Out of School Care

Northern Lights Public Schools offers a child care program called Out of School Care for families in need of child care surrounding school hours. To be eligible for this program, children must be enrolled in Kindergarten and up.

Our program offers:

  • Professional, certified child care staff;
  • Quality accredited programs that complement the students’ in-school programming;
  • Government subsidies are available through Human Services;
  • A standard of excellence over and above Alberta’s regulated requirements;
  • Constructive and caring environment, with skilled professionals;
  • A strong commitment to child care from Northern Lights Public Schools;
  • Emphasis on arts, multiculturalism, physical activity and child leadership;
  • Field trips, science activities, and crafts.

Important Dates

August 21 Schools re-open - Registrations received over summer break are processed
August 25 Deadline for registration to start Out of School Care on September 3
Registrations submitted after August 25 may not be guaranteed to start Out of School Care before September 9
September 3 First day of school and Out of School Care (except Kindergarten) for students registered before August 25
September 9 First full day for all Kindergarten students and start of Out of School Care for Kindergarten students
September 16 Casual Care spaces may be open at some sites depending on availability.

 

Locations and Fees

Out of School Care will be offered at these schools in 2019-2020. Please click on the links to see what options are available for each location and what the fees are:

2019-2020 Registration

The 2019-2020 Out of School Care Registration Form is available through the PowerSchool Parent Portal. If you already have a Parent Portal account set up, you can log in, click on School Engage in the lower left hand corner and you will be able to see and fill out the form. If you do not already have a Parent Portal account set up, please contact your school for information. Detailed instructions are included in our Parent Guide to the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

Once you have submitted your form, it may take up to five working days (Monday-Friday, excluding statutory holidays) to review and approve your enrolment. Once your enrolment is approved, you will receive notification that your deposit fees are available to be paid through School Cash Online. 

School Cash Online Account Instructions

Please note: 

Registrations received after June 21 will not be processed until staff return to schools following the summer break (August 21).

Registrations received after August 25 may not be guaranteed to start Out of School Care before September 9.

The Out of School Care program requires 30 days written notice to withdraw from Full-Time Care (AM or PM). 

Once you have registered and paid your deposit for the upcoming school year, you may withdraw prior to August 1 and be refunded your full deposit. (Subsidy deposit or first/last month fee deposit) If you withdraw on or after August 1, you will only be refunded your last month fee deposit, provided you have given 30 days written notice.

Once OSC received your 30-day notice, you will entitled to your deposit/last month fees back, provided you have no outstanding fees owing. You may withdraw anytime throughout the school year by providing 30 days notice.

Casual Care

Registration for Casual Care for the 2019-2020 school year is currently not available. Casual Care will only be offered as space permits and will not be offered prior to September 16.

 

Non-School Days

If you are registered for Full-Time Out of School Care, Non-School Days will be available to purchase throughout the school year through School Cash Online.

In 2019-2020 Out of School Care will be offering care on the following Non-School Days:

  • September 20
  • October 11
  • November 22
  • December 6
  • January 17
  • February 12, 13 & 14
  • March 6 & 20
  • May 15
  • June 5

Please note that while Monday, October 21 is a Non-School Day, it is a Professional Development Day for all staff, so no Out of School Care will be offered on that date.

As well, some sites may offer care during Winter (December 23 – January 3) and Spring Break (April 6-13). Watch for information closer to those dates about if and when care will be offered.