CASA - Child Care 2021-22

Overview and ObjectivesThe Child Care program (CASA) is an extended care program offered for St. Matthew’s students. The objective is to provide a “safe harbor” for children whose parents cannot pick them up at dismissal or who need to drop them off earlier than 7:45 a.m. because of their work schedule. Children in the program will be involved in productive formal and informal activities with peers under the direction of caring adults. While a quiet homework area is provided, the program is not academic and directors are not responsible for checking the accuracy or completeness of homework. Students may bring a healthy snack if they would like one.
 

Fee Schedule for the 2021-22 school year

  • Child may attend daily from dismissal time until 6:00 P.M. and in the morning from 7:00 A.M. to 7:45 A.M. 
  • $10.00 per hour will be charged for children attending.
  • Ten to 30 minutes will be billed as a half-hour. Thirty-one to 60 minutes will be billed as a full hour.
  • Late Pick-Ups: If your child is not picked up by 6:00 P.M., there is a $1.00 charge for every minute past 6:00 P.M. This is payable IMMEDIATELY upon pick up.

BillingCharges are calculated quarterly and sent by email. Parents sharing custody and splitting payments should work this out independently.  Please send your check in the mail (attention Kris McEntee) or bring it directly to the school office and placed in the basket marked ‘Kris McEntee’.

Tax StatementsWe ask CASA participants to maintain their own records for tax purposes. The tax ID number for CASA is 94-1156803.

Employer ReimbursementsWe are happy to sign forms for employer reimbursement. Please send them directly to Kris McEntee.

RemindersKeep Emergency Information current in the school office, including all persons authorized to pick up your child.

LocationRoom C adjacent to the 2nd grade classrooms on the ramp.

Operating DatesThe first day of school - August 18th
CASA WILL CLOSE AT 4:00pm ON DECEMBER 16th
The day before Christmas Break - December 17th  
The day before Easter Break - April 14th
Teacher Appreciation Luncheon - May 6th 
The last day of school - June 8th
 Operating HoursMorning - 7:00 A.M. until 7:45 A.M.
Afternoon dismissal until 6:00 P.M.

RemindersKeep Emergency Information current in the school office, including all persons authorized to pick up your child.

Parent Responsibilities

  • The emergency form/contract must be completed and returned to the school office before your child/ren can attend CASA. 
  • Update the emergency form in the school office immediately when there are changes, i.e. phone numbers, authorized persons picking up, etc. The office will then give CASA a copy.
  • Do not expect CASA staff to release children to persons not listed on the form or have no ID.
  • Children will be released to either parent unless a court order is on file stating otherwise.

Eligibility
CASA is NOT intended as an after school play-date time. For safety reasons, only children of working parents are eligible for this program.

Procedures

  • Students attending CASA will be released from their classroom and go directly to CASA. Kindergartners and 1stgraders are walked to CASA by their Teacher or Aide.
  • Children may not leave CASA without being signed out by an adult.  
  • Follow rules and procedures outlined on the Program Contract.

CASA ContractClick here for the CASA contract