School Age Child Care

SACC Students holding their raft creation made from sticks in the woods.
SACC Leader and enrolled students at a baseball game

School Age Child Care (SACC) provides the high quality enrichment opportunities in a nurturing and safe environment for children in kindergarten through 5th grade.

Rochester Public Schools School Age Child Care Program (SACC) will provide a safe, nurturing environment where children can feel they are significant and they belong. Our goals are to: 

  1. Provide children a safe, healthy environment where staff will strive to meet emotional, social, and physical needs.
  2. Create a happy, warm, exciting environment that is inviting, comfortable, flexible, and manageable for children.
  3. Offer a variety of activities such as arts, crafts, STEM, self-directed play, physical interaction, reading, and more. 
  4. Provide individual guidance to children based on careful observation of each child’s needs and in keeping with parent or guardian direction.

  5.  Support and collaborate with the children’s teachers and school administrators in building a stable and consistent team–promote an environment where children may learn and grow

Contact Us:

Northrop Community Education Center
201 8th Street NW
Rochester, MN 55901
(507) 328-4040 | Email

About the SACC Program

Offerings

A goal of the SACC Program is to provide a variety of developmentally-appropriate activities including arts, crafts, STEM activities, self-directed play, dramatic play, library, computer lab, physical activities (indoor and outdoor), community service, reading, science, and to offer an environment where homework is encouraged.

Field Trips

Field trips are offered throughout the school year and summer. All field trips are optional. Children not attending the field trip will participate in scheduled activities at the school site. A program shirt is required and must be worn at all times for all off-site field trips and activities. All field trips must be registered online and pre-paid before registration closes in order for children to attend. Children must travel with SACC to and from the trip location. Parents and guardians may not drop off at or pick up from a field trip location under any circumstances.

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

Parents and guardians are welcome to chaperone field trips but will be required to pay the trip fee and purchase a program T-shirt if they do not already have one. If interested, please contact your Team Leader.

Field Trips and Field Trip Calendars: Parents and guardians must register for all field trips online. To register, log on to your family account at www.rochester.ce.eleyo.com and under “Explore All Programs” select the trips your child(ren) would like to attend. All trips are pre-paid and non-refundable after registration closes. All children must travel to and from trip locations with SACC as stated, no exceptions will be made for this policy. All field trips are optional. 

Sample School Year Schedule

Morning
Time Activity 

6:30-8:30 AM 

Morning Snack

6:30-7:45 AM

Structured Choice and Homework Time

7:45-8:00 AM

Active Time

8:00-8:45 AM

Activity, Gym Games, Outside, or Computer Lab

8:45-9:10 AM

Transition Games
Afternoon
Time Activity 

3:30-3:45 PM 

Attendance, Snack, and Group Time

3:45-4:30 PM

Active, Homework, and Reading Time

7:45-8:00 AM

Active Time

5:30-6:00 PM

Structured Choice Time

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. Staff will help make suggestions and assist when necessary. SACC staff are not responsible for any lost or missing money. Staff will not loan money to children or purchase items, including food. Please note: toys of a violent nature may not be purchased on field trips. 

Outdoor Play

Spending time outdoors is an important part of SACC programming. Children will frequently spend time outdoors participating in a variety of activities.

Winter: Outdoor clothing including coat, snow pants, boots, hat, gloves/mittens, and scarves are important so that children may participate. If the outside wind chill is below zero degrees, children will remain inside that day.

Summer: Children must self-apply sunscreen and insect repellent. Water play will be encouraged during the summer, so extra clothing is encouraged. Children will be encouraged to drink water frequently and may bring a spill-proof water bottle or container clearly labeled with their name. 

Program Options

Summer Program

Families registered for the 2018 Summer Program will receive a Welcome Letter to be emailed early May. 

School Year Program

Families registered for the 2018-2019 School Year Program will receive a Welcome Letter that will be emailed late July. Parents and guardians will receive program reminders and information at this time. 

Non-School Enrichment Days or NSEDs

NSED’s will be available online one month prior to the date of the NSED. When the capacity is reached, registration will be closed. All NSED’s will be billed to the parent’s or guardian’s SACC account. If unable to access a computer, the SACC Office may be contacted at (507) 328-4040. Full-day care from 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM will be offered during the 2018-2019 School Year Program on most conference days, Professional Development days, District days, Winter and Spring Break, and other planned days off as staffing and space allow. Dates will be indicated on the Important Dates and Non-School Enrichment Day Information section of your Welcome Letter, as well as the Community Education SACC website and Facebook. 

Once capacity is reached, parents or guardians may call the Northrop SACC Office to be put on a Waiting List, however, care is not guaranteed. SACC Office staff will only call if there are cancellations. Field trips and presentations may not be available, this will be addressed individually when calling the parent or guardian, if openings become available. Drop-in care is not available on Non-School Enrichment Days, regular care schedules will not be valid.

Longfellow 45/15 Non-School Enrichment Days

SACC will accommodate the 45/15 day schedule. Non-School Enrichment Days will be offered during the 15-days off schedule for Longfellow children. A collaboration of agencies will provide programming for the 15-days off. Longfellow break registration will be available online to families in advance of the Non-School Enrichment Days.

Inclement Weather Days

When school is closed all day due to weather conditions, SACC may be available from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM at the Northrop Education Center. If all District buildings are closed, care will NOT be available.

Standards and Staffing

Standards

Program standards for the School Age Child Care (SACC) Program are adapted from guidelines developed by the Minnesota Department of Education and have been reviewed and approved by the School Board of the Rochester Public School District.

Staff Responsibilities

The SACC Program is staffed with caring people who have experience in various fields. Background checks, first aid, CPR training, and continued staff development through workshops and trainings are required of all staff. Each SACC site is staffed with at least one Program Lead who is responsible for overseeing the operation of the program. Program Assistants are trained to assume Program Lead responsibilities in their absence, and otherwise assume numerous responsibilities toward the operation of the site. Program Aides may also be included as part of the site team. They have a very important role of spending most of their time directly with children. Special Needs Assistants will be assigned to sites as needed. Team Leader Inclusion Specialists will be available to assist with children and staffing needs. Each site is overseen by a Team Leader who directs and guides the staff in general site operation, including communication, challenging behavior, teamwork, scheduling, program planning, etc.

Ratios

SACC strives to maintain staff to child ratios of 1:7/10 for younger children, Kindergarten through 2nd grade, and 1:10/15 for older children, 3th grade through 5th grade. Adjustments may be made according to individual needs.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Snacks

Breakfast

Summer: Children attending summer SACC will have the option to receive a free breakfast through the Student Nutrition Service’s Summer Feeding Program. A monthly breakfast menu will be posted online. 

School Year: Breakfast is only available through Student Nutrition Services for a cost. Call Student Nutrition Service at (507) 328-4218 for further questions regarding the school year Breakfast Program. 

Lunch

Summer: All children attending summer SACC will have the option to receive a free hot lunch through the Student Nutrition Service’s Summer Feeding Program. Monthly lunch menus will be posted online. Children attending field trips over the lunch hour will receive a free bag lunch including a sandwich, fruit and/or vegetable, small treat, and juice. Children with special dietary needs must contact Student Nutrition Services at (507) 328-4218 for accommodations. Children may also choose to bring their own lunch from home if they wish. Refrigeration and microwaves are not available for general use. 

Non-School Enrichment Days: Parents or guardians must provide a lunch and beverage. In emergency situations, SACC will provide a lunch and the parents or guardians will be billed $8.00. Refrigeration and microwaves are not available for general use. 

Inclement Weather Days: Parents or guardians must provide a nutritious bag lunch and beverage–lunch is not available at SACC. Refrigeration and microwaves are not available for general use.

Snacks

Summer: No morning snack is served during the Summer Program. Children will receive a healthy snack and beverage in the afternoon.

School Year: Children will be offered a light morning snack throughout the morning until 8:30 AM during the School Year Program. They may also choose to participate in their school’s Breakfast Program. In the afternoon, children are served a healthy snack with a beverage.

Non-School Enrichment Days and Inclement Weather Days: Children will be offered a light morning snack and an afternoon snack with beverage.

A child may choose to bring a healthy snack of choice from home that can be eaten during snack time. Staff must be made aware of allergies by a parent or guardian on the child’s contract. In accordance with Rochester Public Schools’ policy, any snacks brought by children or staff to share for special occasions must be purchased from a commercial supplier–no home-baked goodies please.

Attire

SACC Shirts

For safety reasons, SACC shirts provide staff and child identification.

On Summer and Non-School Enrichment Days, children are strongly encouraged to wear a SACC shirt.

Program shirts are required for all off-site activities and field trips. If a child arrives without a program shirt when required for off-site activities or field trips, parents and guardians have the following options:

  • Parent or guardian returns home and promptly provides a program shirt for the child. 
  • Staff will provide the child with a program T-shirt, and the parent or guardian will be billed $10.00.

Shirts are available at the SACC Office and may be purchased or billed to the statement. A limited supply of shirts will be available at the summer and Non-School Enrichment Day sites.

  • T-shirts are $10.00

Children are also encouraged to keep an extra set of clothing in their locker or backpack in case of an accident.

Footwear

Children must wear athletic shoes or regular soft-soled enclosed tie and/or velcro shoes while attending SACC. Clogs, sandals, and crocs are not allowed. Children must wear shoes at all times, except when swimming.

If a child arrives without the proper footwear, the child’s participation in activities will be limited. Sandals are not allowed except at the pool.

Registration and Fees

Eligible Program Participants

School Year: Children 5-years-old and entering Kindergarten through those entering sixth grade for the 2019-2020 school year.

Non-School Enrichment Days/Inclement Weather Days: Children in kindergarten through 5th grade who are registered for the School Year Program.

Enrollment Process

Step 1:

  • Completed online contract.
  • $72.00 non-refundable registration fee paid per family (per year).
  • Required to schedule and pay for one (1) half or one (1) full day during the summer and/or one (1) morning or afternoon session during the school year for each child registered. 
  • If currently registered in the program:An account with reliable and conscientious payment history.
  • Behavior/Discipline Policy in good standing.
  • Late Pick-up Policy in good standing.

Step 2:

  • Children may begin attending the program after the registration has been reviewed and all paperwork has been completed, along with receipt of the registration fee. Visa, MasterCard, or Discover credit or debit cards will be accepted.
  • The family member whose email address has been entered on the online contract information will receive Non-School Enrichment Day registrations, billing statements, other program information, and will be responsible for payment on the account. Individuals with an account “user name” and “password” may make changes on the contract, such as schedule changes, emergency contacts, etc. 
Registration Fee
Type of Service Payment Per Year
Non-Refundable Registration Fee (per family, per year) $72.00
School Year
Type of Service Payment Per Day
6:30 AM Until School Begins $12.00
Drop-in Rate Before School $15.00
After School Until 6 PM $12.00
Drop-in Rate After School $15.00
Summer Session
Type of Service Payment Per Day
Full Day Rate $33.00
Drop-in Rate for Full Day $36.00
Inclement Weather Days
Type of Service Payment Per Day
Full Day Rate (8:30 AM-4:00 PM) $36.00
SACC Shirts
Type of Product Payment 

T-shirt - Shirts must be worn for all off-site activities or field trips.

$10.00

 

SACC Locations

Franklin Cluster

Team Leader: Dawn Guenther
(507) 328-4041 | Email

Bamber Valley Elementary School 

2001 Bamber Valley Rd. SW, 
Rochester, MN 55902
(507) 328-3040

Franklin Elementary School 

1801 9th Ave. SE, 
Rochester, MN 55904
(507) 328-3305
 

Longfellow 45/15 District-Wide School 

1615 Marion Rd. SE, 
Rochester, MN 55904
(507) 328-3645

Pinewood Elementary School

1900 Pinewood Rd. SW
Rochester, MN 55904
(507) 328-3620

Gage Cluster

Team Leader: Nate Schriever
(507) 328-4049 | Email

Churchill  Elementary School
2240 7th Ave. NE,
Rochester, MN 55906
(507) 328-3160

Gage Elementary School 

1300 40th St. NW, 
Rochester, MN 55901
(507) 328-3390

Gibbs Elementary School 

5525 56th St. NW, 
Rochester, MN 55901
(507) 328-4110

Hoover Elementary School
369 Elton Hills Dr. NW,
Rochester, MN 55901
(507) 328-3460

Jefferson Cluster

Team Leader: Mark Ponto
(507) 328-4047 | Email

Folwell Elementary School 

603 15th Ave. SW, 
Rochester, MN 55902
(507) 328-3240

Jefferson Elementary School 

1201 10th Ave. NE, 
Rochester, MN 55906
(507) 328-3510

Lincoln K-8 District-Wide School 

1122 8th Ave. SE, 
Rochester, MN 55904
(507) 328-3560

Riverside Central Elementary School 

506 5th Ave. SE, 
Rochester, MN 55902
(507) 328-3710

Sunset Terrace Cluster

Team Leader: Elizabeth Hansen
(507) 328-4048 | Email

Bishop Elementary School 

406 36th Ave. NW, 
Rochester, MN 55901
(507) 328-3111

Elton Hills Elementary School 

1421 Elton Hills Dr. NW, 
Rochester, MN 55901
(507) 328-3210

Sunset Terrace Elementary School 

1707 19th Avenue NW, 
Rochester, MN 55901
(507) 328-3778

Washington District-Wide School

1200 11th Ave. NW, 
Rochester, MN 55901
(507) 328-3810

Summer SACC 2019

After school lets out for the summer, send your child to an enriching, active, and healthy learning environment. Summer SACC offers a full day of fun and activities. Children are divided into groups according to grades. Weekly field trips are available such as swimming, museums, amusement parks, zoos, etc. Care will be available at Gage, Franklin, and Sunset Terrace.

Registration for Summer SACC and the 2019-2020 School Year starts April 2, 2019. Registration will remain open for all locations (summer and school year) from April 2, 2019 through April 30, 2019. After April 30, 2019, sites will remain open as space allows.

Summer SACC Field Trips

Summer field trips will be announced on a monthly basis so that parents/guardians and children may determine choices. See schedule below indicating dates when field trip calendars will be available online and registration opens to sign up for trips, as well as when payment is due. Prepayment is required, and refunds will not be issued after registration closes. Payment is due to the SACC Office prior to office closing time on the deadline dates.

Monthly Field Trips Registration Opens Registration Closes
June Wednesday, May 8 Wednesday, May 29
July Monday, June 3 Monday, June 24
August Wednesday, July 3 Thursday, July 25th
Summer SACC Locations
School Address Phone Number
Franklin 1801 9th Avenue SE, Rochester, MN (507) 328-3305
Gage 1300 40th Street NW, Rochester, MN (507) 328-3390
Sunset Terrace 1707 19th Avenue NW, Rochester, MN (507) 328-3778
Register for SACC

Register for Summer SACC by logging in or setting up an account at rochester.ce.eleyo.com. The 2019 Summer and/or 2019-2020 School Year SACC contracts may be added to current accounts. Please make sure information on file is correct and current at all times for emergency purposes.

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