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Kids Club

Extended Care Program 2019-2020 Academic Year

Introduction

Our Lady of Lourdes School is pleased to offer Kids’ Club to parents of students enrolled at our school. The purpose of this program is to provide a high quality, affordable program in a safe, wholesome and caring environment for its students before and/or after school hours. Since the program is an extension of the school day, its design is supportive of the policies and procedures stated in the Parent-Student Handbook.

Admission Policy

Our Lady of Lourdes School is pleased to offer Kids’ Club to parents of students enrolled at our school. The purpose of this program is to provide a high quality, affordable program in a safe, wholesome and caring environment for its students before and/or after school hours. Since the program is an extension of the school day, its design is supportive of the policies and procedures stated in the Parent-Student Handbook.

Days and Hours of Operation

Kids’ Club is offered only when school is in session. Kids’ Club afternoon care is not offered on Friday, October 18th (Festival), Friday, December 20th (Christmas Break), and Friday, June 12th (Summer Break). 

Morning Program Hours 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
Afternoon Program Hours Dismissal – 6:00 p.m.

Financial Operations

Annual Registration Fee: Parents/Guardians shall pay a non-refundable annual registration fee of $30 per child on the enrollment date. This payment shall apply to the ten-month school year.

Method of Payment: Payments for the program will be billed through FACTS. Families without a FACTS account will be billed via Square.

Kids’ Club Tuition: Kids’ Club tuition is based on an annual subscription. The cost reflects 10 months of service, including consideration for abbreviated months.

Annual Tuition for Kids’ Club:
1 Student 2 Students 3 Students
Morning $715 $880 $1,100
Afternoon $1,815 $2,145 $2,530

Drop-In Rates:
Morning Drop-In: $10/student
Afternoon Drop-In*: $15/per hour + per student

Late Pick-Up Fee:
First occurrence $20
Second occurrence $30
Third occurrence referral for withdrawal

*Afternoon Drop-In Rate also applies to students who are not picked up in car line which ends 15 minutes after school is dismissed.
Accounts in delinquency with two missed payments may be suspended resulting in the requirement of pre-payment of fees and/or dismissal of the student.

Sign In/Out Procedures

All students must be signed in/out by a parent/guardian or an authorized adult (18 years of age or older) indicated on their emergency form.

For morning care, parents/guardians must accompany students to Kids’ Club and sign their student(s) in.

For after school care, students in TK and Kinder will be walked to Kids’ Club and will be signed in by Kids’ Club staff. Grades 1-8 will be dismissed to walk to Kids’ Club at the 3:00 p.m. bell. Students who have after school activities that will be attending Kids’ Club afterwards must sign in at Kids’ Club prior to the activity.

Parents/guardians must sign their student(s) out at Kids’ Club with the appropriate time. Students will not be dismissed to their parent’s/guardian’s car without being signed
out.

Expectations

Kids’ Club is an extension of the regular school day. The same expectations for cooperation by students and parents are expected. All school rules apply to Kids’ Club.

Families who consistently violate policies and procedures of Kids’ Club will be dismissed from the program by the principal.

Parent Responsibilities include:

  • Support for program policies and procedures
  • Cooperation with Sign In/Sign Out Procedures
  • Collaboration with Kids’ Club Staff
  • Meeting all financial obligations in a timely manner

Student Responsibilities include:

  • Respect for all staff, students and property
  • Use of appropriate language and voice level
  • Keeping the day care room clean and neat
  • Consideration for others – sharing, taking turns, etc.
  • Asking permission of staff for restroom use
  • Remaining inside Kids’ Club areas and staying with the group
  • Following Kids’ Club Rules
Health & Safety

Kids’ Club will receive a copy of the student’s emergency form. Please update any names, phone numbers, and medical alerts (allergies/illnesses) to the school office and to Kids’ Club in writing.

If student shows signs of illness or is injured during Kids’ Club, the parents/guardian will be notified immediately.

Safeguard

Protecting Our Children Programs, Support & Information

About Safeguard the Children

Safeguard the Children is a comprehensive program designed to promote a safe environment for children, youth and vulnerable adults and prevent child sexual abuse. The program was initiated in all dioceses in the United States at the direction of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). There is a Safeguard the Children (STC) Committee in each parish which helps to implement the objectives of the USCCB “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.” To learn more about the Virtus program, see www.virtus.org.

Making a Report of Misconduct. You may make a report of suspected sexual misconduct at the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ sexual misconduct reporting line: 1-800-355-2545.

Archdiocesan Requirements

VIRTUS® Protecting God’s Children Adult Awareness Session is a three-hour training that helps clergy, staff, volunteers and parents to understand the facts and myths about child sexual abuse; how perpetrators operate; and how caring adults can take five important steps to keep children safe. 

Safeguard the Children Committee

Our Lady of Lourdes has an active STC Committee chaired by a parishioner. Other members include the Director of Religious Education, the school principal, the Business Manager, the Director of Youth Ministry, and other school parents and parishioners. Meetings are held quarterly or more often as needed.

Contact STC Chair at safeguard@ollnr.org 

Goals
  • To provide education and mandated training for all staff and volunteers to promote a heightened awareness of their role and responsibility regarding the safety of children, youth, and vulnerable adults.
  • To provide training to all children in the school and Religious Education Programs to help them know how to help them know how to respect their bodies, trust their self-protective instincts and learn when and how to seek adult help.
  • To provide an annual parish-wide educational event during Child Abuse Prevention Month in April.
  • To perform an annual self-assessment of the compliance of the parish to the regulations of the Safeguard the Children Program of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Archdiocese has produced an informative brochure entitled “Working Together” that provides resources on how to prevent abuse and provides information on reporting child abuse.

Ask the Principal