The following is a description of the Extended Day Program so that our parent  community is aware of what we offer. We presently conduct the extended day program at the St. Sebastian Parish Center, which is located across from the school at 39-60 57th Street, Woodside, NY 11377.

To meet the needs of the parents of St. Sebastian Catholic Academy, the Faculty and Staff will continue our Extended Day Program. We provide quality care in a safe and familiar environment. It has been very helpful to parents who have to work and will give them peace of mind knowing their children are in the hands of professional caregivers. To further accommodate our parents’ needs, we will now offer a split session on any given day. See fee schedule/registration form for further details.

We recognize that each child is an individual who works at their own pace. Our goal is to work with students and help them complete their homework on their own.

This supervised program is available to students in Nursery through 5th Grades.   Students in Nursery and Pre-Kindergarten may need to start a little later in order for them to adjust to their new school and daily routine.

Registration Forms

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Extended Day Program   – Complete form with Month/Dates before submitting DOWNLOAD
Extended Day Program Emergency Contact Information DOWNLOAD
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Program Schedule

The program hours are from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM – Monday through Friday.

The program is available on early dismissal days (First Friday of each month), but not including half days before long vacations. The Extended Day Program is only open when school is in session. A typical afternoon might be as follows: (time approximate)

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Time Notes
3:00 –  3:15 PM Attendance taken at school, students/teachers go to Parish Center for snack
3:20 – 6:00 PM
  • Supervised homework (not tutoring)
  • Program is not designed to accommodate one-on-one homework supervision, but group homework supervision.
  • The children will be encouraged to complete as much homework as they are capable of completing.
  • Studying is to be done at home with parent supervision.
  • Upon completion of homework, students will be able to participate in the Parish Center supervised activities in the gym or stay in the Extended Day room and have use of supervised computer programs.
6:00 PM  ABSOLUTE Latest time for pickup of child/children
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Please be aware that snacks will be provided by the program. Healthy snacks are provided to the best of our ability and snacks are selected from our safe snack list for students with allergies. Your child may bring a set of play clothes, if you desire. If your child is enrolled in the program but will not be attending on a specific day, please notify the school in writing, with the exception of illness. A phone call is required for absences for any student who will not be attending on any given school day.

Pick-Up

Children may be picked up at any time prior to 6:00 P.M. They must be picked up by an adult.  It is also very important that parents/guardians sign students out and note the time of student pick up. The latest time to pick your child up is 6:00 PM. WE MUST HAVE the name and phone number of an adult prepared to be an emergency contact in the event that you are uable to be at the Parish Center at 6:00 PM the latest.  Children can be picked up from the Parish Center – John Paul Room on the 1st Floor.  The Center is located on 57th Street and Woodside Avenue (across from the school yard).  Failure to pick up your child by 6:00 P.M. will result in a penalty of:

$10.00 for the first 15 minutes

$15.00 per 15 minute period thereafter

If you are late picking up your child more than three (3) times, your child will be removed from the program.

Fee Schedule

* Inquire about rates for families of 3 students or more.
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1 Child 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM $15.00 per day
1 Child 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM $25.00 per day
1 Child  (First Fridays 12:00 Dismissal)  12:00 Noon to 2:30 PM $25.00 per day
1 Child  (First Fridays)  12:00 Noon to 4:00 PM $30.00 per day
1 Child  (First Fridays)  12:00 Noon to 6:00 PM $40.00 per day
2 Children (same family) 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM $25.00 per day
2 Children (same family) 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM $35.00 per day
 2 Children (same family) (First Fridays)  12:00 Noon to 2:30 PM $30.00 per day
 2 Children (same family) (First Fridays)  12:00 Noon to 4:00 PM $35.00 per day
2 Children (same family)  (First Fridays)   12:00 Noon to 6:00 PM $50.00 per day
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Method of Payment

Parents will be sent a registration form for the month prior to attendance.  Days of attendance must be indicated and payment made in advance and received prior to the new month so that adequate supervision may be assigned and for your child to be eligible to stay in the program.  Payment must accompany monthly registration due by the 1st of each month.  Credits will be issued to your account toward your next month’s balance.  It is important that the registration form be sent in the beginning of each month with the emergency contact information required.  Late fees will be charged for any payments received after the 6th of the following month.

Please note:  There are 3-4 faculty/staff members on duty every day for this program.  Supervision of the children is of the utmost importance to us.  If you schedule additional activities, (yoga, swimming, dance, basketball, etc.) either on or off Parish Center premises for your child, it is your responsibility to have your child picked up and/or brought back to the Extended Day areas.  We will need the name(s) and contact information of those responsible for your child.  Please notify the office of any changes in your child’s schedule in writing preferably.  We would appreciate no last minute changes with the exception of course due to emergencies.