The Extended Day Program at St. Thomas More Cathedral School provides high quality child care administered by a caring staff before and after school. The program is available for students in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. STM Extended Day opens at 7:00 A.M., closes while the students are in school, reopens at 3:15 P.M. after school is dismissed, and closes at 6:15 P.M.
We are excited to welcome your child(ren) back to STM's Kindergarten - 8th Grade Extended Day Program (please note PreK is a separate program for which a different registration process has already been completed). In order to adhere to new health department and licensing guidelines, we have had to institute several changes to our policies and procedures for the 2020-2021 school year. First, all students must be registered for Extended Day in advance. Second, our maximum capacity for Extended Day is 60. Registration will be on a first come-first served basis. We encourage families to only register if they will be using this service on a consistent and routine basis. This will help our community ensure families who need this service regularly will have space available. Third, in order to fulfill the guidelines and maintain cohorts in Extended Day we have had to expand our staff, enhance our student activity options, and provide individually packaged snacks. These changes have contributed to the rise in the costs of our program.
Our Extended Day program has implemented a new contactless attendance system through Procare. This new system will allow registered families to check-out from Extended Day by using the Procare Connect Childcare App on their mobile device. After you complete your registration, you will receive detailed instructions on how to create your Procare Connect account. Please note that you will continue to be billed for your Extended Day usage on a bi-weekly basis through your FACTS account.
If you would like to register for the Extended Day waitlist, please complete the form accessed via this link as soon as possible: https://payit.nelnet.net/form/
Our new rates are as follows:
Registration Fee is $100 per student and must be paid at the time of registration via the attached link. Services will be billed to your FACTS account at an hourly rate of $10 per hour, or any portion of an hour, per child.
Extended Day charges are billed in FACTS bimonthly on the 15th and 30th of each month for the preceding two weeks’ usage. All accounts are due and payable upon receipt. Payments received beyond the due date may be assessed a late fee of either $10.00 or 10% of the total past due, whichever is greater. Lack of payment or consistently delinquent payments may result in suspension of services or dismissal from the program.
Pick-Up & Late Pick-Up Policies
Orderly and prompt pick-up of students from Extended Day is a condition of participation in the program. In the event of an emergency or if there is a change to the student’s normal pick-up arrangement (i.e., the student is to go home with another family), please notify the Extended Day and school offices via email in advance.
Given our constraints on space and resources, we will no longer be able to accommodate drop-in Extended Day students. Any child who is not registered for the Extended Day Program, and is not picked up at dismissal will not be checked into Extended Day and the family's FACTS account will be charged $5 per minute/per child. If a family is late in picking up their student(s) in excess of three times, a conference will be required with the Principal. Further tardiness may result in denial of services or dismissal from the program.
While our Pre-K Aftercare program is operated separately from our K through 8 Extended Day program, any students not picked up from Pre-K Aftercare by the 6:00 P.M. close time will be sent to K through 8 Extended Day. A late fee of $5.00/minute will be assessed per Pre-K student for pick-ups made after 6:00 P.M. If a family is late in picking up their Pre-K student in excess of three times, a conference with the Principal will be required. Further tardiness may result in denial of services.
Extended Day Scheduled Closures
Extended Day Closures are listed on the STM Calendar, which is found on the front page of our website. If you have any questions, please contact the front office for further assistance.