Extended Day & Falcon's Ledge
St. Thomas School provides a variety of Extended Day activities for those students who arrive before school begins or who remain at school in the afternoon. Extended Day is a relatively unstructured time when students can engage in open-ended activities such as board games, art, block-building, and great conversation. Students are also provided a quiet place to complete homework or work on individual projects. One of the greatest benefits of Extended Day is the opportunity to interact with peers from across the various grade levels. Students in 3/5-Day Preschool through Eighth Grade are welcome to attend.
The morning session is held from 7:30 a.m. until the opening of the school day at 8:05 a.m. Quiet play and reading are encouraged during this time.
The afternoon session begins with the end of the school day at 3:20 p.m. and closes at 6:00 p.m. Structured activities and a supervised homework room are available for students, and a nutritious snack is provided. Athletics and other activities are also offered in the afternoon session and do not require enrollment in the Extended Day program. Please see additional information under Activities & Traditions and Athletics.
The daily charge for Morning Extended Day care is $8.00. The charge for morning Extended Day will be assessed for students arriving any time between 7:30 and 8:05 a.m. Any student through 6th Grade arriving at St. Thomas School before 8:05 a.m. will be required to check into Morning Extended Day. (7th and 8th Graders are not required to check into Morning Extended Day)
The fee for Afternoon Extended Day care is $11.00/hour, billed by the half hour. Any student not picked up by 3:30 p.m. after school will be required to check into Afternoon Extended Day/Falcon's Ledge. The minimum daily charge for Afternoon Extended Day will be one hour ($11.00) for any stay up to 60 minutes. A late fee of $15.00 per each 10-minute period will be charged (per child) if students are not picked up by Extended Day’s 6:00 p.m. closing time.
Charges will accumulate monthly and be reflected on the electronic statement posted each month. Students will be denied Extended Day privileges if their account becomes more than 60 days past due.
Supervised by Dr. DeLap, Falcon's Ledge in the Middle School Plaza provides 5th - 8th Grade students a safe place to "hang out" after school to quietly socialize, study, or engage in a favorite activity. Falcon's Ledge is open daily from 3:20 to 4:30 p.m.