Calvary Christian School, Wilmington, NC

Extended Care

Typically, our school day does not seamlessly coincide with a parent’s work day, or sometimes you might just be caught in traffic or have an appointment that doesn’t end until after the regular school day.  Therefore, we offer Extended Care, which you may use as you need it. 

If you drop your child off before class instruction time begins, they will go into Morning Extended Care.  If you are not at the school to pick them up when class instruction ends, they will automatically go into Afternoon Extended Care.

Please Note:  Extended Care can only be used on the days your child is present for the regular school day and is not intended or allowed to be used as a drop off center for any days your child is not attending school.

Extended Care Hours:

Preschool: 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. (Morning Extended Care)
12:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Afternoon Extended Care)
Kindergarten – 11th: 7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. (Morning Extended Care)
3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Afternoon Extended Care)

How Extended Care Works:

Kindergarten-10th Grades’ class instruction begins at 8:30 a.m. and Preschool class instruction begins at 9 a.m.  For safety reasons, we cannot have students in or outside the building without adult supervision.  Therefore, any Kindergarten-10th Grade students that arrive before 8:15 a.m. or are still at school after 3 p.m. must go directly to Extended Care.  Any Kindergarten-10th Grade students that arrive after 8:15 a.m. may go directly to their classroom.  Any preschoolers that arrive before 9 a.m. or are still at school after 12 p.m. must go to Extended Care. 

Parents whose children are in Preschool-3rd Grade will need to walk their child to and from class.  Upon arrival please make sure that the teacher is in her classroom before leaving in the mornings.  If she is not, you may either wait there with your child for her to arrive or if you need to leave, you will need to put your child in Morning Extended Care.  All 4th-10th graders may walk to and from class by themselves, but must go to Morning or Afternoon Extended Care if class is not in session.

We will release all 4th-10th graders from Morning Extended Care to walk to their class no earlier than 8:15 a.m. when their teachers have arrived.  Kindergarten-3rd Grade teachers will come to Morning Extended Care to pick up and escort their students to class between 8:15 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.  Billing for all Kindergarten-10th Grade students’ Morning Extended Care ceases upon their departure.  Preschoolers, however, will stay in Morning Extended Care until their class starts at 9 a.m., at which time Extended Care billing will cease for them as well.

Extended Care Payments:

Extended Care is available to all students and is billed separately from tuition on a monthly basis at the rate of $3.00 per hour (pro-rated if your student does not stay an entire hour).  So, you only pay for the minutes you use. 

The Extended Care staff will keep track of the arrival and departure times of your child on time charts and you will be billed from those charts at the beginning of each month.  Extended Care bills and a copy of your time chart will be sent home with your child the first week of each month, except at the end of the year the final bill will be mailed to your home.  Extended Care payments are due on the 10th of the month (or by the due date on your statement) directly to the school office.  We accept cash (exact amount only, as we do not keep change in the office for security reasons) or check made out to “Calvary Christian School” with your child’s name written in the memo line.  You may also pay through the school website with your credit card using PayPal by clicking on the Online Payments link.  PayPal is for Extended Care payments only.

Please note:  If you pick up your child after 5:30 p.m., you will be charged a $15 Late Pick-up Fee for up to every 15 minutes you are late (i.e. 5:31-5:45 p.m. = $15, 5:46-6 p.m. = $30).

If you have any questions regarding Extended Care, please call Tracy (Administrative Assistant in charge of enrollment) at the school office at 910-343-1565 option #2.