After School Care Program Information
After School Care Phone: 203-255-0556 x 300 (2:30-5:30 p.m.)
The St. Thomas Aquinas After School Care Program offers supervised recreational activities, and time for homework and study. The program is considered part of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School and is available only to children attending St. Thomas Aquinas. The following is some information that will help both you and us to see that the program runs smoothly:
The After School Program uses two classrooms daily - one for homework, and one for play. We encourage children to do their homework and offer them help in whatever way possible.
It is a very long day for your child. Snacks should be sent in from home with your child and need to be peanut free.
The After School Program begins when school dismisses, and ends promptly at 5:30 p.m. Children attending are escorted to the After School classrooms by a teacher. Children may change into play clothes. (Please label your children's clothing). Please be punctual when picking up your child. If you arrive after 5:30 p.m. in picking up your child, you will be charged $10 for EACH fifteen minute interval that you are late.
Attendance is taken - all students must report for attendance so the teachers will know who is present for the After School Program. Students attending other activities and then coming to the After School Program MUST report to the teachers on duty when they arrive to After School Care.
If you are late to pick up your child from school for any reason, your child will automatically be sent to the After School Program. There will be a MINIMUM fee of One (1) hour when the students are sent to the program. We go outside to play daily, weather permitting. Please make sure your child has the proper outerwear (coats, hats, gloves, etc.)
You may designate the emergency contact people you choose for the After School Program, and all other authorized people to pick up your child/children from the After School Program for reasons other than an emergency (you must attend a business meeting, are stuck in traffic, etc.)
If you make arrangements for someone else (who is not on the registration/emergency form) to pick up your child, you must write a note and state who will pick up your child on that day. A telephone call is not acceptable . The note should be sent to your child's teacher, or faxed to the school office. A driver's license may be requested upon pick-up.
The program will run on most school days. If there is no school, there will be NO program. PLEASE NOTE: if school is dismissed early due to inclement weather, or for any other reason, there will be NO After School Program that day.
One Child: $10.00 per hour
Two Children: $12.00 per hour
Three + Children: $15.00 per hour
At the end of each month, a bill will be emailed for your child's care. Please be prompt with payment.
If you have any further questions about the program, please contact the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School office (203-255-0556).