Extended Care

For families requesting childcare services beyond the regular hours of the school day, Adventure Christian Academy provides an extended care program. The following is helpful information that will assist you and your family in becoming familiar with our program and is policies.

 

Hours:

  • Morning Extended Care: 7:00 am-8:15 am
  • Afternoon Extended Care: 3:15 pm-6:00 pm /Wednesdays 2:15-6:00

Students are NOT to be dropped off to before care before 7:00 am.

Cost

Children must be registered in advance in order to participate in the Extended Care Program. A $25 deposit is required and will be applied to your child’s account. Registration and payments can be made through the Academy’s website, aca.life

Extended Care rates are $4.00 per hour for the first child and $2.00 per hour for each additional child. Children left beyond 6:00 will be charged $2.00 per minute. Children continually left beyond 6:00 will not be permitted to use the Extended Care Services.

Wednesday

  • Extended hours are 2:25 pm- 6:00 pm
  • Same fees and procedures apply as regular times
  • ACA cannot be responsible for any students remaining after school on Wednesday’s for Church activities unless they are signed into Extended Care Services.

Half Day Extended Afternoon (Noon Dismissal Days)

ACA usually provides extended care for noon dismissals. For staffing purposes, parents will be asked to notify the office if their student will attend.

Billing

Parents can purchase time for Extended Care through the Academy’s website. However, for those who do not have internet access, pre-payments can be made in the front office.

Holidays

There are not Extended Care services during school holidays which include Thanksgiving, Christian, and Spring Break.

Food Items

Students may bring breakfast items that do not require heating when attending morning extended care. Students may bring a snack to be served during afternoon extended care.

Homework Club (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)

Students that have homework will have an opportunity to complete assignments for one-hour period under the supervision of a staff member.

Checking In and Out

We are required to log students in and out of extended care services. Parents should never expect staff members to sign the child in and out for them. Parents are asked to enter the building/playground to sign in or out. In addition, students will not be permitted to leave the school campus until a parent/guardian has come to check the student out. Only the authorized person or persons will be able to sign out your student. Please makes sure your pick-up form is up to date. These measure are for your student’s safety.

In Case of Emergency

If someone other than a parent/guardian/or other authorized person is to pick up a student, the parent must:

  • Call the office before 3:00 pm and make special arrangements; or
  • Send a note earlier in the day making special arrangements.

Please Note: If there is any doubt of authenticity for any reason, ACA reserves the right to wait for the authorized person only.

Students Changing of Clothes

Students are not to change clothes once they come to the Extended Care Program. Students attending Wednesday night church activities mat change clothes when their parents check them out.

Discipline

During attendance of the Extended Care program, ACA’s Discipline Policy will be enforced. The discipline policy can be found in the Student Handbook. All students must respect the supervisor and other staff members to stay in the program. The following represents our discipline policy guidelines:

Students not in line with the discipline policy will:

be referred to the school Administration for appropriate behavior intervention

have a behavior report placed on file. Parent or guardian will be notified upon picking up the child of the behavior incident. A signature by the parent or guardian on the Behavior Report will be required.

require a parent conference for repeat offences.

risk being dismissed from extended care program.