Membership Requirements (all steps must be complete at the start of each school year regardless if a new SOS member or a returning SOS member)

Step 1:


Step 2(a): 

  • SOS is a FR organization and therefore is subject to the FRSD Student Activity Fee for 7th and 8th-grade students (no activity fee for 6th graders)
    • If your returning or brand new 7th or 8th grade SOS member is also active in a FR fall sport or the FR Band, you may have already paid activity fee over the summer for the current school year that started this past August.  Therefore, with these fees disbursed over time, your family can hopefully afford the REGULAR SOS dues fee.  The discounted SOS dues fee is only families who are sending $50 check to FRSD at the same time as paying dues to SOS. (If already paid the FRSD activity over the summer, proceed to step 2b and pay normal rates for SOS dues)
  • IF you have NOT already paid the activity fee for the school year that started this past August for your 7th or 8th grade student (SOS is your child’s first activity of the school year), then you must pay a separate $50 activity fee to FRSD. Since both $50 activity fee is paid at same time as SOS dues, families can pay the REDUCED dues fee.  (proceed to step 2b and pay discounted rate for SOS dues)
    • IF you have the ability or desire to pay full due price, SOS will gladly accept as an additional donation to train our members and serve the needy of our community.
      • Click here to print the activity fee form or to pay FRSD activity fee online for any 7th or 8th grader (only use if you have not paid the $50 activity fee this school year)

        • The check to FRSD for the Activity Fee is not sent in with the check for membership to SOS in the envelope labeled FR SOS.  There are 2 separate checks and 2 separate mailing locations:
          • FRSD Activity Fee Check goes to:
            • Franklin Regional Senior High School
              Director of Athletics & Student Activities
              3200 School Road
              Murrysville, PA 15668
          • SOS dues check do not do to FR Senior High and should comes to FR middle school in envelope labeled FR SOS and is either given to Main Office or to Mr. Cooley in room 201. (see more details below)

Step 2(b):

  • Membership Details and Dues Info

    • Any student in FRMS can join SOS at any time during the school year.
    • Membership in SOS allows students to participate in SOS throughout school year. Dues  to SOS are the life-blood of what pays for our ability to put together SOS events that help the needy and build empathy in our members.
    • SOS is a servant-leadership group that trains our members to attain empathy, organization, and leadership skills while they volunteer to serve the needy.
    • All new and previous members from past years are required to pay annual dues.
      • Send check (no cash accepted) made out to FR Serving Other Souls or FR SOS for annual SOS dues for this current school year
        • (no checks accepted for s SOS shirts..SOS shirts purchased online, see link below). 
      • Dues can be modified due to financial hardships of a family
        • Select “financial hardship” when asked during online registration to reduce required dues and offer what amount your family can afford.

The traditional dues value is for families that have already paid the Student Activity Fee, and the reduced dues are for families that are paying activity fee when the register for SOS.  If you can afford the traditional, full price dues, please pay them since SOS pay for our ability to run our events at FRMS. 

The top fee structure is for 7th or 8th grade families and who can have already paid the Student Activity Fee over the summer, all 6th grade families that are not required to pay the FR Student Activity fee, or for families who wish to pay the full SOS dues to help our chapter thrive:

  • One SOS member in family dues = $40 per member annually
    • Check for $40 made to FR SOS with member name in memo
  • Two SOS members in same family dues = $35 per member annually
    • Check for $70 made to FR SOS with both member names in memo
  • Three + SOS members from family dues = $33.33 per member annually (4th member of family = free)
    • Check for $100 made to FR SOS with all member names in memo

The lower fee structure is for 7th and 8th grade families who can have NOT paid the Student Activity Fee over the summer and must pay for both SOS dues AND FRSD Activity fee at same time:

  • One SOS member in family dues
    • ($20 per member if pay activity fee WHEN registering for SOS)
      • Check made for $20 to FR SOS with member name in memo
  • Two SOS members in same family dues
    • ($17.50 per person if pay activity fee WHEN registering for SOS)
      • Check for $35 made to FR SOS with both names in memo
  • Three + SOS members from family dues
    • ($16.67 per member if pay activity fee WHEN registering for SOS )
      • Check for $50 to FR SOS with all members names in memo
      • Fourth member or more of family free of SOS dues
  • Send dues check to school with SOS member in an envelope labeled FR SOS or Serving Other Souls.  Students can leave the envelope at the main office with the secretary or bring to Mr. Cooley in Room 201.


Step 3:

Sign up for Remind.com text e-blasting service

  • ALL SOS members must sign up for Remind.com to receive text blasts about meetings, planned events, and emergency needs that arise in the community where we must act.
  • You can sign up for the FR SOS Remind 3 ways:
    • Click here to sign up for SOS Remind
    • Download the Remind App and enter code @frsoskid (text blast on SOS kid phone) or enter code @frsosadult (text blast on SOS parent phone)
    • Open texting app on phone and text @frsoskid to 81010 for text blasts to SOS kid phone or text @frsosadult to 81010 for text blasts to SOS parent phone)
      • When you sign up, use your full name and Remind will ask you if you are a parent or student and for your age

Step 4:

SOS Clothing Gear: Click here to visit SOS Clothing Gear Store

  • Credit card paid online (no cash or check accepted)  for shirts/hoodies
    • SOS members can purchase:
      • $13.95 short sleeve SOS dri-fit shirt (available in adult sizes)
        • youth sizes not offered
        • multiple colors offered this year for the first time!
      • $17.95 long sleeve SOS dri-fit shirt (available in adult sizes)
        • youth sizes not offered
        • multiple colors offered this year for the first time!
      • $26.95 SOS hoodie sweatshirt  (available in adult sizes)
        • youth sizes not offered
        • multiple colors offered this year for the first time!
    • New members MUST purchase at least one type of SOS gear to wear to events
    • Current members can purchase SOS gear if they wish to buy additional gear to wear to event.
    • All online payments go straight to Ithen Global (shirt company based on Grove City, PA) and not to SOS
    • Shirts will be sent to Franklin Regional Middle School at end of current store sale window.  The current window runs until the end of October.  Mr. Cooley will distribute shirts at SOS meetings after shirts arrive at FRMS right before Thanksgiving Break so we have for all the events during rest of school year.
    • SOS Gear Store will only be available for specific windows of dates throughout year (generally, Sept 1 – Oct 30).  If you join when the window is closed, please contact SOS for instructions on how to attain the SOS gear you wish to purchase.
    • For logistical reasons, SOS and Ithen Global agreed to only offer ADULT SIZES to lock in the lowest price point for our members ordering shirts.  
    • NEW SOS members can ask for assistance due to financial hardships if can not afford shirt.
      • (select “financial hardship” in online sign process listed below in regards to shirts info and we have the yellow model of our SOS shirts in stock for these members)
    • Contact SOS  (click link) to send us email if issue with online purchases with credit card
      • This needs to be used extremely rarely.  SOS is permanently moving to online purchases for our shirts through Ithen Global, and with the online SOS store, Ithen Global extends discounts to SOS on shirts. Shirts are $15 (short sleeve), $20 (long sleeve), and $30 for hoodie IF ordered outside of the online gear shop.  SOS signup allows members to claim financial hardship if cost of gear is too high.

Membership Details and Dues Info

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