After Care Program

8/20/2017 Currently After Care is fully enrolled on Mondays, Tuesday and Wednesdays. We will keep a waiting list in the event enrolled families drop days due to schedule changes.

A well-supervised and licensed After Care Program is available ON SITE from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM on all days that school is in full-day session.

After Care Participants must be registered students at Little Flower School in Pre-Kindergarten -Grade 8. The rate for 2017-2018 will be $15 per day (billed monthly) regardless of the amount of time spent in attendance. Little Flower does not offer drop-in care. All attendees must be pre-registered. Days fill quickly so we encourage prompt registration as soon as possible. We are accepting registrations now for the new school year.

There is a $30 per child registration fee and parents must choose the day(s) of the week they wish to reserve. We have a capacity limit per day and cannot accept drop-ins or schedule switches. Please note: There is no care on days with early dismissal.

The After Care Program will begin on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. All families wishing to use After Care should submit enrollment forms before that date. If you need to make changes to your choice of days, please contact the school on or before Friday, September 1, 2017. We will need to set the first month’s schedule and some days could be at capacity by then.

Please note the following details about Little Flower’s After Care program:

DAYS OF OPERATION: The After Care Program only operates on days that Little Flower has a full day session. There is no After Care on days with 12:15 PM or 1:00 PM dismissal. Please look ahead to the half days on the yearly calendar so you can plan accordingly. The school reserves the right to close the program on dates leading into a vacation or if the school is holding a special event. These will be announced in advance.

AVAILABILITY: Because of licensing, attendance at After Care each day is limited to pre-registered students. We cannot accept drop-ins. However families registered with the program may have some flexibility in changing days if space is available. That is not always possible. We ask that you please not assume we have room on a given day as many of the days fill to our licensed capacity. Please contact the School Office in advance to request that your child/ren attend After Care on a day they are not scheduled.

ATTENDANCE: When you reserve a day of the week, we will hold that spot for the year unless you notify us otherwise. We are required to account for all children who are registered with us each day. The After Care staff is notified automatically if a child is absent from school. If your child attends school but will not be attending After Care on a day for which he/she is registered, you must send a written note, fax or email the School Office (office@lfschool.org) prior to 12 noon. The Office will notify the classroom teacher and the After Care staff of the change.

DAILY SCHEDULE: All children attending After-Care will be dismissed with “Car Riders” and gather in the quadrangle area where they will be met by the After Care Supervisor. Our After Care program meets in the school’s Math Room. Our schedule for the After Care includes a time for active play, a snack time, and quiet time for homework and/or reading. The following is an approximate schedule of activities for the After Care Program:

2:50 – 3:00 p.m. All registered students check in

3:00 – 3:10 p.m. Attendance, put up belongings

3:10 – 4:00 p.m. Outdoors or gymnasium

4:00 – 4:20 p.m. Snack (provided)

4:20 – 5:00 p.m. Quiet time, study time (may be extended for older students)

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Activities – games

BILLING & FEES: The After Care fee for 2017-2018 is $15 per day, per child. Fees are based on enrollment, not attendance. Charges will be incurred according to the predetermined number of days your child is committed to attend. No adjustments will be made for absences. For example, if your child is reserved for Wednesdays and Fridays, you will be billed for all Wednesdays and Fridays during that month whether your child attends or not. Billing is done on a monthly basis and prompt payment is expected. The School reserves the right to release a student from After Care program if payment obligations are not met in a timely fashion. Credits for snow days will be given.

PICKUP: Pick up is from the Math Room and you must come in and sign your child(ren) out. When arriving to pick up your child/ren, please pull up directly into the quadrangle area of the school. The Math Room near the far right-hand doors is where you will generally find your child. Staff will leave a sign on the door if they have moved elsewhere in the building (ie. the Gym or field)

All children must be picked up no later than 6:00 pm. A late fee of $10.00 will be assessed if you arrive between 6:05 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. and $20.00 if you arrive between 6:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Any late fees assessed should be paid directly to the After Care teacher on duty.

AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: It is most important to notify the staff if your child will be participating in another after school activity. If your child will not come directly to After Care at 2:50 PM please arrange with the adult in charge of the activity to have your child brought to the After Care Room. After Care staff is not able to leave the other children to pick up from activities in other parts of the building. A form is attached for your convenience.

WEATHER EMERGENCIES: In the event Montgomery County public schools close early or cancel after-school activities for inclement weather, there will be no After Care. We ask that you pick up your children promptly as our staff will need to get safely home as well. Please note that we follow Montgomery County for these directives.

EMERGENCY FORM: An emergency form must be on file with the Director of the program. This form must be filled out completely at the time of registration. Please share any necessary information which would be required to insure a safe environment for your child.

CONTACT: The School Office telephone is not staffed after 3:15 PM. Should you need to contact the After Care staff for any reason, the After Care cell phone number is available between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Enrolled families will be provided with that number directly.

Finally, we expect appropriate behavior from the children after school. This includes respect and cooperation at all times. We want this time to be relaxing and enjoyable. We follow the code of conduct and discipline as found in the School Handbook.