Mission: St. Dominic Catholic School honors the family and takes pride in supporting
parents as the primary teachers of their children. In that, we offer an extended
care program to assist parents in caring for their children before, during and
after the school day. The extended care team is comprised of highly qualified teachers carrying
certification in early childhood education all the way through eighth grade.
The team works to provide a safe and loving environment where children are
valued and cared for. Opportunities for study and play are provided in a
supervised setting which functions as an extension of the St. Dominic school
day. Therefore, all rules and policies are in compliance with that of the
Before School - 7:00 - 7:30 am: Our
doors open at 7:00 am to greet children. We provide supervised play
before the school day so that parents can meet their work schedule
obligations. Children in K3 through K5 are sent to their classrooms at
7:30 am. Older children are either sent outside or to their classrooms
depending on the month.
During School: We provide care for
children in K3 and K4 at the time opposite of when they are in the
classroom. Children are able to eat lunch together in the middle of the
day. Both AM and PM children are offered a peanut free snack.
After School - 2:45 - 5:45 pm: After
school care exists for all children at the close of the school day.
Students in grades 3 - 8 are offered a supervised silent study time in
addition to structured play offered to the younger children.
Hours of Operation: 7:00 am - 5:45 pm
Thursdays: Families submit a schedule
to the extended care team via email or through the form available online
by the Thursday before the week of services. This helps the team
determine staffing and supplies. When families use extended care without
submitting time, it is considered "unscheduled."
Vacations/Absences: If you child become
ill during their time in extended care, parents will be notified as is
standard protocol with the school. If you have kept your child home,
please make sure to contact the extended care team in addition to the
Changes: If a change needs to be made
to your planned extended care schedule, please contact the extended care
team as soon as possible. Families will be credited if there is a snow
day or school cancellation.
Snack & Lunch
Extended care children eat their lunches in the extended
care room. Each child is asked to bring a cold lunch. We ask that you send
food that is easy for your child to eat. Milk is available from the school
for a fee. If you child prefers a juice box, please send the juice box with
your child's lunch. Extended care will also provide a mid-morning and after
Extended care is a peanut-free zone!
Who we are - the Extended Care Team:
Mary Zinda: lead teacher K3-K4 during the day, billing and
Christa Voss: aide to K3-K4 during the day, lead teacher
grades K5-2 after school
Sue Oberling: lead teacher K3-K4 after school
Patti Burbach: lead teacher grades 3-8 after school
Registration must be received by August 1 to be eligible for
services for the upcoming school year. We charge a non-refundable $50
registration fee to cover the cost of maintaining our computer system. We
understand that schedules change so we do permit late registrations if space
Before School Care: $3.00 for any portion of time
between 7:00 - 7:30 am
During School Care: Scheduled time less
than 8 hours is $6.50 per child per hour, maximum fee is $48
After School Care: Scheduled time is $6.50
per hour per child between 2:45 - 5:45 pm*
Late pick-up fee: $1.00 per minute after 5:45 pm,
to be billed in 15 minute increments.
Milk: $.35 per child.
Registration Fee: Non-refundable $50.00 per family, payable
with Registration Form.
* Fees based on scheduled time. Unscheduled time is
calculated at $6.50 per hour per child. Any portion of an hour is counted as
Scheduling and Billing
All extended care schedules and payments are due by 3:30 pm
on the Thursday before the week of services. In the case of a shortened
week, the schedule is due by 3:30 pm on the second last day of school in
that week prior to care.
Scheduling and billing are done at the same time each week.
The schedule and pre-payment holds your child's space in extended care each
week. This allows flexibility to serve all families should the need arise.
If the schedule is not received on time, the team will determine that no
care is needed. Unscheduled space cannot be guaranteed.
As an extension of the school, all policies and
expectations outlined in the Parent and Student Handbook will be upheld
by the extended care team.
The safety and security of our children is paramount.
All parents are to use the buzzer to gain entry into the building.
Parents should report to the school office during school hours to
identify themselves. Parents and students are not to allow anyone into
the building at any time regardless of whether they are familiar.
The extended care team will not permit access to the
building for parents or students to gather forgotten homework or
supplies. Please do not ask them to open classroom doors.
When picking up a child from extended care, please make
face time with one of the extended care team members in addition to
following check-out procedures.
Families will be charged for schedule hours. If a a
child should miss school on a scheduled day or be at an extra-curricular
activity during the time when they should be in extended care, there
will still be a charge. Please contact the extended care team if your
child is sick. Please make every effort to follow your submitted weekly
Extended care provide a "quiet study time" for the
children but is not responsible if homework is not completed. That is
the responsibility of the student.