Extended Day Programs

Extended Day Programs

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 activities.

 

=         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 full.

=         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 accepted.

 Program Structure and Agreements:

STAFFING:

=         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.

 PROGRAM STRUCTURE:

=         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.

 FEE STRUCTURE:

=         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. 

=         The 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.

=         The 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.

=         The 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.

=         The 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.

 PAYMENTS:

=         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 arrive. 

=         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 PM.

=         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 POLICY:

=         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 UP:

=         Children must be signed out by someone on their approved pick up list.

=         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 in writing.

=         Parents may modify the pick up list as necessary. This must be done in writing. 

 =         A late 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 PM.

=         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:

Program Director:

Lisa Zuend-Misner                                         lzuend@oneontacsd.org   

 Greater Plains Site Coordinator:          

To Be Determined                                        to be determined….

 Riverside Site Coordinator:       

Maria Vega                                                    mvega2@oneontacsd.org

 Valleyview Site Coordinator:      

Teri Ann Baker                                              tbaker@oneontacsd.org

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