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After School Program (ASP)

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The Town is offering an After School Program for the 2020-2021 school year. The program is designed to operate within all current public health guidelines. 

The After School Program is organized with activities that are fun, social and educational, while still ensuring the required measures are in place for participants and staff. 

The 2020-2021 After School Program will run from Wednesday, September 09 to June 24, 2021; please note that program offering may change based on public health guidelines and / or provincial COVID-19 Alert Levels.

Registration for the 2020-2021 After School Program opens on Thursday, August 27, 2020. Full program details, including registration details, are outlined below. 

Please note: If public health officials declare the province to be in Alert Level 3, 4 or 5, the After School Program will be suspended immediately. 

Program Information

Ages

The After School Program is for children ages 4 to 12 years old. Children must be currently enrolled in kindergarten starting September 2020.

Cost and Payment

The total program cost from September to June is $1,500 per child. 

Note: Any additional costs are minimal, and will be noted in your registration package.

The available methods of payment are:

Online - Full Payment 

The online registration system accepts full payment of fees by Visa and MasterCard; Interac online is not available.

In Person - Full Payment

Full payment is accepted at the Reception Desk at the Paradise Double Ice Complex and this option requires the payment to be made in full by 4:00 p.m. on August 28, 2020. There are no exceptions. Payments can be made by credit card over the phone to 709.782.6290 or by debit in person at the Reception Desk at the Paradise Double Ice Complex. Payments by cannot be made by cash or cheque. If payments are not made by 4:00 p.m. on August 28, 2020, the full registration space will be automatically withdrawn.

Hours

The program runs from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. each week day.

Drop-off time is strictly between 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Daily Drop-off and Pick-up Process

There is a designated drop-off and pick-up area for the After School Program; parents / guardians are not permitted into the program area in the facility. All guardians are required to wait in the designated area outside the facility in their cars and staff will meet program participants to escort them into the program. 

For drop-off and pick-up, all vehicles must use Sarah Davis Way to access the facility Please follow posted signage to be directed to the appropriate drop-off and pick-up location.

NOTE: This information may be adapted as needed to ensure adherence with public health guidelines and efficient traffic flow.  

Parents / Guardians are required to do an at-home assessment each day prior to sending their child / children to school. If the child / children are ill, showing symptoms, or expresses they are unwell during the day they will not be permitted to attend the After School Program that day.

Eligibility to Avail of the After School Program

Provincial public health guidelines have outlined eligibility criteria for all After School Programs and all participants in the 2020-2021 After School Program must follow the criteria.

If your child falls into one or more of these categories, they may require a respite worker in order to register for After School Program:

  • Children should be fully toilet trained, as parents / guardians will not be permitted to enter and leave the program area to tend to personal care needs unless pre-approved by the Town withing public health guidelines. Staff may prompt children for personal care procedures, but may not physically assist. Alternatively, children who require assistance with toileting may be accompanied to the program by an independently hired respite worker.
  • Children should be able to feed themselves independently. Alternatively, children who require assistance with feeding may be accompanied to the program by an independently hired respite worker.
  • Additional screening questions may include: Will your child attend with an independently hired respite worker?  Does your child require assistance with hand washing?
Registration Information

Registration for the 2020-2021 After School Program is online only. The system enables enrollment and payment for the program. 

Once you have accessed the registration portal you will need to either "Create an Account" or "Logon to Account". For further instructions, please visit Creating a Public Access Account page. It is recommended that registrants create an account prior to the registration date.

Registration opens to Paradise Residents ONLY on Thursday, August 27. Proof of residency is required. Please note, due to public health requirements, a total of 40 registration spaces are available for this year, is as follows:

  • Grades K-2 (Group A): Registration opens at 12:00 p.m. (20 spaces available)
  • Grades 3-6 (Group B): Registration opens 1:00 p.m. (20 spaces available)

Once registration is complete, if any remaining spaces are available, registration to non-Paradise residents will open on September 3, 2020. 

 

Registration is done on a first-come basis and due to limited space, parents / guardians may only register one family's child / children. MCP Number for child / children being registered for the program is required at the time of registration.

Please inform us at the time of registration of any special needs or allergies that your child may have. 

Integration

The Town strives to offer an inclusive program within the means and capabilities of staff and program guidelines.

The After School Program does not offer personal care or some forms of physical assistance. Participants must be able to attend to all personal, bathroom and hygiene matters independently.

Respite workers independently hired by guardians can accompany participants with the understanding they are solely responsible for the personal and physical needs of the individual. Respite workers must remain with the participant for the entire duration of programming, including meal times. Respite works must provide the Town with a clear Code of Conduct with a Vulnerable Sector Check completed and will be permitted at the discretion of the Recreation Technician. Respite workers must complete a self-health assessment prior to entering the program. 

If your child/participant should require any inclusive physical, cognitive, or other assistance upon registration please email.

Special Notices
  • Refunds will only be given for medical reasons with a doctor's note provided.
  • Children are required to bring their own snacks as well as an extra water bottle and sunscreen (when required).
  • Children should come prepared for outdoor play for all weather conditions.
  • We are not responsible for any lost, stolen or broken items.
After School Program and Summer Day Camp Program

Changes have been made to the After School Program policy. Those registered in the After School Program no longer have early registration for the Town's Summer Day Camp Program or early registration for the following year for After School Program.

 

Please email any After School Program inquires to Mel Walsh, Recreation Technician, or call 709-782-3516 

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