Extended Care

 

St. Joseph Parish School Extended Care Policies and Procedures

Philosophy and Mission

We are dedicated to providing love, fun, creativity and care to all children before and after school. We at St. Joseph Parish School are a community dedicated to nurturing the gospel values of our students. We believe in the intrinsic worth, goodness and potential of every child. Through our teaching and the support of our families and parish, we are dedicated to providing educational excellence, fostering Christian attitudes and developing faith in our students.

Hours of Care

The hours of care are 6:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Care will be provided on all days that school is in session, early release days and teacher in-service days. Care will not be provided during emergency closings, like snow days and holidays.

Admission

All students of St. Joseph Parish School are eligible for admission

THERE IS A YEARLY REGISTRATION FEE OF $25 PER FAMILY

In addition, the fee structure is as follows:
$5.25/hr for the youngest child
$4.25/hr for the second youngest child
$3.25/hr for each additional child
Hourly rates figured at 15 min. increments (Ex. If you arrive at 7:05 you are charged from 7:00, if you leave at 5:20 you are charged until 5:30.)

Program

A wide range of activities will be offered: games, arts & crafts, outdoor play, quiet areas for reading, homework and study time.

Communication

After registering your child for Extended Care, you will receive a monthly calendar to fill in the dates and times of the days you will need childcare.
At the end of each month you will receive an invoice for the time used in Extended Care. Payment is due monthly.
You are not billed for days in which your child does not attend Extended Care, even if you were scheduled to be there.
To reach our Extended Care room, please call the school office (375-6505) during school hours.
To reach our Extended Care room before or after school, call 375-6505 ext. 169. Leave a message if there is no answer and someone will return your call ASAP.

Extended Care Area

The Extended Care area is located on the first level at the North end of the building. The entrance is on 16th avenue. During school hours (8:00-3:30), please use the main school entrance. Before and after school, use the 16th ave. entrance.

Drop Off and Pick Up

When bringing your child to the before school program, you must walk them in and sign in. When picking up, they must be signed out. Students will be released to individuals who have been listed as pick up persons. Individuals who are unfamiliar to the staff should be prepared to show proper identification if requested.

Health & Safety

St. Joseph health and safety guidelines will be followed in Extended Care. As a convenience to parents, the Extended Care program will utilize copies of the student health forms already on file in the school office. Students who are absent from school or who are sent home for illness during the day will not be admitted into Extended Care on that day. If necessary, medication will be dispensed following the guidelines of the school.

Emergency School Closing

If St. Joseph Parish School is closed due to emergency conditions, Extended Care will not be provided. School closings due to inclement weather are announced between 6:00 and 6:30 on channels 4, 6 and 12 news programs. If you are scheduled for 6:30 a.m. care, every attempt will be made to contact you by phone if the district announces school is closed.

Snacks

The only snack that will be provided is the after school (3:15) snack. A supply of pretzels, crackers and water will be kept on hand for children who are hungry and without a snack. Please remember to check with our Extended Care provider if you are providing a birthday/special treat for the rest of the kids in Extended Care that day. We ask that this be done so we can protect the children who might have serious food allergies.

Rest Time

Students attending Extended Care (K-3 and K-4) will have one half hour of quiet time after lunch and recess. Students can read books, assemble puzzles, or draw/color quietly from 12:45-1:15. Children who nap will lie down at 12:45 p.m.