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Before/After School Care Program

Registration
A completed registration form and $25.00 registration fee are required to reserve a student’s spot in Before or Aftercare Programs. The $25.00 registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis, based on space availability. 

Grade Levels
All grade levels K-8

Program Fees & Payment Policies
Before and After School Care Program fees are listed on the Rate Sheet. Program fees are billed monthly and are due by the first of each month unless otherwise noted.  A $10.00 late fee will be assessed if fees are not received by the fifth (5th) of the month.  No adjustments or credits will be given for absences.

Refund Policy
If you wish to withdraw your child from Before Care or After School Care programs, you must notify the school office in writing two weeks prior. No refunds will be granted for monthly fees already paid.


BEFORE SCHOOL CARE (BSC) Hours & Program Information

  • 7:00 am - 8:15 am
  • BSC is NOT a drop-in program. Students must be registered in order to attend.
  • Parents are required to sign their child in on a daily basis, which means all students are escorted inside and not dropped off in the car line.
  • Breakfast will be available from 7:00 - 8:10 am only. No breakfast will be served after 8:10 am.
  • BSC Activities:  Students may review homework, read, bring a quiet activity from home, or use personal electronics.  Personal electronics may not be shared, and students must follow GSOTA technology guidelines.
  • BSC Behavior Guidelines:  See below ‘Child Care Behavior Guidelines’.
  • BSC hours end at 8:15 am; students will then be escorted to school assembly.


AFTERSCHOOL CARE (ASC) Hours & Program Information

  • 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  • ASC is NOT a drop-in program. Students must be registered in order to attend.


Early Dismissal Days

There are several scheduled ‘Professional Development Days’ during the school year where students have an early release at 11:30 am & Aftercare begins at dismissal time. Parents must pack a student lunch on early release days.

Late Pickup Fees

For every 5 minutes or portion thereof that a parent/guardian is late in picking up his/her child, a late fee of $5.00 will be charged.

  • 6:00-6:05 pm $5.00 late fee; 6:06-6:10 pm $10.00 late fee; etc.
  • Late pick up fees must be paid the following school day.

Sign Out Procedures
Only authorized persons designated on the registration form can pick up your aftercare child. Authorized persons must be 18 years of age or older and have a photo ID card to show aftercare staff member/school personnel upon release of the student. Authorized pick up person must sign the student out with complete signature.

Child Care Behavior Guidelines

The GSOTA Before & After School Care Programs are an extension of the GSOTA school day. Therefore, all students are expected to follow all rules and discipline policies of the regular school day. Behavior Reports will indicate any problems that need to be resolved, and must be signed and returned the next school day. Students who consistently disregard school rules and policies will be dismissed from BSC or ASC Programs. Reasons for Behavior Reports and/or dismissal will include, but not be limited to: failure to follow directions and safety rules, inappropriate language, disrespectful behavior towards staff and/or others or any violence. Should it be determined that a student’s behavior proves harmful to him/herself or others, immediate dismissal from the program will result.

Snack
All After School Care students will receive a drink and snack. Students may also have any additional snacks they may have in their lunch boxes. We do not allow candy or soda at aftercare. Snack donations are always welcome and appreciated.

Homework & Enrichment Time
We provide homework and enrichment time during After School Care. During this time, ALL students are to be working on assigned homework or other enrichment learning and reading. Our staff will assist with homework, but is not responsible for completion or grading of your child’s work. Please review your child’s homework assignments on a daily basis.

Afterschool Activities, Games, Arts & Crafts
In addition to ‘free’ time, we will also have days and times where we plan fun activities, games, arts & crafts. We also have outside sports and playground time, movie afternoons, and computer time. Students may bring/play their personal hand held electronics and tablets. All students using personal electronics or school technology equipment will be required to follow GSOTA technology guidelines and GSOTA approved student websites. GSOTA is not responsible for lost, stolen, or misplaced personal items.

Afterschool Movies
Both ‘G’ and ‘PG’ rated movies will be scheduled on movie days. All movies are all age/child appropriate, animated or animated with live action, DVDs or accessed through Netflix. We need 100% parent permission of all After School Care students in order to schedule movie days. Please review the Parent Statement of Understanding on the Registration Form.

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