After School Care
Touchstone offers an after school program that provides children with a seamless transition from their academic day to childcare. Youth from K-5 are encouraged to explore and define their individual interests and passions through play and specialized workshops. Touchstone builds the program year-to-year based on the character of the youth involved and the group as a whole. Each week students participate in exciting, educational, and interactive activities between the hours of 1:30pm and 6:00pm.
During regular programming time, children are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities that include outdoor play and diverse learning centers. Some examples include team sports or physical games, art activities, science experiments, team building games, and leadership activities. These weeks will also include special event days, such as build-it days, movie days and much, much more!
During the special workshop times, children have the opportunity to participate in incredible workshops with trained professionals. These workshops will immerse students in specialty areas, challenge them, and provide plenty of opportunities to explore passions.
Touchstone’s after school program is open to students from surrounding elementary schools in the Kennebecasis Valley. Parents can choose from several after school enrollment options:
AFTER SCHOOL FEES FOR FAMILIES ATTENDING TOUCHSTONE ACADEMY:
1. Full Time Option. Enroll 2 to 5 days per week for an entire term (terms are: Sep – Dec, Jan – Mar, Apr – Jun), pay monthly and benefit from a reduced fee. Children enrolled 5 days a week will be automatically included in the special workshop programming (on rare occasions, there may be a small additional charge for certain workshops). Children enrolled 2 to 4 days per week in a term can enroll in the special activity workshops but will be required to pay the workshop fee.
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2. Special Activity Workshops only. Browse the selection of special workshops available and enroll only for your chosen workshop. Children who enroll in special workshops only will also have the benefit of the after school hours of 1:30 to 6:00 pm on the day of their workshop. Students can attend the workshop hours only, or they can stay for the full time and enjoy the full after school experience.
The following two after school enrollment options are only available to students of Touchstone Academy
- Sibling Care. Students who are dismissed at 2:30 and have an older sibling dismissed at 3:00 may join the after school program from 2:30 – 3:00 for $4 per day.
- “Last Minute” Drop-In Care. Last minute drop-in service is available for $15.00 ($12.75 for siblings) per day. Drop-in kids will be supervised with regular programming but will not participate in the special activity workshops due to space limitations.
AFTER SCHOOL FEES FOR FAMILIES ATTENDING OTHER SCHOOLS:
Weekly Rate: $90
Daily Rate: $20
Children enrolled 5 days a week will be automatically included in the special workshop programming (on rare occasions, there may be a small additional charge for certain workshops).
Families will receive a Statement at the beginning of each month indicating the amount due for that month. Payments are due on the 15th of the month.
Late Pick Up
Students may be picked up from the after school program as late as 6:00 pm each day. Late pick-ups after 6:00 pm are not acceptable and will be charged $5.00 for every 10 minutes after 6:00 pm. If a family continues to be late with after school pickup, they may be asked to refrain from using the service.
Registration and Fees
Sign-up for all after school workshops can be done in person at Touchstone’s school office or by emailing the office. Applications for workshops must be received no later than Thursday before the scheduled workshop to ensure all supplies can be purchased and prepared. An application received after the one-week deadline may be accepted however proper supplies may not be guaranteed for the first day of the workshop.
All fees for the after school program are payable in advance. Payments can be made by cash, cheque, debit, Visa, or MasterCard (credit card charges are subject to a 2.5% admin fee).
Scheduled closures of After School Program
The after school program is only open on days that Touchstone Academy is open. Parents of non-Touchstone students will be provided with the school calendar. The after school program will be closed during Anglophone South School District snow days. Every effort will be made to reschedule missed workshops due to snow days.
Emergency and Medical Information
Each student enrolled in the after school program must have current emergency contact and medical information on file with Touchstone Academy.
Our hope is that this program will be of value to both children and parents. If you have any questions or feedback about our after school program, please speak with the after school coordinator, Ms. Kiona or the school Principal, Angela Prosser