School PO Orders

Placing a PO or Distance Learning School Initiated Order with Gather 'Round:

PO orders are Purchase Orders sent from Gather 'Round to homeschool support schools that have a vendor agreement with us. They are for homeschoolers in Canada who are enrolled in a DL school or US support schools that pay for their family's orders. These orders are paid for by your support school and fulfilled by Gather 'Round Homeschool.

SPECIAL NOTE(S):

School PO #'s and Year End:

It's that time of the year where schools are closing out some PO numbers. Please plan your order a bit ahead of any deadlines that you know of and allow for several days processing time between Gather 'Round and your school's ordering office.

Ordering with your PO number During a Sale:

If you want to order with your school PO during a website sale or promotion, please make sure you put your order in on the web-form during office hours, while the sale is active on the website. We will process sale prices based on the date and time stamp of when your order is received and we allow your school to remit payment following the sale. 

     All PO or Distance Learning School Initiated orders:

  • Must be able to be completed within your remaining PO funds; 
  • Must be paid for in full before your order is sent. Personal payments for part of your order must be requested and approved beforehand;
  • Are requested orders and not finalized orders. Sale prices and promotions are valid at the time of payment and not at the time of request through the form;
  • Are subject to a minimum order requirement of $130 CAD or $95 US (approx. the cost of 2 digital Family Bundles) before shipping and taxes. This is a new guideline that applies to all schools as of Jan. 1, 2021;
  • Are subject to to Gather 'Round's Digital license agreement. Digital files are licensed for single-family use only and must be set up to send directly to homeschool families. They cannot be photocopied, used in a co-op setting, or shared with a school;
  • Are subject to your school’s approval and payment;
  • Are processed in the order received along with all other Gather ‘Round Homeschool orders and may be subject to wait times. Orders are processed as soon as your school pays (or provides a unique PO invoice confirmation – Wisdom, Ascend & Education Unlimited);
  • Are sent to you to approve. Once your order has been paid for by your school, no further changes can be made to your. Please check your email and send us any changes that you need;
  • Can only be used to purchase educational materials (No merch orders).

If you are enrolled with one of the following schools and have remaining PO funding, you may request a PO order: Anchor Academy, Ascend Online, CHEK, Education Unlimited, Estreams Online (CHES), HCOS, NorthStar Academy, Pathways Academy, RCOA, School of Home, THEE, TLA, Wise Academy, and Wisdom Homeschool.

Information About the Ordering Process:

The schools that we work with have a variety of different ways that they require your order be processed. Here is some information on key terms and what to expect:

Key Terms:

Parent Initiated – You come to us, we create your order, and send the order both to you (to check) and to your school for approval and payment at the same time.

School Initiated – Your school or support teacher will request an order on your behalf.

PO Advanced Approval – Your school will provide us with a PO for the available funding that you may use on your Gather ‘Round order. We will still request approval from your school for your order, prior to sending it.

Information for DL Schools - School Initiated Orders:

For schools that place orders on behalf of their families, please enter the staff member name and email in the staff name and email form field and enter the family name and email in the name and email form field and in Gather 'Round Account email form field. You will be sent the order to check, approve, and pay. Your student's parents will be sent digital file links directly. Schools are not permitted to forward files from staff email addresses to supported families as passing files between parties is against our digital license terms. If staff members are receiving digital file links or updates, they should email schools@gatherrounhomeschool.com to provide the correct email address. 

Teachers should be aware that the Teacher's Guide is a required resource to complete Gather 'Round unit studies. Digital Family Bundles, for each unit or for the year, are required per supported family (ie. you do not need to purchase a digital bundle for each student, when the students are in the same household.) After placing an order for your support family, please watch for a draft order to check for accuracy before having your school pay for the order.

 

Anchor Academy

Order Type:       School Initiated

Currency:            US

Gather ‘Round Schools Dept.  Processing Time: Typically, 1-2 business days

Anchor Processing Time: Typically, 1-2 business days

(Pays by Credit Card)

PO #:                    School provides family name and information

 

Ascend Online

Order Type:       Parent Initiated

Currency:            CAD

Gather ‘Round Schools Dept.  Processing Time: Typically, 2-3 business days

Ascend Processing Time: Unknown

PO #:                    Approved by student name

 

CHEK

Order Type:       School Initiated - Curriculum and Resource Department

Currency:            CAD

Gather ‘Round Schools Dept.  Processing Time: Typically, 2-3 business days

CHEK Processing Time: By next business day

PO #:                    School provides family name and information

 

Education Unlimited

Order Type:       Parent Initiated

Currency:            CAD

Gather ‘Round Schools Dept. Processing Time: Typically, 2-3 business days

Education Unlimited: Typically, 2-3 business days

PO #:                    PO advanced approval provided by school

 

 

Estreams Online

Order Type:       Parent Initiated

Currency:            US

Gather ‘Round Schools Dept.  Processing Time: Typically, 1-2 business days

Estreams Processing Time: Typically, 2-3 days for regular accounts and 3-4 days for Special Education Accounts

*Estreams also has a special education department that we sometimes process orders to.

PO #:                    No PO just provide enrolled student’(s) name

 

HCOS (Heritage Christian Online School)

Order Type:       Parent Initiated

Currency:            US

Gather ‘Round Schools Dept.  Processing Time: Typically, 1-2 business days

HCOS Processing Time: Typically, 3-5 business days

PO #:     Provided by parent and must be on the invoice that is sent to your school for approval

 

NorthStar Academy

Order Type:       Parent Initiated

Currency:            US

Gather ‘Round Schools Dept.  Processing Time:  Typically, 1-2 business days

NorthStar Processing Time: Typically, 1-2 business days

PO #:                    Provided by parent and must be on the invoice that is sent to your school for approval

 

Pathways Academy

Order Type:       Parent Initiated

Currency:            US

Gather ‘Round Schools Dept. Processing Time: Typically, 1-2 business days

RCOA Processing Time: Typically, 1-2 business days

PO #:                    Unknown (Please submit if you have one when ordering)

 

RCOA (Regent Christian Online Academy)

Order Type:       Parent Initiated

Currency:            US

Gather ‘Round Schools Dept. Processing Time: Typically, 1-2 business days

RCOA Processing Time: Typically, 1-2 business days

PO #:                    Provided by parent and must be on the invoice that is sent to your school for approval

*RCOA also has a special education department that we sometimes process orders to.

 

School of Hope

Order Type:       School Initiated

Currency:            US

Gather ‘Round Schools Dept. Processing Time: Typically, 1-2 business days

School of Hope Processing Time: Typically, 1-2 business days

 

Thee (The Home Education Experts)

Order Type:       Both

Currency:            CAD

Gather ‘Round Schools Dept. Processing Time: Typically, 2-3 business days

Thee Processing Time: 1-2 business days depending on if they send your PO number in advance of your order

PO #:                    PO Advanced Approval provided by school.

 

TLA (Traditional Learning Academy)

Order Type:       Usually Parent Initiated

Currency:            CAD 

Gather ‘Round Schools Dept. Processing Time: Typically 2-3 business days

TLA Processing Time:     2-3 days

PO #:                    Provided by parent and must be on the invoice that is sent to your school for approval

 

Wise Academy

Order Type:       School Initiated

Currency:            US

Gather ‘Round Schools Dept. Processing Time: Typically, 1-2 business days

Wise Academy Processing Time: Typically, 1-2 business days

PO #:                    School provides family name and information

 

Wisdom Homeschooling

Order Type:       Parent Initiated

Currency:            CAD

Gather ‘Round Schools Dept. Processing Time: Typically, 2-3 business days

Wisdom Homeschooling Processing Time:           Typically 2-5 days

PO #:                    Provided by Wisdom once your order is approved