St. Thomas the Apostle School offers Before Care and After Care programs to children currently enrolled in our school. Each program provides a safe, nurturing environment in which children can relax, study, and interact with peers and staff.
The Before Care program hours are 7:20- 8:00AM. Supervised activities in a quiet atmosphere are an essential part of this early morning program. It is open each school day, including days when there is a weather-related delayed opening. Students must be previously registered for the program in order to participate. The entrance doors are at the back of the school, behind the gym. Parents will need to ring the doorbell next to the door for access to the building. Parents are responsible for signing children “in” each day. On delayed opening days, students can arrive up to forty minutes before the start of school.
The After Care program begins each day immediately following school dismissal and continues until 5:40PM. Students must be previously registered for the program in order to participate. Activities include arts and crafts, board games, and free play. Weather permitting, children also enjoy some outdoor play; otherwise, they are able to participate in games and activities in the school gym. An after-school snack is provided. There is also a designated period of time for homework. All are encouraged to bring a change of clothes to the program each day.
Children need to be picked up no later than 5:40PM. A late fee of $35 will be assessed the first quarter hour, and $10 for each additional quarter hour, or part thereof. Access to the program may be achieved by ringing the doorbell at the back door, behind the school gym. Parents are responsible for signing their children “out” when departing.
The After Care program is closed during holidays and teacher in-service days. If the school is closed due to inclement weather, or another emergency, the After Care program will not be available. Please note that the After Care program is not available on noon dismissal days.
Parents interested in enrolling their child(ren) in the Before Care and/or After Care Programs at St. Thomas the Apostle School should submit a completed registration form to the business office. Please call the business office with any questions about registration: 860-236-6257.