We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas season! While it was nice to take a break, we look forward to getting back into a routine here at Extended Care.
Extended Care will be open on Monday, January 15th, while school is closed. We will be staying on campus for a day of baking/cooking. Hot lunch will be offered. Here is the link for the sign up sheet, which is due Thursday, January 11th.
WINTER IS HERE
Please remember to send hats, gloves, etc for our recess outside after school. We will follow the school policy and continue to go outside unless the temperature is below 15 degrees or the windchill is below zero.
2017 TAX STATEMENTS
Tax statements will be emailed to the email we have on file for you before the deadline of January 31st.
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!
Folders: If your child attends Extended Care during the hours of 8-11, please make sure you are checking their take home folders, which are found in the clear tote that sits on the counter.
As a reminder of our policies: The person dropping off or picking up MUST come into the building to do so. Students can not be dropped off at the back door in the morning. This is for the safety of your child. Also, when signing in or out, an adult MUST be the one that fills out the time and initials it. Children are not allowed to write on the sheet.
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.
If your child needs to borrow ECP clothing, please make sure you are washing and returning it as soon as possible. Also, if you have any elastic waist pants that you would be able to donate, we would be very appreciative of that. We are especially in need of girls' size 4-6. If your child is prone to accidents, please make sure you have extra clothes in their backpack, as the staff will check there first.
The Extended Care office now has their own Sycamore account, found in the employee list under Pass a Note. Please use this account when sending scheduling/general Extended Care information through Sycamore. As always, our gmail address is a great way to communicate too.
Please also make sure you have set up your Sycamore account to forward your Pass a Notes to your email address. This can be done by going into your inbox of Pass a Note, and clicking on the options button (far left of page). By clicking the box and adding your email address under the forwarding options, you will be notified of any Pass a Notes that you receive. You will still need to log onto Sycamore to reply.
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.
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. 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). Payments should be made in 10 hour increments. There is a breakdown of cost on the wall by the counter.
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. There are extra copies on the counter by the sign in/out sheets. You may also access it here.
CLOTHING DONATIONS NEEDED
Extended Care is always in need of elastic waist (athletic, sweat, etc) pants for boys and girls in sizes 3-6. Please keep us in mind when you are switching over to winter wardrobes. WE ESPECIALLY NEED GIRL'S SIZE 4-6!
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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