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.
The program will begin this year on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. This program is staffed by two members of the school staff each day.
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 2:45pm to 5:30pm for all regular school days and 12:45pm-5:30pm 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. THE LATEST PICK UP IS 5:30pm. Late fees apply after 5:30pm.
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 cracker-type snack is provided with water 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.
POLICIES, PROCEDURES & RULES
- The program is ONLY for registered St. Mary School students.
- Behavior expectations during the program are the same as during the normal school day.
- Students are to follow and respect the rules and policies of the teacher(s) responsible.
- If, in the judgment of the staff & administration, a child is not following the rules of the program, they will not be allowed to participate (in such case, of course, parents will be notified).
- If parents do not follow the rules and policies of the program, they will not be allowed to take advantage of this service.
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. All policies, procedures and rules of the program are subject to review and revision.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL A CHILD BE ALLOWED IN THE PROGRAM UNLESS WE HAVE DIRECT COMMUNICATION FROM A PARENT.
Money and written or verbal notification should not be given to the teachers staffing the program - you must send or call the school office.
THE FOLLOWING IS A LEGAL NECESSITY FOR ATTENDANCE: Parents MUST inform the school, in writing, of what days a child will be in attendance. You need only submit a signed note with your payment specifying the days.
RATES FOR 2017 - 2018
Full Day: $18
Half Day: $20
Any child who registers in advance for the full 5 day week shall receive a discount of 20%, so a weekly rate of $72.00.
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.
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 1:00pm. In such cases, payment is expected the following day.
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.