Welcome to New Hope Schools' Summer Care Program. We hope the time your child spends with us will be rewarding and productive.
The summer camp staff wants to work together with you to ensure your child has a positive social, emotional, and physical development experience. We want your child's summer to be lots of fun and hopefully very memorable. We take great pride in how we care for the children with their well-being and safety being our top priority.
The program is equipped and staffed to care for students ENTERING KINDERGARTEN - 6TH GRADE. We look forward to serving you and your child/children. Together we will make this a fun, exciting, and enjoyable summer!
Children will be received at 7:00 A.M. and must be picked up by 5:30 P.M. THERE IS A LATE FEE FOR ANY CHILD REMAINING AFTER 5:30. IT IS AN ADDITIONAL $5.00 FOR EVERY TEN MINUTES AFTER 5:30.
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES:
Your child's tuition is due on Monday morning of each week. IF YOU GET MORE THAN TWO WEEKS BEHIND, YOUR CHILD/CHILDREN WILL BE DISMISSED FROM THE PROGRAM. Checks should be made payable to New Hope Elementary School. Parents are responsible for having correct change when making cash payments.
The additional amount needed for field trips/activities can be paid daily or weekly. If paying by check it can be included with the weekly amount due.
Parents are required to give a two week notice before withdrawing their child/children. If such notice is not given, you will be expected to pay those weeks' tuition. REMOVAL FROM THE PROGRAM CAN OCCUR BY THE DIRECTOR'S JUDGEMENT WHEN IT APPEARS TO NOT BE IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILD TO CONTINUE ATTENDING SUMMER CAMP.
Please make sure important phone numbers and other information is always kept updated. Only those persons authorized to pick up your child/children will be allowed to do so. If someone other than those listed on your forms will be picking up your child/children please give written permission to the Summer Camp staff.
SUMMER CAMP RULES:
Certain behavior can result in a child being injured or property being damaged. Therefore, we insist that all children abide by rules designated to decrease the chances of injury to themselves or others. Any child who consistently breaks the rules will be dismissed from the program.1. No throwing or playing with sticks, rocks, etc.2. No threatening, harassing, name-calling, fighting, or playing in any manner that could result in harm or injury.3. Running in rooms, hallways, cafeteria will not be allowed.4. Children are not to leave our designated areas without permission from the staff.5. Inappropriate gestures and/or language is not acceptable.6. BE RESPECTFUL OF EVERYONE AT ALL TIMES!
Discipline of children will be understandable to them. Discipline action can be time-out, a writing assignment, or removal from an activity. If a child continues to disobey the rules and these actions are not effective the daily afternoon activity can be taken away (swimming, skating, etc.) This will be determined by the Director and staff. If misbehavior becomes a constant issue the child will be dismissed from the program.
LUNCH / SNACK:
A morning and afternoon snack will be provided daily. Lunch will also be available at no additional cost. Children can bring their own lunch; however, do not send items that need to be heated.
Due to a new state law we can no longer furnish sunscreen. Parents will be responsible for providing sunscreen for their child on swim days. Furthermore, the staff can only apply sunscreen to children that have a completed "Alabama State Dept. of Education School Medication Prescriber / Parent Authorization" on file with us. We will provide the forms.
Schedule / Calendar:
A calendar of our trips / activities will be mailed prior to our first day. The calendar will show the additional expense for that day's activities.