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Wednesday, December 12, 2018


The St. Nicholas Catholic School staff is very cognizant and resourceful about using "every minute of every day" to accomplish our goals.  We call that "Academic Learning Time".  We are noticing that more and more students are arriving late to school and are being checked out early at the end of day because of convenience. In discussion with the staff, we came up with these requests to parents to help us get the most value out of every minute while the students are at school.

1.  Please make every attempt that you can to get students to school on time. We begin at 8:10 a.m. I know the busses are habitually late and we can't do anything about that, but if you bring your child to school, please try to get them here on time.

2.  Please make every attempt that you can to NOT pick up students at the end of the day before 3:00 p.m. We will not call students out of the classroom before 3:00 p.m. if you are here early to pick them up, unless of course, it is an emergency. Unfortunately, the busses from Minidoka Schools come early and we cannot change that at this time, but we are making a concerted effort of getting as much "Academic Learning Time" in classrooms as we possibly can. In the future we may need to consider not using Minidoka School busses.

3.  At the end of the school day, if students are not picked up immediately at 3:00 p.m., we will keep them in their classrooms until 3:10 p.m.  After that they will be sent to, and checked into, Aftercare.  If you pick up your children by 3:15 from the classroom or Aftercare, you will not be billed for time in the Aftercare program.  However, if the student stays in the classroom and then Aftercare for any amount of time after 3:15 p.m., you will be billed for the time they are being cared for after school beginning from 3:00 p.m.

4.  If you choose to have your child attend "Homework Club" from 3:00-3:30 p.m., Aftercare charges do apply.  This is referred to on Page 9 of the St. Nicholas Catholic School Family Handbook.  We have the Family Handbook in hard copies for you if would like one, or you can look on our website:

Thank you for your patience and understanding concerning these matters.  We all want the same thing, the best teaching and the most learning for your St. Nicholas Catholic School student.