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Extended Day


HOURS OF OPERATION:

7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

SUMMER HOURS: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The Extended Day Program provides care, supervision, recreation and enrichment activities. It serves working families who desire both parochial school education and supplementary day care in a Christian environment. The Extended Day Program is for children enrolled at St. Barnabas School in grades kindergarten through eight.

This professionally operated program allows children to experience a rich diversity of growth activities within a Catholic environment, activities planned to complement the philosophy and value systems of the school and family. Art and craft projects, games, recreation, and snack time are just a few of the growth activities planned. Also, there is time set aside for homework completion.

TENTATIVE DAILY SCHEDULE:

• 2:45-4:00 PM- outside or in gym area
• 4:00-4:15 PM- snack time
• 4:15-5:00 PM- homework
• 5:00-6:00 PM- free exploration time/organized craft activities, etc.

Within a large family environment, the program strives to provide individual attention, security, consistency and fair treatment for children of working parents.

Certified teachers and aides staff the Extended Day Program. These people work together to help each child grow in maturity and self-respect, as well as to maintain an atmosphere wherein respect and understanding for others are realized.

Fees are the sole support of the St. Barnabas Extended Day Program. It is not subsidized by the school or parish.

SPECIAL PROVISIONS AND PROCEDURES

ILLNESS OR ACCIDENT:

• In cases that appear to be of a minor nature, First Aid will be administrated on the premises. (Medication will not be administered by mouth unless both a written statement from a physician detailing method, amount, and time schedule, and a written statement from parent authorizing the staff to assist a child in taking such medication are on file.)

• In cases that appear serious, the teacher will make an effort to carry out the instructions as given on the emergency medical form.

• In case of very serious illness or injury – 911 will be called and parents will be notified immediately.

• Parents will be expected to make provision for taking sick children home. The Extended Day Program does not have facilities for transportation of children.

• If the home does not provide adequate emergency instructions, or if the instructions given cannot be followed at the time of the emergency, the program staff will act according to their best judgment for the welfare of the child.

HOMEWORK:

Each day a homework period is scheduled. It is the child's responsibility to acknowledge his/her assignment and then to use the resources available. The staff has no way of knowing what work, if any, has been assigned to which students.

ABSENCES:

• If you use the Extended Day Program regularly and know in advance that a child will be absent for any amount of time, please notify the Extended Day Staff in writing.

• If a parent takes a child home from the school for any reason, the Extended Day Program should be notified that day.

IMPORTANT PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES

EMERGENCIES/SAFETY:

With the child's safety and well being in mind, it is most important that the parent/guardian fill out the emergency medical and release forms, and then adhere to the instructions given.

One of the most important regulations concerns the child's leaving the premises of the Extended Day Program.

• Parents or guardians should not take children from the schoolyard or other areas without notifying the staff and signing the child out.

• Parents or guardians should not send persons whose signatures are not on the release form to ask for the release of children. For the child's safety, the release will not be granted.

Another area of concern, and also related to the child's welfare, is the matter of telephone messages.

• Parents or guardians may wish to telephone the Extended Day Program asking that their child be directed to go to various places after school. As there is always a possibility that a person other than a parent or guardian might telephone, such requests will not be granted.

• With the same potential problem in mind, the staff will not accept a telephoned request to call a cab for a child.

FEES AND "PICK UPS":

Additional areas of parental responsibility are in the matters of prompt fee payment, and prompt pick-up in the late afternoon.

The fee for the program is $4.00 an hour per child. A $3.00 an hour fee will be charged for the second child and special arrangements will be made for families enrolling more than two children. A late fee of $1.00 will be assessed for each minute after 6:00 p.m. It is only common courtesy to respect the time of closure. If you anticipate arriving late, please call Extended Day at 330-285-5453.

Billing will be done on a weekly basis. A bill for the previous week, including any late charges, will be sent home with your child on Mondays. Payment is due to school by Thursday of that week. There will be a fee of $10.00 charged for each week a payment is late after a two-week grace period. A $20.00 charge will be assessed for all returned checks.

St. Barnabas Tax ID #34-0847748

Extended Day Information and Forms