Please read the following terms, conditions and policy of the Kids Cre8 after school enrichment program. When registering your student in the program, you’ll be required to acknowledge that you understand and agree to all these terms.

Pick-up Policy

All lower school students participating in Kids Cre8 clubs must be picked up on time (no later than 4:40pm on the day of their club).  Pick up is on the first floor of the lower school in the auditorium; children cannot be picked up until they are seated and officially signed out.  All students participating in Kids Orbit or the Y after-school programs will be picked up by staff members from these programs if they are not picked up by 4:40pm. The Kids Cre8 program coordinators may impose a $25 late fee if a student is picked up late more than once from the program; they may remove a student from the program with no monetary refund if he or she is picked up late more than three times in a class cycle.

Attendance

Students are enrolled for specific clubs. If a child is present at school and is enrolled in Kids Cre8 for a particular club, he/she must attend his/her scheduled club for the complete session, unless a parent or guardian notifies the Kids Cre8 Coordinators (parents or guardian should also notify the child’s teacher if a child will not attend a club on a day the child attends school).

A lower school student who does not attend school on the day of his or her Kids Cre8 club may not attend Kids Cre8 that day.

A written note from a parent/guardian must be provided if a middle school student will be absent from a Kids Cre8 club and/or needs to leave early.

No Make-Ups

There are no refunds or “make-up days” for missed sessions. If your child is unable to attend his/her scheduled club, he/she may not attend another day to “make up” for the missed session.

Medications and Allergies Policy

Parents and guardians must notify the KidsCre8 Coordinators and their specific Kids Cre8 club teachers if their child needs to have medications on hand for allergies or medical conditions.  Parents and guardians should also discuss any other medical limitations or concerns with the Kids Cre8 Coordinators.

Any student with a brace or bandage will not be allowed to participate in a club if his or her injury may impair club activities (e.g., sports clubs).

Behavior Policy

To ensure a safe environment for all students in Kids Cre8 club, we have the following behavior policy:

  1. The first time a Kid Cre8 staff member raises a behavior issue with a parent or guardian, the staff member will discuss what happened and what needs to be addressed.
  2. If the issue is not addressed and recurs, the student may be suspended from one class with no monetary refund.
  3. If behavior continues to be an issue after two warnings, the student may be dismissed from the program with no monetary refund.
  4. PLEASE NOTE that for behaviors that constitute “major infractions” as discussed in the middle school section below, Kids Cre8 may move directly to step C and dismiss a student from the program with no monetary refund (if the major infraction is serious enough to warrant it).

Minor offenses/infractions

  1. The first time a Kids Cre8 staff member raises a student’s minor offense/infraction with a parent or guardian, the staff member will discuss what happened and what needs to be addressed.
  2. If the student has a second minor offense/infraction, the student may be suspended from one class with no monetary refund.
  3. If the student has a third or more minor offenses/infractions, a Kids Cre8 staff member will fill out a “referral form,” an online tracking system all staff can access. On the form the Kids Cre8 staff member will record the incident and can also choose from the menu of additional consequences — including dismissal from the program with no monetary refund, formal mediation, phone call home from teacher, phone call home from administration, restorative practices/circles, family conference, lunch detention with teacher to reflect and make up work, conference with teacher and third party (advisor, another teacher, counselor, administrator).

Major offenses/infractions

The first time a Kids Cre8 staff member raises a student’s major offense/infraction with a parent or guardian, the staff member will move directly to “step 3” (as discussed under minor offenses/infractions above). The staff member will fill out a “referral form,” an online tracking system all staff can access. On the form the Kids Cre8 staff member will record the incident and can also choose from the menu of additional consequences — including dismissal from the program with no monetary refund (if the major infraction is serious enough to warrant it), formal mediation, phone call home from teacher, phone call home from administration, restorative practices/circles, family conference, lunch detention with teacher to reflect and make up work, conference with teacher and third party (advisor, another teacher, counselor, administrator).

Flexible Spending Accounts for Child and Dependent Care Expenses

Some parents have asked for additional documentation in order to claim payments for the Kids Cre8 after-school program as expenses that are reimbursable by the IRS Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) for Child and Dependent Care Expenses. The IRS guidelines, as we interpret them, are not entirely clear on whether these payments for after school enrichment qualify as reimbursable expenses. We’ll provide receipts for parents who decide to make claims, but neither PS 8 nor the PTA take any responsibility for any claims that the IRS or other tax authorities deem illegitimate. Any parents making FSA claims shall take full responsibility for the claims.

Liability Waiver and Release

Parents or legal guardians of children participating in any Kids Cre8 club assume full responsibility for all risks taken and injuries incurred by their child(ren) while participating in any event of the Kids Cre8 after-school club program sponsored by the Parents & Teachers Association of PS 8 (PTA of PS 8). By completing this registration form, you, as the legal guardian of the registered child listed above, acknowledge that Kids Cre8 activities have inherent risks and agree to assume all risks and hazards incident to your child’s participation in all Kids Cre8 activities.  You further release and forever hold harmless the PTA of PS 8; employees of the PTA of PS 8, executive board members of the PTA of PS 8; and any and all persons acting on behalf of these organizations or individuals, from any claims, losses, or injury sustained during or in connection with your child’s participation in any Kids Cre8 activity, including but not limited to medical expenses or any other form of monetary or other loss.

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