About Our Latchkey Program

The Latchkey program is open to all St. Catharine students. The table below contains the daily schedule. The program rules are listed below.

If you have specific questions, contact Mindy Placke at 481-7683 ext. 3104. If you need to contact the Latchkey Room during Latchkey hours, the number is 481-7683, ext. 3106.

LATCHKEY SCHEDULE
TIME ACTIVITIES
2:30 -2:40 Get Settled Change clothes
2:40 – 3:30 Gym / Outside play time
3:30 – 4:00 Snack
4:00 – 5:30 Homework/ Computer/ inside playtime
5:30 – 5:45 Clean up
6:00 Closed
Latchkey costs $9.00 per child, per day.

To enroll your child/children in the Latchkey Program, download, complete, and submit 2015-16 LatchkeyRegistration & Emergency Form to the School Office, attention: Mindy Placke.

Latchkey Rules

Latchkey operates M – F from 2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
In order for your child/children to attend Latchkey, you MUST submit the completed paperwork.

Any child not picked up by 6:00 p.m. will be charged $5 per child for each 15 minute delay past 6:00. Charges are incured in fractional amounts; if you are 20 minutes late picking up two children, you will be charged $10 x 2 = $20.

The cost is $9.00 per day, per child, payable on Mondays and Fridays. Deposit payments in the locked mailbox located just inside the Latchkey Room door. Parents who owe more than two weeks of latchkey fees will no longer be able to utilize the Latch key program until the past due bill is settled.

If your child will not be attending Latchkey on the days specified, please notify us in advance by calling the school office 481-7683. If you have paid in advance, you will receive a credit for the unattended day. The credit will be applied against future payments.

No child will be released to anyone other than the parent/guardian, unless we have a written notification authorizing the school to release the child/children. The authorization must include the name of the person picking up and the date for which the authorization applies.

No child will be permitted to walk home from Latchkey. All children must be picked up and signed out. This procedure applies to sports practices, dance class etc. You must sign your child out, even if they are coming from Dance class.

If you make changes to your emergency forms, notify the Latchkey room immediately.

If your child may have toilet accidents, provide additional “just in case” clothing.

Do not send toys from home to Latchkey.

All children in the same family must go home when their parent arrives to pick them up.

No child may return to Latchkey after they have been signed out.