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Welcome to School Age Care (SAC)

22 days ago

Hours of Operation

Regular Days

  • Morning Session 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
  • Afternoon Session 3:05 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Select Non-School Days 6:30 a.m to 6:00 p.m.

Late Starts and Early Dismissals

Scheduled

  • WEM School Age Care will open at its regularly scheduled time for scheduled late starts according to the district calendar.
  • WEM School Age Care will open at dismissal time for scheduled early dismissals according to the district calendar.

Unscheduled / Weather-Related

  • Two-hour late start: SAC will open two hours late at 8:30 a.m.
  • Early dismissal: SAC will be closed
  • School closed: SAC will also be closed
  • In the event that children are already at SAC, and a school closing is called, SAC will close one hour after the call is made. Parents will need to make arrangements to have their children picked up within the hour.

Leadership


Mrs. Jennifer Holicky has worked within the WEM district since 2013 and with SAC since 2016. In October of 2018, she took over as the interim coordinator while finishing her third term as a Reading Corps tutor. She accepted the full-time School Age Care Coordinator position in June of 2019.

Mrs. Holicky says, “Our mission is to nurture and educate children in a safe and positive environment so they are prepared for school and for life. Children will develop positive social skills and values and learn about their world through age-appropriate play, projects, and activities. We provide a caring environment that fosters a solid foundation for lifelong success focusing on the four key areas of WEM’s Bucs Pride: Respectful, Responsible, Safe, and Positive.”

WEM School Age Care is a childcare program for students entering or currently enrolled in kindergarten through grade six. Children have the chance to make the most of their time out of school with opportunities to explore new interests, learn new skills, and develop new friendships while providing families with a flexible on-site childcare option. Children get to participate in a variety of activity areas such as arts, crafts, games, sports, 4H, field trips, STEM, and much more. SAC operates 12 months a year in the Waterville building. During the school year, SAC is open before and after school, scheduled late starts, scheduled early dismissals, and select non-school days.

Mrs. Holicky says, “As a mom of four, I completely understand the importance of quality childcare.” Her children are Blake, a 2017 WEM graduate; Brody, 7th grade; Auston, 6th grade; and Lilly, age 3 ½. “One of my favorite things about being a parent and working with children is their never-ending sense of curiosity and how they give me a different perspective to look at the world in a whole different way.”



What Parents Have to Say


SAC is a reliable, safe resource for both our kids and parents. Without SAC, parents may not be able to meet the expectations of their employers. We appreciate the support our district gives to the SAC program and its staff. 
-Emilee

The friendships that are made have been great. My daughter has gotten to know kids of all ages. I believe it’s because Miss Jennifer is doing a variety of activities where they get to know one another. My daughter enjoys going to SAC and feels connected to the teachers since it’s obvious they care about their kiddos! Also, appreciate them following the Bucs Pride rules and behavior.
-Samantha

We love SAC! It is a great option for parents that work. Kids are able to do fun activities, go on field trips, and learn social and emotional skills to increase problem-solving skills as well as how to get along with others. 
-Kim

                 



Questions?


To learn more about SAC at WEM, follow the WEM School Age Care page on Facebook, or contact Jennifer Holicky, WEM SAC Coordinator at jholicky@wem.k12.mn.us.

Early Dismissal
Early Dismissal
Thursday, February 6th and Monday, February 10th, school is in session from 8:25 a.m. to noon for conferences. If you are in need of child care for one or both of the early dismissal days, contact Jennifer at jholicky@wem.k12.mn.us as soon as possible to register your child for WEM School Age Care. After-school care is available from noon to 6:00 p.m. both days for children in grades K - 6. Space is limited.