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Afterschool CentralWelcome to Afterschool Central at the Lake Norman YMCA!

Afterschool Central is your one-stop information center providing all the details you need to help you understand our program’s procedures, policies, schedules and more. We strive to create a hassle-free experience where parents feel secure about their kids in our care. Take a moment to review this information and set your child up for a wonderful year of learning, growth and fun. We hope Afterschool at the Y will be one of the best parts of your child’s school year!
 

AFTERSCHOOL INFORMATION

Parent Handbook
Parent Handbook
FAQs
Parent FAQs
Transportation
Transportation
Schedule
Schedule / Calendar
Snack
Food / Snack Info
Newsletter
Newsletter
Add Ons
Program Add-Ons
Pick Up
Authorized Pick-Up
Payment
Payment Procedures
Contact
Contact Us

 

 

Parent Handbook
Parent Handbook
This is your go-to guide for everything you and your child need to know to be prepared and have an awesome Afterschool experience! Read the Parent Handbook >>
 
FAQ
Parent FAQs
Here are some answers to some of our most frequently asked questions:
 
WHAT TIME IS PICK?
Participants may pick up at any time after their students arrive via bus, no notice necessary. All participants should be picked by 6:30 pm.
 
DO YOU PROVIDE A SNACK?
Yes. Participants are discouraged from bring nut products to the afterschool program if they bring their own snacks.
 
DOES THE YMCA PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION? 
The YMCA bus will pick up students from designated charter schools, private schools and Iredell-Statesville Schools. CMS students will ride the CMS bus to the YMCA. No transportation is provided to participants’ homes. Before School Care transportation is offered via the YMCA bus to designated schools.
 
ARE OUT OF SCHOOL DAYS INCLUDED IN  MONTHLY TUITION?
Out of School Days are not included in monthly tuition and registered for separately. The cost is $25/members and $40 for Program Participants.
 
HOW ARE PARTICIPANTS GROUPED? 
Afterschool participants are grouped by grade.  Grade groups are combined as needed and when safe.
 
CAN AN AFTERSCHOOL STAFF BABYSIT FOR YOUR FAMILY
Unfortunately staff members are forbidden from babysitting children that they meet through YMCA programs. If there is a previous relationship between a family and a staff member, letters must be provided from both parties to explain the relationship. 
 
Transportation
Transportation
AFTERSCHOOL TRANSPORTATION CONNECTION
We offer a connection service to safely transition school-age program participants from school to the YMCA and, at select locations, from one Y program to another. After registration is complete with the YMCA, all CMS school students must complete an alternate stop request form. Alternate Stop Request Form >>

CHARTER, PRIVATE AND IS SCHOOLS REQUEST
All participants from the following schools are asked to complete a YMCA transportation form and obtain transportation approval for possible bus service to the YMCA: Thunderbird, Langtree, CSD, Davidson Green, Lake Norman Charter, Woodlawn, Pine Lake Prep, MMIB and Coddle Creek.
 
Schedule
We will operate from school dismissal until 6:30 PM. On teacher workdays the program will run from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Our program coordinates with the CMS School Calendar in regards to teacher work days, holidays and student breaks.
 
Sample Schedule of Afterschool
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM | Arrival/Large Group Activities: Gym or Lower Field or Gaga
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM | Mandatory Homework & Reading/Snack
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM | Grade Specific Scheduled Activity: Cooking, Basketball, Kickball, Gaga, Low Ropes, Legos, Arts & Crafts
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM | Classroom Activity/Pick-Up

Homework room available to participants at parent request 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.
 
Food
Food / Snack Info
Snack is provided daily. Please communicate any allergies to staff via registration form or online account. Your child can bring in an additional snack, but for the safety of all participants, kids are discouraged from bringing nut products to the afterschool program. No food is permitted to be eaten on YMCA buses. 
 
Newsletter
Newsletter
We value regular communication with our parents and want to keep you informed of all that’s happening in our program from important reminders to program highlights. Monthly newsletter/updates for Afterschool families are delivered on the first of the month with scheduled activities, Friday night events and Out of School Day information.
 
Add Ons
Program Add-Ons
Add on programs offered by the Lake Norman YMCA are available to Afterschool Program participants. You may register your child for gymnastics, sports or swim lessons during their afterschool time. Staff will drop participants off at program area and pick them up. Please register your child during the regular registration periods for each session. Parents should communicate any scheduled program time to afterschool office at lakenormanyouth@ymcacharlotte.org or 704 716 4418.

 
Pick Up 
PICK-UP
We are pleased to provide a drive through service beside the Afterschool building from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM each day. To ensure the safety of our children, staff and members, please pull as close to the curb as possible so other cars can pass around you while you wait. One of our leadership staff will be on hand during these times to check your photo ID and radio for your child.
 
AUTHORIZATION
Participants will only be released to the responsible adult listed on your child’s program registration form. Every adult must present a photo ID at rides out. In the event that your child will be picked up by an adult not listed on the registration form, a parent note (including the person's name as it appears on their photo ID) is required and photo ID must be shown during rides out. Help us speed up the rides out process by having your ID ready. This new policy eliminates the use of code words.
 
EARLY PICK-UP
We understand that there will be times when you need to pick up your child early. When this occurs it is extremely important that you call or email the Director or leave a voicemail with the details of the early pick up. If you have called ahead and given ample time, we will attempt to have your child ready when you arrive. In the event that you come to pick up early and we do not have prior knowledge of the early pick up; we will try to get your child ready for you in a timely fashion as you wait.
 
Please understand that we use many areas of our facility and children may be participating in an activity away from the building. We have a hand-held radio system that allows us to communicate effectively. But, it may take a few minutes to retrieve the child from the program area. Your patience is appreciated. For the convenience of others and the safety of the children, all early pick-ups need to park in the parking lot and not in the lane in front of the building.
 
LATE PICK-UP
In fairness to our staff and because of subsequent program demands, it is very important that your child be picked up on time. A late fee will be charged for each child not picked up by 6:35 PM. The fee will be assessed at a rate of $1 per minute per child starting at 6:36 PM. The late fee will be applied to your account and must be taken care of the next business day. Cash, check or credit cards can be accepted for payment. If a child is not picked up by 6:35 PM we will begin calling parent’s and/or emergency contacts. If the child is not picked up by 7:00 PM local authorities will be called. Failure to pickup your child on time can result in dismissal from the Afterschool program.
 
Payment
Payment Procedures
REGISTRATION
Afterschool registrations are processed on a first-come, first served basis:
  • YMCA Member Registration began April 1, 2017
  • Program Participant Registration began April 15, 2017
REGISTRATION FEES
  • $25 – Member
  • $50 – Program Participant
PAYMENTS
Tuition is drafted on the 15th of each month from August to May and split into 10 equal payments based on annual tuition cost. Schools that follow a Year-Round calendar will make 10 equal payments that are due on the 15th of each month beginning July 15th and ending on April 15th
 
If registration takes place after August 15th tuition will be divided among the remaining months of the school year. Alternate payment schedules may be available upon request.
 
MY Y PRICING
As part of our My Y Pricing rate structure, an Adjusted Program Rate is available to all who qualify. Both Members and Program Participants must provide income verification at the Sales & Service Center in order to receive an adjusted program rate.
 
2017-2018 Lake Norman Afterschool Registration Packet >>
 
Contact Us
Contact Us
Program / Afterschool Office 
704 716 4418 | lakenormanyouth@ymcacharlotte.org

Curtis Crews, Afterschool MES
704 716 4418curtis.crews@ymcacharlotte.org

Erik Walsingham, Family Services Director
704 716 4480erik.walsingham@ymcacharlotte.org

For more information, please stop by or contact:
Sales & Service Center | 704 716 4400