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Extended Care

Before- and after-school care is available; this consists of structured play, organized activities by age group, and supervised homework time. Before-school care is offered from 7 to 8 a.m. After-school care is offered for pre-kindergarten from 11:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and for full-day kindergarten through fifth grade from 2:45 to 5:30 p.m. The service may be used routinely by enrolling in monthly extended-care.

Occasional users of the extended-care program are accommodated only when space is available and should give the school as much notice as possible when requesting a reservation. Doing so will enhance the likelihood of securing space for the desired date. An occasional user must cancel a reservation date, otherwise the account will be charged at the regular rate.

All extended-care charges appear on the monthly statement. A monthly pre-paid charge appears for permanent enrollment whether on a full-time or part-time basis. For occasional users a daily charge appears the month following use. If you have any questions about the extended-care program after reading this section of the handbook and the additional information about the program in the TUITION AND FEES section, call the school office.

Children may not be left for care before 7 a.m. or after 5:30 p.m. under any circumstances. For the safety of the children, parents bringing children for before-school care must sign the daily log on the porch and establish that there is an extended-care worker on duty. Parents picking up a child from the after-school program must sign him/her out on the daily log. Failure to do so is in violation of school rules and will be reported to the administration for action.

 

Unexpected Carpool Delays and Extended-Care Services

In the event a parent is unexpectedly delayed at mid-day or afternoon carpool children will be sent to aftercare at noon or 3 p.m. In the interest of safety and accountability, students must be supervised at all times and such supervision is guaranteed only in aftercare. Students picked-up between noon and 12:30 p.m. or 3:00 and 3:30 p.m. will be assessed a $15 late fee. The account of each student remaining after the 30 minute grace period will be assessed both the late fee and the daily extended care rate. So that we may account for the students whereabouts at all times, late parents must sign-out children on the daily log. Failure to do so is in violation of school rules and it will be assumed that the child remained after the 30-minute grace period. Thus the account will be billed for the maximum amount.

 

Schedule

Before-school care is primarily supervised play. After-school care is more structured, including a thirty-minute period set aside for homework. Students in second through fifth grades are expected to have the proper supplies—pencils, paper, and books—necessary for doing their homework; students will not be allowed to return to their classrooms after 3 p.m. The extended-care program staff supervises homework time. However, it is not the staff’s responsibility to see that a child’s homework is completed and checked; further attention will be needed at home. (See HOMEWORK section.)

 

NAPS Camp

A three week camp is provided to bridge the gap between the end of NAPS’ school year and the beginning of local summer programs. Students may attend one or all of the weeklong sessions. Camp if offered from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., with extended care services available both before and after regular camp hours. NAPS Camp sign-up is in late spring.



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