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
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 they can meet their child.
5. The Extended Care Staff is not allowed to drive injured children (or any
children) to Emergency care or to anyone’s home.