Aftercare Policy and Forms

AFTERCARE POLICY 2016-2017

ST. ANDREW CATHOLIC SCHOOL, MYRTLE BEACH, SC  29577

THE AFTERCARE PROGRAM BEGINS: on August 17, 2016 for St. Andrew School students. Aftercare will not be provided on the days when school is not in session, on days school is dismissed early preceding a holiday, and on days when school is closed due to inclement weather conditions.  The following days are scheduled days off for the year.  Please note these on your calendar but remember that it may be subject to change.  June 1, 2016 will be the last day of Aftercare.

September 5                                                                         October 19

November 23, 24, 25                                                          December 16 – January 2

January 16                                                                            February 20

March 2, 3                                                                             April 14-21

May 29                                                                                   June 2

SUPERVISOR: Mrs. Leslie Prince (202-746-4583)

ASSISTANTS: Mrs. Daryl Schupp (843-455-4701), Ms. Susie Dalton (843-331-2762), and Mrs. Donna Ferretti (843-251-1729)

PLACE:  Cafetorium and playground of St. Andrew School

HOURS:  St. Andrew’s Aftercare Program will be held from 2:45 pm to 5:30 pm each full day school is in session.

WHO:  This program is open to St. Andrew’s students in grades K thru 5.  Twenty-five (25) students will be the maximum.  Older students may be considered with prior arrangements made through the Principal and the Aftercare Supervisors providing space is available.  As this is primarily a program for younger children, older children may be excluded or accepted based on their ability to behave.

COST:  The rate for students and drop-ins will be $8.00 per hour.  A multiple child discount will be offered to full time and part-time students.

Please note that students who are not picked up by 3:00 pm will automatically be signed into Aftercare.

   1 CHILD                     2 CHILDREN                          3 CHILDREN                       4 CHILDREN

Full-time:

$100/wk. ($20/day)     $120/wk. ($27/day)          $175/wk. ($35/day)         $200/wk.($42/day)

Part-time:

$8/hr. ($24/day)         $11/hr. ($33/day)                 $14/hr. ($42/day)            $17/hr.  ($51/day)

PAYMENT:  Weekly payment is to be made Wednesday of each week.  Full payment is expected unless other arrangements are made.  A bill will be sent in the Tuesday folder with the youngest child.  Payment is to be made and returned in the Tuesday folder on Wednesday weekly.  Non-weekly payment will be subject to a late fee.

Anyone who is more than one week late in payment will not be allowed to leave their children in Aftercare until all fees have been paid in full.  Checks should be made payable to St. Andrew School.   Any family, whose check is returned due to insufficient funds, will not be allowed to use the program until the fees have been paid and cleared through the bank or paid in cash.

DROP-IN:  Drop-ins will be accepted if arrangements are made with the supervisor 24 hours in advance.  The cost will be same as the part-time rate.  Payment is expected when the student is picked up that day.

SNACKS:  Snacks will be provided as part of the service.   This can include juice, cookies or crackers, etc.  If your child is allergic to any foods, please be sure to note this on the information form.  Snacks will be served between 2:45-3:15 only.

PICK-UP:  Students must be picked up by 5:30pm and be checked out by a supervisor.  You will be required to sign out your child on the daily log as well as the pick- up time.  Failure to fill in the pick-up time may result in a full day charge.  You may pick up your child at the playground during good weather, and in the cafetorium during inclement weather.  Please use the 37th Ave. N. door.  In the event of emergencies only a five (5) minute grace period will be allowed.  If this rule is abused, the supervisor will have the authority to charge the parent a fee of $1.00 for every minute past the grace period.  Only the parent or person authorized by the parent on the approved list may pick up a child.  Other arrangements must be cleared with the Aftercare Supervisor by the responsible parent and should be in writing.

EARLY DISMISSAL:  There will be no Aftercare when school is dismissed early before holiday vacations.

STUDENTS:  All Aftercare students shall report to the cafetorium when the dismissal bell rings and sign in.  Kindergarten students will be escorted to the cafetorium by their teacher or aide.

INSURANCE:  It is mandatory that any child taking part in the program be covered by their parents’ health insurance or the 24-hour accident insurance available through the school.

SCHEDULE:

2:45-3:15      Homework

3:15-3:45      Snack/Clean-up

3:45-5:15      Study time and outside play (weather permitting)

5:15-5:30     Clean- up, pack for home

CLOTHING:  Children may remain in uniform or they may bring clothing from home to change into after snack time.  Please make sure that your child has clothing appropriate for the weather.  Athletic shoes only; no flip-flops.

HEALTH:  Aftercare personnel may not give your child medication.  In case of illness or injury while in the Aftercare Program, a parent or emergency contact (if parent is unavailable) will be notified.  The emergency sheet you signed will be kept on file.  Please help us maintain the accuracy of this file by notifying us of any changes.

SAFETY/WELFARE:  Safety is a major concern of the Aftercare personnel.  They will expect each child to behave in a manner that will insure the continuation of a safe and organized program.  Problems of behavior and damages to equipment or property will be settled at the discretion of the supervisor in coordination with the school Principal.  Repeated misbehavior may be grounds for dismissal from the Aftercare Program.  Corporal punishment will not be used for discipline in the Aftercare Program.

VERBAL MESSAGES:  Verbal messages brought by the children from parents to the supervisor cannot be accepted.  Notes written by the parents will be appreciated at any time.

NOTIFICATION:  Please notify the supervisor, in writing of any unusual event or deviation from normal home routine, such as change of carpool, transportation by cab, or going home with a friend at the end of the day of Aftercare Program.

Aftercare Program Forms