MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
SCHOOL AGE SERVICE GUIDELINES
PROGRAM Your child is now enrolled in an
after-school care (ASC) program at Jack D. Gordon Elementary Community School. A variety
of ASC activities, including homework assistance, indoor and outdoor games, music, arts
and crafts has been planned for your childs time in our program this year.
program managers supervise group activity leaders that have been screened by Miami-Dade
Public Schools to work directly with your children in smaller groups. All activity leaders
receive a minimum of 45 hours of Department of Children and Family training.
Each day a snack will be provided for your child to enjoy while in the ASC program.
Please notify staff of any food allergies upon registration.
ALTERNATE NUTRITION PLAN
If your child is unable to eat the snacks provided by the after-school care
program, please contact the manager. A form will be completed and kept in your
childs file stating that the parent will provide a nutritious snack each day.
REGISTRATION No registration card is considered complete
without EMERGENCY CONTACT
INFORMATION. All information on the card must be filled
in. It is EXTREMENLY IMPORTANT that you notify the program manager if
there are any changes in the parent contact and/or emergency contact. Please list any and all contacts and numbers that
may be used in the event of an emergency.
Upon registering your child, it is mandatory to obtain student accident insurance. No child may not attend before school care or after
school care programs without obtaining school
insurance. This is supplemental insurance and
does not take the place of family or individual medical insurance coverage. It is the
responsibility of each parent to become familiar with any insurance limitations and other
information provided in the brochure.
FEES Fees must be paid in advance based on the
enclosed payment schedules. Fees may be paid by check, cash or money order. Checks are
preferred. There is no partial payment for partial use of services. NO CHILD WILL BE ALLOWED TO
BEGIN A SERVICE PERIOD FOR WHICH PAYMENT HAS NOT BEEN MADE.
Late Pick Up Fee
A late fee of $10 per 15 minutes per family will be charged for children not picked
up by 6:15 p.m. Consistent late pick up may result in the child being withdrawn from the
Late Payment Fee A
late payment fee of $10 will be charged for payments not received by the first day of the
FUNDS/RETURNED CHECKS If a check is returned to us for
non-sufficient funds, we WILL NOT redeposit it. We will ask that you bring
cash for the amount of the check and the additional service charge made by the bank within
24 hours of notification, to avoid withdrawing your child from the program. Once a check
is returned for any reason, we will require that all payments be made in cash.
BEFORE-SCHOOL CARE ARRIVAL
PROCEDURES Each child must be signed-in daily within
the school building by an authorized person listed on the childs registration card.
Students may NOT walk in by themselves.
RELEASE OF CHILDREN
Children may be picked up any time prior to 6:00 p.m. After 6:15 p.m. a late pick
up fee will be charged. You are expected to make arrangements so that your child will be
picked up on time. If an emergency arises, and you are sending someone who is not listed
on the registration card to pick up your children, please contact the community school
office of the site your child attends. Make
sure that person brings identification. Children
will not be released to persons that cannot provide legal identification even if the
children say they know them.
If parents are involved in litigation,
and there are matters of custody pending, we cannot deny a parent the right to pick up his
or her child unless the parent or guardian who registers the child can produce court
papers restraining the visitation and contact of the non custodial parent to see the
child/children. Those papers must be filed in the community school office. Non custodial parents cannot come and visit the
children in the after school care program since we cannot have visitors in the program.
Pick-up Each child must be signed-out from the
after-school care office by an
AUTHORIZED ADULT listed on the childs
registration card. A pass will be issued to pick up the child from the after school care
classroom. Individuals not listed on the
registration card are not authorized to pick
up students from the program.
Persons ONLY those persons
listed on your childs registration card are considered authorized. Even family
members, if not listed, are not considered authorized to pick up your child.
Home Children will not be
permitted to walk home unless prior written arrangements have been made and discussed with
the program manager.
in Procedures If there are any
changes in the dismissal procedures for you child, daily or on a continuous basis, please
notify the staff in the community school office in person and in writing immediately. This
will help to ensure the safety of your child. If you pick up your child early from the
regular day school program, please contact the after-school care program office so that
the attendance records will document this absence.
Should your child become ill or injured during the program, you will notified
immediately. You must make arrangements to pick up your child in the event of injury or
Should your child require medication during the hours that he/she attends the
program, a permission form must be filled out and kept on file. A medical authorization
form must be completed and signed by a physician. The
form must be submitted with the medication by an adult to the program manager.
Your child will be under the supervision of qualified personnel familiar with the
school. Guidelines and rules for the program are the same as the regular school program
and will be explained to your child. Rough conduct, disrespect to leaders, destruction of
property or equipment, vandalism, use of profanity, or any other undesirable act will
result in disciplinary action and, if necessary, removal from the program. You will be
contacted about serious and/or repeated misbehavior. If your child continually misbehaves,
he/she may be withdrawn from the program.
REFUND/CREDIT POLICY Any
student who is absent for 5 OR MORE CONSECUTIVE
DAYS from the
after-school care program as well as regular school, may receive credit for the amount of
paid days absent. At the request of the parent, this amount may be deducted from the
amount of the payment for the following service period. Teacher work days and holidays do
not count for credit since they are not included in the amount charged. If a parent chooses to bring the child on a
teacher work day an additional charge of $20.00 will be assessed for that day.
A student withdrawing from the after-school care program after payment has been
made may be given a refund for the paid unused days. Parents are responsible for notifying
the after-school care manager or secretary in WRITING as to the date of
D. GORDON ELEMENTARY COMMUNITY SCHOOL
Country Walk Drive
Miami, Florida 33186
Phone: (305) 234-4805
Ext.127 Fax: (305) 234-4815