Gator Extended Care Overview
GATOR EXTENDED CARE PROGRAM
Gator Club is the Extended Care Program of Assumption School. The program is available to the students of the school on a full time or part time basis. On an average, there are 90 children per day in attendance.
Extended Care (Gator Club) is provided for students who do not have an adult to care for them before and/or after school. All students of Assumption School are eligible for Extended Care. The program is an integral part of the school and shares its philosophy and goals. The overall well-being of each child is nourished in a Christian atmosphere. A safe and caring environment is provided to promote a sound social, emotional, and academic center for the growth and development of the whole child.
The students in Extended Care chose the name “Gator Club” because the school mascot is the alligator and our sports teams are known as the “Assumption Gators.” Gator Club is situated in the parish auditorium with access to the parish kitchen and the playground.
The children are divided into units that correspond with their class in school. Each unit has a unit leader who is in charge of the children. The Junior High unit leader has students from the 6th to the 8th grade in their care. The Gator day consists of time for free play followed by a snack. After snack the children have 45 minutes of supervised homework time. Monday through Thursdays the children have unit time that consists of four different activities; cooking, crafts, science, and game time. The children participate in one of these activities each day. Every Friday the entire Gator Club is involved in a theme activity. Our themes have included Olympic Games, piñatas, scavenger hunts, skit days and carnivals.
Gator Club is open, for those interested, on some non-school days.
The Extended Care Program includes:
- Time set aside for homework with staff available for individual help
- Art & crafts and cooking activities
- Music and drama productions
- Nature and hands-on science activities
- A variety of outdoor and indoor games
- Daily snacks
- Conflict resolution/peer mediation
- Health and safety instruction
Training of staff is ongoing with staff meetings and workshops pertaining to school-age care. A registration packet which sets forth the written policies and guidelines regarding eligibility, schedules, and procedures is available to all those who participate in the program. A bulletin board and monthly newsletter keep families apprised of monthly snack schedules, program additions, fundraisers, and the monthly calendar of events. Further information about Extended Care may be obtained from the school office or by contacting the Gator Club at (626)793-4192
EXTENDED CARE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
- Children not picked up by the end of dismissal are checked into Extended Care and charged from dismissal.
- The first use of part time care, morning care, or Study Hall will include a $15.00 registration fee (if not already registered).
- Any part of an hour is charged as an hour.
- A fee of $2.00 per minute will apply 6:01-6:15 p.m. and $15.00 per minute after 6:15 p.m. Frequent lateness in picking up a child(ren) is grounds for terminating the child(ren)’s participation in the program.
- Payment is made in advance by the 5th of the month. A fee of $25.00 is charged for late payments.
- Any child(ren) whose parents fail to meet these payment expectations when due will not be eligible to continue in this program.
- The adult picking up the child must sign him/her out, or the following charges will be assessed per incident:
- Full time extended care: $5.00.
- Part time extended care: the hourly rate until 6:00 p.m. plus $5.00. 8. Permissions for release of students must be on file in Extended Care. Parents must send a written note if they want their child (ren) picked up by someone not listed:
Emergency Card: states who may pick up your child (ren) in case of an emergency.
School Release Form: states which adults have your permission to pick up your child (ren) under normal circumstances (i.e. neither an emergency nor earthquake). 9. No child will be released to anyone under the age of eighteen unless there is a written release of responsibility on file, signed by the parent/guardian. 10. Failure by a child or parent/guardian to follow the Extended Care rules and regulations may result in the child’s exclusion from the program.