The After School Program serves St. Mary School students in grades Pre-K (full day) through 8. It extends the excellence of each child's school experience into after school time. There is support and encouragement for learning good social skills and study habits as well as some playtime.
This program serves as a bridge between home and school. It provides a balance of meaningful social and recreational opportunities. It also provides a safe and structured environment, one that is informal and homelike and that responds to the student's emerging needs and interests. A lite snack is provided after dismissal. Parents may also send alternate snacks or drinks. There is also supervised free play and time outdoors as weather permits.
A quiet area, with an additional staff member, is provided for students to study and begin homework. This is open to all students of all grades.
The After School Program operates only when school is in session. It does not meet during vacations or if school is cancelled. The hours are 2:45 pm to 5:30 pm for all regular school days and 12:45 pm-5:30 pm for early dismissal days. If school is dismissed early due to inclement weather, the program will be cancelled. However, there will always be at least two staff members present until all students have been picked up.
To participate in the After School Program, children must be registered in advance. Payments are due in advance on Monday of each week. The cost is the same regardless of pick-up time. Enrolling your child(ren) for the After School Program reserves the time, space, staff, and provisions for your child whether or not he/she attends.
The program is available to those who do not register at the start of the week depending on room. To do this, send in your payment and After School request in the morning. If something last minute comes up, you can call or email the Office before 1:00 pm. In such cases, payment is expected the following day.
All students must be signed out on a daily basis by the person picking up the child. This procedure is for the safety and security of your child(ren) and will be strictly enforced. Policies stated in the Parent-Student Handbook apply to the Extended Day Program.
PROGRAM RATES 2019-2020
The daily rate for the After School Program will be $20.00 per child. Any child who registers in advance for the full 5 day week shall receive a discount of 20%, so a weekly rate of $80.00. Early Dismissal days cost $20.00. All payments shall be sent in on Monday in a sealed envelope with the child’s name, grade and “After School Program” clearly written on the outside. This shall be sent to the office by the homeroom teacher.
Please use the attached aftercare form when using aftercare. The forms can also be found online or in school office.LATE FEE: The After School Program ends at 5:30 pm. Any child not picked up by 5:30 pm will incur a late fee of $5.00 for every 5 minutes after that time. Late fees are due the following day.