Extended Day — After Care Program
The After Care Program provides a warm supportive environment for children from grades K-6 to play, do homework and relax in the after-school hours. Children interact with students from many grade levels. We believe that, after the structure of their day, children flourish and learn by being together, problem-solving, and simply being allowed to talk, play and enjoy each other's company. Outside play is a major part of our After Care time. After Care is available starting the first day of school for grades K-6. There is a separate Aftercare program for PK. The information below outlines how After Care can meet both parents and students after school care needs.
Basic information: For the 2021-22 school year we are asking families to commit to a regular schedule in order to help us provide protocols for health and safety.
•We are open on school days from the end of the school day until 6:30pm
•A snack is provided everyday
•Costs for the 2020-21 school year are $5 for the first hour and $4 for each additional hour; these are billed in 30 minute increments.
•Students are billed on a monthly basis. Those who prefer a semester or yearly pay basis may request so from the coordinator.
•After Care is staffed by paraprofessionals
After Care is a PLAYGROUP. Students can interact with children from many grades in an unstructured setting; playing outside, playing games, writing, drawing, reading, etc. We believe that after the structure of their day, children flourish and learn by being together, problem-solving and simply being allowed to talk and enjoy each other's company. Outside playtime is an important part of our After Care time.
After Care is a HOMEWORK CLUB. All students are given time to start homework. Younger students who have homework work in the After Care classroom. Parents who prefer that homework be done at home can request that as well.
After Care is an EMERGENCY CARE and TEMPORARY CARE program. If there is an emergency situation which requires that your child remain at school on a particular day, the After Care Program can provide care at short notice. In addition, if there is a need for temporary short-term care (perhaps parents or other caregivers need to be out of town), After Care can be used just for a few days or weeks.
After Care is for WORKING PARENTS. The After Care Program provides care until 5:30pm each day for parents who work. Our program is reasonably priced and supervised After Care allows for participants in OTHER SCHOOL SPONSORED ACTIVITIES. Students may come to After Care before or after going to other school sponsored activities.
Extended Day — Before School Care Program
Saint John also provides a before school care program. Parents may drop students off at 7:10 in the cafeteria and there is supervision until classrooms open at 7:30. Parents may drop off PreK parents at 7:00 in the PreK room and there is supervision of students in the PK classroom.