ADULT ENRICHMENT

Register Early!
Pre-registration for classes is necessary. We recommend registering at least one week prior to class. To receive confirmation of your class enrollment include your email address! Otherwise, no news is good news! When you register for any of our classes, don’t wait by your phone or mailbox for confirmation.
The only time you will hear from us is:
* If there is a change in time or day
* If the class is full or cancelled
* If you submit your email address

Cancellations
Refunds will be given to students cancelling 5 or more business days prior to the start date (with the exception of food classes, which is 7 business days prior to the start date). There is a $5 non-refundable processing charge with each class.

In case of bad weather, listen to WCCO 830 AM radio or watch local television stations for cancellations of evening/weekend activities.

YOUTH ENRICHMENT - After school classes and Camp ROCKS! programs

Check-In & Snack!
All children in after school classes must report to the cafeteria for check-in and snack before class. 

Are you “in” the class?
Assume that you are in the class if you have registered before the deadline! We do not call or send confirmations. Email confirmations will be sent If you provide an email address.

School Notification
Parents! You are responsible for writing a note to your child's school day teacher informing them that he/she is attending an after school enrichment class.

Absent?
If your child is absent from school please notify your school office if your child attends after school classes.

Behavior
Please review these expectations with your child. Students are expected to follow the same rules they follow at school.
* Students must be respectful, responsible and safe

* Students who behave in ways that are dangerous or disrespectful of others will not be able to stay in the program.

Cancellations/Refunds
Refunds will be given to families canceling 5 or more business days prior to the start date of class. Food classes must cancel 7 business days prior to receive a refund. A $10 non-refundable fee will be applied.

Pick-up
* Enter the building and sign your child out by the end of class - it is important that you are on time!
* Use the Community Education door - ring the Kidstop doorbell to gain access to building
* Please have your ID ready 
* Only adults listed on the registration form will be allowed to pick-up 

Late Fee
Teachers are not able to wait with students. A late pick-up fee of $10 for the first 10 minutes and $1 per minute afterwards will be assessed.

Walkers
Students under the age of 12 are not allowed to walk home after class. Students 12 and older may walk if a note is provided by the parent.

Scholarships Available
A $10 NON-REFUNDABLE processing fee is required for each scholarship class. Scholarships are provided to ISD 279 students (one per student, per season) who qualify for free/reduced lunch. A letter of verification from ISD 279 Food Services and $10 processing fee must be presented at the time of registration.

Youth Classes & Summer Programs

* These are Community Education programs and not a part of the ISD 279 regular educational program curriculum.

* IMPORTANT: Summer Camps provide limited nurse support - for emergencies and consultation. There is a nurse on call.

* Staff to student ratios are approximately 1:15. All transportation is provided using large buses.


Early Childhood & Family Education

Cancellation Policy:

EC&FE Course Cancellation Policy: If you cancel a class after your registration is processed there is a $25 class cancellation fee. The balance of the class fee will be refunded to you at a prorated amount. If EC&FE cancels classes or sibling care due to low enrollment, you will receive a full refund.



School Age Care

Kidstop and Four Star Family & Student Attendance Agreements

Terms and Conditions are also expressed in our Family Handbook as listed below.

Registration/Processing Fee:

Kidstop, PreKids and SPOT School Year and Summer contracts only:

  • I must pay a non-refundable processing fee of $25.00 for each student in my family if my registration information is submitted by 2/9/16 for the summer program, and 6/7/16 for the school year. After these deadlines I understand that my processing fee increases to $35.00 for each student.
  • I understand the processing fee is non-refundable and will be deposited electronically after my student/s is/are accepted into the program. NOTE: This processing fee is not for Non-School Day registrations for families that have a current School Year contract or Summer Extended Care Weeks.
  • Regardless of any assistance I am on, I pay a $25.00 or $35.00 (depending on when submitted) deposit for each student that I am enrolling. I understand that I will be reimbursed the deposit amount if assistance pays for my registration.
  • When a family withdraws and re-enrolls, regardless of the number of times or time between, a processing fee of $25.00 or $35.00 (depending on when submitted) for each student will always be applied.

Four Star Express contracts only:

  • That I must pay one week’s tuition at the time of enrollment. This will be applied to the last week of the program's tuition. NOTE: Refund Policy can be found below in “Contract Changes and Withdrawal” section.
  • Participation in Four Star express does not guarantee enrollment at an elementary that falls outside of your school’s attendance area. Enrollment at Osseo Area Elementary Schools is based on school attendance areas.

Tuition (Membership):

  • I understand that auto payment is required for all contracts with our program. The current tuition due will be deducted automatically the following Monday after weekly invoicing. Some families may also use Money Orders to pay for their invoices.This needs to be arranged through our business office.
  • I am responsible for tuition at the contract rate that I have enrolled my student or students in. I acknowledge that I must speak to the Community Education Program Manager at my student’s site if I'd like to make alternative arrangements to pay my tuition.
  • If I fail to pay tuition, my student will be removed from the program and cannot be re-enrolled until all past due tuition is paid in full.
  • Tuition is due regardless of my student’s attendance and when weather or an emergency late start, early dismissal or closing of a school or the district occurs.
  • Tuition includes breakfast, snack, field trips and all other activities including supplies.
  • That I will be invoiced weekly via email. The weekly invoice will reflect the current tuition due.
  • The program does not accept cash or checks.
  • I am accountable to pay for the contract dates that I have enrolled in. If my TCE on-line contract is not correct, it is my responsibility to change my contract on-line by 11:59pm the Wednesday prior to the next Monday in order to take effect the following Monday.
  • A request for reimbursement of tuition paid is at the discretion of the district. Any tuition returned may be charged a $50.00 administration fee.
  • That any reimbursement will be returned on the card or banking account that the tuition was taken out of.
  • Tuition Fee of $5.00 will automatically be assessed for any payment that is not made within 14 days of the payment due date, and for any credit/debit card declines for any reason.

Late Pick Up Fee (Four Star Express, Kidstop, PreKids and Spot):

Our programs close at 6:00pm. Occasionally, a school or the district may close early due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

  • Pick up after closing time, results in a $5.00 charge for the first 5 minutes and $1.00 per minute until your child is picked up.
  • After three late pick-ups, your account will be charged $10.00 for the first 5 minutes and $2.00 per minute until your child is picked up.
  • Your account will be charged and invoiced for the late fee amount. The time of pick up is automatically generated from your signature.
  • To assure timely pick up, please set your watch to the iPad at your child’s site and arrange for others to pick up your child if pick up will be after 6:00pm.
  • Failure to pay late fees will result in discontinued service.
  • If you pick up your child after 6:00pm more than 6 times, you may be dismissed from the program.

Finder's Fee (After School Only) - All families in our programs are required to notify site staff if their child will not be attending on a contracted day. Notifying the school office is not sufficient. Absences can be communicated through site specific email or via the site specific attendance line listed on our website. If we are not notified of the absence, you may be charged a $5.00 finder’s fee for that day. We ask for this notice because we take our responsibility for your children very seriously. A missing child must be located, so staff must take time from the group to find out why a child is not there, or why they showed up on an unscheduled day. If we do not get a call, we waste valuable time that should be spent doing activities with the children.

Contract Length:

  • School year, the contract length is commensurate with the length of the agreed upon program, one that officially begins on the first day as noted by Kidstop administration.
  • Summer contracts are typically nine or ten weeks in length.
  • Contracts always start on a Monday and end on a Friday.

Contract Changes and Withdrawal:

Kidstop, PreKids and Spot School Year and Summer contracts only:

  • I understand that all contract changes will incur a $5.00 processing fee (School Year Only).
  • I understand I need to enter into the TCE online system all changes and withdrawals by 11:59pm on Wednesday to take effect the following Monday.
  • I understand that if I make a change after 11:59pm on Wednesday, it will take effect the Monday following the next week. I will be charged the current contract until the change takes effect.
  • Contract changes and withdrawals will always start on a Monday and end on a Friday.
  • When withdrawing from program, tuition must be paid in full.
  • Students will not be re-admitted to the program until all past due accounts are paid.
  • If a family withdraws from the program and re-enrolls, they are placed at the bottom of the waitlist if one exists.

Four Star Express program refund policy:

  • If a family withdraws and there is another family on our waitlist at the time of withdrawal who accepts this open spot, we will provide a full refund of the last week’s deposit.
  • If a family withdraws prior to July 1 and the spot cannot be filled at the time of withdrawal, we will refund one half the last week’s deposit.
  • If a family withdraws after July 1 and the spot cannot be filled at the time of withdrawal, no refund will be provided.

Summer Pick Your Day Contract (Kidstop, Cosmic Club and Spot)

Unlimited free contract changes allowed from 1/12/16 to 11:59pm 5/18/16. After 5/18/16 you are locked into your contract for the summer, and also your rate. Following this deadline:

  • You can add days on a space available basis
  • You cannot remove days
  • There are no vacation days in the summer months
  • There is no swapping or banking of days allowed

Drop in Care Fee (Must be registered with our program to use Drop in Care):

School Year Drop In (Kidstop and Spot)

  • Require 3 programming days of advance notice, online through the TCE system.
  • In emergency situations a family can call the site to see if an exception could be made.
  • Space availability applies, and all drop in days will be confirmed by either a phone call or email from a staff person in Kidstop.
  • Rate is $17.50 per programming period.
  • Drop in care cannot be used more than 8 programming periods per month.

School Year Drop In (PreKids)

  • Require 3 programming days of advance notice, online through the TCE system.
  • In emergency situations a family can call the site to see if an exception could be made.
  • Space availability applies, and all drop in days will be confirmed by either a phone call or email from a staff person in PreKids.
  • Rate per programming period.
    • Rate is $35.00 per programming period for Before AM, After PM and Between Care
    • Rate is $20.00 per programming period for Opposite AM or PM Preschool
  • Drop in care cannot be used more than 8 programming periods per month.

Summer Drop In (Kidstop, Cosmic Club and Spot)

  • If a family adds a day in the summer by Wednesday at 11:59pm for the following week, they will only be charged their current contracted rate. If a family adds a day in the summer following the Wednesday 11:59pm deadline, they will be charged our summer drop-in rate of $47.00.

Non-School Days (NSD) – School Year Only:

Non-school days (NSD) are not covered in tuition cost. To guarantee a spot for your student you must register at least 14 business days in advance of any NSD.

  • Standard Rate: I understand that to receive the Standard Rate I must sign my child(ren) up for an upcoming non-school day at least 14 business days in advance. The Standard Rate is $35.00 per child for families in Kidstop, $45.00 per child for families in PreKids and $40.00 per student in The Spot who have a school year contract of any kind. If more than two children are registered, the youngest child(ren) will be $0.00.
  • Extended Rate: I understand that I will be charged the Extended Rate if I do not sign my child(ren) up for a non-school day at least 14 business days in advance. The Extended Rate is $47.00 per child for families in Kidstop, $55.00 per child for families in PreKids and $50.00 per student in The Spot who have a school year contract of any kind. If more than two children are registered, the youngest child(ren) will be $0.00.
  • Requests for NSD's will show up as pending in your account until 10 business days prior to the actual NSD. NOTE: You may "Remove" any pending NSD. If you need to cancel your non-school day, which you have already registered for, you are required to do so by the cancellation deadline listed on your non-school day calendar. If you do not cancel by this deadline, you are required to pay the full amount for that non-school day.
  • At the 10 business day mark, the request will be processed and you will be sent a confirmation email. NSD requests become non-cancellable and non-refundable once they are approved.
  • For NSD registration/cancellation calendar, please visit www.kidstop279.org Program Forms. Click "2016-2017 Kidstop Flyer" document to view register by and cancel by deadlines.

Contract Exceptions (School Year and Summer)

There are no exceptions for contracts in the summer or school year outside of:

  • Illness that Lasts Longer than 3 consecutive days: Must be verified with a doctor’s note
  • Funerals: Require an obituary, or other verification
  • Loss of Job: Requires verification

Child Care Assistance and Service:

  • The Kidstop Business office must have official confirmation from the county that a particular family is receiving childcare assistance before the child can begin attending the program.
  • If my student is in need of special assistance or service, it is my responsibility to make arrangements and notify Kidstop administration prior to enrollment (note that this applies to parents that receive assistance through a Minnesota county or municipality)
  • In the event assistance from an agency is denied, I (acting as parent or guardian) am solely responsible for the payment of any remaining tuition.
  • Regardless of any assistance, I acknowledge that I am responsible for paying the $25.00 or $35.00 deposit (depending on when submitted) for any student(s) enrolled in the program.

Program Code of Conduct (applies to families and students):

  • I acknowledge program and district codes of conduct as stated on the district website, family handbook and bear responsibility for my and my student’s compliance with all policies.
  • I agree that we will:
    • Show respect to self, other students and staff
    • Follow program rules, directions and policies
    • Not engage in behavior that could potentially harm or injure self, students or staff
  • I acknowledge that a consistent violation of program code of conduct may result in termination from the program. Violations of this code can include, but are not limited to, the following:
    • Physical harm or consistent aggressiveness towards other students or staff
    • Bullying behavior. Defined as intentionally harmful or disrespectful acts that cause harm or discomfort to other students and staff; this can include unwarranted physical contact, verbal assault, social ostracism, obscene gestures and language, and emotional or physical dominance that causes fear and trauma.
    • Behavior that damages others or school property.
    • Behavior that may be perceived as sexual in nature including requests for favors, physical contact, physical conduct with sexual overtures, and/or any behavior that could be construed as sexually harassing or intimidating.
    • Inability to function cooperatively in the program’s group social setting that disrupts the nature and content of the program.
    • Needs that greatly alter the overall philosophy and procedures of the program.
  • If the code of conduct is broken, I understand that program officials will communicate the details of the incident and work towards an equitable resolution. If the behavior is repeated after program intervention and guidance, I understand that my student may be dismissed from the program and my contract terminated with no option for refund.
  • No Tolerance Policy: I understand that if my student brings any instrument to the program that could be perceived as a weapon, (including all firearms, whether loaded or not, knives and explosives - either look alike or real) he or she will be immediately suspended in accordance with Minnesota Statutes Sections 121A.40-121A.56.
  • I understand that the program does not allow any type of play that is violent. This includes making and/or pretending to have any type of weapon. Depending on the nature of the incident, I understand that my student may subject to dismissal.
  • As a parent and/or guardian, I also understand that I must abide by and adhere to all of the expectations, processes and procedures of the program.
  • I have read the Code of Conduct Agreement and will adhere to its principles and policies. I understand that failure to abide by these principles may lead to my student’s dismissal and the termination of my contract with no option for refund.

Permission Release Agreement:

  • I agree to abide by all of the terms, policies and procedures of District 279 programs.
  • In the event of an emergency injury involving my student, I authorize the program staff to call 911 and transport to Maple Grove Hospital, or the nearest hospital, unless I have notified them of an alternate hospital. I understand that I am responsible for any charges that occur as a result of this.
  • I agree to permit my student to participate in walking trips, field trips, and other activities related to the program.
  • I agree that my student will apply sunscreen on himself or herself anytime when applicable. I understand that I must request and sign a release form if I decline to have sunscreen for my student.
  • I agree to attend conferences regarding my student when required by the program. I further understand that failure to attend could result in the dis-enrollment of my student from the program.
  • I understand that my and/or my child’s photo may be used by the program for promotional purposes in both printed and electronic documents. If I wish to deny this I will follow the School Board Policy and Procedure 515.
  • I agree that the program may access my student's school district behavior information as necessary.
  • I certify that the information I provide to the program is accurate, complete and true to the best of my knowledge.

Media Usage Agreement – (Applies to Summer Program):

  • I understand that my student may check out books from District 279 Media Centers under the following conditions
    • That check out is for one week and that books must be returned at the end of this period.
    • That my student may only check out books for her/himself.
    • That all books must be returned before checking out additional books.
    • That my student is responsible for books that are overdue damaged or lost.
  • Overdue, Lost and Damaged Books:
    • Notices will be sent home weekly with students who have not returned books.
    • That if a book is lost or damaged the family is responsible for paying for it.
    • Final notices for unreturned books will be sent home the first week in August.
    • The program will begin collecting payments for overdue, lost or damaged books the first week of August.
    • That in the event I pay for a book that is later found, the money will be returned to me.

Parent Agreement:

  • I understand that the philosophy and procedures of the program may not be the same as our family philosophy and procedures. I recognize this and realize that while my child is in the program, we must abide by the philosophy and procedures of the program.
  • I will read and be responsible for the information the program provides me.
  • I will return information by the date it is requested.
  • I will ask questions for clarification when I don’t understand.
  • I will share information that helps staff understand and support my child’s needs.
  • I will talk with the Program Manager if I have a question or I am unhappy with the program or staff.

I understand that I am responsible for all of the information in the Family and Student Terms and Conditions for Attendance. All of this information is available online at www.kidstop279.org in the Program Forms.