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RCS Summer Care

There are only a few remaining spots in our Summer Care program! Register today to reserve your place!

Join us for a fun summer of faith activities, community field trips, easy access to attend RCS Summer Camps, and structured enrichment that will keep your child engaged and growing in mind, body, and spirit, all summer long!

Interested in working for us?
Beginning in March, Rochester Catholic Schools will begin the hiring process for qualified summer care staff. Please check back with us!

  • Register your child(ren) for the School Age Program at Lourdes High School or our preschool childcare option at St. Pius X School.
  • Completion of the registration form along with payment of a $75 dollar non-refundable deposit (to be applied toward your first week of care) will secure your child's spot in the summer care program.
  • You may choose 3 Day or Full Week Care or a Combination of both throughout the summer: 3 day = $125/week and Full Week = $175/week
PRoGRAM INFORMATION

Preschool Program (Ages 3-4)

Age Requirements
33 months (as of June 1st) - 5 yrs. (pre-kindergarten as of Sept. 2019) MUST BE TOILET TRAINED

Duration (10 weeks)
June 10 through August 23, 2019; Closed Thursday, July 4th

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday | 6:30 am - 6:00 pm

Location
St Pius X campus
1205 12th Avenue NW
Rochester, MN 55901

Student Information Forms

Morning Schedule
6:30 - 8:15 a.m.
Arrival, Structured Choice Time
8:15 - 8:45 a.m.
Breakfast "Check-In"
8:45 - 9:45 a.m.
Whole Group Meeting and 2 Small Group Rotation/Bathroom Breaks
9:45 - 10:30 a.m.
Large Motor (Gym or Outside)
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
3rd Small Group Rotation and Whole Group Meeting
11:30 - 12:15 a.m.
Prayer and Lunch

Afternoon Schedule
12:15 - 12:45 p.m.
Outdoors (or indoor free play - weather/group-need dependent)
12:45 - 2:00 p.m.
Rest and Relaxation
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Clean Up, Quiet/Peaceful Choice Time, and Snack
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Whole Group Meeting/Music-Rhythm-Play Activity
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Snack and Outdoors
4:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Cool Down Music/Draw/Create/Construct Time
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Free Choice Time

School-Age Program (Ages 5-12)

Program Overview


We are happy you have chosen Rochester Catholic School Age Summer Care for your child! RCS Summer Care will be available to families June 10 through August 23, 2019 (closed Thursday, July 4). RCS Summer Care offers a five and three day a week options for ages 5-12 at Lourdes High School.

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday | 6:30 am - 6:00 pm

The School Age Summer Care program is offered on the beautiful Lourdes High School campus. The faculty and staff work together to establish a loving, safe, and structured community in which your child will develop strength of character, mind, body, and spirit. Our trained and dedicated staff aims to cultivate confidence, compassion, and an enthusiasm for all great studies in God’s creation.

Field Trips
Learning is extended outside of the classroom on field trips. Field trips are a privilege planned by teachers and approved by school administration with educational purposes as the primary objective.

Health and Immunization Forms
Parents are required to submit an immunization form prior to their child’s attendance of the first program session. This form must be signed by a parent, physician, or public health clinic, and must be kept up-to-date. Medical or legal exemptions to the immunization requirements must be submitted prior to entrance.

In addition, a Health Care Summary signed by a physician or their representative must be submitted within 30 days of enrollment for each child. All children must have had a physical exam after they have reached 33 months of age.

The signature of a physician or public clinic is required on the immunization form if the child has not received all of the immunizations required by law for child care. A signature from a physician will also be required if the child has not had the Chickenpox Vaccine (Varicella), but has had Chickenpox.

Classroom Communication
Communication between the parents, child and School age Summer Care Program Leaders is imperative. This communication can be via phone call, email or face to face at any time during the School age Summer Care Program.

Daily Schedule


Morning Schedule

6:30-8:00 a.m.Welcome Time and Free Play
8:00-8:30 a.m.

Breakfast
8:30-9:00 a.m.

Faith Formation
9:00-10:30 a.m.

Themed Activity
10:30-11:00 a.m.Clean Up Time and Get Ready for Lunch

11:00-11:45 p.m.Lunch


Afternoon Schedule

11:45-12:45 p.m.Recess
12:45- 1:30 p.m.Rest/Relax/Read
1:30-3:00 p.m.Themed Activity
3:00-3:30 p.m.Snack time
3:30-4:30 p.m.Outside as Weather Permits
4:30-6:00 p.m.Free time/Media Time/Goodbye and Goodnight

If your school age child is signed up for Summer Academy classes or summer athletic camps during his/her time at Summer Care, our staff will take them to the class or camp so you don't have to! Learn more!

Planned Programs

2019 Field Trip Schedule
June 20 - HyVee tour
June 27 - Quarry Hill
July 11 - Oxbow Park Birds of Prey and Zoo
July 18 - Rochester Public Library
July 25 - Fire Station #4 at 10:00 a.m.
Aug. 1 - Olmsted County History Center Tour

Additional activities will be added to the schedule - please check back!

If your school age child is signed up for Summer Academy classes or summer athletic camps during his/her time at Summer Care, our staff will take them to the class or camp so you don't have to!


Program Handbook

2019 handbook coming soon!

Forms

ProCare Billing


Rochester Catholic Schools is pleased to offer MyProcare, a secure online portal for you to access schedules, account information and make online mobile payments.

1. Go to MyProcare.com.
2. Enter your email address (the email you have on file with ) and choose Go.
3. Enter the confirmation code sent to your email, choose a password, and press Go.
4. Then you may:
  • View your child’s schedule, account balance, and more.
  • Use the Pay button to make a payment with your card.

To assist you with your payment planning, please see the chart below:

Dates (by 2 week periods) your child will be attending Summer Care

Date by which your child/children’s schedule must be submitted

Date on which you will receive your bill for the care you selected

Date on which your payment is due Payment due by noon

Weeks 1&2

June 10-21

May 28

June 3

June 7

Weeks 3&4 June 24 - July 5

June 10

June 17

June 21

Weeks 5&6

July 8 - 19

June 24

July 1

July 5

Weeks 7-8

July 22 - August 2

July 8

July 15

July 19

Weeks 9-10-11

August 5-23

July 22

July 29

August 2

Last payment

Staff

Dean Kinnoin
Childcare, Extended Care, and Preschool Coordinator
dkinnoin@rcsmn.org
(507) 282-5161

Meals

The RCS Summer Care Program is excited to partner with Taher (a contract food service management company) to provide nutritious meals and snacks throughout the summer.

August Menu

Taher's approach to nutrition:
Our approach is chef-based, which means everything we do revolves around our chefs’ passion for fresh, high-quality ingredients, meals cooked from scratch, and globally inspired recipes." Additionally, Taher's licensed dietitians "stay current on advancements in nutritional knowledge" and work to incorporate initiative (such as increasing whole grains and completely phasing out all trans fats) into their menus.

Taher's emphasis on health pairs well with the RCS Guiding Principle to "grow together in mind, body, and spirit." In order to nourish the mind and spirit, the body must be nourished as well!

True to our core values of service, integrity, respect, and community, students will:

  1. Help prepare the space for mealtime
  2. Offer prayer of thanks and praise before "breaking bread" together
  3. Offer prayer of thanks after the enjoyment of "good food and good company"
  4. Contribute to clean-up after mealtime

Program Rates

Full Day Summer Care Option
$175 per week for each child
(Field trips, snacks, and lunch are included in the cost of care.)

Three Day Summer Care Option
$125 per week for each child
(Field trips, snacks, and lunch are included in the cost of care.)

There will be a non-refundable deposit of $75 (per family) due at the time of registration. This deposit will reserve your spot and be applied toward your first week’s billing statement.

For questions about Summer Care Rates please email summercare@rcsmn.org.

Contact Information

Dean Kinnoin
Childcare, Extended Care, and Preschool Coordinator
dkinnoin@rcsmn.org
(507) 282-5161