So Much More Than After School
Kidventure is excited to be joining the Holy Spirit Episcopal community! At Kidventure we strive to create an atmosphere that provides all students, from Early Childhood to 8th grade, an amazing place to finish their day. Finale emphasizes the importance of academics, sportsmanship, respect for oneself, respect for and respect for our community through fun, active, and engaging curriculum. You can find us studying, conducting science experiments, channeling our inner Picasso or playing games or on the field and playground! This year, more than ever, our experience and professionalism will help provide a program that mitigates the virus and provides for the health and well-being of every child.
FALL 2020 HIGHLIGHTS
We’ve worked to construct our After School program during this pandemic to be robust, flexible, and safe. Learn how we’re operating this year and how we can all make After School memorable and fun. We look forward to serving you and your child.
- Semester Option Only. Weekly Installments
- No Drop In Options
- Additional Staff for Cleaning and Organization
- Curbside Pick Up for all children enrolled
- If you have a credit, it will be applied first
- No Encore Classes this Fall
Holy Spirit 2020 – 2021
|After School||3:00- 6:00 p.m.||3:00- 6:00 p.m.||3:00- 6:00 p.m.||3:00- 6:00 p.m.||3:00- 6:00 p.m.|
Providing Kidventure After School in the midst of this pandemic will require Kidventure and Holy Spirit to modify the structure of the program to best support the health and well-being of our students, staff and families. In concert with Holy Spirit, we have created a plan that we feel best mitigates the spread of COVID-19 while providing an enriching, and rewarding opportunity for our families. Please refer to the school calendar to determine any schedule disruptions. Kidventure will not take place during any holidays.
| We are working very closely with our schools to extend their policies into the after school day. The same Covid-19 protocols will be extended in the after school day for staff and students some of which include:
We have compiled all our guidelines and protocols and they relate to After School during COVID-19 in our Parent Handbook. Please refer to this important document and familiarize yourself with its content.
|Fall Semester Payment Plan (Aug – Dec)||$1,290.00||Payment Plan|
*There is a one time $10.00 registration fee for each student per school year.
|Fall Semester Payment Plan||Payment Amount||Date Due|
|Registration Fee||$10.00||Upon registration|
|Payment #1||$80.00||August 20th|
|Payment #2||$80.00||August 27th|
|Payment #3||$80.00||September 3rd|
|Payment #4||$80.00||September 10|
|Payment #5||$80.00||September 17th|
|Payment #6||$80.00||September 24th|
|Payment #7||$80.00||October 1st|
|Payment #8||$80.00||October 8th|
|Payment #9||$80.00||October 15th|
|Payment #10||$80.00||October 22nd|
|Payment #11||$80.00||October 29th|
|Payment #12||$80.00||November 5th|
|Payment #13||$80.00||November 12th|
|Payment #14||$80.00||November 26th|
|Payment #15||$80.00||December 3rd|
|Payment #16||$80.00||December 10th|
The balance for the Fall semester payment plan will be automatically charged on a weekly basis with the credit or debit card on file. Payments will be auto-billed on each Thursday of the prior week. Once a weekly payment has been processed it is non-refundable for any reason.
Prorated rates are not available for Kidventure after school sessions.
Pick Up Procedures
You may pick up your child at any time during After School’s normal operating hours.
Where will my child be?
|Child’s Age and School||Pick Up Location|
|Holy Spirit EC – 8th grade||Carline area outside of the library|
What if I’m running late?
A $1 per minute late fee will be charged after 6:00 p.m., cash or check, payable directly to the Kidventure staff members that have remained with your child. Kidventure staff will never leave a child unattended. Habitual lateness may result in an increase in the $1.00/min/child late fee payment or expulsion from the Kidventure After School Program.
Who can pick up my child?
Parents and legal guardians are authorized to pick up their child. Persons listed on your child’s registration form as additionally authorized will also be able to pick up your child. Please be prepared to show ID or have Family’s Pick Up Number to Kidventure After School staff to ensure the safe release of your child.
If it is necessary for someone not listed on your registration form to pick up your child, please alert the Program Coordinator, Kathleen, in advance so they can be added to your list of authorized pick up persons. Kidventure After School staff will need to know the name of the person who will be picking up your child, and will need to see their ID at pick up.
Due to COVID-19, parents are not allowed to enter the building this school year.
Kidventure After School provides a snack to every child every day. Snacks are purchased through Labatt Food Services and are peanut and peanut byproduct free.
Discipline and Conduct
We understand that children are tired after a long day of school, but the same courtesy and respect practiced throughout the day should remain consistent in the After School Program. Kidventure’s disciplinary action is a three strike system, which is age appropriate.
Strike 1: Warning, Explanation of Possible Consequence.Strike 2: Consequence.
- Time out of 1 minute per age, sentences, sit out of activity, etc.
- Explanation of parent call if rule broken again.
Strike 3: Call Home.
We work closely with the school and principal when handling discipline and conduct issues, in order to coordinate and universally enforce the same standards and expectations of all students.
If your child will be taking medications of any kind* during Kidventure, you must complete and submit an After School Medical Dosage Form. The form must be submitted to the Lead Counselor on-site with the medication in its original container before medication can be dispensed. This includes over-the-counter medicines to be taken as needed, such as Tylenol or Benadryl.
All medications will be dispensed only by the Site Director per doctor instructions and your instructions.
*Kidventure does not administer shots. If your child needs medication or insulin injections during After School, you or another authorized party must come to the school to administer them when needed. We will aid in checking blood levels with retractable needles.
In the event of severe weather or any other potentially threatening situation, Kidventure will make every effort to notify you immediately regarding your child(ren)’s safety. Please ensure all contact information you provide us with is correct and up-to-date. If cancellation of Kidventure After School due to these circumstances becomes necessary, we will announce any cancellations in conjunction with the school via email.
Sick Children at Kidventure
Please refer to the Covid Handbook for our updated policy regarding sick children at Kidventure.
All Kidventure staff members are First Aid and CPR certified and will follow appropriate protocol according to the Kidventure Emergency Operations Plan and their First Aid and CPR Certifications. Parents will be notified by phone immediately of major medical incidents. Minor injuries and incidents will be communicated to parents either by phone or upon pick up.
Calculators are allowed in the After School Program for purposes of completing homework. However, we strongly discourage the possession of personal gaming devices (Nintendo DS, PSP, etc.), cell phones, iPods and any similar electronic devices not used for educational purposes. All toys, trading cards, and other valuables should be left at home.
Texas Dept. of Family and Protective Services Certification
Note: The Kidventure After School Program at Holy Spirit Episcopal is exempt from licensing through the Department of Family and Protective Services. The exemption falls under Human Resources Code Sec. 42.041.7.
Local Licensing Office
Texas Dept. of Family and Protective Services
9702 Bissonnet St. #2200W
Houston, TX 77036
Child Abuse Hotline: 800.252.5400
If you are registering after the first After School billing date has past (Aug 20th), your registration will be put on a waitlist to ensure the proper payment plan is assigned to your account. Please complete the registration process and we will contact you shortly.