Emergency / Safety Procedures
St. Joseph’s Extended Care follows the same emergency procedures as the school. If the school Principal closes the school during the day and dismisses the children, Extended Care will also close. The parents, or other individuals listed on the emergency form, will be called to pick up the children.
In case of emergency, the staff is authorized to call and arrange emergency medical care. It is understood that we take great effort to notify parents or persons on the emergency form.
NOTIFYING ST. JOSEPH’S EXTENDED CARE OR THE SCHOOL, IN WRITING, OF ANY CHANGES IN ADDRESS AND/OR PHONE NUMBERS IS CRUCIAL.
School insurance covers all students while on the premises. All children using Extended Care, whether on contract or drop-in basis, must have a completed Emergency Health Information Form on file. Students MUST be signed out by the parents or an authorized person. Children will be released only to persons authorized by parents on the registration form.
A photo ID will be required, if the authorized person is not known to the Extended Care staff.
If a child is to be released to anyone other than those on file, a written permission slip must be sent with the child for our records. For safety and security reasons, there can be no exceptions! Students may not leave the premises to go various places after school without a written permission slip on file, signed by the parent or guardian.
In case of illness or injury, the following procedures will take place:
1. Every effort will be made to contact a parent.
2. The first person on the Extended Care registration form to contact in case of an emergency will be notified.
3. This person will be asked to transfer the child to emergency care or take them from Extended Care to their home.
4. In severe injury cases, 911 will be called and the parent will be notified as to the hospital where he/she can meet his/her child.
5. The Extended Care Staff is not allowed to drive injured children (or any children) to Emergency care or to anyone’s home.