Oneonta City School
District Extended Day Programs
Students who attend the Oneonta City School District Extended Day Programs
enjoy a variety of activities in a healthy and safe environment. Parents
are afforded the peace of mind that comes with knowing their child is in good
hands without the hassle or worry of arranging for transportation to an outside
sitter each day. Daily activities may include
a time for homework assistance, arts and crafts, time in the computer lab, or
recreational games. Because of our close proximity to local colleges, the
After School Programs have created partnerships where college students are able
to come into the programs to provide tutoring services and assist us in our
All participants must have up to date
registration materials on-site prior to attendance and may be asked to update
materials periodically throughout the year.
All outstanding fees for the current
year must be paid in full by June 15
to ensure enrollment in the upcoming program year. Families who owe money from previous years
may not use Extended Day services until all outstanding balances are paid in
Check, Cash, and Credit Card Payments
will be accepted at each site. Speak to
your site coordinator for details.
DSS Childcare Subsidy assistance is not
Structure and Agreements:
The Program Director is
responsible for three sites.
Each site has a Site
Coordinator. The Site Coordinator oversees the site and reports to the
program director. In most cases, for consistency, the Site Coordinator will be
available each day in the Before School and After School Programs. The Site
Coordinator is authorized to receive payments and write receipts as well as
handle any immediate issues that may arise.
Each site will also have an appropriate number of staff to assist
and supervise the students in addition to the site coordinator.
The OCSD Extended Day programs are group programs. Each site will
operate in the same manner. We cannot accommodate special services or requests.
If a child has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) during the day, that plan
does not follow the child into the extended day program.
Each site will have 2-3 areas available each day for supervised
activities. Activities may vary each day.
Children should come with appropriate clothing for outdoor play.
Each child attending the program MUST have a complete and current
enrollment form on file. We must also
have a signed agreement and payment plan from the parents/guardians stating
that you have received the contract and agree to its terms and conditions.
Children enrolled on a “drop-in” basis will not be expected to
attend on any given day unless the parents send a note. All enrollment forms
must be on file prior to the child attending to the program. The site coordinator must be notified in
advance of the child’s attendance.
Drop-in students will be allowed to attend the Before School and After
School Programs ONLY if adequate staffing is available.
Families must notify Extended Day staff in advance if your child
is a regular attendee and will NOT be attending on a scheduled day.
No students may attend the program free of charge. Fees are due the 1st week of each
month. Delinquency in payment after the
15th of the month may result in your child’s removal from the
program until all fees are paid in full.
Elementary Before School Program fee is $35 per month. A
multi-child discount will be offered for children attending from the same
household. The first child will cost $35 per month. The fee for each additional
child from the same household will be $25 per month.
Elementary After School Program fee is $85 per month. A
multi-child discount will be offered for children attending from the same
household. The first child will cost $85 per month. The fee for each additional
child from the same household will be $75 per month.
drop-in fee for the Elementary Before School Program is $4.00/ day for each
child. Payment by credit card,
check or cash on the day of service. The site coordinators cannot make
change. Families will not be billed at
the end of each month for Drop-in services. Failure to make payment will result in your
child’s suspension from the program.
There will be no exceptions.
drop-in fee for the Elementary After School Program is $9.00/ day for each
child. Payment by check or cash on the day of service. The site coordinators cannot make
change. Families will not be billed at the end of each month for Drop-in
services. Failure to remit payment
will result in your child’s suspension from the program. There will be no exceptions.
The site coordinator is authorized to receive payments.
Check or money order, made
payable to Oneonta City School District, is the preferred method of
payment. Please be sure you receive a
signed receipt for all payments.
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Before School Program begins at 7:15 AM and ends 8:25 AM. The
children are supervised in one location at each site. Alternate activities are
not be offered.
If your child participates in the Breakfast Program, please
see your building personnel for details regarding what time he/she may
In the case of a 1 Hour Delay, the program will begin at 8:15.
In the case of a 2 Hour Delay, the program will begin at 9:15.
In the case of School Closure, there will be no program.
After School Program begins at 3:05 PM and ends promptly at 5:30
In the case of early dismissal from the regular school day due to
inclement weather the program will not operate.
In the case of inclement weather causing cancellation of other
after school activities, the program will end promptly at 4:00 PM to ensure the safety of participants and staff.
AFTER SCHOOL HOMEWORK
Program staff will provide Children in Grades 3-5 the opportunity to do homework. The staff is
not responsible for checking homework but will provide assistance as they are
able. Children in Grades K-2 will be offered the opportunity to do homework
upon request of a teacher or parent.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM PICK
Children must be signed out by someone on their approved pick up
If someone other than a person on the approved pick up list is
going to pick up the child, the parent MUST notify the staff by phone call or
Parents may modify the pick up list as necessary. This must be
done in writing.
pick up fee will be assessed for any parents who pick up their children after
5:30. This fee will be $5 for every 10 minutes of tardiness beginning at 5:35
Repeated tardiness on the part of the parents will result in the
child’s removal from the program.
PROGRAM DISCIPLINE PLAN:
Participation in the Extended Day Programs is a privilege and is
not a given. From time to time, children
in the extended day programs exhibit challenging behavior. The Extended Day Program Discipline Plan is
set up to help participants resolve recurring behaviors. Each program will follow a similar course of
action in regard to discipline.
In instances of unsafe or violent behavior that is harmful to
themselves or others (including other students and staff), children may skip Step
1 and go directly to Step 2.
Step 1: Extended Day staff
will give reminders to the child about the rules of the program and will give
verbal notification to parents regarding behaviors that are taking place. Should the behavior continue with regularity,
a letter is sent home stating the discipline structure and to inform the parent
that should the behavior continue to occur, the child may be subject to a temporary removal from the program. The letter serves as a statement that we must
work together to help the child to be successful in the programs.
Step 2: With recurring
behavior, a letter will be sent notifying the family of the recurring behavior
and a temporary removal from the
Extended Day Programs will occur.
Step 3: Should the behavior
continue, a permanent removal from
the Extended Day Programs for the remainder of the school year may be in order.
PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION:
Lisa Zuend-Misner firstname.lastname@example.org
Greater Plains Site Coordinator:
To Be Determined to be determined….
Riverside Site Coordinator:
Valleyview Site Coordinator:
Ann Baker email@example.com