Extended Time

Extended Time will be abiding by all IDPH and ISBE recommendations via the COVID-19 situation. 

Current CDC Guidelines

  • CDC does not currently recommend schools conduct symptom screening for all students in grades K-12 on a routine (e.g., daily) basis.
  • Parents, caregivers, or guardians (“caregivers”) should be strongly encouraged to monitor their children for symptoms of infectious illness every day through home-based symptom screening.
  • Students who are sick should not attend school in-person.

The presence of any of the symptoms below generally suggests a student has an infectious illness and should not attend school, regardless of whether the illness is COVID-19. For students with chronic conditions, a positive screening should represent a change from their typical health status.

  • 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher
  • Sore throat
  • Cough (for students with chronic cough due to allergies or asthma, a change in their cough from baseline)
  • Difficulty breathing (for students with asthma, a change from their baseline breathing)
  • Diarrhea or vomiting
  • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever

Students should not attend school in-person if they or their caregiver identifies new development of any of the symptoms above. This would apply to ET – If the student can’t attend school, they can’t attend ET.

ET COVID Procedure

COVID Screenings will not be taken at any point during drop off procedure. If a child presents or complains of the above CDC symptoms during Extended Time care, temperature check the student. If the temperature is 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher immediately separate the student from the group with their belongings and notify parent for pick up. Contact the Recreation Program Manager immediately with direction on how to proceed with students and disinfection. If the Recreation Program Manager is unavailable contact Superintendent of Recreation. It is not the responsibility of Extended Time Staff to contact the Oregon School District or Ogle County Health Department.

ET Overview

Extended Time is our before and after school program that is paired with the OCUSD calendar.  Our staff engages students in both recreational and educational activities that encourage teamwork, self-confidence, and fun.  The program is conveniently located at the Blackhawk Center.  Children can walk to school in the morning and come straight over after school. The morning program includes the option of having your child walked to the elementary school early for their breakfast program. The daily afternoon schedule includes time for snack, homework, themed projects, as well as physical activity.  Students in grades K-6th can attend.  Contact Tina Ketter at 815-732-3101 or tina@oregonpark.org with any questions.

Registration

Registration for the 2021-22 School Year is open!  Registration can be completed over the phone (815) 732-3101 or online.  Registration for a student’s month of attendance must be completed by the 25th of the month prior.*  To offer parent’s a flexible schedule, parents will select each day within the month that their child(s) will be attending.  Parents may register for Before School, After School, or both.  Payment is required at the time of registration.

Program FAQ’S – Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the Extended Time registration procedures?
A: Registration for a student’s month of attendance must be completed by the 25th of the month prior.*  To offer parent’s a flexible schedule, parents will select each day within the month that their child(s) will be attending.  Parents may register for Before School, After School, or both.  Payment is required at the time of registration. 

*Registration for August 2021 must be completed by August 11th.

Q: What are the program fees?
A: Before School (6:30-8:00 am): $5/day per student
After School (3:10-5:30 pm): $8/day per student*

*Wednesdays are scheduled OCUSD early dismissals, and the Extended Time program will run 2:00-5:30 pm.  Wednesday’s After School fee will be $11/day per student due to the extended program time. 

Q: What if I miss the deadline for my student?
A: The deadline for a student’s attendance is the 25th of the month prior.  A late fee will be applied to any registrations completed after the 25th and no registrations will be accepted after the 1st of the month.  All registrations completed after the registration deadline must be completed over the phone. 

Q: What are the late fees?
A: Before School (6:30-8:00 am): $2/day per student
After School (3:10-5:30 pm): $2/day per student

Late fees will be capped at $20 per child.  The primary goal of the late fee is to minimize late registrations to assist with improved planning for the students and our staff.   

Q: Is there a sibling discount?
A: No, the sibling discount is not offered for the Extended Time program.

Q: What if my child cannot attend a day they are registered?
A: If a child(s) is unable to attend the Extended Time program for a day they are registered, please notify Tina Ketter at tina@oregonpark.org. Refunds will not be issued for individual missed days.

Q: Can I transfer days within the same month of attendance?
A: If your child(s) is not registered for the complete month and you wish to switch days, you must notify Tina Ketter at tina@oregonpark.org.  Approval is subject to availability, and there may be additional fees charged if a child is being transferred to a Wednesday. 

Q: Will I receive a refund if my child can no longer attend Extended Time?
A: To withdraw a child from a week of Extended Time, a refund request must be submitted online at https://oregonpark.org/refund-request/.  A full refund, less the $5 administrative fee, will be granted if the application for refund is filed by the 25th of the month prior, also known as the Extended Time registration deadline.  Refunds will not be granted after the 25th of the month prior unless due to a medical note or emergency.  All refunds are subject to the program coordinator’s approval.  A full refund will be issued if the Park District cancels a scheduled day.