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Before/After School Care Policies

2019-2020

Our Aftercare is licensed by the Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Child Care but is run in conjunction with St. Andrew Apostle School. St. Andrew’s Aftercare is an extended part of the school day and the same school rules apply in Aftercare as they do in school, including treating the Aftercare staff with the same good behavior and respect that the school teachers receive.

Days and Hours of Operation

Morning Care – 7:00 AM – Morning Care will be open on days when school begins late due to inclement weather. For example, if Montgomery County schools open 2 hours late, Morning Care will begin at 9:00 AM.

Aftercare Hours – 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

There will be no Aftercare on the days St. Andrew’s school is closed. If there are exceptions you will be notified in advance.

Parents are expected to pick up children from the Aftercare supervisors. If other arrangements are made, please notify us by note, e-mail or phone call.

Billing

You are billed in advance on a bi-weekly basis at the rate that you choose on your registration form. The monthly calendar will show you the dates when the bills go out, the days the bills are due and the period that the bills cover. If you know in advance when your child will not be attending Aftercare, send in a note by the first of the month and you will not be charged for those days. Otherwise, we do not reimburse for days when your child misses Aftercare. This includes sick days and snow days. You will be charged the drop-in rate for any additional Aftercare time used. There is a 10% discount for the second child and a 20% discount for the third child in a family.

Late Fees

The Aftercare closes promptly each evening at 6:00 PM. Late fees will be issued for students picked up after 6:00 PM as follows: after 6:05 PM – $1.00 per minute. This is a separate fee to be paid when you pick up your child.

Half Days

The Aftercare is open occasionally when St. Andrew’s School is closed at noon, these hours are 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Extended Care will be offered until 6:00 on certain half days of school. These days are indicated on both the school calendar and the monthly Aftercare calendar that you receive with your bill. The Extended Care charge is $15.00 per child and $20.00 per family.

Inclement Weather

Aftercare will be closed on days when the school is closed due to inclement weather. When school closes early, Aftercare will close 1 hour after St. Andrew’s closes. (Example: St. Andrew’s closes early at 1:00 PM, Aftercare closes at 2:00 PM.)

If Montgomery County announces a 2-hour delayed opening on a day that St. Andrew’s has scheduled a 12:00 PM dismissal, Aftercare will be closed.

Health Forms

Each child enrolled in our Aftercare must have a current record of immunizations, health inventory form and an emergency card. We must also have all pertinent medical information, which includes allergies to medication, food, and any other information necessary to insure the safety and well-being of your child. Please make sure we have this information on your child’s first day of attendance.

 
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