Spring 2013, Dear Parent(s):

Spring 2013,
Dear Parent(s):
Welcome to the Youth Center at St. James! We hope that your child will be
joining us this coming school year.
Our Youth Center’s reputation is based on the quality of our staff and program
activities. We feel that the key to our successful program rests with the
relationally-minded staff, high-energy, youth work professionals who are
experienced with middle school students, trained and evaluated in safety,
positive discipline methods, youth development, and most of all, who love to
have FUN!
We believe that each child is an individual and has gifts that are unique. The
Youth Center is a safe, supervised space, where students can participate in
enrichment activities, build relationships with peers, and work on academic
goals/homework. We strive to model and reinforce the skills that help our
students succeed throughout life: resolving conflicts peacefully, and learning
how to make and keep friends.
If you would like to enroll your child in the Youth Center at St. James, please fill
out the enclosed forms and return to us as soon as possible. A $25 nonrefundable registration fee should accompany the application. For
applications received before August 1, 2013 we will waive the registration fee.
We will need all the requested information in order to coordinate our staffing and
program schedules.
The information that follows will provide you with considerable detail regarding
our program and operations. Please read it carefully.
The first day of the after school program is Thursday August 22, 2013. Call the
Youth Center office if you need further information at (626)799-6266 or email at
[email protected] We're looking forward to a fun and exciting year with
your child!
Sincerely,
Morgan Fanelli
Todd Blackham
Youth Center Director
Program Director
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Y O U T H C E N T E R AT S T . J AM E S
G E N E R AL I N F O R M AT I O N
D AY S / H O U R S P E R W E E K
Our hours of operation are from 2:30 - 6:30 pm Monday through Friday. We follow the
South Pasadena Middle School Calendar. We will do our best to provide parents with
two weeks’ notice if the center will be closed. The Youth Center program is available for
students in the 6th - 8th grade.
BILLING
At the beginning of each month you will be billed for the current month’s tuition.
Payment is due at that time. We accept cash or check payments. You can leave your
check in the front office with either Morgan Kim or Todd Blackham. Payment after the
5th day of the month, will incur a late fee of $20.00 unless arrangement has been made
with the Directors. Please keep your account current. Failure to keep your account
current may result in the dismissal of your child from the program.
2013-14 Youth Center program rates: We offer two rate plans for our full program to
best suit your student’s schedule:
Full Program
5 Days per week…..$300/month
3 Days per week…..$250/month
August tuition is included in the regular monthly fee for September. December and
June are pro-rated at 50%. Every other month will be charged the full rate.
There is a 10% discount for the second child enrolled in the program.
All enrichment activities, homework supervision, and a daily snack are included in the
monthly rates.
Please note that we are reviewing the rates for the 2014 calendar year and they are
subject to change.
In order to ensure the quality of our program, you will be billed for the monthly rate that
you initially sign up for. If you need to change your monthly schedule, you may do so in
writing and with authorization from the Youth Center Director.
C AN C E L L AT I O N S / AD J U S T M E N T S
Two weeks’ notice is required to permanently withdraw or change your monthly
schedule. In the event of an immediate cancellation, your account will be billed for two
more weeks at the minimum three-day charge in accordance with this policy. The Youth
Center reserves the right to dismiss a student whose conduct or influence is
unsatisfactory, or in the opinion of the Directors, is not in the best interest of the
program.
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PICKING UP YOUR STUDENT
Parents must pick-up their children by 6:30 PM at the site. There is a $1.00/minute late
fee charge for each minute after 6:30 PM. This fee, in cash, is payable upon your arrival
at the Youth Center. If you are going to be late please call the site directly and notify us.
The late fee charge will double after your third late arrival. Thank you for your
consideration of our staff. Students will not be permitted to wait unsupervised on-site
for pick-up after 6:30. Please make every effort to pick up your student by 6:30pm.
ACCIDENTS
In the event that a student is hurt at the Youth Center and needs emergency treatment,
the Director will immediately try to reach the student’s parents, followed by the alternate
contact. It is therefore important to keep all your work and emergency phone
numbers current. If neither contact can be reached, and it is deemed necessary,
emergency services will be contacted. The Youth Center’s accident insurance covers,
up to our policy limits, any injury received at the Youth Center to the extent that they are
not covered by any other health and/or accident insurance covering the child.
ALLERGIES/MEDICATION
Students requiring emergency allergy medication or other medication (i.e. EpiPens,
asthma inhalers, etc.) administered during program hours will be required to provide
additional procedural and permission documentation from the child’s doctor.
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The Youth Center at St. James
2013-2014 Enrollment Application
Student’s Name __________________________ Nickname ________________
Address _______________________ City _________________ Zip __________
Birthday ___________________
Sex _____
Grade (in Fall ’13)___________
Student’s Cell (____) ____________________
Primary Phone (____)_____________________ (Call first, if necessary)
Primary email address(es): ________________________________________
Parent 1 Name ____________________________________________________
Parent 1 Contact No. 1 (____)______________No. 2 (____) ______________
Parent 1 Occupation ____________________________________________________
Parent 2 Name ____________________________________________________
Parent 2 Contact No. 1 (____)______________No. 2 (____) ______________
Parent 2 Occupation ____________________________________________________
Student lives with (circle one): Parent 1
Parent 2
Both Split time
Guardian/Alternate Contact _______________________ Phone ____________
Any medical/behavioral conditions we should know about your child?
________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________
Parent Authorization: In the event I cannot be reached in an emergency, I hereby give
permission to the Physician selected by the Director of the Youth Center or Youth
Center staff to secure proper treatment for my child as named above. To the best of my
knowledge, this child is in good health. I further agree to allow my child to be used in
any promotional media, pictures, movies, website or press release.
Signed __________________________________________(Parent or Guardian)
Date:______________________
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PROGRAM SELECTION for the 2012-2013 School Year
Full Program (2:30-6:30pm M-F, includes snack, homework lab and enrichment
activities)
□ 5 days per week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$300/month
□ 3 days per week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$250/month
Circle days of the week your child will usually be attending the program.
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
(There is flexibility in which days your student attends. We use this as a guideline for
staffing and programming purposes.)
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YOUTH CENTER PARENT AGREEMENT
Please enroll my child, _______________________________________, ____ grade, in
the Youth Center at St. James After school program located at St. James’ Church
during the 2013-2014 school year. I understand and accept the following stipulations:
I will be billed at the beginning of the month for the following month. Tuition is
payable by the 1st of the month, unless arrangements are made with the Director. If I
fail to maintain my account, the Youth Center can suspend services for my child until I
have paid my balance.
A minimum enrollment of three days per week is required. My bill will reflect
the three-day minimum each week.
Two weeks’ notice is required to permanently withdraw my child from the
program. In the event of an immediate cancellation my account will be billed for two
more weeks at the three-day minimum charge.
My emergency information form will be kept current. I will notify the Youth
Center staff regarding any physical concerns or limitations my child may develop, or
changes in phone numbers. A completed health history form is required for
attendance.
I will notify the Youth Center if I am unable to pick-up my child by 6:30pm. There will be
a $1.00 late fee for every minute after 6:30 pm, payable at the time of pick-up. Three
late fee charges will double the late fee.
The Youth Center reserves the right to dismiss a child whose conduct or influence is
unsatisfactory, or, in the opinion of the Director, is not in the best interest of the
program.
The Youth Center programs are offered from school dismissal until 6:30 PM,
Monday through Friday except holidays and school vacations unless otherwise notified.
Parent Signature _________________________________Date _____________
A copy of this agreement will be left in your student file
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HEALTH HISTORY FORM
This form must be returned to the Youth Center office before your child may
attend the after school program.
Name ___________________________________________________________
Birth date _________________
Sex _______
Age ________
Address _________________________________________________________
Home Phone ____________________________________
Parent 1 ________________________________________
Day Phone __________________ Cell________________
Parent 2 ________________________________________
Day Phone __________________ Cell________________
Child lives with: □ Parent 1
□ Parent 2
□ Both
□ Split Time
If not available in an emergency, notify:
Name ________________________________________________________________
Relationship ________________________ Phone____________________________
Name of Doctor__________________________Phone ________________________
Do you carry family medical/hospital insurance?
If so, indicate: Carrier __________________
Policy or Group # __________________
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HEALTH HISTORY FORM (cont.)
Any allergies (food, drugs, plants, insects, etc.)
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
Any specific conditions? (Hyperactivity, speech problems, physical challenges, etc.) Is
this child required to take medications during program hours?
________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
Any medical, physical and/or emotional history, conditions, treatments or diseases that
we should know about?
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
Does your child carry emergency medication (i.e. EpiPens, asthma inhaler, etc.)
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
PARENT'S AUTHORIZATION
This Health History is correct so far as I know, and the person herein described has
permission to engage in all prescribed youth center activities except as noted. In the
event I cannot be reached in an emergency, I hereby give permission to the physician
selected by the Youth Center to secure proper treatment for me or my child named
above. This form may be photocopied.
Signature of parent/guardian:_____________________________________________
Printed Name____________________________
Date________________________
In the case of severe allergies or medication required during program hours, an
additional release may be required.
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Pick-Up/Release Information. In addition to the parents/legal guardians, the student
may be released to the following individuals:
1. Name:
Relationship:
Phone Number:
2. Name:
Relationship:
Phone Number:
I understand that the Youth Center at St. James is NOT a Childcare facility; my child
may sign out of the Youth Center at St. James by him/herself with parent permission.
Movie Release: The Youth Center at St. James offers movie times on an occasional
basis. Movies that will be most commonly shown to all students in our program are
rated “PG” or “PG13”. If you do not wish for your child to participate in the movies,
please notify the staff and alternative activities will be made available for your student.
Not a Child Care Facility: The Youth Center at St. James is not a child care facility. It
is an after school program providing recreation activities and academic assistance to
6th - 8th grade students. The students are expected to arrive at the Youth Center from
the Middle School and may leave upon signing out. Transportation will not be provided
from South Pasadena Middle School to the Youth Center. If you wish, you may have
your child walk with a Youth Center Counselor from the middle school to the Youth
Center. Students walking with a Counselor will sign in at the Middle School and are
then required to remain with the group until they arrive at the Youth Center. Students
wishing to walk with the Counselor should meet at the middle school marquee (Fair
Oaks and Rollin St.). The Youth Center will assume responsibility for students once they
sign in either at the Middle School or upon their arrival at the Youth Center. The Youth
Center is not equipped to take care of sick children. You must pick up your child in the
event of an illness. Only students enrolled in the program will be escorted to the Youth
Center.
Permission to Walk Independently (please initial)
____ My child HAS permission to walk to the Youth Center at St. James from the
Middle School independently from the Counselor and student group. I understand that
the Youth Center is not responsible for my child until they sign in at the Youth Center. I
will notify the Youth Center in writing, if my child is no longer able to walk independently
from the group.
____ My child DOES NOT have permission to walk to the Youth Center at St. James
from the Middle School independently from the Counselor and student group.
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WAIVER AND RELEASE by Legal Guardian of Minor Child
I, ________________________________________________, on behalf of
____________________________________________________, my minor (“CHILD”)
HEREBY WAIVE AND RELEASE, indemnify, hold harmless and forever discharge THE
EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF LOS ANGELES and The Youth Center at St. James’ Episcopal
Church, including its agents, employees, officers, directors, volunteers, faculty, staff,
chaperones, and successors, of and from any and all claims, demands, expenses, causes of
action, lawsuits, damages and liabilities, of every kind and nature, whether known or unknown,
in law or equity, that I or my CHILD ever had or may have arising from or in any way related to
my CHILD’s voluntary participation in the Youth Center at St. James Church, provided that this
waiver of liability does not apply to any acts of gross negligence or wanton misconduct.
I hereby authorize and grant permission for the Youth Center at St. James to escort my CHILD
from South Pasadena Middle School to the Youth Center. I agree hereby to release and hold
harmless any and all the Youth Centers’ adult chaperones supervising my CHILD in the
activities planned for the year 2013-14 including, but not limited to, any damages, loss or injury
which my CHILD may sustain through transportation to, from, as well as through sponsored
activities on the trip.
By this WAIVER, I, on behalf of my CHILD, assume all risks and responsibilities, and therefore
waive all claims of personal injury, death, or loss of personal property arising from my CHILD’s
participation in ALL Youth Center’s Activities for the year June 2013-June 2014.
THIS WAIVER AND RELEASE contains the full agreement of the parties and supersedes any
prior written agreements or oral representations by either party.
I have read, understand and fully agree to the terms of this WAIVER and RELEASE.
I understand and confirm that by signing this WAIVER and RELEASE, my CHILD and I have
given up considerable future legal rights. I have signed this agreement freely and voluntarily,
under no duress or threat of duress, without inducement, promise or guarantee being
communicated to me.
My signature is proof of my intention to execute and complete an unconditional WAIVER and
RELEASE of all liability to the full extent of the law.
In the event my CHILD should require emergency medical care, I authorize the Youth Center at
St. James’ and/or its adult chaperones to disclose these conditions to a Physician or other
medical professional.
Printed Name of Child:
Printed Name of Parent of Guardian:
Signature of Parent or Guardian:
Date:
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