ALL DAY ACTIVITY
Extended Care will be open on March 13th, for Minute To Win It day. The sign up form is due March 6th and can be found here.
Extended Care will be closed over Spring Break. This is the week of March 23-27. Please make alternate arrangements for care that week.
SUMMER SIZZLERS 2020
Summer Sizzlers information is here! Please access all forms below. Packets will be available starting March 16. Please reach out with any questions regarding the summer program. Registration forms and preliminary schedules are due Friday, April 17, 2020.
JUNE ACTIVITY SCHEDULE
JULY ACTIVITY SCHEDULE
AUGUST ACTIVITY SCHEDULE
FIELD TRIP DESCRIPTION
FIELD TRIP PAYMENT
TSHIRT ORDER FORM
I have streamlined the way I update accounts. What this hopefully will mean for you is more up to date and accurate reflection of your account on Sycamore. Updates will occur several times per week, instead of just once a week. Please continue to check your account frequently, and let me know if something doesn't look right.
A rate increase went into effect on Monday, February 3rd. The new hourly rate going forward will be $5.15. Registration fees will remain at $36 (with early bird specials at $30). Please access the rate increase letter here.
I have streamlined the registration form for Extended Care
as I now pull all emergency and pick up contacts from your Sycamore account. PLEASE make sure your contact list is updated on Sycamore. This includes checking the boxes in front of the names that should be contacted in an emergency and those that are authorized to pick up your child from Extended Care. Please contact me with any questions.
Extended Care is always looking for donations of snacks, paper products, craft items, toys, etc.
If you are able to donate any of the above, please drop off in the school office or down in Extended Care. We appreciate all donations - they are put to great use!!
Please make sure you are sending appropriate outdoor clothing for the weather. This can change daily! If there is snow, children who do not have boots/snowpants will only have access to the blacktop for after school recess.
Extended Care children follow playground rules aimed to keep them safe. These include, going down the slide (not up), no chewing gum, no twisting on the swings, no wrestling/play fighting, etc. Please help us reiterate these rules to your children.
While we try to be as flexible as possible, we do ask that you keep us informed regarding schedule changes. We make up our lists each day using the information you provided on your registration form. If something changes, please update us through email or written note. This is especially important for our preschool students, who may be too small to know where to go, and middle school
students that will be participating in sports. Thank you in advance to helping to streamline our pickup process!
Drop off care: If your child is not signed up in advance for Extended Care, please call or email ahead to make sure we have room. Most often we will, but sometimes we need to rearrange our staff schedule to accommodate. Thank you!
Lunches: If your preschool child needs hot lunch, please make sure you are letting the school office know by 8:30am the day of. If you have signed up your child for hot lunch in advance, but then send cold instead, please let the office know so they can cancel your hot lunch order. It is important we have accurate numbers for the hot lunch company. This also helps our lunch time go more smoothly. Thank you!
If you did not fill out a milk form for lunch yet, you can find it here.
Please make sure you read through the pre k letter regarding supplies needed at Extended Care. If you did not receive this letter (pink piece of paper) on registration day, you can access it here.
You can access the 2019-20 days off activity schedule here. This is a list of all the days off of school that Extended Care is open. More information will come out when each day gets closer.
As a reminder of our policies: For drop off: Those in 5th grade and above, with a signed agreement, can be dropped off at the door. Those in 4th or below MUST have an adult come into the building to sign them in. This is for the safety of your child. For pick up: An adult must come into the building to sign every child out. An exception will be made for those students leaving to attend a sporting event, after notification has been given from a parent.
BACK DOOR POLICY
If you are dropping off or picking up your child between the hours of 7:50 -3:00, please use the front school entrance. There is parking right outside the office. Thank you for your help in enforcing this policy.
Online payments can be made by logging into Sycamore. You will find the link under the site spotlight on the right hand side. If you do not have an account set up for online payments, please click on "create profile" to set up your account. Detailed instructions are available at Extended Care if needed. Remember to use a checking or savings account - debit/credit card payments will be charged a fee.
JUST A REMINDER.......
We are a prepaid program! Please make sure that you have sufficient funds in your family's account before your child attends each day. A detailed summary can be found on Sycamore, telling you how much time you have used and how much you have left. This can be found under the "accounting" tab on the left side of the home page. Payments can be made either online (see above) or checks can be left in our payment box (to the left of the sign in/out counter). Accounts will be updated each Monday or Tuesday and email notices will be sent to those accounts that are running low.
POLICIES AND GUIDELINES
Hopefully, you have received our latest copy of our policies and guidelines. This is the best way to understand our program and how it is run. If you need a paper copy, please ask at Extended Care. You may also access it here.
PARKING LOT PROCEDURES
If you are picking up your child(ren) between the times of 3:30-4:00, there is a great chance that we will be out on the playground. Please make sure you are entering the parking lot off of Hayes, and parking in the lot directly north of the school. It becomes a dangerous situation when cars are coming down the blue line driveway and parking by the doors. Also, if you see us outside after school, there is usually no staff in the Extended Care area to answer the door, so you will need to park in the north lot, sign out with one of the staff and walk through the school to get backpacks.
The Extended Care office is open Monday through Friday from 8-3. Please contact us with any questions during that time. Our phone number is 262-251-7140 ext.110 and our email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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