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Whoever receives one such child in My Name receives Me; and whoever receives Me, receives not Me but Him who sent Me.
Mk. 9:37

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After School Care

2014-2015 School Age Child Care Guidelines

 Payment

The weekly rates for child care may be found on the registration form included in this packet. In lieu of a registration fee for this year, and as a means to guarantee your child’s place in the program, we will accept the first week’s payment by check or cash. Please include this payment with your completed registration form by Monday, September 8th.

School Dismissal

When students are dismissed from their classrooms, they are expected to go immediately to the Art hall way of the building  and check in with the SACC staff member. Please explain to your child that it is for their safety that we have a strict attendance policy. We ask the students not to leave the building or make any stops before coming to the Art hall way of the building after school.

Attendance

If a student is scheduled to attend SACC, but will not be attending for any reason, please inform the school office of the change.

Medical Restrictions

The school must be notified, in writing, of any medical restrictions (such as allergies, asthma, or physical impairments) that would limit or exclude participation in any physical activity.

If an EpiPen is necessary for a serious allergy, or an inhaler for asthma, one must be provided to SACC that can be kept in the St. Gabriel room. This means that we will need an EpiPen and/or inhaler in addition to the one provided to the school office.

School Rules

All school rules are to be followed during SACC, whether students are in the school, on the playground, or in the church building.

Discipline

As with all other school policies, school discipline guidelines are followed by SACC. Please review the St. Michael School Handbook. Disciplinary consequences may include detention, parent conferencing, suspension and/or expulsion from the program. The director and the principal reserve the right to make the final decision.

Emergency Closings

The SACC program reserves the right to cancel due to inclement weather or health reasons. If schools in Franklin County decide to close early, the SACC director will decide whether the program will be canceled for the day. Parents will be informed by 1 p.m. if the program will be canceled for the day. If a parent cannot be reached by 2 p.m., the emergency contact listed will be called. As with snow days, if the program is canceled for the day, a refund will not be provided.

Pick-Up

SACC hours are from 2:45-6:00 p.m. Please pick up your child from the St. Gabriel Room and be sure that you have signed them out. If you are going to be late, please call us at:  614-885-7814 ext. 125

This is the cell phone number of the director, Mrs. Angela Flynn After 6:05 p.m., parents will be charged $1 for every minute after 6:00 p.m. that they arrive. Late fees are due at the time of pick-up.   614-403-0143

Withdrawal

A formal letter of withdrawal, with a one-month notice must be turned in to the SACC director. If a one month notice is not given, an extra month will be charged, regardless of a child’s attendance in the program.

Lost and Found

Please ensure that your child’s name is on all articles of clothing and personal belongings. In the event that we find something without a name, it will be added to the school’s lost and found.

Listed below is an overview of the program.

Schedule

  • 3:00 Arrival and bathroom visit for hand washing
  • 3:10 Prayer and snack
  • 3:30 Physical exercise, playtime (outdoor, weather permitting)
  • 4:00 Homework
  • 4:30 Mini-snack and quiet time (indoor reading, crafts, puzzles & games)
  • 5:00 Outdoor playtime (weather permitting)
  • 5:30 Clean up and quiet indoor activity until parent arrival
  • 6:00 Program concludes for the day

 

Goals

  • To assist parents in the care of their children in the after-school hours by providing children with loving, supervised attention.
  • To provide this care in a comfortable, safe, and disciplined environment.
  • To reinforce the Gospel message in its fullness each day during the AfterCare program hours.
  • To provide children with care providers who understand and appreciate the value of the human person, and therefore, the dignity of each child, treating each child and fellow staff member with honor and respect.
  • To provide children with healthy, nutritious foods for snacking in the after-school hours.
  • To provide children with ample time and opportunity each day for physical exercise/activity.
  • To allow children the time and encouragement each day, as far as possible, to complete their homework assignments.

 

Curriulum

Personal discipline

  • Keeping hands to self
  • Proper respect for parents, adult caretakers, other adults
  • Proper respect for fellow classmates, including turn taking and sharing
  • Use of words to express feelings and frustrations
  • Special consideration of younger children by those who are older
  • Behavior in accordance with the message of the Gospel
  • Outdoor rules and playground behavior
  • Importance of keeping personal space clean and ordered
  • Group participation in cleaning up of toys, materials

 Personal Hygiene

  • Proper use of toilet facilities
  • Proper hand washing procedures
  • Proper procedures in event of injury
  • Guarding of mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing

Educational

  • Puzzles adapted to age level of child by size and number of pieces
  • Puzzles and games incorporating mathematical concepts and skills
  • Legos and building blocks, yo-yos
  • Saint of the day, brief history and accomplishments
  • International appreciation, foods, customs, culture • Dolls and dollhouses, dollhouse furniture
  • Board games to include chess and checkers, adapted to age level of child
  • Chapter books, picture books, nature magazines appropriate to child’s age
  • Arts and crafts, including origami, drawing, use of glue and scissors • Care of household pets
  • Exposure to major genres of music during playtime and quiet reading time
  • Required individual reading during quiet time
  • Limited scientific experimentation including environmental exploration
  • Limited use of educational videos

Physical Activity

  • Group activities and games (musical chairs, field races, tag,hide-and-seek etc.) some of which can be played both indoors and outdoors
  • Limited indoor gymnastics
  • Soccer, and basketball, kickball, passing the football
  • Jump rope and hula hoop
  • Walking (in event of field trip)

Social and Emotional Well-Being

  • Use of “Please” and “Thank you”
  • No gossip
  • Apologies and forgiveness
  • Using words to express feelings and frustration
  • Personal and group share time

Click here to download the After School Care registration form

Click here to download the After School Care handbook