Extended Day Program
The Academy of Notre Dame’s Extended Day Program (EDP) is an after-school service that ensures students are well-cared for from school dismissal until 6:00 PM during the school year. Participation is open to Academy students from Pre-K3 to grade 8. All pre-K3 children must be 100% toilet trained to participate in extended day.
Extended Day Program Objectives:
- To provide a caring environment where students can stay after regular school hours.
- To provide supervised outdoor activities utilizing the extensive facilities at the Academy.
- To provide homework assistance to students.
- To build self-esteem and help students develop healthy relationships with other children.
- To enhance students’ creative abilities and imaginations through arts and crafts projects.
- To provide nutritious snacks that meet dietary guidelines for school-age children.
The Academy’s Extended Day Program supports elementary and middle school children’s academic, physical, social, and health needs in a caring and safe community.
- Students are provided a nutritious snack, time to work on homework and play indoors and outdoors, through both directed and open-ended opportunities.
Procedures for School Dismissal and EDP Check-in
The process of dismissal from the Academy and reporting to EDP is closely coordinated by the Academy and EDP staff. Younger students are escorted to EDP after their 2:15 PM dismissal for grades Pre-K3 through 5th grade. Students in grades 6 through 8 come directly to a designated area on the ground floor for check-in after their 2:32 PM dismissal. Students must be signed out by an authorized person each day when leaving EDP.
Safety and Health Concerns
Safety is a high priority at EDP, and we maintain close communication with parents. Parents notify EDP directly on days their child will be absent, when their child will be picked up early, or when someone other than a parent is picking up their child. To ensure their security, children are not allowed to leave with anyone except a parent, unless EDP has received written permission from the parent(s) to release their child to another parent. Anyone other than a parent who is picking up a child is required to show a photo I.D.
For students needing medications during their stay at EDP, prescription and over-the-counter medications will be administered, as long as they are in their original containers and are accompanied by written parental authorization.
EDP requires preregistration for daily use. All participants must enroll online once per year in order to participate in the daily program as well as fill out monthly registration forms and submit payment before each month's deadline to ensure a safe spot for your child. Please note that parents may not register for same day service. Daily registration must be received the prior day by 11 AM in order to participate in the program.
EDP is tuition based, thus all registrations are non-refundable.
Rates for EDP
All students dismissed from school before 2:30 PM will be supervised by the EDP staff. The following rates cover attendance between 2:30 PM and 6:00 PM. Please note that students must be picked up by 6:00 PM. Families will incur a $10.00 late fee for each 15 minute increment beyond 6:00 PM. Thank you.
2:30 - 3:30 = $8.00
2:30 - 4:30 = $16.00
2:30 - 5:30 = $24.00
2:30 - 6:00 = $28.00
- After 6 p.m. - Additional late fees will be accrued.
EDP Electronics Policy
Students in grades pre-K-4 should not bring electronic or game devices from home for after school use unless specific permission is given by the EDP director. Students in grades 5-8 can use laptops for homework and research during the 3-4 p.m. homework time under the supervision of EDP staff. All other gaming and use of electronics such as iPads, iPods, and cell phones are not permitted until 5 p.m. Cell phone use should be limited to contact with parents and not for social media applications, etc. If a student misuses their device, EDP reserves the right to keep the device safe in the EDP office until a parent retrieves it. Thank you for understanding!