2021-2022—Before & After School Care
REGISTRATION, FEES, AND HOURS
Any family intending to use the C.A.R.E.S. program during the 2021 – 2022 school year must pay the one-time $25.00 registration fee.
We look forward to working with you to provide a quality experience for your child. Members of our school faculty and staff supervise the program. A coordinator will be announced in the coming days.
Morning CARES provides a place for the supervision of your children who must arrive at school prior to the opening. Our afternoon program provides time for homework as well as time for interaction and socialization with other children.
Before School: 7 am – 8 am
After School: 3 pm – 6 pm
856-829- 2778 School Office
856-829- 2980 Health Office
7 AM – 8 AM
One Child $8.00 per day
Two or more children $10.00 per day
3 PM – 6 PM
One Child $8.00 per hour
$3.00 more per hour for each additional child
These will be emailed to all families and posted on the website. They are due with payment by Thursday for care the following week. This is necessary to allow for proper staffing. A $15.00 late fee will be charged if forms are submitted after Thursday. For your convenience forms may be submitted by the week or by the month. A credit for unused time will only be issued for emergency school closings or if the child is absent from school. Fees are paid by the hour; the fee may not be divided for any portion of the hour.
EMERGENCY AFTERNOON ADDITIONS:
We understand that emergencies arise during the school day. If there is an emergency, you may add your child to the CARES list for the day. This should be a rare occurrence. Please call the school office, or school nurse to add your students to the C.A.R.E.S. list for that afternoon. Please DO NOT leave a message. You must speak to a school representative in order to successfully add your child to the daily C.A.R.E.S. roster.
LATE PICK UP:
Parents are expected to call the C.A.R.E.S. program if you will be picking them up after your scheduled time. C.A.R.E.S. staff will inform your child that you will be late, so they are reassured that you are on your way.
If you will be late in picking up your child, a $5.00 late charge will be applied after 15 minutes of your scheduled pick-up time. If you are later than 1⁄4 of an hour, you will be charged for an additional hour of service. Early pick up one day does not allow for late pick up the next day.
After 6 pm, a fee of $10.00 will be charged for late pick-up. Pick up between 6:10 – 6:20 will be charged a late fee of $20.00. Pick up between 6:20 – 6:30 will be charged a late fee of $30.00.
After 6:30 the late fee is $60.00. This fee is charged because the staff must be paid for their additional hours and the disruption to their personal schedules outside their work hours.
Emergency contacts will be called at 6:00 PM for any child not picked up. All participating families must designate an emergency contact person for this situation. It is best to include several contacts.
The children will be escorted to proceed to their classrooms at 8:00 AM.
Parents/authorized adults picking up children are to check in with the CARES staff and sign children out.
Only authorized individuals will be permitted to pick up children. Be sure emergency contacts are listed on your registration form and are authorized to pick them up in case of your absence. The CARES staff will ask any unfamiliar person to provide ID before releasing your child. If a person not specified on the emergency form will be picking up your child, you MUST send a note to the school office identifying the designated person. No child will be released to a non-specified person.
ACCIDENTS & EMERGENCIES:
The health and safety of the children are always our priority. If immediate medical care is needed, the parent will be notified by telephone and 911 will be called to transport the child to the nearest emergency facility. The parent will be instructed to meet the child and a staff member there. A staff member will remain with the child until the parent arrives. A written report of the accident and actions taken will be promptly completed.
Each day will have time set aside for outdoor recreation as weather permits. Please make sure your child is dressed for the weather. Children should have coats, gloves, and hats in cold weather.
During outside playtime, the children will play with children of all ages. The focus of this activity will be on having fun and being active. Students will follow the same rules on the playground that they follow during the school day.
When the school has a delayed opening or an emergency early dismissal there will be no CARES services. Please be sure you have alternate arrangements if afternoon CARES is canceled.
On arriving at C.A.R.E.S. the children will have a snack before other after-school activities. Children must bring their own snacks in their school lunch boxes. We do not provide snacks. The school nurse will inform the CARES staff if your child has any food-related allergies.
Children will have time to work on their homework during C.A.R.E.S. until 4:15 pm. It is each student’s responsibility to bring homework assignments to C.A.R.E.S. The staff on duty will provide homework assistance. Your child may not always finish all their work during the after-school program. Please always check your child’s homework for accuracy and completeness.
Students who do not have homework will have quiet time during the homework period. TV/Video time is available during quiet time, especially on rainy days when outside playtime is not an option. Children can read or color during quiet time.
St. Charles Borromeo School CARES program will provide a safe environment for your child, both physically and socially. Recognizing that children are still developing self-control and socially acceptable behavior, a major goal of the school and program staff is to help youngsters learn how to manage their behavior in and out of school.
Adults who work with the children will model courteous and respectful behavior and will encourage children to do the same. In addition, children will learn to share materials and equipment (when permitted following COVID-19 restrictions), to wait for turns, and to listen to one another. All children are expected to follow these rules. Consideration towards one another will be expected.
The C.A.R.E.S. program maintains all policies and procedures that are specified in the St. Charles Borromeo School Handbook. All participants will show proper respect to each other, to staff, and to their surroundings. Acts of verbal and/or physical violence (i.e., hitting, fighting, throwing, damaging equipment/building, swearing, talking back) will not be tolerated.
Consistent disobedience will be grounds for suspension and/or possible removal from the program. In all cases of vandalism or property damage, the parent will be responsible for the cost of repair or replacement as necessary. Children must abide by any other rules deemed necessary by the C.A.R.E.S. Program Coordinator for the safety and well-being of all CARES participants.
COMPLETING THE REGISTRATION FORMS
You will find the September forms at the top of the page. You may submit them weekly or monthly. The forms for CARES services are fillable. Download the forms and enter the name(s). Choose your child’s grade from the dropdown menu. Use the checkboxes to indicate the hours needed, then type in the total hours per day. The completed forms should be emailed to CARES@scbpschool.com.
PAYMENT FOR CARES SERVICES
Payment should be sent to school in an envelope marked CARES. Currently, payment by check is preferred. We are exploring options for electronic payments.