"I'd just like to pass along officially how thrilled we are by the service we have received from FastDirect. Hank was very helpful and accommodating in visiting us here in Utah and helping us through the inevitable issues as we got started. We could not be more satisfied with the service we have gotten from FastDirect! I have found that the people I have talked to or emailed were helpful, knew what they were doing, and responded very quickly. Teachers have found the system to be easy to use and to be very powerful. While we are just in the process of getting parents on, reaction from them so far has been very positive.
A huge THANK YOU to all of you at FastDirect!"
Bill Busacker - Principal
Grace Lutheran School - Sandy, UT
"FastDirect helped our school office become computerized and it is now an integral part of our daily operations. Many of its functions are utilized throughout the school day. It especially assists in:
- managing parent and student databases
- tracking attendance
- corresponding with parents and staff through email
- running the hot lunch program
- handling financial accounts for tuition, lunch and extended care
- recording medication disbursement
- compiling various reports, directories and informational lists
It is great to be able to access everything quickly with an online program. FastDirect was easy to learn and technical assistance is readily available through the HelpDesk. The personnel are always courteous and listen to customer suggestions to make it even better. I truly appreciate the convenience of FastDirect and would highly recommend it."
Diane Goschka - Secretary
Our Savior Lutheran School - Lansing, MI
"FastDirect is a huge success at St. Paul. Our parents appreciate the online services (grades, report card, lunch menu and fee balances) and our teachers and staff value the prompt and helpful support from the staff at FastDirect. It's a win!"
Thomas Geyer - Principal
St. Paul Lutheran School - Fort Worth, TX
(US Department of Education 2006 Blue Ribbon School)
"Christ the King Lutheran School has been pleased with FastDirect. Our families especially appreciate the ability to remain updated regarding their child's grades. It has improved and simplified communication from our office. The attention given to us by the company and their understanding of the needs surrounding a Lutheran School have been a great benefit."
Michael Rosin - Principal
Christ the King Lutheran School - Southgate, MI
"Our faculty has never adapted to any technology program with greater ease and enthusiasm than they have to this program. They love the ease of handling attendance and report cards online. They all find the grade book feature easy to use, and our communication with parents has been greatly facilitated through this program."
Sister Maureen Martin, ASCJ - Principal
St. Ambrose Catholic School - Saint Louis, MO
"I just wanted to write a short Thank You note to all of you! I wanted to let you know that your program has truly helped me tremendously with all the "beginning of the year stuff"!!! This is my first time starting off the year with the program and it seemed to be the easiest start in the 9 years I have been here! I thought you would enjoy receiving a note of appreciation instead of all the insane questions that I am usually sending! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!"
Christy Sieve - School Secretary
St. Cecilia - St. Louis, MO
"In my 9 years as a principal and 30 years as an educator I have worked with a lot of educational companies. What puts your company, FastDirect, at the top of my list is a superior product that is teacher and administrator friendly and a wonderful and very helpful staff who continues to guide us through our rookie year. I can't speak highly enough about your software and your employees. Going with FastDirect is one of the best decisions we have ever made!"
Jim Ford - Principal
St. Cecilia School and Academy - St. Louis, MO
"It is good to be back in school! Our enrollment is down a little but not as bad as many of the schools in the area. We had 224 students before the hurricane (Katrina) and as of today we have 206 active students. I attribute that to three things: A faculty who have all returned; the Westbank of New Orleans not destroyed as much of the rest of the city; and the communications we were able to have with our parents during the evacuation and return through FastDirect. Two of those three I really feel we owe you guys thanks for. Of the Lutheran schools that have reopened, most have reported that their numbers are down quite significantly. While you didn't have anything to do with the path of the hurricane, you did make it possible for Deb and I to communicate with many of our faculty and families while they fled to safety. I can't count the comments I have received from parents thanking us for keeping them informed."
Timothy Stibrich - Administrator
Concordia Lutheran School - Marrero, LA
"FastDirect has been a great tool for me to communicate with parents and sometimes students! As Athletic Director I find FastDirect a necessary communication tool. I use the calendar to publish game schedules and contact parents via FastDirect about any schedule changes. It makes my job MUCH easier!"
Shannon Aurich - Teacher & Athletic Director
Zion Lutheran School - Mayer, MN
"I can quickly and easily view my children's grades which helps me determine if they need help with a particular subject. This is a terrific motivational tool, especially for my older child, because we can see the immediate results of his studying rather than having to wait until report card time."