Rec Care Parental Information
Program Purpose – Our program is designed to give students a safe place to go after school when they are unable to go home. Participants will experience organized activities, free play, homework time, homework assistance, crafts, games, snacks, and much more. All activities and planned and supervised by our trained staff.
Program Begin and End – The program begins immediately after school and ends at 6:00
p.m. on days when school is in session.
Program Location – The program will be held at the Peotone Elementary School. Students attending from Peotone Intermediate will be bussed to PES daily.
Tentative Schedule – This is a sample of how our schedule might look. We will incorporate a variety of activities to meet the needs of the students. Friday’s will include more fun time.
3:00 – 3:30 — Wash up, get settled, short activity
3:30 – 3:45 — Snack time
3:45 – 4:15 — Wellness or structured activity
4:15 – 4:30 — Chill break
4:30 – 5:00 — Homework or quiet activity time
5:00 – 5:15 — Free time
5:15 – 5:45 — Activity time
5:45 – 6:00 — Clean up & pack up
Program Fees – $25 registration fee.
$15 per child per day.
20 day punch card – $250 (save $50) (No refunds – Punches do not carry over)
Early Dismissal Days – The program will be offered on early dismissal days.
Common Plan Days – $22 or 1.5 punches School Improvement Days – $30 or 2 punches
Reminder – If there is no school, there is no Rec Care!
Program Payment – Payment is expected in advance of attendance. Failure to keep payments current will result in removal of child from the program.
- day Punch Card – Purchasing the 20-day Punch Card is the easiest way to pay for Rec Punch cards will be kept at the program site and staff members will “punch” the card every day your child attends. When you card is running low, 5 punches left, staff will give you a reminder when you pick up your child.
Punch cards will not be able to be purchased on site. They must be purchased at the park district office or through Venmo.
Late Pick Up – Beginning at 6:00 p.m. a $1.00 per minute fee will be charged. Late fee payment must be made before the child may return to the program. Children who are picked up late more than four times may be asked to leave the program.
School Communication – The parent or guardian MUST let the school know your child will be participating in the Peotone Park District After school program. We are not responsible for children who are sent home due to lack of communication with the school district.
Program Absence – You must call the Park District before 12:00 p.m. on regular school days to report a student absence. If your child is scheduled to attend and does not, the regular program fee will be assessed and must be paid before the next day in attendance.
Notice of Attendance – If your child is not regularly attending the program and you would like for them to attend, attendance notice must be given by 11:00 a.m. to ensure availability.
Snacks – A daily nutritional snack will be provided daily excluding Fridays and other special
days where a “fun” snack will be provided.
Lunch – Lunch is not provided! Please send a lunch with your child when needed. Snow Days – If school is cancelled before or during the school day, there will be no Rec Care.
Outside Play – Please have your child dress appropriately for the weather. We will spend time outside when possible (25 degrees and warmer). Make sure coats, hats, etc. are clearly marked with child’s name for easy identification. Please provide a doctor’s note if a child has a medical condition which prohibits them from going outside.
Illness – The Rec Care staff has the right to refuse any child who is ill or has a fever. If a child becomes ill during the program, a parent will be notified and asked to pick up the child immediately. If parents are unavailable, emergency contacts will be notified for pick up. A child must be fever free for at least 24 hours before returning to the program. In case of contagious disease, please contact Peotone Park District Manager immediately.
Personal Belongings – The Rec Care staff is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged toys, electronics, or other items brought from home. We suggest all personal items be left at home.
Cell Phones – The Rec Care staff is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged cell phones. Children will be encouraged to keep cell phones in their backpacks during Rec Care and will only be allowed to be used under staff supervision.
Behavior Management – The Rec Care program promotes positive behavior and good decision making. Guidelines for behavior management are established to help create a system for dealing with inappropriate behavior during the program. Behaviors deemed inappropriate include but are not limited to offensive or abusive language, aggressiveness towards participants or staff, or other actions disruptive to program activities.
Staff is instructed to use the following corrective actions, depending upon the severity and consistency of the behavior:
- Verbal warning to stop behavior
- Withdrawal of privileges or participation in Discussion of behavior.
- Complete removal for activity and parent
- Suspension or removal from the
In case of behavior which is severely disruptive or when participants or staff safety is an issue, parents will be contacted to assist with correcting the situation. Parent cooperation and correction of any inappropriate behavior is expected and appreciated. Prolonged misbehavior may result in child’s dismissal from the program.
Thank you for your interest in the Rec Care Afterschool Program! We are excited to be back in 2021. We appreciate your patience as we start the year with new staff, new procedures, and new ideas. Please let us know if you have any suggestions or concerns.
Be Sure Submit the Following Information
Registration: Standard Park District program registration information.
Emergency Pick up/ Contact Information: – This information gives staff information on who is able to remove your child from the program. Any person not on this form will NOT be allowed to pick up your child. These individuals will also be contacted in case of an emergency.
Health & Medical: – Please provide as much information as possible on this form regarding your child’s health. Please make sure to list any medications your child is taking.
Consent: – Peotone School District administration has asked for your consent so we may have open communication regarding students.
Attendance: – Please complete this information and let us know when your child will be attending.