So Much More Than After School
At Travis Elementary, Kidventure strives to create an environment that provides all students, from Kindergarten to 5th grade, an amazing place to finish their day. Finale emphasizes the importance of academics, sportsmanship, respect for oneself, respect for others and respect for our community through fun, active, and engaging curriculum. Additionally, we provide extracurricular activities through our Encore programs. Allowing students the ability to rotate throughout the day in smaller groups makes the Finale experience more personal and rewarding for the kids. You can find us studying, conducting science experiments, channeling our inner Picasso, playing games on the playground or even climbing on dinosaur bones!
TRAVIS ELEMENTARY 19-20
|Finale After School||2:50 – 6:00 p.m.||2:50 – 6:00 p.m.||2:50 – 6:00 p.m.||2:50 – 6:00 p.m.||2:50 – 6:00 p.m.|
Please refer to the school’s calendar to determine any schedule disruptions. Finale After School will not take place on any half days or holidays. Please note that Kidventure will be running on HISD early dismissal days. For daily rate families, you will be charged two daily rates if pick up occurs after 2:50 p.m. (normal dismissal time) for each early dismissal day. There will be no price change for those that are registered by the semester or Encore, as early dismissal days are included.
It is encouraged to create an account, even if not used on a regular basis. In the event your child needs to come to After School, this gives us all information needed for your student, along with making the check out process easier for you.
|Fall Semester (Aug – Dec)||$1,100.00||Payment is due in full upon registration.|
|Fall Semester Payment Plan (Aug – Dec)||$1,150.00||A 10% deposit and 4 monthly installments due before the 25th of each month.|
|Spring Semester (Jan – May)||$1,325.00||Payment is due in full upon registration.|
|Spring Semester Payment Plan (Jan – May)||$1,425.00||A 10% deposit and 5 monthly installments due before the 25th of each month.|
|Daily Rate||$30.00/ day**||Day(s) used will automatically be charged at the end of the month for all usage.|
*There is a one time $10.00 registration fee for each student per school year.
**Early Dismissal Days will require a charge of 2 daily rates if pick up occurs after 2:50 p.m.
There is a 10% sibling discount that is automatically applied to all semester sessions. Prices listed are per child.
|Fall Semester Payment Plan||Payment Amount||Date Due|
|10% deposit||$115.00||Upon registration|
|Payment #1||$258.75||August 26th|
|Payment #2||$258.75||September 25th|
|Payment #3||$258.75||October 25th|
|Payment #4||$258.75||November 25th|
|Spring Semester Payment Plan||Payment Amount||Date Due|
|10% deposit||$142.50||Upon registration|
|Payment #1||$256.50||January 3rd|
|Payment #2||$256.50||January 27th|
|Payment #3||$256.50||February 25th|
|Payment #4||$256.50||March 25th|
|Payment #5||$256.50||April 24th|
|Daily Rate||$30.00/day||End of the month for all usage.|
For each semester payment plan a 10% deposit is required with each monthly installment due on the 25th of the month. If switching from the semester rate to another option, please contact the office for assistance.
Daily usage will be tracked and will be automatically charged at the end of the month for all days used throughout that month. It is encouraged to create an account before your child attends their first day. If you participate in a Finale session that you are not registered for, the credit card on file will be billed for your usage of the program. Failure to pay or make alternate arrangements with our office will result in your student not being allowed in to the Kidventure After School program until payment has been received.
Refunds, transfers & payment plans of sessions may be granted on a case-by-case basis pending a written approval of the Kidventure office and the parent. Prorated rates are not available for Finale 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|
|Travis EC – 5th Grade||Cafeteria|
What if I’m running late?
A $1 per minute late fee will be charged after 6:00 p.m., check or cash, payable directly to the Finale staff members that have remained with your child. Finale 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 to Finale 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 Kidventure office in advance so they can be added to your list of authorized pick up persons. Finale 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.
Parents are welcome to visit the Finale program at any time during normal hours without prior notice or approval to observe their child, observe the operation and/or program activities.
Finale After School provides a snack and drink 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 Finale, 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 Lead Counselor per doctor instructions and your instructions.
*Kidventure does not administer shots. If your child needs medication or insulin injections during Finale 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, Finale 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 Finale After School due to these circumstances becomes necessary, we will announce any cancellations in conjunction with the school via email.
Sick Children at Finale
From time to time, children may become ill or may not feel well. We maintain a designated First Aid/Sick Station where the sick child will be isolated from the other children and allowed to rest. If your child is sick, we will notify you, and in some cases we will ask you to pick up your child.
All Finale 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.
Texas Dept. of Family and Protective Services Certification
Kidventure’s Finale After School program is licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) as a Before and After School Program. We adhere to the Minimum Standards set forth by DFPS, which outline all minimum standards that Before and After School programs must follow. We are also subject to random inspections throughout the year by DFPS. Parents are welcome to review the Minimum Standards for School Age and Before or After School Programs here. A copy is also available at all After School sites for parents to review. You may also view a copy of Finale After School’s most recent inspection report on-site.
Local Licensing Office
Texas Dept. of Family and Protective Services
9702 Bissonnet St. #2200W
Houston, TX 77036
Child Abuse Hotline: 800.252.5400
ENCORE CLUBS 2019-20
Encore clubs are available to the entire student body. These clubs include a variety of enrichment programs that allow your child to develop his or her own skills with professional instructors. Explore all of our Encore options below.