Aftercare Program

2018-19 Aftercare forms

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Typical Afternoon

  • Students in grades 1-5 meet in the HUB and check in with the Director.
  • Students in Pre-K and K meet in the Aftercare room to check in with a staff member.
  • Students begin with a snack and then go outside for 30 minutes.
  • After outdoor play students do homework or play educational games.
  • Indoor activities and crafts are planned daily.

Staffed by an Aftercare Director and Saint Joseph School teachers.


Stocked with games, art supplies, and activities for children to participate in when they are indoors after outside play.


Monthly Fee Schedule

4:00 P.M.1-DAY2-DAYS3-DAYS4-DAYS5-DAYS
One child$55$110$165$220$275
Each additional child$51$102$153$204$255

6:00 P.M.1-DAY2-DAYS3-DAYS4-DAYS5-DAYS
One child$113$226$339$452$565
Each additional child$103$206$305$412$515

The fee schedule is best viewed on a tablet, laptop or desktop—not a smart phone.

Policies & Guidelines

Program Activities

The Aftercare program is for students in Pre-K up to and including fifth grade. Each month we select a theme. Aftercare activities include story time, arts and crafts, and other educational activities. Students may choose to play in a group or have individual free-choice. Students have access to multiple games, puzzles, and books. Outdoor activities are supervised on the enclosed playgrounds. For students in grades first to fifth there is designated homework time.

Program Schedule

2:40 p.m. - check-in and snack

3:00 p.m. - Playground

3:30 p.m. - Homework and free choice

3:50 p.m. - Grades 2-5 walk over to K building

4:00 p.m. - Dismissal at K Building

4:00-6:00 p.m. - Activities, crafts, free choice

6:00 p.m. - Dismissal

Parents provide a peanut free snack.

Dismissal Procedure

At 3:55 p.m., students in grades two through five are escorted to the kindergarten building. Please note at 4:00 p.m. all students grades Pre-K through five are at the kindergarten location. All pickups will be at this location.

For safety reasons, this eliminates students being released from two locations. It also allows us to have all students packed with coats on and ready to go home when you come to the door or to the gate when we are outside. A teacher will sign out each student before release to a designated authorized person at pick-up time. Please check in with a teacher before leaving the premises with your child.

This same procedure is in place for the 6:00 p.m. pickup time. If you are running late please text the Director your name and child’s name so they can be packed and ready to be dismissed. Please tell family and friends to have ID ready if they are not the designated pickup person.

If you have last minute changes during the school day, please email your child’s teacher and the Aftercare Director. All changes must be communicated and confirmed with the Director for last minute pickup arrangements. If it is an emergency, please text or call the Aftercare Director.

Homework Policy

Grade two through five stay in the HUB, have snack, go outside, and complete homework assignments supervised by Aftercare staff. Students in grade 1 will also have time to complete homework in the K building. Aftercare teachers do provide homework support, but cannot provide individual tutoring for students. We ask parents to recheck students’ homework.

Early Release Days

Early release days are included with the monthly fee schedule, only for those students already enrolled for the day of the week on which the half-day falls. All Aftercare students will report to the elementary cafeteria at 12:15 p.m. Pre-K and kindergarten students will be escorted over to the elementary building. Students need to bring a lunch and an extra snack for early release days.

Snow Days, Holidays, Illness & Family Vacation

Fees for month of December, February and April will be pro-rated to 75% of the monthly fee to reflect one week of school vacation during those months. Otherwise, monthly fees are not adjusted for illness, holidays, after school clubs, snow days, family vacations or other closing beyond the school’s control.

Please note: If your child chooses to enroll in a club and you still want the Aftercare spot available for “off” weeks, you must pay for both the Aftercare time schedule commitment, and the club.

Billing

All outstanding bills must be paid before students can register for the new school year. Tuition balances will be sent out through FACTS the last week of the month for the upcoming month, and are due within 15 days upon receipt.

Cancellation and Schedule Change

A two week notice is required for all changes and/or cancellations to your child’s enrollment and subject to availability. You are responsible for payments during these two weeks. Please complete and submit a Change in Enrollment Form to the Director.

Please note: Changes to enrollment are permanent and cannot be made for temporary situations.


Aftercare Director Contact Information

Aftercare Director
Clare Palmatier
cpalmatier@saintjoes.com
781-690-4092