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BILLING, FEES & POLICIES

2019-2020 school year

Payment Methods & Billing Schedule

A credit card or bank draft information is required for registration and must be maintained on all PS29+ accounts. If you cannot pay with one of these methods, please contact info@ps29plus.com to arrange an alternative payment method.

Billing:

Families may choose their payment schedule: Monthly or Pay In Full

 

Monthly: Fees will be posted on the 5th of each month and charged on the 15th. 

 

Pay in Full: families receive a 5% discount.

Fees will be posted on the 5th and charged on the 15th of month in March.

All additional fees (EKC, Camps, Late Pick Ups, etc.) are billed monthly as incurred and are not eligible for the 5% 'Pay in Full' discount. 
 

*Course and Kids Club Fees are the same for each installment, regardless of the number of active days in that month or your child's attendance. The total session fee is divided into equal monthly installments for ease of billing*

*There will be one additional billing cycle at the end of the school year for any additional Camp, Emergency Kids Club or Late Pick Up fees or unbilled/paid fees from the prior school year.

All fees shown are based on the first child in each family and do not reflect sibling or pay-in-full discounts.

Sibling Discount:

Kids Club, EKC and Camp fees apply to the first child in each family.

Siblings will receive a 20% discount.

There is no sibling discount on Courses.


Financial Aid:   All applications are confidential.

To apply for financial assistance for Courses, Kids Club or Camp, fill out this application or contact Naidre Miller, Director of Operations naidre@ps29plus.com.

If you are applying for financial assistance for Courses, complete the Course Lottery pre-registration and select your preferred Courses. If aid is approved, you will be notified and it will be applied toward a confirmed Course. If aid is not approved and you need to drop the course, we will waive the drop fee. We offer up to 2 teacher-led courses and/or full time Kids Club for financial aid awards. Generally, we do not offer Financial Aid for vendor-led courses. Exceptions are sometimes made on a case-by-case basis.

Withdrawals / Drop Fees / Refunds:

 

On Friday, January 24 course assignments will be mailed out.

 

  • Courses must be dropped by Sunday, February 9 at midnight (two weeks before courses start)  in order to not be charged for the course.

  • Courses dropped between Monday, Feb 10 and Sunday, March 1 will incur a 50% course drop fee.

  • Courses dropped on/after Monday, March 2 are not entitled to any discount.

KIDS CLUB: 

If you would like to drop days in your monthly Kids Club schedule, this can be done at any time, and the billing change will go into effect the first day of the following month. We cannot prorate fees in any given month.

If you would like to add days to your monthly Kids Club schedule, this can be done at any time, by using Emergency Kids Club for the remainder of the current month. You can then add additional Kids Club scheduling for the following month and the billing change will go into effect the first day of the following month. 

*Any other refunds and/or credits are at the discretion of the PTA After School Committee*

In the event of a financial hardship, please refer to the policy section on Financial Aid.

Snow Days/Cancelled Courses:

In the event of a DOE announced cancellation due to inclement weather, After School programming will also be canceled.

If a Course date is canceled due to inclement weather, by PS29 Plus or a vendor, we will schedule a makeup date for the course wherever possible. In the event that we are unable to schedule a makeup date, we will issue a refund for that date. If a makeup date is scheduled and your child is not able to attend, you will not receive a refund or credit.

Behavior Policy:

Please take the time to remind your child that After School is a place for all to have fun and that those children who treat others, whether staff or another child, in a way that the senior staff deems disrespectful or otherwise inappropriate, will be suspended or even withdrawn from the program if the problems persist. Drugs, alcohol, and weapons are absolutely prohibited. Personal property should be left at home. We will not be responsible for loss/damage to personal property brought to After School. 


I understand that my child is expected to behave responsibly and to follow all applicable school policies, including the school's discipline code. I understand that students who violate the school's policies, including the school's discipline code, may be excluded from the After School Program. While we are committed to ensuring that every child is able to enjoy and benefit from our programs, all participants and families must be committed to constructive participation and appropriate behavior, and be willing to abide by the guidelines established by the program. While we endeavor to serve all children enrolled in our program, some children may currently have behaviors that preclude them from participating,

As a parent I understand that:
• I am expected to help my child understand and follow these guidelines;
• I will be notified if my child's behavior undermines his or her ability, or the ability of other children, to enjoy, benefit from and participate safely in the program;
• If an issue of behavior arises, I will be expected to collaborate with the staff on a strategy to address the problem;
• If my child's behavior continues to undermine his or her ability, or the ability of other children, to enjoy, benefit from and participate safely in the program, his or her participation in the program may be suspended temporarily or permanently;
• Temporary suspension and/or permanent dismissal from the program are at the discretion of the PS29+ management.

 

Late Pickups:

Pick up is at 4:20 pm or 6:00 pm sharp (based on your child's enrollment schedule). Late pickups will incur a fee, per the schedule below, which will be added to your next bill. Late fees are per family, not per child. Please call us if you are running late so that we can make arrangements 917-327-9307.

4:21- 4:25 / 6:01– 6:05pm grace period

 

4:26- 4:30 / 6:06– 6:10pm $10

 

4:31- 4:40 / 6:11– 6:20pm $20

Any child picked up after 6:20 pm on more than two (2) occasions will no longer be able to participate in the PS29+ After School program.

 

Late Payments:

Families with declined cards or bank drafts will be notified via email and must update their accounts immediately. Accounts that are declined a second time will be charged a $35 late payment fee.

 

For families with special permission to pay by cash or check, payments are due in the PTA office by 5pm two business days after fees are posted. If not received by this date, a $35 late payment fee will be charged.

DISMISSAL POLICIES:

Parents and all authorized caregivers must be noted in your family account and will be asked to sign-out before collecting child(ren). Courses are dismissed by the class instructor in the Kane Street Outer Cafeteria and Kids Club is dismissed by the front entrance with Ms. Colon. Children must be picked up promptly.

Pick up is at 4:20pm or 6:00pm sharp (based on your child's enrollment schedule). Late pickups will incur a fee, per the schedule below, which will be added to your next bill. Late fees are per family, not per child. Please call us if you know that you will be late so that we can make arrangements 917-327-9307.

If your child has self-dismissal approved, please be sure to have it noted in your account.

If someone other than the parent, guardian, or other individual listed as authorized on your registration form will be picking up your child, please provide us with notice of the name of the individual who is authorized to pick up your child, and the date(s) for which this authorization is valid. We require that each child be signed out every day.