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After School Care Program

     The Lancaster After-School Care Program operates as a service to parents who need a short-term, well-supervised environment for their children after the scheduled school day ends. The program is self-supporting from parent fees.

Director: Valarie Cyprian

     Lancaster Elementary School's After-School Care Program begins Monday August 15, 2022. Parents are to pick up their children at the front entrance of the cafeteria and gym. After-School Care begins at 3:11 and ends at 6:00 sharp. Parents are to pick up their children no later than 6:00 PM. Occasionally parents have no control over traffic or emergency conditions. On these occasions, a $10.00 late pick-up fee will be charged for each 15 minute window (1-15 minutes; 16-30 minutes; 31-45 minutes, etc.) when the parent/guardian is late in picking up each of his/her children. Aftercare will close at 5 pm on Halloween and the afternoons of Mandeville Mardi Gras parades. The parade dates will be given in January. 

*Five incidents of picking your child up late will result in refusal of services for the remainder of the school year. 

Drop-ins are NOT accepted. This jeopardizes the safety and security of students. Fees for attendance are due on the first of each month as listed below. 

Monthly After-School Care payment amounts can be found on the handout in the first day packet. Refunds for days when children are absent from the program cannot be given. Fees must be paid promptly. There is a one-time registration fee of $10.00 required by all students who participate. 

Daily Operation: The After-School Care Program is directed by several of our Lancaster Elementary School teachers. They accept students following the dismissal bell, Monday through Friday. The program offers supervised homework time each day and a variety of structured and enjoyable activities. A small snack is offered each day. After-School Care is not offered on school holidays, teacher professional development days, or half-days. 

It is necessary that the parent or guardian complete the special needs form if their child has special needs that are to be met in the child care program. Food allergies are to be included in these special needs. If the student has an IEP/504 Plan, the parent must inform the Director of a current IEP/504 Plan. In addition, the parent or guardian must sign that they are fully aware of the fee structure and specific guidelines of the program. 

Discipline Policy: An effective discipline program is necessary. In order for a student to attend the After-School Care Program he/she must abide by all rules and regulations of the LES School Wide Discipline Plan. Parents will be notified if any discipline problems on the part of their child occur. If problems continue, the student will be referred to the principal's office. Students who consistently choose to act in an inappropriate manner during the After-Care Program will lose the privilege of attending After-School Care. In the rare instance of severe infractions, immediate removal of the student from the program may result. There will be NO REFUNDS of After-School-Care fees issued. 

For additional information, please contact the office at (985) 792-0156. EMERGENCY ASC CELL (985) 635-1974. 

     If you would like your child to attend the After-School Care Program, please print and complete the linked form. Return the form, the first month's fee, and the registration fee of $10 to the school office. Make check payable to LES After-School Care.