School Age Child Care (SACC)
2021/2022 WEM School Age Child Care Handbook
2021/2022 WEM School Age Child Care Interest Survey
Non-School-Day School Age Child Care Registration
Register for non-school-day SACC by completing the forms below.
Make sure to hit "submit" at the end of each form to finalize responses.
(No upcoming non-school days at this time.)
New forms will be added throughout the year prior to upcoming non-school days. Contact Jennifer Holicky with questions.
What Parents Have to Say
SACC is a reliable, safe resource for both our kids and parents. Without SACC, parents may not be able to meet the expectations of their employers. We appreciate the support our district gives to the SACC program and its staff.
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 SACC 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.
We love SACC! 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.
WEM SACC Parent Survey Results, November 2020
Flexible and affordable school-age child care programs are essential to support working families and provide enrichment and care for students during their time out of school. We will continue to meet those needs by incorporating guidelines and policies with information from the Minnesota Department of Health for the health and safety of all students and staff.
Home Screening Tool
COVID-19 Attendance Guide for Parents and Families
MDH Decision Tree
Close Contact and Tracing
Quarantine Guidance for COVID-19
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Regular School Days
Before School: 6:30 a.m. to 8:25 a.m.
After School: 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Select Non-School Days: 6:30 a.m to 5:30 p.m.
WEM School Age Child Care will open at its regularly scheduled time for scheduled late starts according to the district calendar.
WEM School Age Child Care will open at dismissal time for scheduled early dismissals according to the district calendar.
Unscheduled / Weather-Related Closures
Two-hour late start: SACC will open two hours late at 8:30 a.m.
Early dismissal: SACC will be closed
School closed: SACC will also be closed
In the event that children are already at SACC, and a school closing is called, SACC will close one hour after the call is made. Parents will need to make arrangements to have their children picked up within the hour.
Mrs. Jennifer Holicky has worked within the WEM district since 2013 and with SACC 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 Child Care Coordinator position in June of 2019.
Mrs. Holicky (known to the kids as Ms. Jennifer) 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 Child 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. SACC operates 12 months a year in the Waterville building. During the school year, SACC 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, 8th grade; Auston, 7th grade; and Lilly, age 4. “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.”
How Old is Old Enough - from Le Sueur County Department of Human Services
A Guideline for parents to decide at what age your child can be left unsupervised or can babysit other children.
To learn more about SACC at WEM, follow the WEM School Age Chid Care page on Facebook, or contact Jennifer Holicky, WEM SACC Coordinator at email@example.com.