ATB Handbook 2017-2018“After the Bell” Goals:
- Provide a positive environment that allows students time to complete required homework and receive assistance if needed.
- Offer an easily accessible and convenient Extended Day Program for families of Pacetti Bay Middle School.
- Meet or exceed the expectations of our parents and the students using our services.
- Full Time
Students who attend After the Bell three to five days per week are considered full time and therefore, subject to full time fees. Snacks are included in the fees.
- Punch Card Option
If your child needs only occasional afterschool care, the Punch Card options allows 20 visits. The “After the Bell” Manager keeps the punch cards and notifies the parents when there are only 2 punches left. Punch Cards can be used by a “family” but each child is required to pay the registration fee. If your child signs in for the day and stays for more than 20 minutes, the punch is valid and will count towards the 20 visits. Snacks are included in the fees.
At the time of registration, parents/guardians are required to complete the After the Bell Registration Form and return the form with the applicable registration fee as outlined below:
- Monthly Registration Fee for After the Bell
There is a one-time, non-refundable registration fee of $75/child per school year. Registration allows/ensures enrollment in our program. The annual registration fee is required for both new and returning students.
- Punch Card Registration Fee for After the Bell
There is a one-time, non-refundable registration fee of $35/child per school year. Registration allows/ensures enrollment in our program. The annual registration fee is required for both new and returning students.
“After the Bell” (ATB) Program Fees:
If your child will be attending First Child Each Additional Child
Monthly ATB $240/month $216/each per month
Punch Card 20 visits Covers entire family $340/per card
The Pacetti Bay Middle School After the Bay Program is totally self-supporting. The program does not receive funds from the District, State or Federal agencies; with the exception of students eligible for subsidy assistance. If you feel your family may qualify, please contact Episcopal Children’s Services at 904-726-1500.
- Tuition is due monthly and, per Florida State Law, must be paid in advance of services being rendered.
- Late payments will be charged a $5/day late fee.
- Payments are cash or check only. Make checks payable to PBMS with your child’s name in the memo. Payments are given to the paraprofessional on duty by the specified date.
Unlike an elementary school extended day program, it is not mandatory to inform the Manager which days your child will/will not be attending the program. However, if you find an email to the Manager is helpful to remind your child, please feel free to email.
If you would like to have your student leave After the Bell without an adult (i.e. ride a bike/or walk) for any reason, you must notify the manager with a phone call or by email. [email protected] or call 547-8760 before 3:30 and 547-8781 after 3:30pm.
Late Pick-Up Policy/Fee:
Each student must be picked up and signed out by 6:00pm. At 6:01 pm and after, you will be asked to sign a late pick-up sheet. We recognize that circumstances may arise and cause an unavoidable late pick-up.
Additionally, you will be charged $1.00 every minute you are late. This is a St. Johns County School District policy and is strictly enforced. Your late fee will be determined using PBMS’s clock and is due when you pick up your child.
Schedule & Homework Lab:
Students will arrive at the media center upon dismissal. The After the Bell staff member will supervise from dismissal until 6pm each day. Students are required to check in with the staff before being allowed to leave the media center to attend a teacher’s review or help session, attend a club meeting, or a sport’s practice (with a note from teacher). We need to know that all of our students are accounted for at all times.