Gage Summer SACC

The School Age Child Care (SACC) staff are looking forward to an exciting 2019 Summer Program. We would like to provide you with the following information as you put together your summer calendar.

Gage Team Leads

  • Kerry Novotny: (507) 328-4049
  • Megan Swanson: (507) 328-4039
  • Tina Manning: (507) 328-4051

Gage Team Leads will be located at Gage from June 5 through August 16 to assist with your needs and answer your questions.

General Information

Room Assignments

Children are divided according to their grade level for the 2019/2020 school year. This allows for age-appropriate activities and field trip planning. Room assignments will be sent at a later date.

Initials Room Name Grade
BB Bouncin’ Bunnies K-1
DD Dancin’ Ducks K-1
JG Jivin’ Giraffes 2
ZZ Zippy Zebras 2
RR Rockin’ Rhinos 3
KK Kool Koalas 3
TT Terrific Tigers 4
JJ Jammin’ Jaguars 5-6


Example of a Typical Daily Schedule
Time Activity
6:30 AM-8:00 AM Structured Choice Time
8:00 AM-8:15 AM Breakfast (Grades 3-6)
8:15 AM-8:30 AM Breakfast (K- Grade 2)
8:30 AM-9:30 AM Group Time / Outside
9:30 AM-11:00 AM Activity Time / Cleanup
11:00 AM-11:30 AM Lunch (Grades 3-6)
11:30 AM-12:00 PM Lunch (K- Grade 2)
Time Activity
12:00 AM-12:45 PM Rest and Relaxation Time
12:45 PM-1:00 PM Group Time
1:00 PM-2:45 PM Activity Time / Cleanup
2:45 PM-3:15 PM Snack
3:15 PM-4:00 PM Outside
4:00 PM-6:00 PM Structured Choice Time
Summer Library Use

Library check-out, sponsored by SACC, will be available while at Gage. If you have not already, please complete the 2019 Summer SACC Library Permission Form. Parents/guardians are responsible for making sure books are returned on time or the Library is reimbursed for lost or damaged books. Children will be offered the opportunity to read and use the Library frequently.

Practice Drills

SACC will conduct practice tornado drills, fire drills, and lockdowns at Gage this summer. Please do not be alarmed if this is occurring when you arrive at the site. The children’s safety is top priority, and we want both the staff and children to be familiar with the procedures.

Important Dates

June 3rd and 4th

SACC is closed, except Longfellow.

June 4th

Parent/Guardian Open House at Gage from
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM. This event give families an opportunity to visit children’s rooms, meet the staff, bring items to be stored in lockers, drop off medication, purchase shirts, verify schedules, and answer any other questions you may have.

June 5th to July 3rd

SACC is open at summer locations: Gage, Franklin, and Sunset Terrace Elementary Schools.

July 4th and 5th

SACC is closed.

July 8th to August 16th

SACC is open at summer locations: Gage, Franklin, and Sunset Terrace Elementary Schools.

July 24th

First day of school and SACC opens for the 2019-2020 School year at Longfellow 45-15 Elementary School.

August 16th

Last day of Summer SACC at Gage, Franklin, and Sunset Terrace Elementary Schools

August 19th to August 23rd

SACC ON-THE-GO at Gage, Franklin, and Sunset Terrace Elementary Schools.

August 26th to September 2nd

SACC is closed.

September 3rd

First day of school for the 2019-2020 School year and SACC opens for Grades 1-5 at Bamber Valley, Churchill|Hoover, Elton Hills, Gage, Jefferson, Lincoln, Pinewood, Riverside, and Sunset Terrace Elementary Schools.

September 5th

First day of Kindergarten for the 2019-2020 School year at all schools and SACC opens for Bishop, Franklin, Folwell, Gibbs, and Washington Elementary Schools.  

Note: There may be construction projects, painting, or other cleaning happening throughout the summer. SACC works with school personnel and the maintenance department to collaborate on building usage. Specific site information will be communicated as necessary on a site-by-site basis.

Additional Contacts

Additional Team Leader assistance may also be provided by:

Franklin Team Leads

  • Mark Ponto: (507) 328-4047
  • Dawn Guenther: (507) 328-4041
  • Michael Helland: (507) 328-4061

Sunset Terrace Leads

  • Elizabeth Hansen: (507) 328-4048
  • Michelle Braem: (507) 259-6990
  • Nick Connett: (507) 328-4062 

Field Trips

Parents/guardians must register for all field trips online.
To register:
  1. Go to, and sign in with your email address and password.

  2. Click on Explore All Programs in the upper right.

  3. Select School Age Child Care/Field Trips from the left column.

  4. Click Learn More in the lower right column.

  5. Choose the school location and trip or activity you would like to register your child for. 

  6. If you would like to register for additional trips, select Continue Shopping.

All trips are pre-paid and non-refundable after registration closes each month.

All children must travel to and from trip locations with School Age Child Care-no exceptions will be made for this policy.

All field trips are optional. Children not attending the field trip will participate in activities at the school site.

If a field trip is cancelled due to weather or other unforeseen circumstance, every attempt will be made to find an alternate field trip for that day.

Please remember, your child must also be scheduled to attend SACC when scheduled for a field trip.

Registration Dates for Summer SACC Field Trips
Month of Field Trips Date Registration Opens Date Registration Closes
June Weds. May 8th Weds. May 29th
July Mon. June 3rd Mon. June 24th
August Weds. July 3rd Weds. July 25th
Field Trip Spending Money

Spending money is optional. There may be opportunities to purchase souvenirs and snacks or treats. Children will be responsible for the spending, handling, and safe keeping of their money. School Age Child Care staff are not responsible for any lost or missing monies. Toys of a violent nature may not be purchased on field trips.

Billing Schedule

Individuals will receive an email notification that billing statements are available online every week. Payment is due upon receipt and may be paid online or mailed to School Age Child Care, 201 8th Street NW, Rochester, MN, 55901. Payments may also be placed in the Northrop Community Education drop box located across from the main entrance by the flagpole. Staff will not accept payments at the sites.

Please consider Auto pay for a 10% discount if you are not receiving any other assistance or discounts. Any questions may be directed to the SACC Bookkeeper at (507) 328-4045.

Billing Schedule for Summer SACC
Billing Date Due Date
06/10/19 06/12/19
06/17/19 06/19/19
06/24/19 06/26/19
06/28/19 07/03/19
07/08/19 07/10/19
07/15/19 07/17/19
07/22/19 07/24/19
07/29/19 07/31/19
08/05/19 08/07/19
08/12/19 08/14/19
08/19/19 08/21/19
08/26/19 08/28/19

Nutrition and Medications

Breakfast, Lunch, and Snacks

Children attending summer SACC will have the option to receive a free breakfast and lunch (bag lunch on field trips) through the Student Nutrition Service’s Summer Feeding Program. A monthly menu will be posted online. Children may also choose to bring their own lunch from home if they wish. Refrigeration and microwaves are not available for general use.

All children attending summer SACC will have the option to receive a free healthy afternoon snack with a beverage.

Dietary Needs

If your child will be eating school meals and/or snacks and will be needing substitutions due to a food intolerance or other medical conditions, please contact Student Nutrition Services prior to starting SACC at (507) 328-4250 or visit their webpage to ensure all dietary needs are met.


A reminder for parents/guardians that if a child will be taking any medication (prescription or over the counter) during scheduled SACC time, you must check “yes” for the Release of Information (question 13) on the registration page.

New: Required by the State of Minnesota, the School Age Child Care Office must receive Emergency Care Plans and Immunization Records prior to the start of the Summer Program. This includes the use of inhalers, Epi-Pens, or any other prescribed medications. This form may be faxed, brought in to the Northrop School Age Child Care Office, or emailed.

As stated in the School Age Child Care Parent/Guardian Handbook for the 2019-2020 School year, we request that you bring in no more than one week supply of medication at a time for summer to Gage Elementary School on Open House Night or on your child’s first scheduled day.

Please call (507) 328-4046, or email the School Age Child Care RN with any questions or concerns.

Schedules and Changes

Parents/guardians can enter or update schedules by logging into your eleyo account:

  1. Go to, and sign in with your email address and password.

  2. Welcome to Your Account page. Click on your account under the Your Account header.

  3. Below the Current and Upcoming Contracts header, you will see your child’s contract. Click your child’s contract and then you will have options for changing your schedule and managing authorized pick-ups, etc.

  4. From the SACC page, click on Change Schedule on the left. You will be taken to a screen to add and remove days of care. Please make sure you are putting your changes in the correct section – AM and/or PM. Save your changes by clicking Submit Contract Schedule Changes.

Note: Changes to your schedule require a one week (or seven days) notice prior to when care or a change is needed.

Looking for upcoming events?

Check out the latest events for Gage Summer SACC below, or print off the calendars PDF below.

Gage Summer SACC Calendar

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