• 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 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.