As per the Department of Health, each child needs a current physical/medical signed and stamped by their medical doctor on file with the Program. No child will be admitted to the program before this form is submitted. If you have a current form (physical done within a year of the current date) on file with the school you must request a copy of it and submit it to the Supervisor of the After-School Program.
The NYCID After-School Program is only authorized to administer over-the-counter topical ointments, lotions, and creams, sprays, including sunscreen products and topically applied insect repellent.
We are also authorized to administer epinephrine auto-injectors, diphenhydramine in combination with epinephrine auto-injector, asthma inhalers and nebulizers. There will always be staff on site that are trained in the administration of these medications. If your child is prescribed any of the authorized medications you must indicate in the online registration medical section and submit the required consent forms and health care plan, located on our website, to the NYCID After-School Site Supervisor upon registration. All other medical needs with be addressed by a staff person certified in first aid.
If a child has any of the following conditions, the parent will be notified to pick up the child immediately: Contagious Disease, Fever over 100 F, Vomiting or Diarrhea, Accident Requiring Medical Attention.
In case of accident or illness, parents of the child will be called immediately. In serious cases, the child will be taken to one of the local hospitals by emergency vehicle for treatment and the parents will be called as soon as possible.
NYCID Program participants are entitled to a pleasant and harmonious environment. NYCID staff is committed to providing a safe, positive, and structured environment for all children in the program. Although our programs are a different setting than the regular school day, appropriate student behavior is still expected. Please review the following rules and consequences that will guide NYCID programs.
1. Show respect at all times.
2. Move appropriately throughout school building during program hours.
3. Follow instructions set forth by NYCID staff.
4. Refrain from damaging any school property.
5. Refrain from disruptive behavior, fighting, violence of any kind, inappropriate language, and bullying.
6. Comply with any and all other regulations set forth by the NYCID Program Director.
NYCID programs will make every effort to communicate with parents when a disciplinary action needs to be taken. Please know that all rules will be reviewed with students at the beginning of the school year. It is imperative that both students and parents understand the expectations of the NYCID program as well as the potential consequences.
Reasonable efforts will be made to assist children to adjust to the Program setting. Disruptive behavior will be dealt with in the following manner:
1. REDIRECTION: A misbehaving child will be given a verbal cue as a first attempt to redirect their behavior.
2. SIT OUT: If the child continues misbehaving he/she will be removed from the activity to cool off and reflect on behavior.
3. DOCUMENT: If a child continues to misbehave the behavior will be documented and parents will be notified.
4. SUSPENSION: If misbehavior continues after the previous steps are taken, and the behavior warrants it, a site supervisor may issue a suspension for up to one week from program depending on the severity of the situation.
5. EXPULSION: After following steps 1-4 the child will be suspended from the program indefinitely.
A child may be dismissed from the program indefinitely if the behavior warrants it at the discretion of the Site Supervisor and approval from the Afterschool Programs Coordinator.
If the severity of a problem is great enough that it could endanger the safety of the child or other children in the Program, discharge can be effective immediately.