AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
days a week after school
pick up time
Monforton School’s Wildcat Workshops offer quality, affordable, after-school programs for your children. Each day includes homework help, physical activities, enrichment programs and a healthy snack.
A TYPICAL DAY AT WILDCAT WORKSHOP
Recess outside on playground when weather permits
Story Time with MSU Book Club Students
Technology Time with MSU Students
(once only at beginning of each school year)
Before your child will be able to participate in the Wildcat Workshops Afterschool Program, you will need to complete the Yearly Registration Form. This form will only need to be filled out at the beginning of the year, and will include emergency contact information as well as medical and other information needed to provide a safe environment for your child. The enrollment form can be downloaded below.
This form needs to be completed EVERY MONTH by the last day of the previous month. Enrollment will be closed on the 1st of each month. If you miss this deadline, your child will not be able to attend until the following month. You will not be able to enroll after the 1st. Please calculate charges, remembering to first check the annual calendar for holidays and PIR days for that month on Monfortonschool.org, and send tuition within 5 days of enrolling your child each month unless other payment arrangements have been made.
Attendance will be taken at the start of the program each day. Your child must be registered for the program before they can attend.
Registered K-4th students are expected to check in with the program staff within 5 minutes of the school release bell.
We expect students in 5th grade and up to be in the afterschool program classroom no later than 3:45. They do NOT have permission to stay up top and play outside. If this becomes an issue, your child may need to find alternative options for after school care.
If registered students do not check in immediately after school, we will contact the School Bus Drivers and call the phone number listed on your registration form to locate the child. You must notify the Program Director of any changes in attendance at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wildcat-Workshops Staff will be responsible for registered children from the end of school to the time they are dropped off by the Wildcat bus, or a parent or authorized adult signs them out. It is the parent/guardians’ responsibility to inform our staff of any changes to registration/attendance.
Parents are expected to pick up their children by 5:00 PM. A late fee will be assessed in the case of late pick-up. If upon occasion you will be running later than 5, you must call the front office by 4:30 or email staff at email@example.com
The daily charge is $5 per child. There are adjustments made for those families qualifying for reduced or free lunches. Scholarships are also available. Fees are charged on a monthly basis. Please submit payment to the front office before the end of the month. To request reduced fees, a scholarship, or payment plans, please contact Mrs. Flack at 406-586-1557.
You must register your child online to use our bus system through the following link: https://monfortonschool.org/bus-routes/
Please also complete the Wildcat Workshops Bus Registration form and return it to the school if your student(s) will ever need to ride the bus at 5:00 when the Wildcat Workshops conclude. If your student needs a bus ride home, but this form has not been completed or returned, they will not be eligible to ride the 5:00 bus (you will be called to pick up your child(ren)). Please fill this out on the Enrollment Info Page.
PLEASE NOTE: THE BUS DOES NOT RUN ON FRIDAY. All Kids need to be picked up by 5pm.
ILLNESS & ABSENCES
If your child should become ill during the After-school Program, a parent or other authorized adult will be required to come get the child. The child will not be released from the program to walk home.
If your child will not attend Wildcat Workshops because of illness or any type of absence, please call (406) 586-1557 to let our staff know. There will be no refunds for absences or illnesses.
Each child is offered milk and one snack. If you feel one snack is not enough, please pack an extra snack for your child. Please inform us of any special dietary needs or food allergies.
Students are required to bring their outdoor clothing and homework/personal belongings to the program. Students will not be allowed to go back to their classrooms to get belongings once the program begins. Students are expected to keep all belongings orderly in the designated area, and only take out what is needed for the program (homework/snack from home).
Children should be dressed adequately for inside and outside activities.
Wildcat Workshops will operate daily, Monday through Friday until 5pm when the bus departs. Those children being picked up by parents must be picked up by 5:00 pm. The program will not be held on non-school days or early release days.
Please see the Monforton School Calendar for non-school and early release days.
It is important for our staff to have information to could expedite care, should a medical problem arise. This information will be kept confidential. Please make sure you complete the medical release section of the yearly registration form, and update our staff of any changes.
In case of an emergency, our procedure will be:
Step 1. Appropriate staff administers basic first aid.
Step 2. Call 911, if necessary.
Step 3. Staff will attempt to contact parent/legal guardian, and/or emergency contact.
Step 4. Staff accompanies child to emergency facility, if necessary.
Step 5. Staff completes incident, injury/accident report
Respect- for self, others, the environment, and learning
Organization- be prepared
Attitude- have a positive and accepting attitude
Responsibility– make good choices for you
- Enter the classroom quietly and calmly, put your belongings in the designated space, sign in, have a seat at one of the tables, and quietly wait for the snack of the day to be passed out.
- At all times students must be at the planned activity or in the homework help room (students will not be permitted to play outside by themselves or in an unsupervised room).
- You must have permission to use the bathroom.
- Help clean up at the end of activities.
- We are still at school, therefore, all the same rules apply!!
Fighting will not be tolerated! Bullying will not be tolerated!
To attend the After-School Program at Monforton School is a privilege.
We take a three-step approach to discipline with our students:
- Redirect and re-teach the appropriate behavior
- If a behavior problem continues, the student will fill out a self-assessment form, “think sheet”.
- Finally, the child will be referred to the program director and/or principal for further action.
Please review our rules and discipline procedures carefully with your child!
1) Accurately fill out registration/enrollment and pay fees in a timely manner.
2) Inform staff of any changes in enrollment and attendance including days gone, bus usage, authorized adult pick-up, or other care information.
3) Make sure your children understand the Behavior guidelines listed above.
4) Contact our staff if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s participation in our program.