Wildcat Watch

Wildcat Watch Parent Guide

 Mrs. Shawna Fackey, Program Director
sfackey@fccsc.k12.in.us

Brookville Elem. School
765-647-3503

Laurel School
765-698-3851

Mt. Carmel School
765-647-4191

Wildcat Watch Handbook – A complete guide to the program.

Wildcat Watch Registration Form – When complete, please return form to your child’s school.  You may also email the completed form to wildcatwatch@fccsc.k12.in.us.


Our Purpose

To assist working parents by providing their children with meaningful activities within a safe, structured, and nurturing environment.  

Behavior Expectations

We have high expectations for the students in our school.  We expect the students to achieve academically and socially to their fullest potential.  We expect students to contribute in a positive manner to our school community. 

  • It is a privilege to attend the Latch Key program not a right.  Children are to abide by all program and school rules.
  • All students are expected to show respect for child care personnel and fellow students at all times.
  • No fighting, name calling, pushing, shoving, stealing, or other unacceptable behavior will be allowed or tolerated.

Parents will be notified of discipline problems.

Program Guidelines

  • Open to students in grades Kdg-5 (BES) & Kdg-6 (LES & MCS)
  • Morning program runs 7:00-8:45AM. Check-in can happen any time between 7:00-8:15AM.
  • Afternoon program runs 2:45-6:00PM. Children may be checked-out at any time between these hours.
  • Parents must sign their child in every morning and out every afternoon.
  • Students do not have to attend everyday. Times are flexible.
  • There is a one time $30.00 enrollment fee.
  • Cost is $5.00 per day, which covers AM and PM.
  • Breakfast will be available for purchase starting at 7:30. If an application is on file for free or reduced meals, that will apply.
  • Afternoon snack will be provided at no cost.
  • Parents will need to provide transportation.
  • Parents will be notified of discipline problems. If problems continue, a child will be removed from the program.
  • Our program is staffed by caring individuals who are employed by our schools.
  • The Wildcat Watch program and/or staff are not responsible for any broken or lost electronic devices or any other personal item brought from home.
  • Student to staff ratio will be no more than 15:1

Activities

Your child will have an opportunity to enjoy a variety of activities during Latch Key.  Possible activities will include:

  • Indoor and Outdoor play
  • Games
  • Puzzles
  • Reading
  • Homework help
  • Art activities

Some children like to sit with their peers and interact in that manner.  Some children enjoy more independent play.  We are striving to make the program enjoyable for all of the children in all grades. 

Medications

If a child must have a medication because of asthma or allergic reactions, the parents must provide the medication to program personnel.  A school nurse will be onsite from 7:45– 3:15. If a child is required to take a controlled medication, the medication must be given by the nurse during the nurse’s hours.

School Closings and Delays

  • If school is closed, there will be no Latch Key for the day.
  • If there is a 2-hour delay, there will be NO morning Latch Key.
  • If there is an early dismissal, there will be NO afternoon Latch Key.

Please feel free to call any of our schools or email our Program Director if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s experience at Latch Key.