Extended Day Program

Mill Creek Elementary Extended Day Program 2017-2018

The Mill Creek Extended Day Program is a community service available to Mill Creek Elementary students, Kindergarten through fifth grade. The students in the program are provided with a closely structured and supervised afternoon schedule of activities, care and fun. Time will be provided each day for homework, snack and free play as well as a variety of activities within the daily program. Additional, fee based, activities are also offered.

 Mill Creek Extended Day Registration Form

Mill Creek Extended Day Information Packet

Mill Creek Extended Day Calendar

The Mill Creek Extended Day Program offers the following services:

  1. Daily Extended Day Care-M, T, TH, F (3:00 – 6:00). & W (2:00 – 6:00)
  2. Wednesday Only Care – (2:00 – 6:00)
  3. Morning Care 7:00 am to 8:10am M-F – AM care students must be walked into the cafeteria and signed in daily. (Care beginning at 6:30AM is available for an additional fee.)
  4. Daily snacks will be provided at no additional charge. (If your child has food allergies, please alert the staff during registration. If your child requires additional or special snack, please provide that for your child on a daily basis.)
  5. Homework assistance, crafts, inside and outside play.

Extended day is an extension of the school day. Services are only available on school days, we do not offer care during holidays or teacher planning days. These dates are listed on the 2017-2018 district calendar which is available online and the Extended Day Calendar available above.

REGISTRATION

All NEW ENROLLMENTS are required to pay a NON REFUNDABLE, registration fee of $80.00 per child. This fee helps to offset the cost of snacks and materials necessary for the program

EXTENDED DAY FEE’S

The Mill Creek Extended Day Program is totally self-supporting. The program does not receive funds from the District, State or Federal agencies.

According to the Florida Constitution (Article VII, section 10), ALL FEES MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE OF SERVICE.          Once fees are paid they can’t be refunded for any reason.

Wednesday services are excluded from any discounted rate.

FEES ARE CHARGED ON A MONTHLY BASIS. WEDNESDAY ONLY STUDENTS WILL BE ENROLLED ON A MONTHLY BASIS ONLY AND WILL BE CHARGED A SPECIFIED MONTHLY FEE.

We are happy to be continuing our Drop in Service for the 2017-2018 school year.

The fees for drop in extended day care are $20.00 per day per child Payable prior to the time of service, (this is state law).

For example: if you know your child will need to attend extended day Friday after-school because you have something planned you need to send a check (payable to Mill Creek Extended Day) Friday morning with a note giving him/her permission to stay after school. Children will not be able to participate in the drop in program without prepayment and written permission. The child must be registered and the registration fee paid prior to service.

The standard fees are as follows:

AM Care only: $120.00 per child   PM Care only: $225.00 per child

AM/PM Care: $265.00 per child

There are discounts for multiple children, Saint Johns County Employees and active duty military.

Wednesday only $20.00 per Wednesday per Child (billed monthly) (4 Wednesdays: $80.00, 5 Wednesdays: $100.00) Drop in Emergency Care: $20.00 per child per day (must pay prior to service)

PLEASE MAKE CHECKS/MONEY ORDERS PAYABLE TO: MILL CREEK EXTENDED DAY Write in the Memo line; the name of the Child the Fees are covering.

Due Dates

  1. All fees must be paid in advance of services performed. All Fees are due the 15th of each Month, prior to the month of service.
  2. All payments past due by 5 days will be rendered a $25.00 late fee.
  3. Children may not attend the Extended Day Program until fees have been paid in full for current month.

Late pickup fees

Extended Day Enrichment supervision is not offered beyond 6:00 pm. In the event that you are late picking up your child, you will be charged $1.00 PER CHILD, FOR EVERY MINUTE YOU ARE LATE. This charge is DUE AT TIME OF PICKUP. It is necessary to offset the additional cost of care and will be strictly enforced. Please take into consideration the Extended Day workers who also need to get home to their own families. We do understand that emergencies do arise from time to time. Please make back up arrangements for your child’s pick up in the event that you might be late. After three late pick-ups we reserve the right to remove your child from the Extended Day Program and you will need to find alternate after school care.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

DAILY PROCEDURES

At the time of afternoon dismissal, all students will report to their assigned Extended Day Teacher. Children enrolled in the Extended Day Program are expected to report promptly to their assigned areas when Extended Day is called. Failure to report to the extended day teacher may result in disciplinary action. Changes to dismissal arrangements must be provided via email to mcestransportation@stjohns.k12.fl.us at least one hour prior to school dismissal. CHILDREN WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO USE THE PHONE TO CALL PARENTS TO MAKE SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN PLANNED IN ADVANCE!

 

Daily activities

  1. Students in grades 1 & 2 will be allotted 30 minutes Monday – Thursday to begin homework; students in grades 3, 4 & 5 will be allotted 45 minutes Monday – Thursday to begin homework unless exempt from doing homework in Extended Day. In the event that your child is exempt from or has finished their homework, he/she should have reading material for the remainder of homework time. Kindergarten students will not be doing homework in Extended Day. This is the first time most Kindergartners will experience homework, and it may require one-on-one or family assistance.
  2. Students must respect their fellow classmates during homework time.
  3. Students must remember all their homework materials. Students may not return to their classrooms to retrieve forgotten
  4. Read out loud assignments and practice spelling tests should also be done by parents at home.
  5. Even though your child may be doing his/her homework assignments in Extended Day, we encourage you to check your child’s work to see that he/she is accomplishing all homework tasks correctly.
  6. Students in grades 1 & 2 will be allotted 30 minutes Monday – Thursday to begin homework; students in grades 3, 4 & 5 will be allotted 45 minutes Monday – Thursday to begin homework unless exempt from doing homework in Extended Day. In the event that your child is exempt from or has finished their homework, he/she should have reading material for the remainder of homework time. Kindergarten students will not be doing homework in Extended Day. This is the first time most Kindergartners will experience homework, and it may require one-on-one or family assistance.
  7. Students must respect their fellow classmates during homework time.
  8. Students must remember all their homework materials. Students may not return to their classrooms to retrieve forgotten
  9. Read out loud assignments and practice spelling tests should also be done by parents at home.
  10. Even though your child may be doing his/her homework assignments in Extended Day, we encourage you to check your child’s work to see that he/she is accomplishing all homework tasks correctly.

 

Pickup procedures

To ensure the safety of your child, the following procedures MUST be followed:

  1. All children will be picked up in the designated area. Parents must sign in if they wish to visit their child’s classroom.
  2. All children will be signed out by the adult picking them up. Children are not allowed to sign themselves out.
  3. A picture ID, will be required until the Extended Day Staff is able to recognize each adult picking up said child.
  4. Be sure to list on the enrollment sheet all persons that you give your consent to pick up your child. We will not release your child to anyone who does not appear on the form unless prior written arrangements have been made. (Phone calls will be accepted only on emergency basis only.)
  5. Please inform all persons picking up your child that your child will not be released to them if they do not have the proper photo ID.

 

Contact Information

If you are interested in your student joining our Extended Day Program please contact us:

Arthur Thomas – Extended Day Coordinator

Email: arthur.thomas@stjohns.k12.fl.us

Phone: 904-547-3751