At Most Holy Redeemer, we offer an extended day care program to ensure the safety of your child if you need to drop them off early or pick them up late. MHR teachers staff the program and work to find creative games and exercises to occupy your child during the time they are with us. This program, held in room 6, is open to all MHR School students in preschool through grade 8 as often as is needed.

Students are welcome to bring before school breakfast and after school snacks, along with books to read. Time is allotted to complete homework with the support and aid of supervisory teachers.

Completed registration and and signed child release form (including emergency contact information) forms and a $20 placeholder fee must be submitted per family before admittance to program is granted.

Please download the attached forms, complete the Registration and Release Forms, and send them to the School Office, along with the $20 Registration Fee.

Extended Day Registration 2019-2020

Rates

  • $5-per-hour for one child; and an additional $3-per-hour for multi-child families (the rate for two children is $8-per-hour, three children $11-per-hour, etc.).
  • Late charges for habitually late pickups are as follows: after 6:00 p.m. there will be a charge of $3.00 per child from 6:01 to 6:05 and another $3.00 per child for each 5 minutes up to 6:15 p.m. After 6:15 p.m., an additional charge of $5.00 per child for each 1 to 5 minutes that the child/ren remain/s in the facility. Occasional tardiness (e.g., due to extreme weather conditions) will be taken into account when billing is done

Facility and Hours of Operation

The Extended Day Care Program is held in Room 5

  • Before School care is available from 6:45 a.m. until 8:00 a.m.
  • After School care is available from 2:45 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Cancellations

  • The Extended Day Care Program will not be in session on dates that school dismisses at 11:30 a.m.
  • The program will be in session when school dismisses at 1:30 p.m. for curriculum collaboration Mondays.
  • The program will not be in session when school dismisses at 1:30 p.m. for holiday recesses

Schedule of Supervisors

  • Mrs. Duffy: both sessions Tuesdays/Thursdays
  • Mrs. Schwer: both sessions Mondays/Wednesdays
  • Mrs. Novick both sessions Fridays

Program Expectations and Procedures

  • Children are expected to respect the staff, each other, as well as the materials and environment provided. They must NEVER leave the premises without explicit permission of the staff. Such permission will be granted only by order of the parent or guardian. If a child habitually fails to meet these expectations, supervisors will inform parents/guardians.
  • The program is structured to allow for older students to complete homework independently. There is an ample supply of games, puzzles, books and toys for younger children. Depending on the sizes of the groups, 8th graders may be offered Service Hours to engage younger students in playing games, etc.
  • Children may wish to have a book on hand, to read independently.
  • Though meals are not provided, students are permitted to bring breakfast in the morning or an after school snack to ensure they are fed and nourished.
  • Students are not to bring valuable personal items (e.g. money, jewelry, collector’s cards, audio equipment, hand-held games) to the Extended Day Care Program. Parents/Guardians may wrongfully assume that the school will take financial responsibility for loss or theft of such items. Extended Day Care supervisors will not be responsible for lost/stolen articles.

Before School Care Procedures

  • Parents/Guardians are to accompany children to the room 5.
  • Adults may have to knock on the window of Room 5 or call the supervisor’s cellphone to be admitted to the building.

After School Care Procedures

  • When the dismissal bell rings children will go directly to Room 5 with all their belongings.
  • If a child does not start participation in the program at 2:45, due to attendance in another activity (e.g. Girls Scouts, athletics), it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to provide for the child’s transport from the activity to the Extended Day Care Program. Extended Day Care personnel will not be responsible for students who are not in their care, until such students are delivered to their care by an adult sponsoring the activity in which they were participating. Billing for these students may not be disputed by the parent/guardian (i.e. the amount of time billed cannot be amended because children report a different start time than is indicated on the bill).
  • Weather permitting, students will be allowed supervised time outside.
  • Students may bring a snack to be eaten after school.
  • Parents/Guardians will go to the door indicated on the map found on the cover of this handbook. Adults may have to knock on the window of Room 5 or call the supervisor’s cellphone to be admitted to the building.

First Aid Procedures

  1. First aid will be administered for minor causes. Medication will not be administered unless the school has a Medication Authorization Form on file for the routine dispensing of medication.
  2. In serious accident cases, the parents/guardians will be notified and instructions of parents/guardians will be followed. In immediate emergencies 911 will be called.
  3. Parents/Guardians will be expected to make provisions for children that become sick, during their participation in the program, to be picked-up as soon as possible so as not to infect other children. The Extended Day Program does not have facilities to care for sick children.
  4. Complete information for those authorized to pick up sick children are to be listed on the form Releasing Children From The Extended Day Care Program so that anyone arriving to pick-up a child is identified.

Emergency / Safety Responsibilities

The safety and well-being of the child is ESSENTIAL. Supervisors will be given copies of the Releasing Children From The Extended Day Care Program form so that they have emergency contact information and descriptions of any allergies/health conditions of which they must have knowledge. This form also provides information as to those individuals with parents’/guardians’ permission to pick-up their children. Should any information (e.g. phone numbers) change it is very important that supervisors be notified of these changes and the changes are made on all forms. Parents or guardians should not take the child from our care without notifying the supervisor and signing the child out.

Releasing the Child from the Program

This form serves two purposes:

  1. It supplies emergency contact information; and
  2. It lists the names of those that have permission to pick-up children (including in the event of illness). Anyone picking up a child must show photo identification (e.g. driver’s license, state identification card) until supervisors learn to recognize each person). The information must match the name of one of the person’s listed on the form or the child will not be released.

Billing

  1. Billing is done on a weekly basis.
  2. The school will send invoices, via email, on the first school day of the week.
  3. Payments are due no later than Fridays immediately following billing.
  4. In the event that a family becomes: (a) $100 or more in arrears, or (b) more than one month behind in payment, the principal will be notified. The principal will contact the parent/guardian informing him/her that the bill must be paid immediately or their child/ren will not be allowed to participate in the program until the bill is paid in full. A $10.00 late fee will be added to the bill.
  5. All billing and payments go through the School Office. Send the payment with your oldest child. The payment will be sent to the School Office via the classroom envelope. Mrs. Schultz will email acknowledgements of receipted payments.
  6. Payments are to be made by check; payable to MHR School.
  7. Payments are separate from tuition. The two payments cannot be combined.
  8. Billing will be done to the nearest quarter hour