Latchkey Program

The St. Mary Catholic School Latchkey Program is provided as a resource to assist working parents with childcare before and/or after school and provides activities for the children in a safe secure environment. This program is available during the school year while school is in session. Latchkey does not operate on non-school days (closed on weekends, holidays, snow days, Christmas and Easter break, etc.) Two sessions will be offered: Session I is 6:45am – until school starts   Session II is 3:25pm – 6:00pm.


Children must pre-register for latchkey. A $20 registration fee per family for the school year is due at the time of registration. Registration forms and emergency cards must be completed prior to attending.



See rate sheet for current fees. Fees are to be paid on a weekly or monthly basis and are due along with the schedule.


By registering in this program, you are reserving space, staff and other resources for your child. Therefore, once a schedule is set for the week, missed days regardless of the reason cannot be refunded or credited.


Late Fees

The latchkey program ends at 6:00pm and the staff is not scheduled beyond this time. A $10 fee will be charged per quarter hour or any part of that quarter hour that a child remains beyond 6pm. The fee must be paid directly to the staff person and is not included in the latchkey fee.


Policy and Procedures

Parents must personally sign their child(ren) in and out of the program each day they attend (children may not sign themselves in and out).


Medication shall be given only with prior written permission from the parent.

The Latchkey program will follow the same policy as stated in the school handbook with regard to medication, a child who becomes ill or injured, dress code and discipline.


Changes must be in writing to adjust schedules that have been submitted for multiple weeks in advance. Credit cannot be given for changes made in the current week.


Parents should contact the program coordinator if your child is going to be absent.


Parents will need to provide a snack for their child who is enrolled in either session.