BSS Extended Care Program
The Blessed Sacrament School Extended Care program is based on the philosophy and goals of the school. We recognize the need for children to be supervised beyond the regular hours of the school day, especially while parents are working or cannot pick up their children on time, and offer supervision, games and recreation, arts and crafts projects, snack time, the opportunity to complete homework with staff guidance, as well as a variety of other enrichment opportunities in a Catholic environment.
Availability and Hours of Operation
The Extended Care program is available to all students enrolled at Blessed Sacrament School and operates on days when school is in session, even minimum school days. Our normal operating hours are from 6:30-7:30 A.M. and from dismissal time until 6:00 P.M. However, it should be noted that there are five days when Extended Care will be available as usual in the morning, but NOT after school: the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, the Friday before Christmas break, Holy Thursday, the Thursday of the parish festival in May, and the last day of school in June.
Location and Facilities
The Extended Care program is located inside the Preschool/Pre-K building on campus. The children use the school playground for outdoor activities and other classrooms for homework and study time.
Staff and Personnel
The program is supervised by an experienced Director and dedicated staff who strive to give individual attention and a sense of security to all children enrolled in the program. Staff members are encouraged to be fair and consistent when dealing with children while maintaining a respectful and caring atmosphere.
2011-2012 Monthly Fees
K-8 Morning Only (Monday-Friday, 6:30-7:30 A.M.):
$100.00 for 1 student for 10 months
$150.00 for 2 students of same family for 10 months
$200.00 for 3 students of same family for 10 months
$250.00 for 4 students of same family for 10 months
K-8 After School Only (Monday-Friday, 2:45-6:00 P.M.):
$175.00 for 1 student for 10 months
$250.00 for 2 students of same family for 10 months
$325.00 for 3 students of same family for 10 months
$400.00 for 4 students of same family for 10 months
K-8 Morning and After School:
$225.00 for 1 student for 10 months
$350.00 for 2 students of same family for 10 months
$400.00 for 3 students of same family for 10 months
$500.00 for 4 students of same family for 10 months
The Extended Care program is financed by fees based on 180 school days, and is paid in (10) monthly installments. Monthly fees are due on the first day of each month, August 2012 to May 2013. If you wish at any time to discontinue the program or change from the monthly fee to a "drop-in" rate, written notice must be given to the Director prior to the first day of the month. Failure to do so will result in a full payment requirement for the month.
Drop-in fees will be billed once a month. Payment is due on the 1st of the following month. Late fees will be assessed if payment is received after the 6th.
If your student is not picked up by 2:45 P.M. daily or on designated Fridays by 12:45 P.M., the student will be escorted by school personnel to the Extended Care program for supervision and assessed the appropriate drop-in fee.
A $25.00 late charge will be added for those paying monthly fees after the 6th of each month.
After Hours Pick-Up
A $10.00 charge will be added per child for each 15 minutes that is left on the premises after 6:00 P.M. This fee is due at the time of pick-up. Please respect the personal time of the Extended Care staff and pick up your child on time.
Annual Registration Fee
An annual registration fee of $60.00 is required of families registering for the Extended Care program on a monthly basis or families using the program four or more times on a drop-in basis.
Students may bring their own snack from home. Please notify the Extended Care program on the emergency card if your child has any allergies.
A study period is conducted Monday through Thursday. Students will be in a supervised setting with children of a similar age. All students are expected to arrive in our center with the necessary materials: including paper, sharpened pencils or pens, and their accelerated reading book. Trips to the classroom are not allowed. Please note that parents are responsible for checking their own child's homework.
If you have any questions regarding the Extended Care program, including questions pertaining to homework being completed, etc., please contact the Extended Care Director via e-mail or by phone at 714-897-1217.