What is Pre/After Care?
St. Jude provides pre and after school care every full day that school is in session. Students may be dropped off and picked up in the school cafeteria. Precare is a relaxed time for coloring, reading, quiet games, and visiting with friends. Students in aftercare are given a snack, taken outside or to the gym for active play, allowed time to work on homework, and have access to toys, games, puzzles and structured activities throughout the afternoon. No aftercare is offered on half-days. Hours for the program are as follows:
Pre care 7:00am to 8:15am
After care 3:00pm to 5:30pm
Check in / Check out
All students will be electronically checked in/out of pre/after care system using a family code or fingerprint. Check-in and out using the computers in the cafeteria. Charges are accumulated throughout the month. An attendance log and invoice for payment for the previous month’s charges is sent home at the start of the new month.
To best provide for the needs of our students at various ages and simplify the billing process for our families, we have switched to flat-rate billing for the first and second children in a family. There will be no additional charge for families with more than two children attending pre/aftercare on the same day. A more detailed breakdown is below.
Pre care Rates
- Students arriving between 7:00-7:30am - flat rate of $5.00 for 1 child, $10.00 for 2 or more children
- Students arriving after7:30am - flat rate of $2.50 for 1 child, $5.00 for 2 or more children
After care Rates
Students picked up by 4:00pm - daily flat rate of $5 for 1 child, $10 for 2 or more children
Students picked up by 5:00pm - daily flat rate of $10 for 1 child, $20 for 2 or more children
Students picked up between 5:00 and 5:30pm - daily flat rate of $12.50 for 1 child, $25 for 2 or more children
Late pick-up - $10 per child for pickup after 5:30pm