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  • REACH Extended School Care

  • 2016-2017

    Welcome to the REACH Extended Care Program! Bolingbrook Park District operates its extended care before and after school program in cooperation with School District 365U at B.J. Ward, Pioneer, Jonas Salk and Independence Elementary Schools. The program is designed to provide recreational before and after school activities for students in a safe environment.

    Our philosophy is to provide a relaxed, protected, home-like atmosphere that stimulates the social, emotional, physical and intellectual development in school children. The Bolingbrook Park District REACH Extended Care Program is open to children in Kindergarten through fifth grade enrolled in the Valley View School District 365U.

    The REACH Extended Care Program is offered to give working parents quality before and after school care for their child. Parents can have the peace of mind of knowing exactly where their children are before and after school and that they are receiving quality, supervised care.

    The Staff

    The REACH Extended Care Staff are professionally recruited, trained, and supervised. Extended Care participants are supervised by mature and responsible staff who are either currently working or interested in pursuing careers in youth services, recreation, and education. Background checks are done on all recreation employees. All Extended Care Staff are trained in CPR and first aid. Our Extended Care Staff are expected to be friendly and accessible to the parents. We invite parents to get to know the staff and feel free to talk to them.

    Registration/Payments

    The program will begin on the first full day of school in August and will be in operation each day school is open for student attendance. Registration will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. A wait-list will be started after the available spots are taken. Full payment for the first month is required to enroll in the program. Participants must be registered and paid in full to participate in the extended care program. Payments need to be made at the Annerino Community Center or Bolingbrook Recreation & Aquatic Complex. Rate structure enclosed in packet.

    Forms

    All forms, such as Registration, Emergency Medical Treatment, Medication Dispensing and Waiver must be completed and turned in to the extended care staff prior to the first day your child begins the extended care program, or your child will not be able to participate in the extended care program.

    Late Pick Up Fee

    The REACH Extended Care Programs ends promptly at 6:00 p.m. There will be a late charge of $1 for every minute when a child is picked-up after closing time. The late fee of $1 for every minute late will be charged beginning at 6:01 p.m. The amount due will be determined by the staff on site. This amount must be paid at the Annerino Community Center with 24 hours.

    If we have no contact from the parent after 6:10 p.m., a responsible party from your emergency form will be contacted to pick the child up.

    Emergencies

    If there is an emergency and parents need to contact the site supervisor, call the Annerino Community Center at (630) 739-0272.

    Health Requirements

    For your child's protection, the Bolingbrook Park District has established these health guidelines:

    Program staff has the authority to refuse any child who shows signs of illness. In such cases, staff judgment is final. It is the parent’s responsibility to verify their child’s daily health is adequate for his/her participation in the program before bringing him/her to school. A child who shows signs of illness should be at home for the benefit of all.

    If a child becomes ill or injured while on the site, the parent will be notified immediately. Staff will follow the directions stated on the emergency information forms concerning your physician and others who are to be notified if a parent or guardian is unavailable.

    If your child is exposed to a communicable disease, you must receive a written statement from a physician detailing the method, amount and a time schedule by which medicine should be taken, plus a written request from the parent asking the staff to assist the student in taking the medication. The medicine must be delivered to the school in the original pharmacy container.

    Personal Articles

    Students are not allowed to bring toys, sporting equipment or pets to the program unless the Park District Supervisor has given permission. Children are discouraged from bringing large amounts of money or valuable items that could be lost, damaged or stolen. Approved items must be clearly labeled. Bolingbrook Park District and the School District are not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen items.

    Code of Conduct

    Bolingbrook Park District believes that the employee’s role is one of a strong leader in helping children grow towards self-discipline and self-direction. We use time-outs and a means of calming the child and conversing with him/her. A behavior agreement must be signed and returned with the Emergency Information Form. This outlines the steps taken if unacceptable behavior takes place in the REACH Extended Care Program. The Park District reserves the right to dismiss a participant from the program if their behavior or language is deemed inappropriate by staff.