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STUDENT CARE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR EASTMONT SCHOOL DISTRICT

 
 

FUN FOR KIDS.
PEACE OF MIND FOR PARENTS.

About

Designed with the needs of families in mind, the Y's Student Care gives parents a safe, affordable and convenient program on which they can depend. We provide a variety of activities that encourage, excite and enrich during those critical hours between home and school.

The Student Care program is a licensed care program for grades K-5th (through 12 years of age) meeting all state, local and YMCA standards of excellence. We will use a creative, after school enrichment curriculum including STEAM activities and summer field trips!          

 

WHEN & WHERE

Student Care provides before, after and out of school care at Grant & Cascade elementary schools within Eastmont School District.

Cascade provides service to students enrolled in Cascade, Sterling and Lee. Grant provides service to students enrolled in Kenroy, Grant, Rock Island and Clovis.

Non-school days are also offered!

HOURS

Before Care starts as early as 6:30am until the bus comes or the bell rings.

After Care starts at the bell or when the bus arrives at the site until 6pm.

Vacation Days 7am - 6pm (see calendar of care)

Summer Ed-Venture is from 7am - 6pm.

HOW DOES MY CHILD GET FROM BEFORE SCHOOL CARE TO THEIR CLASSROOM?

Our staff will release your child to the school breakfast program or playground at the appropriate time designated by that school location. At that point, the individual school procedure will be followed.

HOW DOES MY CHILD GET FROM THEIR CLASSROOM TO THE AFTER SCHOOL LOCATION?

Be sure to inform your child’s teacher and the school office that your child is scheduled to attend the Student Care Program. When the students are released from the classroom, those going home on the bus, walking or going to Student Care will be directed accordingly by their teacher and that school's procedure.

WHAT HAPPENS IF SCHOOL IS CANCELLED/DELAYED DUE TO SNOW?

If school is delayed 2 hours, then Student Care is delayed 2 hours. If school is cancelled, Student Care is cancelled.

HOW DOES MY CHILD GET TO BEFORE CARE IN THE MORNING?

It is the parent’s responsibility to drop off the child at the appropriate care site (depending on which school your child attends) and the school district will transport your child to their appropriate school.

HOW DOES MY CHILD GET TO AFTER CARE ONCE SCHOOL IS OUT?

Your child will be bused from their school to either Grant or Cascade depending on which school they attend. It is then your responsibility to pick up your child before 6pm.

HOW DOES THE STAFF FOLLOW UP IF MY CHILD DOES NOT SHOW UP?

The Y staff is trained to immediately check in all children and identify which children did not show up for a scheduled day. This process begins within 5 minutes of the school release time. At that time, they would contact the school office to see if the absent child attended school that day. In most cases, this resolves the concern and we stop there. If not, the staff either at the site or in the Y office would call the parents to clarify their child’s location. 99% of the time, the parent forgot to call us.

WHAT DOES MY CHILD DO WHEN THEY ATTEND STUDENT CARE?

Before School: Children arrive at various times throughout the morning resulting in a low key, interactive environment including breakfast, games, and reading. After School: Y staff sign children in to the program, your child will experience games, STEM, art, social interaction, reading time, a healthy snack and outside physical activity.

WHO WILL BE CARING FOR MY CHILD DURING STUDENT CARE?

Our staff are trained and certified to Washington State standards, along with various child safety training's we mandate all our staff to take. We are ready to serve you and your child with a high quality program!

WHAT DO I DO IF THERE IS NO SCHOOL AND I NEED CARE FOR MY CHILD?

If you think you need care most of the school year and/or including summer, please register for the academic or full year option - out of school days are included in those options. Summer registrations fill up fast!

IS FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE?

Yes. Assistance is available from DSHS through Working Connections Child Care. Parents must provide an authorized notice before registering a child for care. If authorization confirmation is not provided to the YMCA Child Care Office before care begins, parent/guardian will be responsible for the full fee.

All students currently receiving state assistance must present funding approval confirmation for Fall 2019 in order for the $40 registration fee to be waived. 

WHAT HAPPENS IN THE SUMMER TIME?

Summer EdVenture takes place at the Student Care Sites and is a continuum of care if you register for the Full Year Plan. You may also register anytime during the year for Summer EdVenture, but the summer fills up fast! This 8 week summer program is open to any student enrolled in Eastmont School District offered at our school sites for the summer. We offer weekly field trips, weekly STEAM activities, outdoor recreation, games, reading and we bring outside resources in to provide learning and engagement opportunities and activities. We also provide AM and PM snack. Summer EdVenture dates and times are June 22nd - August 14th, 2020 from 7am - 6pm.


PLEASE SEE Y’S KIDS PARENT INFORMATION HANDBOOK FOR FURTHER DETAILS ON THE ABOVE TOPICS. IN ADDITION, FEEL FREE TO CONTACT CHILDCARE DIRECTOR BROGAN AT brogan@wenymca.org OR CALL (509) 662-2109.

 

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