BearCare

Last Updated: 3/10/2020 5:12 PM

Buckner Elementary BearCare:  (502) 222-3722 

BearCare Director: Karen Horton - karen.horton@oldham.kyschools.us

BearCare will be CLOSED the following days during the 2019-2020 school year:

  • Monday, September 2, 2019
  • Wednesday, November 27, 2019
  • Thursday, November 28, 2019
  • Friday, November 29, 2019
  • Tuesday, December 24, 2019 and Wednesday, December 25, 2019
  • Tuesday, December 31, 2019
  • Wednesday, January 1, 2020
  • Monday, January 20, 2020
  • Monday, May 25, 2020

 

AUTOMATIC PAYMENT INFORMATION 

Letter detailing new method of Automatic Payments 

Frequently Asked Questions about Tuition Express Automatic Payment method 

Automatic Payment processing sheet

HOURS

The BearCare After-School Program operates each weekday after school until 6:00 p.m.

RATES

This program is available for Buckner students at the following rates:

  ANNUAL REGISTRATION FEE:   $40.00 per child

  AFTER-SCHOOL CARE FEES DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR:

2:20 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • $65/week - first child
  • $45/week - each additional child
  • $25/day - first child drop-in
  • $22/day - each additional child

  DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR WHEN SCHOOL IS NOT IN SESSION: (non-school days and snow days) 

7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • $110/week - first child
  • $90/week - each additional child
  • $40/day - first child
  • $35/day - each additional child

  REGISTRATION FORMS:

 

SUMMER YOUTH ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

  FULL-DAY SUMMER CAMP:

7:00a.m. - 6:00p.m.
  • $110/week - first child
  • $90/week - each additional child

  PART-TIME (1 or 2 days per week): 

  • $40/day for 1st child enrolled
  • $35/day for each additional child of parent/guardian signing this contract

  ENRICHMENT FEES: $185.00

Each summer, each child must pay an enrichment fee for his or her participation in the school's to cover swimming, field trips, T-shirts, snacks and other incidental expenses.

  SUMMER ENRICHMENT REGISTRATION FORMS:

  • 2020 Summer Enrichment PAPERWORK

 

HOLIDAY CLOSINGS

Holidays are designated non-work days for 12-month employees as approved by the Oldham County Board of Education - see program handbook.

  • July 4 & July 5 (non-work day)
  • Labor Day  
  • Thanksgiving Eve  
  • Thanksgiving Day 
  • Christmas Eve 
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year's Eve
  • New Year's Day

 

NOTES ABOUT RULES  

  1. All fees are due in advance on Monday of each week. A late fee of of $5.00 will be assessed if tuition is not paid by 6:00pm on Tuesday.  
  2. Every child must be pre-registered to use BearCare. Drop-in service is available only with 24-hour notice and emergency contact forms must be on file with the director.  
  3. LATE CHARGES WILL BE ASSESSED IF A CHILD IS NOT PICKED UP BY CLOSING TIME (6:00p.m.) THE CHARGE IS $3.00 FOR EACH FIVE (5) MINUTES BEGINNING AT 6:05 p.m. LATE CHARGES ARE DUE AT THE TIME OF PICK-UP!  
  4. Registration is handled on first-come, first-served basis. All applications received after the program is full will be placed on a waiting list. Yearly registration for returning children is required.  
  5. Receipts are available upon request.
  6. Checks should be made payable to Buckner BearCare.  
  7. THERE WILL BE NO CREDIT FOR ABSENCES DUE TO ILLNESS.  
  8. A mandatory two-week written notice is required to obtain tuition credit for vacation.  
  9. There will be a two-week vacation limit for the year, summer included. School breaks and non-school days are not included in this two-week limit.  
  10. Children should NOT bring share objects, candy, toys or money to BearCare.

A parent/guardian whose child does not attend any one or all of the following weeks of the year is not responsible for payment during the week(s) that the child is not in attendance:

  • Any two weeks of the school's summer vacation
  • The week of Fall Break 
  • The two weeks of Winter Break  
  • The week of Spring Break

To be released from responsibility for payment for any one or more of the above weeks, the child may not attend any days in the week. Parents must advise the Program Director in writing that the child will not attend at least two weeks in advance.