St. Joseph the Protector School

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StJP C.A.R.E.S. Program

Children Are Receiving Extended Service

StJP C.A.R.E.S. - Program 2017-18

AM and PM program begins Monday, Septemeber 11th , 2017 and continues through to Thursday June 14th, 2018

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The C.A.R.E.S. (Children Are Receiving Extended Service) program is open to any St. Joseph the Protector student in K through Grade 8.  A Registration/Emergency Contact Form must be filled out before a student is permitted to stay.  This is usually done at the beginning of the year, but may be done at any time.  Once the form is completed, the student may stay anytime a parent needs to use the program.

A calendar will be emailed home for the upcoming month for planning your needs for C.A.R.E.S.  It is important to complete this calendar and return it to the school office promptly to prepare adequate staffing, snacks and supplies each month.  The calendar can also be found on the StJP school website.   In cases of last minute attendance, a parent may call or email the school and C.A.R.E.S. Director and request that their child be sent to C.A.R.E.S.  Please note that we can only do this if the registration form has been previously filled out.

If your plans change and you need to cancel your child’s attendance at C.A.R.E.S., you must:

1. call the office
2. notify your child’s teacher
3. notify the C.A.R.E.S. director
The three steps above are for the safety of your child.

The C.A.R.E.S.  Program is monitored by Mrs. Terry Heinz, Program Director, and teachers at St. Joseph the Protector School. Contact - THeinz@stjpschool.info

AM (Morning) C.A.R.E.S.  begins at 7:00 am each morning.  In cases when we have a late opening due to inclement weather or other conditions, the morning program is not held.  AM C.A.R.E.S. for students is provided until 8:00 am.
PM (Afternoon) C.A.R.E.S. runs from the time school is dismissed until 6 pm each evening.  If there is an early dismissal due to inclement weather, PM C.A.R.E.S., is not provided.

AM and PM C.A.R.E.S. is provided each day school is in session
PM C.A.R.E.S. will be provided on half-day school days at $6 per hour per child.

The cost of both the AM and PM C.A.R.E.S. program is $6 per hour per child.  All CARES charges are billed via the FACTS tuition management system each month after attendance in the program.

AM C.A.R.E.S. 
$6 per child              

$6 per child until 4 pm
$12 per child until 5 pm
$18 per child until 6 pm

Note: After 6:05 pm a fee of $2.50 for every 5 minutes will need to be paid to the moderator since they are no longer paid by Saint Joseph the Protector School.

Students in the AM C.A.R.E.S.  meet in the Upper Building in Room 201 across from the main office.  Students enjoy quiet activities until 8:00 am and then are directed to their grade lines outside or classroom depending upon the weather.  PM C.A.R.E.S.  students have a snack, a play time, and a structured homework time.  Snack is in the gym, play time is outside or in the gym, and homework/quiet time is held in the library.

PM C.A.R.E.S. dismissal
Parents or guardians arriving at school to pick up his/her child should enter through the back doors of the lower building. Those parents or guardians must buzz in to announce their arrival and to have the locked door opened. Each student must be signed out by a parent or guardian before leaving.  In an emergency if a student is to be picked up by someone other than the parent or guardian, or a designated adult listed on the registration form, the school must be notified by note or phone.  When the designated individual reports to the program director for pick-up, he or she must show a valid photo ID.

Early Dismissal
If school is closed early due to weather conditions or other emergencies, the PM C.A.R.E.S program is cancelled for the day.  When threatening weather is approaching, parents should remain alert for an early closing announcement and have in place a plan to have their child picked up by a friend or relative that is in the local area.  In an absolute emergency, please contact the school by phone rather than by email, as these times are quite hectic in schools and your email may not be picked up in a timely manner.

All students in both C.A.R.E.S.  programs are expected to behave appropriately and treat adults and peers with respect at all times. C.A.R.E.S. is still part of Saint Joseph the Protector School following all school policies for your children's safety and success. 

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