NORTHMOOR-PRIMARY 2016-2017 LATCHKEY HANDBOOK
1819 W. Northmoor Road
Peoria, IL 61614
Fax: (309) 692-9738
Project Coordinator: JoElyn Holmes
Child’s Last Name_____________________ First Name______________
Child’s Last Name_____________________ First Name______________
Date of Birth_____/____/____ Grade Level_______ Homeroom________
Date of Birth____/____/_____ Grade Level_______ Homeroom________
Home Phone Number__________________ Work Number____________
Please indicate the times you wish your child to attend:
____ Full-time mornings and afternoons
____ Full-time mornings only
____ Full-time afternoons only
Will you need Latchkey services on early dismissal days? _____Yes _____No
Emergency Contact Numbers:
Home Phone________________ Work Phone_______________
Relationship to Child_____________________________________
Persons with whom the child is able to leave:
Name Relationship Phone
A signature on this form is an agreement to all terms discussed in this handbook.
Parent/Guardian Signature Date
WELCOME to the Northmoor-Primary School Latchkey Program. Our program has been organized to provide before and after school care for our Northmoor-Primary students Kindergarten through 4th grade. We are excited about the prospect of caring for your child(ren) while you are working, job training, or pursuing your own education.
OUR PURPOSE is to provide top quality, reliable childcare to your child(ren) before and/or after school throughout the school year. Our program offers a variety of activities including: homework help, play time, arts and crafts, computers, reading, games, quiet time, and l light snack, all in a friendly, safe environment.
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Enrollment in the Latchkey Program constitutes an understanding that you will abide by the policies listed as follows:
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Mornings: 7:00 – 8:15 am (includes breakfast)
Afternoons: 3:45 – 6:00 pm (includes a light snack)
CHILDREN MUST BE SIGNED IN AND OUT EACH DAY BY A PRIMARY CARE GIVER!
Every effort must be made to have your child(ren) picked up on time. If for any reason late pick-up occurs, a late fee will be charged. A $5.00 late fee will be charged for every 5 minutes after 6:00 pm. Late fees will be billed to your statement. All overtime charges will be documented and childcare services will be terminated after the 3rd offense.
FEES AND PAYMENTS
A $50 enrollment fee is required for a single child application. An additional $25 will be assessed for each additional child. This enrollment fee is due by the week prior to your child using the services to reserve a space for your child(ren). This fee will be applied toward the 1st week of services.
FOR MORNING CARE ONLY:
From 7:00 – 8:15 am $30 per week
FOR AFTERNOON CARE ONLY:
From 3:45 – 6:00pm $50 per week
Each additional child $25 per week
MORNING AND AFTERNOON CARE:
Each Child $75 per week
Each additional child $37.50 per week
This amount is due regardless of the week length or child absences.
Taxpayer identification numbers for the childcare expenses will be provided upon request.
OTHER IMPORTANT PAYMENT INFORMATION
1. Registration fees are non-refundable.
2. Fees are paid on a weekly basis.
3. Weekly payments are due every Friday to reserve the upcoming week.
4. Any payment that is not received on time will result in a late fee of $10.00 per week and suspension of childcare services. If suspension occurs, and payment is not made within 2 weeks, the child will be permanently dropped from the latchkey program.
5. Non-sufficient funds checks (NSF) are held until a money order or cash is received to cover the amount of the check. There is a $30 charge for NSF checks. If monies due are not paid in full by the end of one full week after notice, the child will be discharged from the program. All payments made to the latchkey program after NSF check must be in cash or by money order only. There will be no refund of monies if services are terminated.
6. All payments and forms are due prior to services.
Latchkey will be available in the mornings on half days of school. It will not be in operation on school holidays or teacher’s institute days. If school is canceled due to weather, etc., Latchkey will also be canceled. Latchkey services will be available on early dismissal says for an additional $15.00 per day fee. Extended days are available from 11:30 am to 6:00 pm. Children will also be fed lunch, provided by Latchkey on these days.
When openings occur, parents of registered children are contacted for enrollment on the basis of: 1) the schedule indicated on the registration and 2) on a first-come, first-serve basis for the available time according to the date of receipt of registration.
USE OF LATCHKEY-NOT ENROLLED
Should your child(ren) get dropped off at school BEFORE 8:15am or not picked BY 3:45pm your child(ren) will be escorted to Latchkey and you will receive a bill. Morning Latchkey is $8.00 and afternoon is $15.00 for non-enrolled students.
WITHDRAWAL FROM THE PROGRAM
Parents wishing to withdraw their child(ren) from the program must provide a statement in writing at least 10 days prior to the child(ren)’s last day of services. No fees will be refunded.
Please notify staff in advance of planned absences. Illnesses should be reported in the school office. If the child needs to be signed out early due to illness, the office should be notified. Children involved in extracurricular activities such as clubs, choir, etc., must notify the supervisors in writing. No child will be dismissed from the program to help another teacher (or for any other reason) unless the request is in writing. Children must sign in after the school activity and may stay until 6:00 pm.
Children are entitled to a pleasant and safe environment in the Latchkey Program. Therefore, we cannot serve children who display disruptive behavior. Students will be expected to follow Northmoor-Primary’s Code of Conduct in Latchkey the same as they do during regular school hours. Parents will be notified of any misbehavior. After a third notification regarding inappropriate behavior, the child will be discharged from the program. No refunds will be given. The principal reserves the right to terminate services for severe behavioral issues at any time.
NEW STUDENT REGISRATION AND ENROLLMENT
Parents must complete a registration form and pay a $50 non-refundable registration fee for the first child. An additional form and a $25 non-refundable fee must be submitted for each additional child. Upon acceptance, these fees will be applied toward the first week of services provided, and handbook will be issued.
We encourage children of all backgrounds to attend. We do not discriminate on the basis of sex, color, creed, national origin, or ethnic background.
Northmoor Primary Latchkey Information
General Overview 2016-2017
We are pleased you are interested in our afterschool program. Latchkey services are available before school from 7:00-8:15 which includes breakfast at a cost of $30 per week per child. After school services are provided from 3:30-6:00 and include a light snack at a cost of $50 per week per child. Additional children are 50% off each child. Payments are due the week prior to services rendered and are paid weekly.
Space is limited and openings are on a first come first serve basis with a registration form and registration fee of $50 due by June 1, 2016. Once you are accepted into the program you will receive a handbook outlining the program procedures and rules.
Please fill out the following information and submit your registration fee to receive a handbook and acceptance into the program.
Grade______circle one AM PM Both am/pm
Phone number you can be reached_______________________