Contact Extended Care Staff after hours at cell phone number: 713-444-7460
Free Morning Extended Care-Standard (7:30 a.m.-8:10 a.m.)
RCS provides morning extended care beginning at 7:30 a.m. at no charge to our families. Preschool children must be walked into Building “E” and checked in with the staff member on duty. (Please enter through the gate on the North West side of the campus).
Kindergarten – 5th Grade Students are to enter Building “E” and check in with the staff member on duty.
6th – 12th Grade Students are to enter the gym (Building “G”) and take a seat in the designated bleacher location.
Students will be accepted for morning extended care between 7:30 & 8:10 a.m. As students have already begun the dismissal to class process, arrivals after 8:10, are to proceed through carpool or parents are asked to park and walk their child(ren) in. ***Please do not drop students off in the front of Building “B”.
The time listed on any cell phone may serve as the official school time. Please refrain from bringing your children prior to 7:30. The doors to building E & G will remain locked until we are ready to receive children into our free extended care service.
Afternoon Extended Care-Standard (3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Afternoon extended care is available until 5:00 at a cost of $13.00/child/afternoon. Younger siblings are not charged for extended care until 15 minutes after the oldest sibling has been released from school (3:15 for Preschool, 3:45 for all other grade levels).
NOTE: Please send a hearty after school snack & drink, as students are “starving” after school.
Volunteers will not be charged for extended care provided their child’s reservation has been received in advance. Volunteer child care reservations may be made by emailing Mr. Ron Henderson (firstname.lastname@example.org), who will confirm no charge is to be applied with Ms. Lauren. Please put “extended care” in the subject line.
Students participating in extended care because they are waiting on a sibling involved in school related extracurricular activities will not be charged the extended care fee provided an email reservation is submitted in advance to email@example.com (Mr. Henderson will confirm this authorization with Ms. Lauren). Failure to provide a reservation in advance will result in an extended care charge to the family’s account. Examples of approved extracurricular activities include Athletic practices, choir/drama practices, parent-conference, and academic competition practices. Activities that would not be approved include boy scouts, girl scouts, tutoring, piano lessons, soccer tots, clubs of any type, etc.
Students participating in extended care because they are riding home with someone else will be charged based on their own family’s oldest sibling. (This also pertains to students remaining to ride home with RCS employees).
Students are expected to be picked up by 5:00. The time set on the extended care cell phone will be considered the official time of record. Regardless of the reason, a $30 late fee per child will be assessed for children picked up after this time. Should a student remain after 5:15, an additional $5 per minute, per child will be charged. If you find that you are going to be late, please call the school prior to 4:30 to notify the care provider (713-444-7460). This will allow for alternate plans to be made to ensure the appropriate number of staff members will remain on campus until your arrival. Continued tardy pick-ups will result in a conference with a member of Administration.
****Note: Jr. High & High School students remaining on campus must be under direct supervision of a coach/club leader/RCS employee. Students participating in an afterschool activity must either depart from campus immediately or check themselves in to a designated staff member. Students found loitering unsupervised on campus will be sent to the principal.
Extended Care Guidelines:
- Students may bring their own breakfast to eat (prior to 8:10), provided they clean up after themselves. No microwaves are available for early morning students.
- Toys, cell phones, computers and other electronic devices are not permissible in extended care for grades PreK-6th grade.
- If you find that you are going to be late, please call the school prior to 4:30 to notify the care provider. This will allow for alternate plans to be made to ensure the appropriate number of staff members will remain on campus until your arrival. Continued tardy pick-ups will result in a conference with a member of Administration.
- All extended care charges are direct billed to the family’s account.