SRMCS offers a before and after school extended care program for those families who need additional care outside of the traditional school hours. This program is open from 7:00-9:00 a.m. before school and from 3:30-5:30 p.m. after school on all regular school days. This is a contract-for-use program that is billed monthly and is separate from all other tuition costs or fees.
On half-days or non-school days, we do our best to offer extended care, but it is based on the availability of staff as well as having enough students registered. These special days require separate registration and are not included in regular monthly billing. Use of extended care on these days requires pre-payment.
Swan River charges a per hour fee of $4.00 per hour for all part time schedules. Part time scheduling is defined as any weekly schedule less than 5 full days of both morning and after school care. Swan River charges a per hour fee of $3.50 per hour for 5 day, full time schedules, which includes both morning and after school care (4 hours per day).
The first 30 days of a child’s enrollment in the Early Childhood program are considered a trial period. Within those 30 days either the school or the parents may choose to withdraw the child from the program and all tuition payments will be prorated. In order to maintain an authentic Montessori environment that will allow all children to be successful, we retain the right to withdraw any student at any time. Before dismissal there would be an initial conference between the teacher and the parents to set up an action plan. After a time specified in the initial conference, the progress would be reviewed and a proper course of action would be determined.
Schedule and Payment
Payment is due on or by the 1st of each month unless prior arrangements have been made. You will be billed for every hour included in your schedule as written on your contract for each month. You are responsible for payment of these contracted hours whether or not your child is in attendance. A two week written notice is required for any schedule changes, including ceasing enrollment in the Extended Care Program. Two or more late payments may jeopardize your child’s enrollment.
Should your family experience unusual and unpredictable financial hardships, please consult with the Extended Care Coordinator and/or the School Director as soon as possible. It is the Board of Directors policy to make every effort to assist families to make arrangements for payments.
There is no registration fee for the Extended Care Program.
Emergency Care and Late Pick Up
Emergency care (for non-contracted students) is $5.00 per hour.
Extended Care is open from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. A late charge of $10.00 for every 10 minutes or any increment thereof will be applied for any pick up after 5:30 p.m. The parent should call the school if a delay is inevitable.
Drop Off and Pick Up
During all Extended Care times, parents are expected to park their vehicles in the parking lot and accompany their child to and from the Extended Care classroom. The Extended Care staff will not leave the Extended Care classroom at any time to assist in dropping off or picking up of a child. The children will remain under the supervision of the Extended Care staff until regular school classes begin or a designated adult arrives to pick up.