BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE

The school offers an extended day program on days when the school is in session for students who are currently enrolled in the school’s academic program.   The Extended Care Program has 3 components:  7AM - 8 AM Before Care; 8AM - 3 PM Extended Care; and 3 pM-6PM Aftercare.  Parents must sign their child(ren) in/out when they are being placed in/released from the program at the beginning and end of the school day, respectively. All provisions in this handbook (except, Academics, but including the section on Technology), apply to the Extended Care Program.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - Please read the Parent/Student Handbook for complete information.

If it becomes apparent that a child will need to report to Extended Care after school and he/she does not know it before leaving home in the morning, parents are asked to call the Extended Care extension and school office and leave the necessary information.

Students who are not picked up within 15 minutes of dismissal will be supervised in this program and parents will be charged for this childcare according to the program fees.  This applies to students who are not picked up within ten minutes of the end of an after-school activity.  Students may not at any time be left unsupervised in the building or on school property while waiting for a ride.  Students are picked up in the Extended Care room where the parent/guardian must sign them out.

The following is general information about the program.  If you have any questions, please call the Extended Care office any school day.

Registration:

Any child participating in the program must have a registration form and emergency form on file with the Extended Care Program.

Hours:

The Extended Care Program operates each regularly scheduled school day.  The morning session begins at 7:00 a.m. and ends at 6:00 p.m. students attending St. Joseph the Worker Early Childhood Programs may use Extended Care when not in class in the morning or afternoon.

Inclement Weather:

When school opens late due to inclement weather or other conditions, Extended Care will open when the school opens.  When school closes early due to inclement weather, children must be picked up as soon as possible and no later than one (1)hour after the close of school.  Please make every effort to have your child picked up promptly after school closes.  Parents who work at a distance and cannot arrive within this time frame will be expected to call someone locally to pick up their child within one hour.

Late Pick Up/Non-pick Up:

St. Joseph the Worker Extended Care program closes promptly at 6:00 p.m.  Please call the Extended Day office if you will be late picking up your child.  The late fee is $5.00 (per child) for every 15 minutes past 6:00 p.m. that you are late in picking up your child.  The Extended Care staff will grant a 2-3 minute grace period before charging any late fees.

Signing In/Out:

 A parent, indicating the time of arrival, must sign in children attending the morning Extended Care program.  Children may not be dropped off to come into the building by themselves and may not be dropped off before 7:00 a.m.  Children attending the afternoon session are to be signed out by a responsible party indicating time of departure and are to be picked up before 6:00 p.m.  Children are not allowed to sign themselves in or out.  If someone other than a parent is to pick up the child(ren), please notify the Program Director.  This person must show a photo ID before any child will be released to him/her.  The Extended Day program is not responsible for any children not signed in or already signed out.  Students not picked up within 15 minutes of dismissal will be escorted to the Extended Care program.

Drop Off/Pick Up:

When dropping off or picking up children, parents may park on the Early Childhood side of the building and enter the facility by way of the side entrance.