Holy Cross School
Before & After School Care
2020/2021 Handbook & Procedures
Beth Kruczek firstname.lastname@example.org 920-655-1882
The Before & After School Care Program (BASC) provides a safe and caring
environment for students of Holy Cross School. It provides a safe, fun and
affordable alternative to students going home to an empty house or
needing transportation to other child care programs. All students in grades PK4
through 8 are eligible for attendance in this extended care program.
Before & After School Care:
Before School: 6:30-7:30 AM
After School: Pick-up between 2:45 – 6 PM
There is a yearly registration fee of $25.00 per student or $35.00 per family.
Fees are $5.00 per hour per child. For those who need to drop their child off anytime prior to the first bell at 7:30 AM, fees will be prorated at 15 minute intervals at $1.25/min.
Payments and Accounts
Payment is due Monday each week care is needed. All families are asked to keep a positive or zero balance in their account. Prompt payment on all negative balance accounts is expected. We reserve the right to deny program attendance for families with excessively negative accounts. Please make checks payable to Holy Cross Parish.
Late Pick Up Fee
BASC closes promptly at 6:00pm. In the event a child is picked up after closing time, you will be assessed a Late Pick-up fee of $1 per minute per child. We reserve the right to deny program attendance for families with habitually late pickups.
Policy for Unregistered Students
Students who are not registered for BASC, but are not picked up from school by
2:50 PM will be sent to BASC. You will still be charged the regular hourly rate per child. After the third instance of late pick up/BASC attendance, you will also be charged the $25.00/child registration fee.
Pick Up and Drop Off Procedures
Students attending BASC will be dropped off and picked up at door #3. You will need to ring the doorbell to gain access to the school building. Students will have all of their belongings with them so no parents will need to enter the building.
Check In/Check Out Procedures
Safety is of the utmost importance in BASC. To ensure the safety of all our
students, a program coordinator will sign the child into the program before school or out of the program after school. This signed log will be kept for proper record keeping and tracking purposes.
Communication and Schedules
It is very important that you communicate to BASC staff any changes to your
child’s attendance in the program. The easiest way to communicate with us it to
contact Beth through text (920-655-1882) or email (email@example.com) to alert her of a change in pick-up or schedule change. A monthly calendar will be sent at the end of every month to be filled out by a parent letting us know what days care is needed along with an expected pick-up time. These can be turned in to the school office.
Students who participate in after school extracurricular activities may attend BASC prior to or upon the conclusion of their activity, however parents must report to BASC to inform one of the program providers of the approximate time the child(ren) will be attending BASC. Students will be released to their activity, and should return promptly to BASC following their activity as indicated by the times given to staff by parents. It is important we know where each student is and when to expect his/her return.
Weather-Related School Closings
In the case of weather-related school closings, the program will follow these
School Cancellations: BASC cancelled
2 – hour delay: Morning BASC cancelled, Afternoon BASC operates as usual
Early Release for Bad Weather: Afternoon BASC cancelled
In the event that after school events are cancelled due to bad weather, the
BASC program will close at 4:00 pm. An email will be sent out to parents to
alert you of this early closing.
Early Release Days
BASC will be offered on early release days. School dismisses at 11:30 on these days.
Children are asked to bring a cold lunch on these days.
Students attending BASC should bring their own snacks from home. Snack time will be provided for each child who wishes to participate. Each child will need to have his/her own water bottle and snack as no snacks, juices or other refreshments will be provided. *** If your child has any food allergies, please be sure to discuss their needs with us.***
Illness, Allergies & Medications
Our program is not equipped to care for sick children. Should your child become ill while at the program, you or the person you listed as an emergency contact will be called immediately and will need to report to school to promptly retrieve your child.
We will not have access to any medications stored in the office during BASC. If
your child would need medication during their time in BASC, please make sure to
drop it off with a member of the staff prior to your child’s attendance in the
program (including Epi-Pens). We will also need to have a Medication Authorization Form
on file to administer any medication to your child.
We reserve the right to make any necessary changes.