Welcome to Extended Care !

Extended Care Coordinator

Welcome to the St. Frances Cabrini School Extended Care Program. Before and after-school care is available for the children enrolled in our school. The Extended Care Program was founded to provide students a loving, nurturing, and Christian-based after-school environment that is both stimulating and enjoyable. Our staff reinforces the high values of St. Frances Cabrini School and imparts these through example, respectful discipline, and enrichment activities.  

OVERVIEW
The Extended Care Program follows the philosophy, mission, rules, and regulations stated in the St. Frances Cabrini School Parent-Teacher-Student Handbook. As members of a Christian and caring community, the students are expected to respect the staff, each other, and the materials and environment provided.   

The students are kept active and busy in a safe, pleasant atmosphere. They engage in a variety of activities that include vigorous play, creative activities, and indoor games. Students needing to complete homework may do so at their own pace. Outdoor play is a high priority for our program, weather permitting. The students also have snack time after school. We recommend a healthy snack to last them through the afternoon.

Extended Care is available for St. Frances Cabrini School students in grades PreK-8.

The hours are:
6:45a.m. – 8:15a.m. for PreK-8
3:00p.m. – 6:00p.m. for PreK-8

Extended Care begins on the first day of school and ends at dismissal time on the last day of school. It is not open on days when school is not in session. The school calendar and Schoolspeak will alert you to half days. We limit the size of our groups, and therefore, if we have more applications than spaces available, placement will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

FEES
Fees are set at the beginning of each year.  We charge on a per-child basis, and your billing will depend on how many hours each child attends, and whether the attendance was pre-scheduled. 

REGISTRATION
To register, complete the extended care application.  There is a non-refundable registration fee of $10 per child.  If you are considering using extended care during the year, it is recommended that you register your child/children at the beginning of the school year. This way you will be in the system and able to use extended care as the need arises.
Note: There is a section on the application that requires signatures by people who are authorized to act in
your absence and/or pick up your child.   It may take you a few days to get these signatures, but it is required.
For questions about extended care, contact Mrs. Smith at 253-584-2678 Monday through Friday between 6:45 am to 8:30 am or 2:45 pm to 6:00 pm and you may email her at extendedcare@cabrinischool.org

Note: All fees are per child.

Registration Fee (non refundable):  
$10.00/year

Rate Options (paid thru FACTS):
• AM Care only:
      * $600 per year – per child
     • PM Care only: 
      * $1,200 per year – per child
• Full-time AM/PM Care:
      * $1,800 per year – per child

Drop-in rate for registered AM/PM students:     $5.00/hour –per child.
Drop-in rate for Non-registered:                                   $6.00/hour – per child.
Late (after 6:00pm) additional charge:            $1.00/min/per child, as noted on Extended Care room clock

Regular Use
Registered users will be sent the monthly calendar form prior to the month in which Extended Care is needed. The calendar must be filled out with the days/hours needed for the month and returned to the school by the due date. Please be accurate to avoid extra charges.

If you must change your schedule and increase the number of hours, please call at least one day ahead to schedule. By calling, you ensure there is space and that you will be charged the regular hourly rate, instead of the the drop in rate. Fees for such additional use will be added to the following month's bill.

Drop-in Use
Drop in use is time spent by students who are not scheduled in advance by the monthly calendar or at least one day ahead. This includes students registered for Extended Care but no scheduled for that day and children who are not picked up within 15 minutes of dismissal. Drop-in fees are due when the student is picked up.

NOTE: Extended care payments will be added to your regular monthly billing or can be paid annually.  No credit or exchange will be given for time not used.  

NOTE: There is no Extended Care offered from 11:15 am – 3:00 pm.

"My daughter has only been in school here for two weeks. In this short time, however, she has already displayed some signs of Christian growth.  The questions she asks about life and death are probing and complex.  As parents these questions enhance our Christian growth, as well."
"By attending St. Frances Cabrini School, my child will gain the continuation of respect, tolerance, self discipline and the caring for others."
"The school's greatest strengths are many, but discipline and keeping parents informed of student progress seem to stand out."
"The school gives great attention to the needs of its students, plus it is relatively small. The school has high standards of achievement."