Boys & Girls Club of Maury County

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Frequently Asked Questions

2017-2018 “GREATNESS ACADEMIES” FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  1. Locations:

Brown Elementary : Before School care offered on site. For Brown students from 6am until the school bell rings. (For the After School program, Brown students will be bused to 209 Wayne Street.)

Culleoka Unit School : After School care offered on site. For Culleoka students from school dismissal until 6pm. (No before care planned at this time, unless demand exists—please call us if you are interested in before care at this site).

E.A. Cox Middle : Before School care offered on site. For E.A. Cox students from 6am until the school bell rings. (For the After School program, Cox 5th graders will be bused to 209 Wayne Street, and Cox 6-8th graders will be bused to the Teen Center at 210 W. 8th Street.)

Hampshire Unit School : After School care offered on site. For Hampshire students from school dismissal until 6pm. (No before care planned at this time, unless demand exists—please call us if you are interested in before care at this site).

Highland Park Elementary : Before School care offered on site. For Highland students from 6am until the school bell rings. (For the After School program, Highland students will be bused to 209 Wayne Street.)

JE Woodard Elementary : Before & After School care offered on site. For Woodard students from 6am until the school bell rings, and school dismissal until 6pm.

JR Baker Elementary : Before & After School care offered on site. For Baker students from 6am until the school bell rings, and school dismissal until 6pm.

Marvin Wright Elementary : Before & After School care offered on site. For Marvin Wright students from 6am until the school bell rings, and school dismissal until 6pm.

McDowell Elementary : Before School care offered on site. For McDowell students from 6am until the school bell rings. (For the After School program, McDowell students will be bused to 209 Wayne Street.)

Mt. Pleasant Elementary : Before & After School care offered on site. For MPES students from 6am until the school bell rings, and school dismissal until 6pm.

Mt. Pleasant Middle/High School : Before & After School care offered on site at one consolidated location (most likely the middle school, finalizing with MCPS). For MPMS and MPHS students from 6am until the school bell rings, and school dismissal until 6pm.

Randolph Howell Elementary : Before & After School care offered on site. For Randolph Howell students from 6am until the school bell rings, and school dismissal until 6pm.

Riverside Elementary : Before School care offered on site. For Riverside students from 6am until the school bell rings. (For the After School program, Riverside students will be bused to 209 Wayne Street.)

Santa Fe Unit School : After School care offered on site. For Santa Fe students from school dismissal until 6pm. (No before care planned at this time, unless demand exists—please call us if you are interested in before care at this site).

Spring Hill Elementary : Before & After School care offered on site. For SHES students from 6am until the school bell rings, and school dismissal until 6pm.

Spring Hill Middle : Before & After School care offered on site. For SHMS students from 6am until the school bell rings, and school dismissal until 6pm.

BGC Teen Center, 210 W. 8th St., Columbia : After School only (school dismissal until 6pm) for grades 6-12th who attend Central High School, Spring Hill High School, E.A. Cox Middle, or Whitthorne Middle. (Before care will be offered on site for each middle school. There will be no before care at the high schools unless the demand exists.) Students will be bused from school to this location.

BGC Wayne Street Unit, 209 Wayne St., Columbia: After School only (school dismissal until 6pm) for grades K-5th who attend McDowell, Brown, Highland Park, Riverside, E.A. Cox, or Whitthorne. (Before care will be offered on site at each school). Students will be bused from school to this location.

Whitthorne Middle: Before School care offered on site. For Whitthorne students from 6am until the school bell rings. (For the After School program, Whitthorne 5th graders will be bused to 209 Wayne Street, and Whitthorne 6-8th graders will be bused to the Teen Center at 210 W. 8th Street.)

 

  1. Fees: In order to reserve your child’s slot, we require payment of the one-time Registration Fee and the first week’s Membership Fee. Membership Fees for the 2017-2018 School Year are as follows:
  • Before School Care ONLY– $40 per week
  • Before & After School Care– $60 per week
  • After School Care ONLY- $50 per week
  • Break Periods & Full Days (Fall Break, Spring Break, etc.)–$75 per week for standard hours (7:30am-5pm); $95 per week for extended hours (6am-6pm). Single days will be charged accordingly ($15 per day for standard hours, $19 per day for extended hours).

There is a 50% discount on the Registration Fee included for all parents who register during the month of July—thank you for enrolling your child early! The July Registration Fee will only be $15 (registration will go up to $30 on August 1st). There is also a 50% discount ($15 instead of $30) on the registration fee for all parents who sign up for weekly ACH autodebit payments. ACH forms can be picked up at your child’s site, or you may email info@bgcmaury.com to request one. Please turn in completed ACH forms to Club staff at your child’s site.

 

  1. Hours: Before school care will be offered from 6am until the school bell rings. After-school care will be offered from dismissal until 6pm. All youth must be picked up by 6pm. During break periods, standard hours will be 7:30am-6pm. Extended care hours will be offered from 6am-6pm.

 

  1. Financial Assistance: Boys & Girls Clubs of Maury County offers financial assistance for families who cannot afford the above fees. All financial assistance requests are handled via a one-on-one appointment with Club staff. Parents are asked to bring their 2016 tax statements and two recent check stubs (or alternative proof of income if these are not available) to financial assistance appointments. More information can be found under “Enroll Your Child”.

 

  1. Drop-in Rates/Partial Weeks: Unfortunately we do not have the staffing capacity currently to accommodate unannounced drop-ins or offer a pro-rated fee for partial weeks at this time. You will be responsible for the full week’s fee if you would like your child to attend any days during that week. Payment is due the Friday before the week of service, as noted below. However, we will accept single full day (i.e. teacher in-service) and/or break period only registrations (see next).

 

  1. Break Periods/Single Days: Parents can register their children for single full days of operation (such as teacher in-service days) and/or break periods (Fall Break, Spring Break) without their child being a regular after-school member. In order to register your child for any single day or break period, please visit the site for your child’s school at least one week in advance of the day/days needed and notify the Registrar of the days you would like your child to attend. Payment for the days requested is due in advance, and you will be required to fill out an abbreviated membership application so that we have the proper contact information, medical information, and waivers on file for your child. Please see the Fee section above for single day and break period rates.

 

  1. Payments: You must pay the Registration Fee and the first week’s Membership Fee when you enroll your child. Payment of both is required to reserve your child’s slot. After that, payment will be required weekly at each site by Friday for the following week (i.e. payment for the week of August 7th must be submitted by Friday, August 4th in order for your child to attend). A $5 late fee will be assessed for any payments not made by 6pm on Friday. Payments will be taken directly at the sites by our Registrars. Money orders, checks, and credit/debit cards are accepted. We also have the capability to set up auto-debit to your credit or debit card. Registrars will have the forms to sign up for this available at each site starting Week 1. We will NO LONGER be accepting cash payments.

 

  1. Open & Closed Dates: The Club will be open on Fall Break, Spring Break, teacher in-service days, and some days surrounding the Thanksgiving and Winter Break periods. Our Open & Closed Dates for the 2017-2018 school year are as follows**:
  • August 2-Open, Full Day
  • September 1- Open, Full Day
  • CLOSED Labor Day (Sep 4th)
  • Fall Break, October 2-6th —Open, Full Days
  • Thanksgiving Break, November 17th, 20-22nd—Open, Full Days
  • CLOSED Nov. 23-24th (Thanksgiving)
  • Winter Break: December 15th, 18-22nd, 27-29th, January 3-4th—Open, Full Days
  • CLOSED Dec. 25-26th, Jan 1-2nd
  • CLOSED January 15th (MLK Day)
  • February 19th (Presidents Day) —Open, Full Day
  • March 12th—Open, Full Day
  • CLOSED March 30th (Good Friday)
  • Spring Break, April 2-6th—Open, Full Days

 **In the event of hazardous weather conditions, please check to see if your local school is closed. If Maury County Public Schools close due to inclement weather, Boys & Girls Clubs of Maury County will be closed on the first day that MCPS is closed. If MCPS remains closed for additional days, BGC Maury will assess those days on a case-by-case basis and make the decision as to whether it is safe to open the Club location that day. The safety of our Club members and staff is our number one priority. The Club’s open/closed status will be announced via our Facebook page.

If Maury County Public Schools dismiss early due to impending weather conditions, Boys & Girls Clubs of Maury County will also be closed, as MCPS administration and principals require that everyone clear the building. The safety of our Club members and staff is our number one priority. Again, you may check the Club’s Facebook page for updates in the event of inclement weather.

 

  1. Parent Orientations: Unit Directors will hold group Parent Orientations at each location to introduce you to Club staff; discuss Club policies, discipline procedures, payment options, etc. in more detail; and answer any questions you may have. Attendance at a Parent Orientation by at least one parent/guardian is required under Tennessee Department of Education regulations. If you cannot make any of the group orientations, we will work with you to schedule a one-on-one meeting that works with your schedule. A parent/guardian must meet with the Unit Director for their site before their child may begin attending the program.

Both the membership application and payment of the first week’s fee and registration fee are required to complete your enrollment and reserve your child’s slot.

Still have questions? We’re here to help! Please don’t hesitate to contact us at pcovington@bgcmaury.com or (931)490-9401 ext.2621. If you don’t reach us right away, please leave your question in a voicemail. We will respond to you as soon as possible. Thank you!