Before & After School Care

The Collingwood JK-5 before/afterschool care program is set up to support families on days where both parents/guardians work full-time or where an only parent/guardian works full-time and there is no alternate caregiver, such as a nanny or relative, to pick up the children at regular dismissal. In the case of part-time work, students are only permitted to use before and/or afterschool care on the days when their parents/guardians are working. Due to strict licensing regulations we cannot exceed our student capacity for before or afterschool care. In order to comply with our licensing, only registered students are permitted to use Collingwood before/afterschool care services. In the case of a genuine emergency please contact your child’s teacher and we will assist with the supervision of your child until they can be picked up.

Students in afterschool care are expected to be picked up on time. If students are picked up late, a late slip will be recorded. After two late slips have been recorded, afterscool care privileges will be suspended at the discretion of the Director of Primary Program.

During before and afterschool care, students are held to the same behavioural standards as during the regular school day. Poor behaviour will result in a warning. If this behavior continues Mrs. Stuart will contact the family. If this behavior continues further, then before/afterschool care can and will be suspended at the discretion of the Director of the Primary Program.

Junior Kindergarten Before and Afterschool Care

Care is available: 8:00 – 8:30 a.m. and 2:20 – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Children must be picked up before 4:30pm.

Location: JK morning daycare is held in the Foundation Student Centre (FSC) or outside at the tarmac area. JK afternoon daycare is held in a JK classroom, outside and sometimes in the gymnasium.

Please note that before and afterschool care are not available for JK students on the first day of school, Wednesday, September 7th, 2016.

Kindergarten to Grade 5 Before and Afterschool Care

Care is available: 7:30 – 8:10 a.m. and 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Children must be picked up before 5:30pm.

For the safety of your children, please do not drop students off for beforeschool care before 7:30am as the school will be locked and there is no supervision.
Grade K, 1, 2, 3 students arriving before 8:10am are to go to beforeschool care in the Foundation Student Centre (FSC) located in the School's Telfer Family Wing. Students arriving after 8:10am can wait quietly outside their classroom until invited into their classroom by the teacher.
Grade 4 and 5 students arriving before 8:00am are to go to beforeschool care in the Foundation Student Centre (FSC) located in the School's Telfer Family Wing. Students arriving after 8:00am can wait quietly outside their classroom until invited into their classroom by the teacher.

Afterschool care is generally held in designated classrooms, the FSC, the small gymnasium or outside should the weather permit.

If you have any questions regarding our before and afterschool care programs, please contact:

christine.stuart@collingwood.org

Grade 6 and Grade 7 Students Before and After School

Before school

There is no beforeschool care for grade 6 and 7 students. Students may enter their hallways beginning at 7:30am. Students arriving before 7:45am. are required to sign in at reception.

After school

There is no afterschool care for grade 6 and 7 students. Afterschool supervision is best characterized as “indirect” as there is no “direct” supervision unless they are participating in a teacher sponsored activity or sports team.

The School’s transportation system is an option for travel home when parents cannot pick up their children at regular dismissal time. Students who have no alternative but to remain at school must sign in at reception and sign out before they leave. Once a student signs in they may play, work, or remain in one of several designated areas. Students must indicate in which location they will be when they sign in at reception. Please note that students must be picked up before 5:15pm. This documentation of attendance (sign in/sign out) is part of our regular operating procedures and in no way reflects the level of care provided under our licensed community care programs and regulations.

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