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2018 -2019 School Year

CARES: Hours & Contact Info


CARES phone number: 610 494-0147 ext. 6

CARES email: aftercare@holyfamilyaston.org

Extension 6 is staffed on school days, Monday through Friday during CARES hours:

BeforeCare: 7:00am – 7:25am

AfterCare: 2:30pm – 5:25pm

During regular school hours, dial extension 3 to discuss CARES matters.

Important Note to Returning Families:

CARES payment policy has been revised from prior years. Returning families should carefully review payment policy requirements and note modifications. Revised Late Payment Fee policy will be enforced and is outlined below.


Welcome to Holy Family Regional Catholic School's C.A.R.E.S. program (or CARES). CARES programs are available to all students enrolled at Holy Family RCS.

Beginning Monday, September 10, 2018 for all grades, Holy Family Regional Catholic School's BeforeCare service is available for families whose schedules require student drop-off prior to when school doors officially open at 7:25am. This service is fee-based and is separate from your child’s tuition. All car-riding students arriving at Holy Family prior to 7:25am are required to be escorted by a parent/guardian to the CARES entrance and signed in to BeforeCare. This program ensures that any child that needs to be dropped off as early as 7:00am will be in a safe, structured, adult-supervised environment.

BeforeCare will open at 7:00am each school day. Students will be dismissed to their regular classrooms beginning at 7:25 am. Pre-K and Kindergarten students will be escorted to their classrooms upon dismissal. There is no BeforeCare on school days with delayed openings such as inclement weather days. BeforeCare is available to Holy Family students [Pre-K through 8th grade].
Important: BeforeCare may be closed on days when no students have prescheduled to attend. Prescheduling is required for all CARES programs. No drop-offs are accepted if a student has not been prescheduled for BeforeCare for that day. See "Sign-Up & Forms" tab above for complete details.

2018 - 2019 BeforeCare Rates & Fees

Annual CARES Registration Fee = $15.00 per family*

*1 Registration fee allows use of either or both CARES program -- Before & AfterCare

1 Child: $5.00 per day              2 or more children (same family) $7.00/day per family
Late Payment Fee: $10.00/month Payments not received within 7 business days from the "date stamp" on the original emailed invoice/statement sent by CARES will be assessed Late Payment Fee. You will receive email notification of Late Payment Fee assessment and the suspension of the use of CARES services. Student may return to CARES after payment in full including Late Payment Fee. Failure to maintain a current account balance may jeopardize your family's continued eligibility to use CARES services.  
$25.00 CARES Year-End Late Fee: Applied at the end of the school year to accounts not paid in full (including any prior assessed monthly late charges) by the last date that your child is eligible to attend CARES (See "Dates" tab). Re-enrollment and release of school transcripts may be effected by unpaid balances.
Bank Non-Sufficient Fund (NSF) Charges: Any bank fees charged to Holy Family School for non-sufficient funds for payments shall be assessed to your account. Prompt re-submission of payment of the outstanding funds plus the bank's NSF charge is required.

Monthly pre-registration is required. A  2018-2019 CARES Pre-Enrollment Form must be completed.  An invoice/statement will be emailed shortly after the end of each month to the address you must provide on the CARES Pre-Enrollment Form. Prompt payment is due upon receipt of your invoice. If desired, pre-payments may be made and your monthly invoice/statement will reflect payments received. Payments should be made online. Any unused credits remaining on CARES accounts at the end of the school year are non-refundable and do not roll over to the next school year.

Please promptly notify the CARES Administrator and/or the school principal if there are extenuating, personal circumstances regarding a financial or other hardship that will adversely impact your ability to make scheduled payments for CARES services. When adequately informed, we will make every effort to work together with you to offer a manageable resolution in order to continue providing uninterrupted CARES services.

Important Terms of Use: Completing and signing the 2017-18 CARES Pre-Enrollment Form and the subsequent use of Holy Family Regional Catholic School's (HFRCS) C.A.R.E.S. programs constitute a family's agreement to abide by all terms, conditions, policies and procedures as outlined on the school's website and aforementioned CARES Pre-Enrollment Form as well as the HFRCS handbook. Failure to adhere to terms of use may result in the temporary or permanent suspension of the use of C.A.R.E.S programs. The C.A.R.E.S. program is an added service offered by HFRCS for its students. However, these services are not guaranteed to all students under every circumstance. Students may be denied CARES services due to safety or behavioral concerns. CARES services may also be denied for non-payment; a pattern of after closing, late pick-ups(AfterCare); or for other reasons noted under (but not limited to) the"Code of Conduct" tab above.
See the Sign-Up & Forms tab for complete details on how to sign-up & use the BeforeCare program.