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1 Sycamore Creek Elementary School Before and After School Program

2 Rationale Best interest for Children Alignment Sycamore Creek Staff members Benefits for Children

3 How Did We Come to This Decision December 2011: began researching options January 2012-July 2012: visited other schools who run their own programs, spoke with administrators and program coordinators. August 2012: Program coordinators were chosen September 2012: After holding an interest meeting with Sycamore Creek staff members the decision was made to transition from the YMCA running the before and after school program to a program run by Sycamore Creek staff members.

4 How Did We Come to This Decision October 2012: Met with the YMCA to discuss the shift. November 2012: Communication with Sycamore Creek families regarding the change. December 3, 2012: Parent Information meeting December 7, 2012: Parent Interest Survey’s will be sent home in Friday folders. January, 2013: Registration will potentially begin

5 Our Goal Our goal is to create a safe, healthy, happy and stimulating environment where children will have the opportunity to work on their homework, as well as participate in structured group activities. We have many Sycamore Creek Elementary School staff members interested in participating in this program. The staff to student ratio will be approximately 1:25. You will be receiving an interest form in Friday folders soon. We look forward to receiving your response so we can continue with the planning process.

6 A Sample Schedule 7:00-8:00 Social/Group Activities 3:15 Meet in designated area 3:15-3:45 Snack Social (Healthy snacks will be available) 3:45-4:30 Homework Help/ Read Aloud 4:30-6:00 Group Activities (Supervised activities such as games, stories, music, arts and crafts, and outside play will be offered. )

7 Our Discipline Plan It is important that children respect themselves, other people, and property. We will CHOMP in the before and after school program. Occasionally, children will need to be removed from a situation when they cannot act appropriately. If problems with a child seem to arise frequently, the parent will be notified and a conference scheduled to discuss these concerns. Persistent and/or severe misbehavior may result in the child being withdrawn from the program.

8 Program Hours Your program will be available on the days your child is tracked in. The Before School Program will run from 7:00- 8:00 The After School Program will run from 3:15- 6:00. On Early Release Days children will be admitted to the program following the scheduled school dismissal.

9 Program Fees Fees are broken down into 9 monthly payments. Each payment period covers 20 days of school. Cash cannot be accepted. The fee for the before school program is approximately $55 per period or a total of $510 for the year. The fee for the after school program is approximately $142.08 per period or a total of $1295.75 (These amounts are set by WCPSS and may change for the 2013-2014 school year.)

10 Program Fees Monthly fees are due on the dates designated on the WCPSS payment schedule for each school calendar. Fees are not prorated for any reason including a child’s illness, family vacation, or change in the work schedule, etc. You do not pay for teacher workdays, track out days, or holidays when children are not in school. School is in session for a total of 180 days. The full monthly fee is due regardless of the number of days the child is absent from the program for illness, family trips, etc.

11 Other Fees $15 registration fee $10 fee for returned checks Late Pick-Up Fee: $5.00 per 15 minutes after 6:00 p.m., $10.00 per 15 minutes after 6:30 p.m. Excessive instances of late pick-up may result in termination of program participation by the principal. Late Payments: If payment is not made by the due date, a reminder notice will be sent, and a $10 “late payment” fee will be charged. If payment is not made within five business days of the late date the student shall be withdrawn from the program. Any past due fees are still required to be paid.

12 Other Options YMCA Raleigh Parks and Rec Lee Brothers Tae Kwon Do Master Chang’s Tiger Den Martial Arts and Ballet KinderCare Learning Centers La Petite Academy

13 For More Information Directors: Jessica Kronen, Mandy Bayles, Amanda Darden – Principal, Kristen Faircloth Assistant Principal, Ted Hudson

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