Lawrenceburg Community School Corporation
Administrative Guidelines
 

2262 - LATCHKEY SERVICES (EXTENDED DAY LEARNING PROGRAM)

Philosophy

After school care for school aged children is more in demand than ever due to parents' work schedules. According to the Indiana Department of Human Resources, there are approximately 153,000 children left in unsupervised self-care situations. The Extended Day Learning Program provides the child with a safe, secure, structured environment while separated from his/her parents.

Mission Statement

It shall be the purpose of the Extended Day Learning Program to provide students with supervised learning and recreational activities in an effort to enhance their social and academic development. The program also provides parents an affordable option for after school child care.

Purpose

The purpose of the Extended Day Learning Program is as follows:

 A.Provide students with after school care in a safe environment.

 B.Provide enrichment opportunities to enhance social and academic development.

 C.Provide an opportunity to pursue individual interests.

 D.Provide parents with an affordable child care option after the regular school day.

Program Description

Lawrenceburg Community School Corporation has developed an Extended Day Learning Program which will be located at the Lawrenceburg Primary School at 400 Tiger Blvd. behind the Lawrenceburg High School. The program will provide additional learning experiences after the school day for students attending Lawrenceburg Community Schools in grades kindergarten through fifth grade.

Daily Schedule *

(3:15 - 6:00 p.m.)

 
 

3:15 - 4:00 p.m.

Homework/Quiet time

 
 

4:00 - 4:20 p.m.

Snack

 
 

4:20 -5:45 p.m.

Gym, outside activities, or quiet activities in the classroom

 
 

5:45 - 6:00 p.m.

Clean up and preparation for going home

 
 

6:00 p.m.

Program closes

 
 

*The schedule for your child may vary on a daily basis.

Fees

There are two (2) different options for services/payment. Each family is asked to make a selection at the beginning of the school year. This choice will be marked on the child information sheet and will be used to determine payment. The selection cannot be changed week to week.

 A.Option 1: Fifty dollars ($50) (M-F)

 B.Option 2: Thirty dollars ($30) (selected one to three (1-3) days)

 C.The days are selected at the beginning of the year and cannot be changed.

Weekly amounts are due on Friday prior to your child's attendance/participation. A five dollar ($5.00) fee will be assessed for late payment. If a child is ill and not in attendance during the school day, the fees will still be in effect. No charge will be made for days when school is not in session. In this case, ten dollars ($10.00) will be deducted from the weekly amount for each day school is not in session that week. A twenty dollar ($20.00) charge will be assessed for all returned checks. Once a check is returned, you will not be permitted to write checks for the remainder of the school year.

A non-refundable application fee of ten dollars ($10.00) per student is due upon registration for those students accepted into the program.

A penalty of five dollars ($5.00) for each ten (10) minutes will be charged if a child is not picked up by 6:00 p.m.

The afternoon snack cost is included in the daily fees.

Transportation

Transportation will not be provided for students. Parents must make arrangements for children attending the program to be promptly picked up by 6:00 p.m.

Food

 A.A nutritious snack will be served at approximately the same time each day.

 B.Children may or may not eat snacks.

 C.Special food needs for religious or medical reasons must be provided by the parents.

Emergencies

The local school policies for emergencies will be followed (see LPS/CES Parent Handbooks). It is critical that the Extended Day Learning Program enrollment forms be returned with emergency telephone numbers, including a telephone number for work. The Extended Day Learning Director should be notified directly when any numbers change or are discontinued.

It is extremely important to have an alternative plan if your child becomes ill in school or begins to run a temperature. Also, similar plans must be made for early dismissal of school.

Individual arrangements must be made with the Extended Day Learning Director for the release of a sick child to someone other than the parents.

Discipline

A common set of Latchkey Rules has been established and is posted in the Latchkey area. The rules are as follows:

 A.Follow all school rules as outlined in the Parent/Student Handbook.

 B.Be polite to all other students and adults.

 C.Show good sportsmanship.

 D.Pick up after yourself and keep your area clean.

 E.Use games and instructional materials correctly.

 F.Ask permission to leave the area.

 G.Be a good listener.

 H.No fighting or "rough-housing".

For students who choose not to follow the rules, the following progressive sequences will occur:

 A.Verbal warning

 B.Time out

 C.Conference with parent

 D.Meeting with principal

 E.Suspension or expulsion from the program

We will go to great efforts to try and minimize management and maximize instructional time. We are aware that each child develops self control at an individual pace and disruptions may occur. We will do our best to solve these problems as informally as possible. We ask that you support these efforts. All other rules and regulations for the regular school program will be in effect for Latchkey also.

LCSC Employee Children

Lawrenceburg Community School Corporation employees who utilize the Latchkey services must complete an enrollment form for the Extended Day Learning Program. The employee's child(ren) must be picked up five (5) minutes after their scheduled contractual time has ended. For example, if an employee's day ends contractually at 3:40 p.m. then the child must be picked up at 3:45 p.m. A five dollar ($5.00) per child will be charged to employees who are tardy in picking up their child(ren). Employee's child(ren) may remain in the Extended Day Learning Program when a mandatory staff meeting is scheduled by the building administrator.