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Summer Care 2020
Join us at RCS Summer Care for a fun summer filled with faith, activities, area field trips, and structured enrichment, as well as easy access to attend RCS Summer Academy and Sports Camps. RCS Summer Care will keep your child engaged and growing in mind, body, and spirit all summer long.

Rochester Catholic Schools offers summer care for children ages 3-12 years old. Our preschool childcare option is located at St. Pius X School and our school-age program is at Lourdes High School.

Open House
Save the date for an RCS Summer Care open house on June 11 where families can visit the sites and learn more about the program.

Registration & Rates
Completion of the registration form, along with payment of a $75 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 = $135/week
Full Week = $185/week

There is limited availability, so sign up early! Families can submit their schedules beginning in May.

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!


Program Information

2020 Registration

Preschool Program - Ages 3 through 5 (prekindergarten)

Program Overview


RCS Preschool Summer Care will be available to families June 15, 2020, through TBD (closed Friday, July 3).

Age Requirements
Ages 3 through 5 (prekindergarten)
33 months (as of June 1, 2020) - 5 years (as of September 1, 2020)
Must be toilet trained

Program Options
3 Day = $135/week
Full Week = $185/week

Duration
June 15, 2020 through TBD; Closed Friday, July 3, 2019

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday | 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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

Classroom Communication
Communication between the parents, child and Preschool Summer Care program leaders is imperative. This communication can be via phone, email, or face-to-face at any time.

Daily Schedule


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

Program Handbook

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.

Staff


Dean Kinnoin
Childcare, Extended Care, and Preschool Coordinator
dkinnoin@rcsmn.org
(507) 288-8818 ext: 2018

School-Age Program - Ages 5 (kindergarten) through 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 15, 2020 through TBD (closed Friday, July 3). RCS Summer Care offers a five and three day a week options for ages 5-12 at Lourdes High School.

Age Requirements
Ages 5 (kindergarten) through 12

Program Options

3 Day = $135/week
Full Week = $185/week

Duration
June 15, 2020 through TBD; Closed Friday, July 3, 2019

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

Location
Lourdes High School
2800 19th Street NW
Rochester, MN 55901

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.

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!

Planned Programs

2020 Field Trips

June 25: HyVee Tour
July 9: Oxbow Park
July 16:
July 23: Quarry Hill
July 30:
Aug 6:
Aug 13:
Aug 20:


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!

Forms

Please print and fill out the below forms and bring them on your first day of care.

Authorization for Administration of Medication (if applicable)
Field Trip Permission Form
Registration supplement Form
School Health Information Form
Student Immunization Form

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.

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) 288-8818 ext: 2018

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.

Taher's approach to nutrition is chef-based, which means everything they 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
$185 per week for each child
(Field trips, snacks, and lunch are included in the cost of care.)

Three Day Summer Care Option
$135 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) 288-8818 ext. 2018