Extended Care

An adult supervised program is available each school day for students from 7:00 – 7:30 a.m. in Room 107. The fee can be paid on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. No registration or sign-up form is necessary.

Extended Day – K-5

For students in grades kindergarten through fifth, a program is offered from 2:15 – 5:15 p.m. each day that school is in full session. The program may be used as little or as often as needed, daily or on a day-to-day basis. Parents must register each child for the program and complete a sign-up form. Fees are charged on an hourly basis and may be paid daily, weekly or monthly. Daily sessions are divided into three hours with various activities:

  • 2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Physical activity
  • 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. Snacks, homework, reading, and computer time
  • 4:15 – 5:15 p.m. Games, arts and crafts, story time, outdoor games (weather permitting)

Note: If a parent or guardian is late picking up a child at school dismissal time, the child will be sent to extended day and charged a fee. Students not picked up from extended day on time will also be charged a fee.

Columbia Avenue and gym doors are locked at 2:30 p.m. To gain entrance to pick up your child from extended day, use the Tech Center doors on the west end of the south parking lot. Useful telephone numbers are: 630-963-9070, 630-969-1452, and 630-353-4555.

Junior High After School Activities (JHASA)

St. Joan of Arc School offers Junior High After School Activities (JHASA). This program consists of two hours (2:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.) of adult supervision. If additional hours are needed on any day/s, students may join the Extended Day Program. The program takes place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday following every regular day of school, excluding half days and holidays. An hourly fee is charged. The program is run by our Jr. High Staff members.

The first hour, students will work on homework projects, using the technology lab, games, etc. The second hour is Open Gym activities. For the third hour, you use the Extended Day Program from 4:15- 5:15. The program is designed to be loose and free flowing so as to be a comfortable transition from the more structured school day. However, students may not leave the campus. They also must participate in the first hour to be a part of the second hour’s activity.

This program is especially useful if your child has an after school activity, because children may not remain on the campus unattended. Special fees will be required for certain activities, i.e., Bowling, Intramural Volleyball, etc.