All About Extended Care

Before and After Care

MISSION

Monsignor McHugh’s Extended Care Program (Before care AND Aftercare) is designed to meet the
needs of its students (PreK through 8 th grades) and their parents. The purpose of the program is to
provide a child-centered, safe, stimulating, and happy environment, which allows children to
interact freely with others. The philosophy of our program is “Homework First.” Homework will be
completed before any recreation time is offered. Every effort will be made to assist children with
their homework when possible, but ultimately, it is the responsibility of the child and parent to be
sure ALL homework is completed and checked each night.

REGISTRATION
A non-refundable registration fee of $10 per child is required WITH your application, and will be
assessed yearly. The registration form MUST be filled out completely and the information recorded
on it should be current. Please notify the Director if there are any changes in business or personal
information, such as address or phone number, during the school year.
Before Care - begins at 7:00 am each morning school is in session. Care will conclude at 7:30 am
when the doors open for all students. PLEASE NOTE, in the event of a delay due to weather, Before
Care will begin one half hour before the start of school, i.e. 2 hour delay Before Care will run 9:00-
9:30am, 3 hour delay Before Care will run 10:00-10:30am.
Before Care will be $3.00 for any child dropped off at school prior to 7:30 am.
It is imperative that the school be notified in advance of the need to use Before Care to ensure
proper staffing is arranged.

FEES & PAYMENT POLICY
Before care Weekly Use:
The cost for Before care is $15.00 per week per child with NO REFUNDS or CREDITS for missed
days unless the child is sick for 3 or more consecutive days. A week consists of 3 or more days of
use, which includes those days where the school is closed due to a holiday or snow day.
Payment is to be made the Friday BEFORE intended use or scheduled monthly. If scheduled
monthly, you may pay the first of each month PRIOR to care being provided.
Aftercare Weekly Use:
The cost for Aftercare is $60.00 per week per child with NO REFUNDS or CREDITS for missed days
unless the child is sick for 3 or more consecutive days. A week consists of 3 or more days of use,
which includes those days where the school is closed due to a holiday or snow day.
Payment is to be made the Friday BEFORE intended use or scheduled monthly. If scheduled
monthly, you may pay the first of each month PRIOR to care being provided.
If you need to have your child stay for aftercare unexpectedly, please send a note in with
payment on the day of use.
Hourly Use:
The cost is $6.00 per hour for first child, $4.00 per hour for each additional child, with NO
REFUNDS or CREDITS for missed days unless the child is sick for 3 or more consecutive days. A
week consists of 3 or more days of use, which includes those weeks where the school is closed due
to a holiday or snow day.
Payment is to be made the Friday BEFORE intended use or scheduled monthly. If scheduled
monthly, you may pay the first of each month PRIOR to care being provided.
If you need to have your child stay for aftercare unexpectedly, please send a note in with
payment on the day of use.


AFTERCARE HOURS OF OPERATION
During regular school days, the program will operate Monday through Friday from 2:30 pm until
5:30 pm. There will be a strict policy regarding children being picked up by the closing time.
On scheduled half days of school, care will NOT be provided.

The Extended Care Program (Aftercare) will be closed on days when school is closed.
In the case of inclement weather, the Extended Care Program WILL NOT operate if school is
dismissed early or cancelled.

SAFETY & MEDICAL CONCERNS
In the event of an injury of any kind, we notify parents. Please be aware that our school nurse is
NOT on campus during before care or aftercare hours. If a child is on medication, please let us know
during registration or whenever this information changes.
If your child becomes sick during before care or aftercare, the parent or emergency contact will be
notified and you will be expected to pick up your child immediately.


BEFORE CARE DROP OFF
Drop off is at the concourse door of the school.


AFTER CARE PICK UP
Pick up is at the main entrance door of the school. Please call or text the aftercare phone (570-730-
5138) upon arrival for pick up. Your child will be escorted to the main entrance door. Parents are
required to sign their child(ren) out daily. The staff must be notified in advance, in writing, if
someone other than the parents or authorized person on the registration form will be picking up a
child. NO child will be allowed to leave with someone not authorized by the parent on the
registration form. In case of last minute (emergency) child pick up arrangement, please call the
office DURING REGULAR SCHOOL HOURS.


LATE PICK UP
Parents of both Weekly and Hourly Use will be assessed a $5.00 fee for every ten (10) minutes late
beyond your designated pick up time. After the third (3 rd ) late pick up, a child may be expelled from
the program. If your child has not been picked up by 6:00 pm and notification has not been given,
one of the emergency contacts will be phoned to pick up your child(ren). Once your child(ren) has
been picked up by the emergency contact, a sign will be left on the main entrance door advising
parents of the name of the person who picked up your child and the Extended Care staff will leave.


CONDUCT & DISCIPLINE FOR BEFORE CARE & AFTER CARE
Students must follow the same rules of conduct as during normal school hours. Please refer to the
Student/Parent Handbook. In the event of serious problems, the staff members will refer the
problem to the principal. We will make every effort to work out issues with students before this
referral. In the event of continued behavioral problems, the student will be removed from the
roster with NO REFUND.
The program expects that the child(ren) will:
● Arrive at the program promptly and orderly
● Remain with the group and staff at all times
● Be responsible for his/her actions
● Take care of materials and equipment properly and return them to their proper location
when finished and/or before leaving
● Remain quiet during attendance, when a staff member is giving instructions, and during
homework time
● Infractions will be given as per the Student/Parent Handbook and its addendum


ATTIRE
Children will stay in their MMS uniform during Extended Care.


PERSONAL ITEMS
MMS will not be held responsible for any personal items brought into the program (i.e.: phones,
electronic games, iPods, iPads/tablets, toys from home, etc.).
Per Diocese of Scranton Office of Education guidelines, personal electronic devices will not be
permitted to be used during Extended Care.


SNACKS
Due to many dietary restrictions, the Extended Care Program does not provide snacks. You may
send in a healthy snack, including a drink, for your child(ren) on an individual basis. Candy is not
permitted.


LOCATION
Before care will be held in the cafeteria each morning. Students may bring breakfast items to eat
during Before Care.
Aftercare will be held in the early education wing in the secondary PreK room. Playtime may take
place outside on the playground, weather permitting, or in the gymnasium.


CONTACT INFORMATION
Director: Dr. Becca Torregrossa
Monsignor McHugh School
212 Route 390
Cresco, PA 18326
(570)595-7463


IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY:
● Between the hours of 7:30 am and 3 pm, please call the main office
o (570)595-7463
● After 3 pm, please call the aftercare phone IN AN EMERGENCY ONLY
o (570)730-5138
● PLEASE NOTE:
o the Extended Care staff will not have access to the school’s office phones after 3:00 pm
o If you MUST reach the staff during aftercare hours, you MUST call or text the aftercare
phone (570)730-5138. Please do so in an emergency only
o This phone number should only be called for aftercare concerns and issues.

 

Registration Packet

Emergency Form

Weekly Usage

 

570-595-7463

212 Route 390 Cresco, PA

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