Extended Care Program
Christ King School is dedicated to providing a faith-based, Catholic educational program for students to grow that is aligned with our parish’s mission statement. The extended care program assists Christ King School families in the safekeeping of their children before and after school dismisses. This program offers an extension of our high quality, faith-based school environment for helping students grow academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. The welcoming and professional approach present during our school day—combined with our strong school and faith community—complements and enhances this program. The extended care reinforces the school’s philosophy of developing the whole child and the school’s mission of respecting and finding Jesus in everyone we meet. The program provides a balance of extended learning structure and play-based activities for students before and after school hours. Additionally, older students will have the opportunity to complete their own assignments as part of their stay in the extended care program and/or assist others with the completion of schoolwork.
The extended care team is comprised of safety-trained caregivers who work to provide a safe and loving environment where students are cared for, respected, and supported at all times. Opportunities for study and play are provided in a supervised setting and extends the mission carried out every day at Christ King School. Therefore, all rules and policies for the school day are complied with during the extended care program hours.
Hours of Operation and Cost
Scheduling Extended Care
Upon completion of the registration process (forms and fee), families submit a quarterly schedule to the extended care team through the online form. This schedule will indicate a family’s plan for days of the week when extended care is needed for their child or children. This helps the extended care team determine staffing and supplies for each quarter.
If a change must happen to your planned extended care schedule, please contact the extended care team as soon as possible. If your child will not be in extended care or will be arriving late due to other extracurricular activities, please notify the extended care team via note or email as to when they will arrive to the program.
If your child becomes ill during extended care, parents will be contacted, as is standard protocol with the school, and parents are expected to pick them up or have a reliable emergency contact person to assist.
Scheduling and Billing
All extended care payments are done with our online school tuition program partner “Smart Tuition.” The payments for extended care will be charged on a monthly basis.
- Before School: Breakfast snacks will be served.
- After School: Snacks will be served, but can be brought (a water bottle as well) from home if preferred. Soda is NOT permitted.
- Kindergarten Care: students must bring a lunch from home. Milk will be provided. Students must be able to open all packages in their lunches; caregivers will not touch students' food.
- All students enrolled at Christ King School are eligible for the services provided by the extended care program.
- As an extension of Christ King School, the extended care team follows all policies and expectations outlined in the Christ King School Parent/Student Handbook.
- The safety and security of the children in the extended care are of utmost importance. All parents or other approved adults picking a child up from the extended care program must use the buzzer to gain entry into the building. Parents and students are not allowed to open the doors to the school building to visitors, regardless of whether or not 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 the extended care team members to open classroom doors.
- When picking up a child from extended care, please make sure to make “face time” with one of the extended care team members in addition to following check out procedures.
- The extended care program does provide time for “quiet study” and caregivers will make every effort to assist students; however, it is not the responsibility of the extended care employees if homework is not completed. That is the responsibility of the student.