The Before Care Program takes place Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. in the dining hall.
The Lower School After Care Program is available for families with a genuine need for child care after the daily dismissal times. Our paramount concern in designing these routines is the safe supervision and pick up of your children. The first portion After Care will be focused on a study period intended for homework completion and reading.
Primary students can be picked up at the end of classes or co-curricular activities by a parent/guardian or a sibling, who is in Grade 7 or above, at a student’s homeroom and taken directly to transportation. After ten minutes, any remaining students will be escorted to the After Care Room (Dining Hall). Primary students are not permitted to wait outside for their ride home.
Junior students may make their own way directly to their rides home, either after class or at the end of co-curriculars. However, they may not wait outside for their ride. Without exception, once the busses have left, all Junior students will be directed to wait in the After Care Room.
A bus duty teacher will be supervising outside and enforcing the SCHOOL POLICY that all Lower School students, not immediately picked up, must go to After Care. This is an issue of safety when there are so many cars in motion in the school’s traffic area.
After Care is free until 5:00 p.m. After 5:00 p.m., the normal drop-in rate of $6.00 applies. Regular users are requested to pre-register for the After Care Program and will be billed a flat rate of $600.00 at the beginning of the school year. Tax receipts are only issued to those who pre-register and pay the flat rate. Occasional users will be billed for any time used after 5:00 p.m.
Pick Up Options
Parents or guardians who pick up students from the After Care Room have three options:
1. They may come into the After Care Room (Dining Hall) to sign their children out.
2. They may send a Middle or Senior School sibling to pick up, provided an permission form (please see form on right) has been submitted. Siblings who pick up younger family member must escort them directly to their ride home. They may not supervise them for an extended period of time on the school property.
3. When necessary, parents or guardians may send an alternate guardian to pick up their child provided a permission form (please see form on right) authorizing the arrangement has been completed in advance.
Emergency or Delay in Pick Up
In the event of an emergency or delay when parents or guardians cannot pick up their child by the After Care closing time of 6:00 pm, they are asked to call Lystra Jaikaran, the After Care Specialist directly. Her contact number will be published in the near future. Families will be billed a late fee of $1.00 per minute.
Hours of Operation
ON DAYS WHEN DISMISSAL IS AT 1:00 P.M., AFTER CARE WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE. After Care is also not available on our Faculty/Staff Christmas Party evening or on the evening of our Gala event. Please check the Family Calendar to confirm After Care availability if you are unsure.
Normal Hours of Operation:
Monday and Friday - 3:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday to Thursday - 4:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.