on file with HCOS prior to lessons begin, in order for HCOS to process payment

Step Two: Determine how the Lesson or Activity provider needs to be paid 

There are two payment options:

Payment Option One -  Purchase Order/ Invoice: Most Lesson and Activity providers (music lessons, sports associations, choir, gymnastics, dance, etc...) will invoice HCOS and get paid via cheque. This is the preferred process for the lesson providers as well as HCOS.

We are required by the Ministry of Education to follow specific guidelines around Covid Health and Safety Plans. Our Safe Return to School plan include the necessity for all third party service providers to acknowledge they will follow a Covid Health and Safety Plan. As a result, all lesson and activity invoices must be submitted via the new HCOS Lesson Invoice Submission form, which has a section on the providers COVID health and safety plan that must be filled out prior to payment. HCOS will no longer be accepting lesson invoices via email.

  1. *New Lesson Providers will now send their invoices directly to the HCOS Payable department via the HCOS - Lesson Invoice Submission form
    • Section on the providers COVID Helath and Safety plan must be filled out in order to process payment via Ministry funds
    • Their submission will never be blocked by our servers (thinking it is spam)
    • Their submission will be processed quicker
      • Reduced back and form between the HCOS finance office and Lesson Providers - All information needed to successfully process will be available to the finance office
      •  Will go directly to the person processing Lesson and Activity invoices

Important things to know regarding Lesson and Activity purchases and invoicing:

  1. HCOS will accept invoices in October for lessons occurring until the end of January (Term One)
  2. HCOS will accept invoices at the end of January for lessons occurring Feb - the end of June (Term Two)
  3. If a Lesson or Activity Provider does not have an invoice, a template has been provided that they can use on the  HCOS - Lesson Invoice Submission form

Lesson and Activity providers are given a Lesson Provider Agreement to sign when they go through the CRC process. This document outlines how to successfully invoice HCOS.

Payment Option Two -  Recreational Program Online Form: This form is for all City and Municipality Recreational Center purchases (all City Rec center purchase MUST go through this form, do not ask them to invoice HCOS) as well as organizations that require payment at the point of purchase. 

City and Municipality Recreational Centers

  • Families will need to set up an online registration account with the recreational center they are wanting to make a purchase from
  • Families will then need to complete the Recreational Program Online Form found in ENCOM
    • if unsure on how to fill out the Recreational Program Order form please click here for instructions
  • The CRC expiry date will be provided automatically within the Recreational Program Online Form
  • In order for HCOS to register the student for lessons, families must include the following information on the Recreational Program form
    • Their username as well as a temporary password to their recreational center online account 
      • HCOS will email you once the payment is processed, letting you know you can go in and change the password to your account
    • a link to the specific course they are hoping to register in or the program number
      • if the lesson is a Homeschool program, not available online, please enter that information in the note section of the lesson order form

All other organizations that require payment at point of purchase

The Recreational Program Online form will be available October 1st - April 15th of each school year