Before and After School Care Policy
Before/Aftercare employees are not certified tutors, nor are they responsible for providing your scholar with homework assistance. Scholars are allowed to work on homework if they desire under supervision, however it is not something that will be required.
If a scholar is absent during the school day, they will not be allowed to attend extended day on the day of the absence. If the scholar is taken from school early and is not returned to school before the school day ends, they will not be able to attend extended day. Absenteeism does not constitute a refund.
Payments are due as scheduled per the 2021-2022 Payment Schedule. The first payment must be made in person by the parent to the Director/designee of Extended Day office during the hours of operation of Extended Day. A late fee of $25 will be added to payments received after the due date as determined in the Payment Schedule. Cash payments will not be accepted. Acceptable payment methods are: Check, Cashier’s Check, Money Order, Digital Portal Payment. If paying through the Digital Portal Payment, a $5 Convenience Fee will be applied per transaction. Scholars may not remain in the Extended Day Program unless their account balances are paid on a current basis. Programs approved by Cornerstone Classical Academy are required to receive payment prior to services being rendered. A late fee of $25 must be added to payments received after the due date. Payment notices may be issued to remind parents. However, the payment schedule is the official notice. Not having received an additional notice will not negate a late fee. When a child is registered in the program, parents are to be given a payment schedule for the entire school year. The schedule of payments should be posted in a conspicuous place as a regular reminder. Continual problems with late payments may result in a child not being allowed to remain in or return to the program.
Checks are acceptable as payments. Checks should be made payable to: Cornerstone Classical Academy ATTN: Extended Day. CCA does not accept post-dated checks or hold a check for any amount of time. If a check is returned for non-payment, we may refuse to accept checks for future payments. Future payments would then be made with a cashier’s check, or money order.
The only time a refund will be given is when students withdraw from the program. Refunds of $10 or less will not be given. No claims for refunds will be made more than 30 days after the withdrawal date.
Checks returned for insufficient funds will be submitted to an outside agency for collection. Fees for insufficient fund checks will be made directly to the agency, not to Cornerstone Classical Academy Afterschool Programs. The Director of Extended Day will provide you with the contact information for the agency when a check is returned. Cornerstone Classical Academy Afterschool Programs will only accept money orders and online credit/debit card for future payments.
An “emergency” is considered any unplanned event without special arrangement. Emergencies may not exceed six times per school year.
EARLY DISMISSAL FEES:
Children in need of child care only on Early Release days will pay $30 for their first child and $10 for each additional sibling, per occurrence. Fees are payable in advance. This is NOT counted as an emergency drop-in. All emergency contact information must be provided in advance.
Children may not arrive earlier than 6:30 A.M. and must be picked up by 6:00 P.M. Non-compliance with this policy may result in dismissal from the program.
Discipline warnings will be given to children who disobey instructors or the Student Code of Conduct. Guidelines are to be followed with no exceptions. Cornerstone Classical Academy and its scholars are held to the same code of conduct as Duval County Public Schools. This code of conduct can be located at: https://dcps.duvalschools.org/conduct
Children are responsible for their own belongings. Names should be written on all belongings.
Children will be allowed to leave with their parents/guardians and those individuals listed in the After School Pick Up Authorization list or who have written consent from parents only. We will not accept notification by telephone. All Extended Day students being picked up must be signed out in a designated supervised location. Those individuals signing students out must be prepared to present proper identification. Only those persons authorized in writing on the Extended Day registration form will be allowed to remove students from the program.