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About the ACC Program
The ACC is an organization founded by Archimedean Schools whose mission is to provide a place where children are eager to find healthy enjoyable practices for the mind and body through recreation, sports, arts, and academics.
All ACC staff are fingerprinted and drugtested by Miami Dade County Public Schools and the Department of Children and Families. All ACC staff are trained onsite by the administrative staff. Additionally, many Leaders hold at least 40 hours of the Florida Department of Children & Families Child Care Training.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday – Friday
- Pre-K 7:00 AM 8:00 AM
- Elementary 7:00 AM 7:45 AM
- Middle School 7:00 AM 8:15 AM
Monday – Thursday
- Pre-K 3:15 PM 6:30 PM
- Elementary 3:00 PM 6:30 PM
- Middle School 4:00 PM 6:30 PM
- Pre-K 3:15 PM 6:30 PM
- Elementary 2:00 PM 6:30 PM
- Middle School 3:00 PM 6:30 PM
The ACC Before School Program includes breakfast prepared by our inhouse chef. Our inhousechef uses quality ingredients to prepare a variety of balanced meals. Each meal consists of protein, grains, vegetables, fruit, and dairy products. We take pride in serving healthy quality meals to our students.
- KINDER STUDENTS
Students are served breakfast and supervised in the cafeteria until 8:00 AM. At that time they are sent to their homerooms where the classroom teacher is ready to receive them.
- ELEMENTARY STUDENTS
Students are served breakfast and supervised in the cafeteria until 7:45 AM. At that time they are either sent to their homerooms or walked to their homerooms depending on the grade level and location of the classroom.
- MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS
Students are served breakfast and supervised in the cafeteria until 8:15 AM. At that time they are dismissed to their classrooms.
The ACC After School Care Program provides children with an inviting place that is fun and caring. It is a great environment for a child’s social, physical, and academic skills to thrive.
- DAILY ACTIVITIES
- Snack Time
- Homework Time
- Outdoor &/Or Indoor Play Time
Snacks are served after the school’s dismissal time and are included in the fee. Students are welcome to bring their own from home.
- A NOTE ABOUT HOMEWORK TIME
At the ACC we understand the importance of having homework completed at the After School Care Program. We make every effort to send your child home with all homework completed. Leaders will help students with some problem areas. However, this is not a tutorial program and the Leader cannot check all homework or teach the homework to children individually. After School Classrooms have approximately 25 students. Homework is a review of the teacher’s lessons taught in class and the students should be able to complete the work independently to accurately reflect their comprehension of the lesson to the teacher. If your child regularly has difficulty with the level of the homework, you may wish to request a conference with the teacher to try to resolve the problem and communicate with the After School Manager to assist in a resolution. Additionally, the After School Care schedule provides your child with time to relax and play. When the children arrive at After School Care they are tired, hungry, and in need of some physical activity. We highly suggest that parents check all homework, finished and unfinished, at home.
REGISTRATION Procedures & Policies
Opens in August. The registration fee, $70 is nonrefundable. The registration fee and first installment (August and September), are due at the time of registration in order to be registered.
- RELEASE OF STUDENTS
Elementary students will be released only to those listed on the registration forms as well as the school’s Emergency Card. Individuals picking up must be prepared to show proof of identification.
All programs must be prepaid and no later than the first of the month. Students are not considered to be registered in ACC if payment has not been made and a previous balance exists.
May and June’s fees are due by May 1. A $20 monthly Late Fee will be applied to all outstanding balances.
10% Discount applied to a sibling with a lesser charge.
For a list of program fees, please refer to the Registration Form.
- LATE FEES
The After School Program ends at 6:30 PM. Late Fees will accrue after 6:30 PM at a rate of $1 per minute per child and is due at the time of pickup that day. The office clock is used to determine the time. If a parent fails to pickup their child within 30 minutes of ACC closing, Child Protective Services and/or the local police station will be contacted to transfer the responsibility for care.
- RETURNED CHECKS
The Returned Check Fee is $35. The payment replacement and the fee can ONLY be paid with a money order, cashier’s check, or cash. Recurrences of returned checks will lead to cash, money order, or cashier check only payments.
- FEDERAL INCOME TAX
Statements are available upon request.
- OUTSTANDING BALANCES
All ACC Programs are prepaid. Failure to pay these fees on time will result in $20 monthly Late Fees. Eventually, failure to pay these fees will result in an account being sent to a collections agency. Additionally, if payment has not been made by the 10th day of the month, then the child will not be allowed to participate in ACC programs and activities, such as camps, fieldtrips, etc. until the balance has been paid. Payments are applied to the oldest charges first.
- ILLNESSES AND INJURIES
Children who are injured or become ill during any ACC program will be attended by the program staff. Parents/Guardians will be called. Minor wounds will be washed with soap and water and bandaids will be applied. Ice packs will be applied to minor bumps and bruises. An injury report will be completed and made available to the parent/guardian upon their request. If a serious injury occurs that needs immediate medical intervention, 911 will be called first and then the parent/guardian.
- Children are not allowed to bring or carry any kind of medication on them including coughdrops and sorethroat gum. If your child is in need of medication it must be turned into the school office following procedures outlined by the school in the school’s Parent Handbook.
- ACC staff is not allowed to administer any medications only supervise at the parent’s/guardian’s written request. Parents/Guardians are welcome to come in and give the needed medication to their children.
- ARRIVING AT THE BEFORE SCHOOL PROGRAM
The Before School Program opens at 7:00 AM. Parents should follow the dropoff lanes of the school and dropoff their child at the cafeteria’s side entrance. This entrance is on the NorthEast side of the main building facing the dropoff lanes/parking lot. Children droppedoff before 7:00 AM WILL NOT be supervised by ACC or school staff.
- ARRIVING AT THE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
ELEMENTARY STUDENTS: At the school’s dismissal time, your child will be taken to the After School Program by either their teacher or ACC staff.
MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS: At the school’s dismissal time, your child will be EXPECTED to arrive at the After School Program.
- AFTER SCHOOL PICKUP
BEFORE 5:45 PM
Parents/Guardians must report to the ACC Receptionist located at the front office. Here you will signout your child and then the student will be called to the front office for pickup.
AFTER 5:45 PM
After Care Leaders will be at the dismissal area from 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM dismissing the children. The children are in Dismissal Classrooms. The dismissal area is located at the front West corner of the main building by the flagpole.
CHANGES TO YOUR CHILD’S SCHEDULE
2Day & 3Day Students
At registration, you will determine a schedule for your child. Let us know in advance if your child’s schedule will change. Should your child attend an extra day, you will be charged the daily fee and it must be paid when you pickup your child.
Credit to your ACC Account for absences will only be given in extreme situations where an absence period of a minimum of 10 school days has occurred due to illness. To receive a credit, a doctor’s note must be provided covering the dates of the absences and permission to return to school.
The ACC is not responsible for student’s loss/breakage/theft of personal belongings.
TOYS AND ELECTRONICS
Toys and electronics are NOT ALLOWED. They will be confiscated by ACC staff and only returned to the parent/guardian.
MONEY & VALUABLES
The ACC is not responsible for money and/or valuables. Please discuss with your child how to safeguard their personal belongings and what to leave at home.
BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS & DISCIPLINARY POLICIES
The ACC follows the Miami Dade County Public School’s Code of Student Conduct.
Please be sure to view and discuss this document with your child.
The ACC must adhere to the Archimedean School’s classroom policies. Under no circumstances are ACC staff allowed to open teacher classrooms for students or parents to pickup homework, belongings, or any other material they forgot to get before dismissal. It is the student’s responsibility to bring all their materials and belongings home. If a child forgets something in their classroom, then they will need to wait until the next school day.
This handbook is as complete as possible at the time of distribution and may be updated at any time at the discretion of the ACC Director.
ACC staff members are mandatory reporters of suspected child abuse and/or neglect.
Schedules and activities may change due to weather, staffing, or other unforeseen circumstances.
All programs and activities are subject to enrollment.
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