NWSRA EEKS OF
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WEEKS OF PLAY WINTER SESSION:
Saturday, January 14 through Friday, March 2
Not: January 16, 26, 27, 28 February 20
SPRING SESSION: Monday, April 9 through Saturday, May 12
Registration Begins Monday
December 12 at 9:30 a.m. Registration Deadline
January 3 at 5:00 p.m.
The NWSRA offi ce will be closed: Friday, April 6
Please see registration policies and procedures at the back of the brochure.
Registration Deadline Tuesday
When arriving at or departing from a program, please CH
please CHECK-IN with the NWSRA staff.
Please help us keep track of your child's belongings by labeling all items, including clothing.
about lost and found items. NWSRA can not be responsible for lost or stolen items.
Parents/guardians are responsible for informing teachers and/or transportation departments of the participant's NWSRA programs after school or workshop.
If a participant may walk or ride a bike home, a written notice, signed by the parent/guardian, must be sent to the NWSRA offi ce prior to the start of the program.
Program leader must be notifi ed in advance, by a written notice if someone new/unfamiliar to the NWSRA staff will be picking up the participant after a program.
NWSRA provides a snack for your child in many of our programs. If your child has dietary restrictions, you may send your own snack or call the NWSRA offi ce to make arrangements for a snack suitable for your child's needs.
Transportation A minimum of two people must be registered at each pick up and drop off location in order for the location to be utilized.
Transportation times for all programs may change based on enrollment and/or last minute facility changes.
All individuals transported while in a wheel- chair must have a seat belt system that secures them into their wheelchair and brakes that are in good working order. If a participant is in need of a seat belt system, NWSRA will provide one for program use only.
Individuals using tri-wheelers must transfer into a bus seat as they cannot be safely secured while in the tri-wheeler.
Door-to-door transportation is provided for in district residents only.
Individuals may be assisted by NWSRA staff to and from the door of their residence if there are no other individuals in the van or a second staff is available. NWSRA staff are not permitted to enter the individuals' residence at any time. NWSRA staff may not lift, carry or transport an individuals' assistive transportation device to any vehicle other than a NWSRA vehicle.
Please contact NWSRA to inquire
Please contact the NWSRA offi ce if your child will be absent from a program.
Please Register On Time!
Please help us be ready for programs by registering by the deadline. In order to have staff hired, trained and ready for each program, we must know who and how many are registered at least two weeks in advance.
Running late? Parents/guardians/group home staff should adhere to scheduled pick up and drop off times.
provide supervision until the scheduled start time as stated in the brochure. Staff are not available to provide supervision prior to the start of programs due to preparations for program. Please be on time picking up your child as staff may have other work responsibilities following the program. The staff appreciates your cooperation in this matter.
When parents/guardians/group home staff are late picking up their child, a fee of $1.00 per minute will be charged.
The Child Passenger Protection Act of the Illinois Vehicle Code requires that children under the age of 8 be transported in an approved Child Safety Seat in certain vehicles. Parent/Guardian will be notifi ed if there is a need to provide a Child Safety Seat for your child. Children under 8 years of age will not be transported if the parent/guardian does not provide a Child Safety Seat. For further information, please contact Barb Bassett at 847/392-2848, ext. 241.
If transportation presents a problem, please contact NWSRA and a staff will try to help parents pool their transportation resources.
Depending upon the activity, most programs have a minimum or maximum size. Programs may be cancelled or postponed if adequate registration is not met.
When children of
various ability and age levels are enrolled in the same program, NWSRA will group them according to age and ability.
Staff Ratios in Programs NWSRA programs are staffed according to the needs and abilities of participants as well as the nature of a particular program. Most programs have one staff to approximately four participants. Closer staff to participant ratios are typically for those individuals or groups which have more
involved needs/behavior issues.
are arranged through manager or superintendent approval. Refer to the program description for specifi c information.
Parent/Guardian Visitation Week NWSRA invites parents/guardians to observe their child's participation in activities during the last week of programs each session. If you desire additional observation, please discuss with the program leader or contact NWSRA.
Who is the Program Leader? NWSRA attempts to secure and place leaders at each program as soon as adequate registration is received. To fi nd out the program leader's name, or other information, please call one week before the program starts.
Some of NWSRA's programs and special events listed in the brochure are suggested for certain age groups and disability classifi cations to help ease your selection for programs. NWSRA will determine appropriate program placement if necessary.
Program Cancellation ~ Severe Weather Guidelines Parents/guardians will be notifi ed if a program is cancelled due to severe weather conditions. Please see page 7 for severe weather guidelines.
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