Admin

Before and After School Program

Arts Enrichment Program

2018-2019

Director: Linda Ferrara

E-mail address: LindaCFe@Leeschools.net

Bookkeeper: Debbie Flores

E-mail address: DebbieFL@Leeschools.net

Phone: 239-997-2131

Fax: 239-997-6762

PROGRAM GOAL:
To provide our NFMAA students with a safe and structured environment, while meeting the needs of our working parents.

HOURS:

Before school:                 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.

After school:                    2:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Arts Enrichment services are available whenever school is in full day sessions.  There is no program when children are out of school for Teacher Duty Days, In-service Days and district observed holidays including Winter Break and Spring Break.  After School Care will NOT be available for early dismissal days on December 19th, 20th and 21st of 2018 and May 28th, 29th and 30th of 2019, however the Before School Care will be available.  The last day for After School Care will be Friday, May 24, 2019 and Thursday, May 30 for Before School Care.

RATES:

Annual Registration Fee:             $25.00 per child (new) / $10.00 per child (returning)

Morning Rate:                              $3.00 per child per day

Afternoon Daily Rate:                   $15.00 per child per day

Afternoon Weekly Rate:               $50.00 per child per week (4 to 5 days)

Morning & Afternoon Discount:     $60.00 per child per week (4 to 5 days)

Family Discount (PM Only):          $50.00 for the first child, $35.00 for the second child, and $25.00 for the third child per week.  Each additional child after that is $25.00 per week.

 


Stop!Please be advised, your child will not be called for pick up until you hang up your phone. This is to ensure that we may have your attention to discuss money matters, behavior concerns or any other concerns.

~Phones, electronic games and toys from home are not allowed in the Arts Enrichment Program.  (Arts Enrichment staff are not responsible for lost or stolen items)

ENROLLMENT:

Students in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade, prior to participation, must be registered in the Arts Enrichment Program.  Enrollment criteria include:

  • Students must be able to function in a group of twenty-five students with one adult
  • Space is limited and enrollment may be closed due to high numbers from time to time.
  • Student must have independent bathroom skills.                                                 

PAYMENT PROCEDURES:

Program works on a Pre-Pay basis.  Please be aware, if your account becomes past due, you will be called to pick up your child.  Payment is due prior to participation.  Payment may be made in the main office during school hours, or when dropping off or picking up your child.  Cash, check and credit cards are acceptedMake checks payable to NFMAA.  Children will NOT be allowed into the Program with an unpaid balance.  Unpaid balances are subject to collection.

           According to Florida Constitution Article VII, Section 10, Pledging Credit, “Neither the state        nor any county, school district, municipality, special district or agency of them, shall become a       joint owner with, or stockholder of, or give, lend or use its taxing power or credit to aid any

            Corporation, association, partnership or person.”

First payment is due, Friday, August 10, 2018 for the week of August 13 - 17.

Please make it a habit to pay the Friday of the week before you want service.

It is a courtesy that we maintain a monies owed and credit list at the office when you pick up your child, however, it may not always be there.  If it is not, and you owe a payment and it is not paid, there will be a $5 late payment fee added.

If your child is placed in the Arts Enrichment Program at 2:40 p.m. after school has dismissed, you will be charged $15.00 for the afternoon.

I acknowledge and understand that my child’s Arts Enrichment balance must be paid in full so that my child may attend/participate in any extended day activities (including but not limited to: Clubs, Dances, Trips, Tutoring).

Arts Enrichment will NOT have cash available to make change.  The change may be applied to your account for credit towards future use in the program.  Unused balances are carried forward.

OTHER CHARGES:

The program closes at 6:00 p.m.  Children who are picked up after 6:00 p.m. will be charged $10.00 for the first 15 minutes (cell phone time).  Arriving after 6:15 p.m. will result in an additional fee of $1.00 per minute.  Children who are repeatedly picked up late (three times or more) will be dismissed from the program.

Any returned checks will be collected by our Bookkeeper and all future payments will need to be in cash or credit card ONLY.  Other charges may be accrued during this collection process.

PAST DUE BALANCES FROM PREVIOUS SCHOOL YEARS:

All past due balances must be paid in full before a registration form for 2018-2019 may be accepted.

TAXES:

Tax papers will be sent by mail to the address you provided on the Arts Enrichment Registration form.

DROP OFF/PICK UP PROCEDURES:

The child(ren) will report to the Media Center for Before School Care.  Parents will sign their children out in the Front Office for After School Care.  You must have photo ID.  Only contacts on the Registration form will be permitted to pick up your child.

EMERGENCY PICK UP EXCEPTION:

If the person designated to pick up your child is not on your Registration form, the following will be adhered to:

The parent will be required to E-Mail the Arts Enrichment Director or call the school to give permission to have your child picked up.  Included in this E-Mail or phone call should be the child’s name, grade and name of the person picking up.  When the designated person arrives at the office, they must have a photo I.D.       

HOMEWORK:

Time for homework will be given each day Monday-Thursday.  This is NOT a tutoring service but a time to complete homework.  The Arts Enrichment workers will do their best to assist your child in completing homework, however, it is the child’s parent/guardian(s) responsibility to make sure that all assignments are complete each night.  We cannot guarantee homework will be completed.

DISCIPLINE POLICY:

This program will adhere to the policy below:

First Offense:  Verbal Warning (child/parent/director conference)

Second Offense:    Child/Parent/Principal Conference

Third Offense:       One Week Suspension

Fourth Offense:     Enrollment Revoked

Discipline infractions are but not limited to the following:

  • Fighting, hitting or verbally abusing another person
  • Not following the instructions of all program staff
  • Repeated infractions/same offense
  • Gross insubordination/disrespect
  • Stealing
  • Destruction of school or personal property

Parents will be notified to pick up their child as soon as possible if any infraction warrants and if unexpected circumstances occur.  The offense may be given the following day after a preliminary investigation.  Offenses resulting with disciplinary actions will be at the discretion of the Arts Enrichment Director and/or the Principal. 
*SEE ADDITIONAL BEHAVIOR CONTRACT

REVOCATION PROCEDURES:

In accordance with the Lee County’s District Policy for Fee Based Programs the Principal or the Director have the authority to revoke the enrollment of a child in a fee-based program if the following situations occur:

  • If a behavior becomes problematic and reoccurring as defined in the program discipline policy.
  • Non-payment of regular weekly and late fees.
  • If the child is repeatedly picked up late in the evening.

LETTERS:

At least a 72-hour notification will be required for any type of documentation needed for court hearings or any other situations.

MEDICATION POLICY:

If your child has a medical condition, please notify the Arts Enrichment Director before starting the program.

PRIVATE VIOLIN LESSONS:

Private violin lessons are offered through the Arts Enrichment program.  If interested, please contact Mitsue Schmidt by email; MitsueAS@leeschools.net.

SNACKS:

A snack time will be provided.  Currently snacks are supplied by the school.  Please notify the Arts Enrichment Director of any food allergies before starting the program.

ATTIRE:

Children must wear their school uniforms.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Suggestion: Tennis shoes daily
  • Suggestion: Child’s name on all personal belongings

My child may watch G/PG movies while in Arts Enrichment.


Note:  All forms must be filled out and signed before participant will be allowed in program this includes release form and payment policy.

 

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