Extended Care

The “Extended Care Program” at Holy Trinity is being provided to assist our school families with physical, educational, and social support in a Christian environment beyond school hours.

Goals and Objectives

Holy Trinity takes seriously its obligation to teach and train children in accordance with the Savior’s command: “therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, …teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you,” Matthew 28:19-20, and “feed my lambs,” John 21:15.  The goal of the “Extended Care Program” is to provide convenience for families and care for students when parents have other obligations.

Curriculum Objectives

The curriculum objectives for Extended Care are:

  1. Homework Assistance will be provided on a daily basis.
  2. Educational Learning games will be provided as appropriate.
  3. Games and Free Play will be allowed as appropriate.
  4. Physical Activities will be provided as appropriate.
  5. Creative activities will be provided as appropriate.

Staff of the Program

Mr. Larry Sellnow
Principal/Director
4153 Burlingame Ave. SW
Wyoming, MI  49509
616-532-2616

Mrs. Lynn Sellnow
Manager
4153 Burlingame Ave. SW
Wyoming, MI  49509
616-532-2616

Mrs. Shelley Porter
Caregiver
4576 Redwing Ct.
Grandville, MI 49418
616-530-6972

Hours

The program will be available to families of Holy Trinity Lutheran School and Preschool.

Morning

Afternoon

Monday

6:30 – 8:00am

11:15am – 6:00pm

Tuesday

6:30 – 8:00am

3:00 – 6:00pm

Wednesday

6:30 – 8:00am

11:15am – 6:00pm

Thursday

6:30 – 8:00am

3:00 – 6:00pm

Friday

6:30 – 8:00am

11:15am – 6:00pm

Admission and Fee Policy

Children of any race, color, national or ethnic origin can be admitted provided we can meet the needs of that child.

There will be a $25.00 nonrefundable registration fee per family per school year.

The charge is $4.00 per hour per first child and $3.00 for additional children rounded to the next half hour, payable weekly.  Payments may be remitted by mail to the school or in person to the director or caregiver.  Please make checks payable to Holy Trinity Lutheran School.

Drop-Off and Pick-up Policies

Please accompany your child(ren) into the classroom when you arrive in the morning.  Children may arrive anytime between 6:30 and 8:00 am.

Please come to the classroom to pick up your child(ren).  Children may be picked up at any time during the after-school hours.  If your child is being picked up by someone other than a parent, you must notify the caregiver.  We must have on file the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of individuals permitted to drop off and pick-up your child.  If someone arrives to pick up your child, and his/her name is not in our file, we cannot allow your child to leave with that person.

Personal Items

Guns, knives, swords, and toys that could hurt other children will not be allowed at the school.  We would ask that children not bring personal belongings to school or the extended care programs without prior permission.

Snacks

Snacks will not be provided.  Children are welcome to bring a healthy snack (or lunch if staying after morning sessions) with them to be eaten in the extended care room.

Some healthy snack ideas:

  • fruit (raisins, grapes, apple slices, bananas)
  • crackers with cheese or peanut butter
  • graham crackers, animal crackers
  • pretzels, popcorn
  • carrot/celery sticks

Discipline Policy

Positive methods which encourage Christian self-control, self-direction, self-esteem, and cooperation will be used by the staff.  Classroom rules will be clear and concise, and the children will be expected to follow them.  When a situation arises, the following procedures will be used:

  1. Positive verbal reminder of the rules.
  2. Non-verbal disapproval of child’s actions, such as removal from group for a “time out”, followed by or connected with a discussion with the caregiver.
  3. Persistent behavior will result in removal from the room to the director’s room or the principal’s office.
  4. Exhausting of step three will result in contacting the parent for removal from the program for the day.
  5. If step 4 is consistently repeated, discussion with the director, principal, and school board may result in release of the child from the program.

All disciplinary action will be on the basis of God’s Word and His commandments, leading the child to repentance and forgiveness through Jesus our Savior.  The teacher will convey to the child the disapproval of his or her actions, not of the child himself.

Health Policies

Health paperwork will be in the school files, as all children in care will be students of Holy Trinity Lutheran School or Preschool.  No medications will be administered by program personnel unless it is under a doctor’s prescription and written authorized instructions are presented to the caregiver.

Children with a sore throat, fever, rash, lice, vomiting, diarrhea, inflamed eyes, or other illness must be kept home.  All families will be notified when any child contracts a communicable disease.  In case of an emergency, every effort will be made to contact the parent or guardian immediately.

Fire and tornado drills will be held regularly to familiarize the students with the alarms and the emergency procedures.

All table and desk surfaces will be sanitized prior to children entering the care areas.

Extended Care Closings

Our extended care program will not be in session on days when our Day School is closed.  In times of inclement weather, please listen to local radio or television stations (WOOD TV8) for details regarding school closings.  Listen for “Holy Trinity Lutheran School.”

Download the Extended Care Program Handbook (PDF)