After School Program

After-School Program 

 Program Description 

Conway Children’s Castle offers an after-school program that runs from 3:15 to 6:00 p.m. on all regular school days, and from 12:00 noon  to 6:00 p.m. on parent/teacher conference half days. There is no after-school program on half days preceding the Thanksgiving, winter, spring, and summer breaks. In addition, there will be no after-school program when the school closes early due to inclement  weather.

Sign In/Sign Out

Students check in with the after-school coordinator. If a child is not attending on a regularly scheduled day, the center must be notified  before noon. Parents must notify the after-school coordinator of any change in pick-up with written permission; for example, if someone not on the pick-up list is picking up your child. Students may be picked up at any time by a parent or adult designated  on the pick-up permission list. 

Behavior 

Students are expected to behave in a manner consistent with Conway Children’s Castle’s Behavior Policy. Positive reinforcement is the main  form of discipline aside from the guidelines; however, time-outs will be used as needed. Continued disruptive behavior will result in parental notification. While every effort will be made to correct any problems, in extreme cases the Director may request  that a child be removed from the program. 

Schedule (Approximate times)

The following schedule has been designed to allow the students time to relax after the school day, have a healthy snack, and do their homework.

   

3:15 - 4:00 p.m.


Social and snack time

 

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.


Homework time

 

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.


Activity and game time

Billing

Parents are billed on a weekly basis. 

Change of Plans 

Parents must notify the center by 12:00 noon of any change in plans for that day. 

Late Charges 

Late charges are assessed every time a parent fails to pick up their child by 6:00 p.m. The late fees are $15.00 for the first 5 minutes  or any portion thereof, and $25.00 for every 5 minutes (or portion thereof) thereafter. These fees are assessed to pay for the staff's extra time, and to help parents respect the end of the long school day. 

Inclement Weather 

When the school closes early due to inclement weather, the after-school program will be cancelled for that day. Every effort should be  made to pick up your child at the announced early-closing time. 

Registration, Pick-up List and Medical Information Forms

Please fill out the pick-up list and the medical information form for each of your children who will be attending the program. The after-school  staff does not have access to the school nurse's medical information. 

Calendar

The after-school program that runs from 3:15 to 6:00 p.m. on all regular school days, and from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. on parent/teacher conference half days. There is no program on school  holidays, or on half days preceding the Thanksgiving, winter, spring, and summer breaks. In addition, there will be no after-school program when school closes early due to inclement weather.