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RCS Summer Care

RCS Summer Care Five and Three Day Options Available!

RCS is pleased to offer Summer Care beginning June 2018! 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!


STEP 1: Program Registration

Registration for summer care now includes a 3 day option! If you are already registered for the 5 day option and would like to change to the 3 day option for all or just some of the summer weeks, no additional steps are necessary at this time.

You will have the opportunity to sign-up for your childcare dates on a week-by-week basis beginning in March.

STEP 2: Submit Your Schedule

Participation Periods and Deadlines for Submission

If you know your scheduling needs for the entire summer, you will have the option to submit all 10 weeks at one time. Otherwise, schedules may be submitted per participation period. Deadlines for schedules and/or changes per participation period are as follows:

Participation Period Schedule Due Date
Weeks 1 & 2
June 11-22
Monday, May 28
Weeks 3 & 4
June 25-July 6
Closed July 4
Monday, June 11
Weeks 5 & 6
July 9-20
Monday, June 25
Weeks 7 & 8
July 23 - Aug 3
Monday, July 9
Weeks 9 & 10
August 6-17
Monday, July 23

Please note you will be charged the 3-day rate ($120) for 3 days or less and the 5-day rate ($165) for 4 or more days.


1. Choose a scheduling option

2. For each week, indicate: Full Week, 3 Days, or No Need*

*If you are not in need of care for any week, it is required that you still submit a schedule. Simply select NO NEED for that week. Not submitting a schedule does not imply NO NEED. You will be billed at the weekly rate of your registration selection (full, partial, or combined) if we do not receive an indication of NO NEED.

OPTION A: I would like to submit my schedule for the entire summer.

OPTION B: I would like to submit schedules for participation periods known at this time.


Preschool Program (Ages 3-4)

RCS Summer Care will be available to families June 11, 2018 through August 17, 2018. (Closed Wednesday, July 4)
RCS Summer Care offers a five and three day a week options for 2018!

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

Ages 3-4
St Pius X campus
1205 12th Avenue NW
Rochester, MN 55901

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)

RCS Summer Care will be available to families June 11, 2018 through August 17, 2018 (closed Wednesday, July 4). RCS Summer Care offers a five and three day a week options for 2018!

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

Ages 5-12
Lourdes High School
2800 19th Street NW
Rochester, MN 55901

Program Details
Frequently asked questions?
Handbook (coming soon)

Morning Schedule

6:30-8:00 a.m.

Welcome Time and Free Play

8:00-8:30 a.m.


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.


Afternoon Schedule

11:45-12:45 p.m.


12:45- 1:30 p.m.


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


Dear friend, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, just as it is well with your soul.

Based on the Third Letter from John

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

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 (Registration Now Open)
$165 per week for each child
(Field trips, snacks, and lunch are included in the cost of care.)

Three Day Summer Care Option (Registration Now Open)
$120 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

Kim Illg, Coordinator for the School-Age Summer Care Program at Lourdes High School (LHS), has been with the RCS system for three years. She began serving as the Extended Day Supervisor for St. John the Evangelist/St. Pius X School and has most recently joined LHS as an In-House Substitute Teacher/Paraprofessional. Kim has been married for 20 years and has three children ages 15, 14 and 13.

Contact Information:
(507) 289-3991

Cheryl Hagen, current RCS Early Childhood Coordinator, is helping to plan for the Preschool Summer Care Program at St. Pius X School campus. Cheryl joined RCS in 2014 as a 2nd grade teacher. She taught at both Holy Spirit Catholic School and St. John the Evangelist/St. Pius X School. She and her husband (with 4 children and one senior rescue dog) make their home amid the dairy farms and cornfields of Plainview.

Contact Information:
(507) 288-8818 Ext. 2013