St. James School offers an Extended Care Program (before and after school)
for our families. This program offers a safe, structured program for our
students before school (7:00 - 8:00 a.m.) and/or after school (3:05-6:00 p.m.). Student behavior expectations in
the Extended Care Program are the same as for the regular school program.
If behavior problems are persistent, a child may be removed from the program.
On Full School Days
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
3:05 p.m – 6:00 p.m.
Please NOTE: NO care will be provided on 12:00 - noon dismissal
A school closing due to weather or other emergency will result in the
cancellation of the Extended Care Program.
Registration: To register your child(ren) for the Extended Care Program,
the completed registration form and emergency form must be returned to the
school office prior to participation in the program. Please be sure to
include correct home and emergency phone numbers.
Fees: A $25.00 non-refundable, annual registration fee will be required per
family/per year. (Regular use)
Hourly Fee: The cost for participation in the Extended Care Program is
$6.00 per hour per child for those who use the program.
Late Pick-up Charge: $1.00 per each 1 minute will be charged if children
are not picked up from the Extended Care Afternoon Program by parents at the schedule time.
Payment: Families who use the program MORE THAN 2 DAYS PER WEEK will pay
$200.00 per child in advance. When this amount is nearly exhausted,
you will be asked to pay another $200.00 in advance. Your child will
not be allowed to attend if there are no funds in your account.
INFREQUENT BASIS ONLY – Parents who intend to use the program on an
infrequent basis only will be asked to deposit $50.00 when they register for
Any unused funds will be refunded at the end of the year. If you
wish it may be applied to Tuition or Extended Care funds for the following
Fees are the sole support of the St. James Extended Care Program. The
Extended Care Program is not subsidized in any way by St. James School or
Emergency Contact: If any emergency arises at any time during the Extended
Care Program hours, parents are asked to contact the program staff through
the cellular phone at 847-989-2277.
Parents are asked to keep this cellular number with them at all times in
order to facilitate contact with Extended Care Program staff.
Completing and submitting all forms prior to the child’s acceptance into
the Extended Care Program.
In order to maximize safety and security, children will only be released
to those persons indicated on the child’s Emergency Form, who present
proper identification. Any changes to the information must be
provided to the office in writing.
Parents who wish to make alternate plans for their children during those
times their children are scheduled to participate in the Extended Care
Program must place such requests in writing. Telephone requests made
by parents as well as “word of mouth” permission/instructions
WILL NOT BE HONORED by the Extended Care Program Staff.
All children participating in the Extended Care Program before school must
be escorted into the program site and signed in. A parent or an
authorized designate must pick up and sign out the children from the after
Medical: The Extended Care Program staff is unable to dispense
medication of any kind to children participating in the program.
Clothing and Attire: Children participating in the After School Program
may bring a change of clothing. However all clothing, including
uniforms, must be labeled with the child’s name. Inappropriate
clothing worn children during the After School Program will result in a
loss of this privilege.
Toys: Children participating in the Extended Care Program may bring toys
from home to play with. However, electronic games are not permitted.
Neither the Extended Care Program nor St. James School assumes any
responsibility for lost or damaged toys. Program staff
the children to share their toys.
Discipline: Removal from the group for short periods of time.
Before School :
3:05 – 3:30 p.m: Attendance is taken. Snack time.
3:30 – 4:00 p.m: Quiet and homework time. Your child will
be asked to do their homework at this time. It is the child’s
choice whether to do homework or read quietly. All children are required
to keep a book of their choice in their backpacks to read during this
4:00 – 6:00 p.m: Activity of the day.
The activities are on a rotating schedule and students are encouraged to
participate. The schedule is as follows:
Child(ren) are signed out by authorized adult.
Snack: Parents are encouraged to provide a nutritious snack (drink
optional) each day for children who participate in the Extended Day Program.
Children participating in the program will NOT be permitted to purchase soft
drinks from the school vending machine.