Summer 2024 Information
Operating hours: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Important Summer Dates
- Starting date for Summer: Monday, June 3, 2024
- Ending date for Summer: Tuesday, August 13, 2024
- Closed Thursday, July 4, 2024
- $55 nonrefundable registration and sunscreen fee for Summer
- Fees must be paid by cash or check and returned with the paper registration forms
- 5 days of care is $175 per week, per child.
- 3 days of care is $105 per week, per child.
Part-time students must specify which 3 days they are applying for and will need to adhere to that schedule unless room becomes available on other days. Each child is allowed one week of vacation over the summer. We do not accept doctor excuses because staffing and transportation expenses do not change because of student absences.
Your set tuition reserves your scheduled days in the program.
Weekly fees are due by Friday each week even if your child is absent for any reason.
- Breakfast and snacks are included in regular fees
- Children must pack a lunch including a drink. Take-out pizza and drinks will be delivered one day a week for lunch.
Items Needed Daily for Each Child:
- tee shirt or rash guard for sun protection
- bathing suit
- towel (even children not going to the pool need bathing suits and towels for water play)
- tennis shoes
- filled water bottle
South Connection ONLY transports to the Oakwood Community Center's (OCC) Dolphins Swim Team, OCC Swim Lessons, and OCC Tennis Lessons. Transportation to OCC lessons that end by noon is guaranteed for the FIRST THREE SESSIONS ONLY. We do not provide one-way transportation. Parents are responsible for registering and paying for lessons. Although we take students to the lessons, the OCC staff is responsible for supervision and instruction. Children should only be signed up for lessons if they are responsible enough to follow directions and participate in group lessons.
Students have the opportunity to go swimming at the OCC if they have Oakwood pool passes. Other activities and field trips will be planned for those students that do not go to the pool. We offer limited transportation to Dolphin swim team practice, OCC swim lessons, and OCC tennis lessons. Students will also be transported to Oakwood Reading Immersion, if invited by their school. Van field trips are typically booked for 2 days so that half the children go each day. Some children will be on field trips while others will participate in activities at Lange. A local school bus will be used anytime everyone goes on a field trip at the same time. Children will be participating in activities that are connected with a weekly theme.
Children should arrive at South Connection with sunscreen already applied. Throughout the day sunscreen will be applied as needed. Please teach your children how to apply sunscreen properly, since students are responsible for applying it.
Staff will supervise the application and provide mirrors so that children can cover their faces adequately. Staff will help apply sunscreen if a child needs assistance. Whenever children wear swimsuits, either at S.C. or the pool, we strongly recommend they also wear a tee shirt or rash guard. This will protect their backs and shoulders from the sun, since hard to reach areas may not be adequately sunscreened. Children, who do not have the extra shirt, may not be able to wear swimsuits if deemed at risk for sunburn. The tee shirt or rash guard will need to be taken home regularly and washed since it will be worn during water activities.
Parents will bring children to the back door of Lange (#5). Do not leave until you have checked to see that your child has all necessary items for the day and has been signed in. This is also a good time for exchange of needed information about the day with S.C. staff.
Parents will pick children up at the back door of Lange (#5). Drivers should never cross through the orange cones since children may be outside on the playground. Cars may park behind the cones or in the marked parking spaces. The 6:00 p.m. closing time will be strictly enforced. The $1 per minute late penalty fee will be assessed for late pick-ups.
As new information becomes available, some changes may be necessary. We look forward to having a fun and adventuresome summer. Let’s all work together to make it as safe and enjoyable as possible.