Extended Care Program FAQs


The Extended Care program at St. Junipero Serra Catholic School strives to provide a happy place that is safe, secure, stimulating, and provides a spiritual environment for all students enrolled in the program. The program is in a "home-like" setting that provides socialization and enrichment activities.


The program is an extension of the regular school day. Exceptional child care is provided before and after school for the families whose children are enrolled in Grades K-8. The program emphasizes social and spiritual growth, life skills, arts, crafts and physical activities. Snacks are also provided to students enrolled in Extended Care after school.

Serra Catholic School Statement of Philosophy

St. Junipero Serra Catholic School's TK - 8 Extended Care program provides before and after-school child care to all enrolled SJSC students, Transitional Kindergarten through Grade 8 (please note that students may be no younger than 4 years and 8-months-old to participate in the TK-8 Extended Care program). Our qualified staff is dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment for children. The program includes staff-monitored homework time, healthy snacks, crafts, indoor and outdoor games and sports activities.

To register for Extended Care please contact Jessica Garcia at jgarcia@serraschool.org
CLICK HERE to download the Extended Care Policy Agreement Form

Extended Child Care Programs

Public and private schools who sponsor and staff before and after school programs for school-age children are exempt from licensure. This exemption applies when all of the children are enrolled in the school.

SJSC's Extended Care Program is viewed as a natural extension of the school’s daily program. As such, the program is closed when the school is closed, including holidays, Christmas and Easter break, and summer vacation. However, the program is offered in conjunction with the summer school program.

Extended Child Care Objectives

To provide an extended care program in a Christian environment.

To create a family bond between children of different age, grade and cultural backgrounds.

To provide quiet time for the completion of homework assignments. Extended Care staff will assist students as needed with their homework.

To offer a variety of activities that enhances the school’s curriculum.

Admission Requirements

St. Junipero Serra Catholic School’s Extended Care Programs provide service for those students who attend St. Junipero Serra Catholic School. Please note, students may be no younger than 4 years and 8 months to participate in the TK-8th grade Extended Care program.

Hours of Operation

The TK-8 Extended Care Program hours are as follows:

Regular Day ........... 6:30 AM until school begins, and from dismissal to 6:00 PM

Minimum Days ....... 6:30 AM until school begins, and from dismissal to 6:00 p.m.

Late Pick-up Fee

A late pick-up fee of $10.00 per child for each 15 minute increment or fraction of 15 minutes will be charged if the staff is kept past 6:00 p.m. If this does occur, a call will be made to the parents. If no response, a call will be made to persons listed on the information form.

Extended Care General Schedule

6:30 to 7:10 a.m........ Supervised indoor quiet activities

2:00 to 3:00 p.m........ Attendance and snack

3:00 to 5:00 p.m........ Homework and supervised indoor and outdoor play

5:00 to 6:00 p.m........ Indoor activities, games, clean-up, snack and dismissal

Snacks

The TK-8 Extended Care Program provides nutritious snacks at 2:30 and 5:15 pm. All snacks are peanut and tree nut free.

Fee Schedule

The Extended Care Program is self-supporting and thus fees will be charged in addition to regular tuition.

There are three payment options available:

Hourly Rate

Yearly Registration Fee required, billed per child, per hour, charged in quarter-hour increments and invoiced following end of month.

Drop-In

No Yearly Registration Fee (Higher rate than hourly program) required, billed per child, per hour, charged in quarter-hour increments and invoiced following end of month (Recommended for occasional and emergency drop-in usage.)

Flat Rate

Yearly Registration Fee required, unlimited usage with a flat monthly rate due via required Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) on the 1st or the7th of each month, August through May. (Most cost-effective rate plan for families who use 42 hours or more for one student, and over 31 hours or more, per month, for two children.)

The Flat Rate Plan has been divided to be paid in 10 equal monthly installments.

IMPORTANT: Please note that the monthly payments do not equate to individual monthly usage. The Flat Rate fees have been prorated for the entire school year, including minimum and non-operational days and are paid in equal, monthly installments, taking into consideration that there are periodic holidays, in-service days and vacations. Therefore, there will be no reduction of fees for the months where holidays, in-service days and vacations occur.

The Flat Rate Plan fees will be prorated if enrollment begins after October 1, 2016.

Flat Rate fees are due via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) on the 1st or 7th of each month, August 2016 through May 2017 .

The Flat Rate is most cost effective for families who use 42 hours or more per month for one child, and over 30 hours or more per month for two children.

Flat Rate monthly fees are due August 2016 through May 2017 via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) on the 1st or 7th of each month. If registering after October 1, 2016, this plan will be prorated based on your family’s start date and will require a special EFT Direct Debit Authorization from the Extended Care Director.

One Child $280.00

Two Children $395.00

Three Children $495.00

Four or more Children $560.00

Please note: An Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Authorization Form is required for all Flat Rate payments.

Annual Registration Fee

Families using Extended Care on either the Hourly or Flat Rate Plans are required to pay an Annual Registration fee of $50.00 per student. The Annual Registration fee is not required for the Drop-in/Emergency Care rate.

Your registration for TK-8 Extended Care is not complete without receipt of the Annual Registration Fee. Please attach a separate check, made out to "Serra" to your completed Fee Agreement.

Please Note: The Annual Registration Fee payment is included on the EFT for Flat Rate registration, no separate check is required.

Rate Change Requests - Extended Care rate changes are limited to one rate change per student per school year. Rate change request forms must be received on or before March 31. Forms are available in the Extended Care room or online by request. Please contact jgarcia@serraschool.org.

Discipline Policy

SJSC's Extended Care Program is an extension of the school and follows the school’s discipline policy. Registration of your child or children in the Extended Care Program is equivalent to a commitment on the parents and students.

1st-Verbal warning to child
2nd-Written warning to the child and parents
3rd-Conference with parent, child and Extended Care Director
4th-Principal notified
5th-May require dismissal from the program

Emergency Policy

In the event of an emergency, all possible measures will be taken to contact the parents first.

If the parents are contacted, we will follow their plan of action. If we are unable to contact the parents, we will call persons listed on the emergency card.

If the emergency is life-threatening, we will make arrangements immediately and then will contact the parents.

It is extremely important to notify the Extended Care Program of any changes in phone number, employment, etc.