SAM Fall 2020 Program

Childcare and Supervision of School Hybrid & Remote Learning K-8
On-Site at Glenwood Elementary School

Revised October 5

Open to All Millburn Township School Students K-8 from All Elementary Schools, Washington School and Millburn Middle School

Millburn Middle School
7:50 AM to 3:00 PM

Arrive at 7:50. Log on to class to begin schoolwork at 8:00.
Supervision in attending schedule of child’s live-streaming classes.
Assistance to understand and complete assignments.
Morning and afternoon snack breaks.
Lunch and recess.
Mini-activity breaks interspersed during the school day.
School finishes at 2:35 and SAM concludes at 3:00/3:15.

Washington School (5th Grade)
8:15 AM to 3:15 PM

Arrive at 8:15. Log on to class to begin schoolwork at 8:30.
Supervision in attending schedule of child’s live-streaming classes.
Assistance to understand and complete assignments.
Morning and afternoon snack breaks.
Lunch and recess.
Mini-activity breaks interspersed during the school day.
School finishes at 3:00 and SAM concludes at 3:15.

Elementary School K-4
AM SAM: 8:15 AM to 12:40 PM
PM SAM: 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Supervision and assistance to organize, understand and complete independent (asynchronous) school work. Supervision to attend live-stream specials.
Mid-session snack breaks.
Lunch and recess.
Mini-activity breaks interspersed during the school day.

Morning SAM for Children Attending PM School

Arrive at 8:15. Log on to class to begin schoolwork at 8:30.
Lunch and recess 11:10-12:20.
Dismissal 12:20-12:40.

Afternoon SAM for Children Attending AM School

Arrive at 11:00/11:10.
Lunch and recess 11:10-12:20.
Log on to class to begin schoolwork at 12:45.
Dismissal 3:15/3:30.

Extended Care – 3:15 PM to 6 PM

Extended care is available from 3:15 PM to 6 PM. During this time, we will relax, socialize, follow up with school assignments, go outside for physical activity, play and do projects.

SAM Staff

SAM staff is educated and experienced in providing schoolwork supervision & assistance. Each learning group will consist of one instructor and 4-6 students.

Covid-19 Precautions

All required and recommended precautions for COVID-19 will be taken. Click here for more information.

SAM, Inc. is a Not for Profit Program

All proceeds are spent on programming, supplies and fairly compensated staff.


SAM Policies and Procedures

Enrollment

Children may be registered for any number of days per week, or per month, or for occasional periods or days during the year. Attendance may be discontinued and restarted during the year as needed.

Visits

At this time, we must suspend all guest visits to the Program.

Registration

Click here to register online. You may register at any point during the year.

Transportation

At this time, school bus transportation is not available.

Parents must provide transportation to and from SAM.

Supplies Provided from Home

  • Child’s own Chromebook with power supply. Please charge Chromebooks overnight before attending SAM.
  • Headphones for the Chromebook
  • Print out child’s schedule and assignments (put in backpack)
  • Any workbooks, textbooks required by teacher
  • Folders and notebooks required by teacher
  • A mask. Please bring an extra.
  • Optional gloves if you wish your child to wear them in the playground.
  • Mat or bath towel to spread on ground outside. This will be your child’s lunch space.
  • Lunch
  • Filled water bottle

Supplies Provided by SAM

  • 2 snacks daily, 1 in the AM and 1 in the PM
  • Bottled water to refill your child’s supply
  • Individual basic school supply kit of pencils, pens, crayons, markers, scissors, ruler, glue and the like.
  • Backup school supplies if child runs out
  • Craft supplies for projects
  • Backup supply of masks for students
  • Supply of gloves for students to use as needed

School Calendar

SAM will operate according to the 2020 Millburn School District calendar. On the days when school is closed, SAM will be closed. Once we learn how the District is handling the half days in the school calendar we will follow accordingly.

Snow Days

In the event of inclement weather, SAM will prominently post any program closing information on this web site.

Scheduling

Select any number and choice of days a week. This will be your weekly schedule and commitment for the month. If your child is absent, you may request to reschedule that day for any other time during that month, but there is no refund or credit for absences. We will carry the same schedule from month to month, unless you notify us of a change.

If your child is absent, or you are changing your schedule, or you are changing your drop-off or pick-up time, you must notify SAM using the schedule change form. You may also request a make up day on that form. Click here to go to the form.

Schedule Adjustments

You may request extra days any time during the month using the schedule change form. We will let you know if this is possible. If your basic child care needs change during the year, you may change your weekly schedule by the first of the next month. There is no credit for mid-month schedule reduction.

Absences

There is no reduced rate, refund or credit for absences. Unused days may be rescheduled for any other days during the same month. Unused days may not be carried into the next month. Allowances for unusual circumstances must be discussed with the SAM Director before changes to the Invoice are made.

YOU MUST CALL AND LEAVE A MESSAGE OR USE THE SCHEDULE CHANGE FORM IF YOUR CHILD IS ABSENT OR YOU ARE EXCHANGING OR ADDING DAYS.

THIS RULE IS FOR SAFETY PURPOSES, WE MUST KNOW WHEN TO EXPECT YOUR CHILD.

24 HOUR VOICE MAIL:  (973) 376-3434

CALLING IN AN ABSENCE DOES NOT REMOVE THE CHARGE FOR THE DAY.

Registration Fees – non-refundable

$150 per year per family.

Monthly Attendance Fees

Monthly Fee = (Number of scheduled days in the month) x (rate per day).  There is a discount per day for the second child.

Full Day Remote

Daily fee:  $80
Second child: $72
Third child: $64

AM or PM SAM

Daily fee: $60
Second child: $54
Third child: $48

Extended Care

Fee for the extended time will be $27 per child per afternoon in prepaid sets of 10 afternoon passes. The fee for siblings will be $22 per afternoon, also in prepaid sets of 10 passes. You may use these passes over any period of time during the same school year. They are not restricted to the month of purchase.

Please let us know your extended care schedule for the week by Monday mornings.

For drop-in use of extended care if you do not wish to purchase a package of 10, the fee is $35 per afternoon. Please let us know by 2:00 PM that day via the “Schedule Change” button on our website.

Billing

Payment is due in advance of the month. You will receive your bill by the middle of the month before, and payment is due by the first of the month. The due date will be noted on the Invoice.

If you would like to change your schedule for the coming month, you may do so on the invoice.

Charges for extra days added during one month or credit will be reflected not in the very next month’s Invoice, but in the month after. Except for changing the weekly schedule, please do not alter the Invoice without discussion and permission. Indicate your question, or email Kristy, Accounts Manager at billing@samprogram.org and we will make the adjustments on the next Invoice.

Late Payment

A $25 late fee will be added to the next bill for payment received significantly after the beginning of the month.  If you need a different payment schedule, ask to arrange one.

If payments are overdue for more than one month, arrangements must be made to catch up in order for your child to continue attending SAM.

Late Pick-up Fees

The program closes at 3:15 pm. Infrequent lateness of 5-15 minutes will be excused.

For late pick-up after 3:15, the fees are as follows, payable at the time, to the staff staying late with your child.

These charges are per family, not per child.
$10 for pick-up between 3:30 – 4:00 pm

In any case, do not be anxious if you are late. We will always be there until you arrive and your child will never be made to feel bad or worried. If you need extra time on an ongoing basis, please let us know so we may make arrangements.

Behavior

SAM is designed to give all of the children a safe and happy afternoon with equal attention from the staff. Uncooperative or disruptive children or children who cannot or will not participate in the general activity may be asked to withdraw after consultation with the parents.

Parents must let SAM know of any special needs.

We can usually accommodate the child once we understand the situation.

Food Restrictions

A snack is served twice daily. It consists of a combination of fruits, vegetables, and non-sweet items (e.g. cheese, bread, yogurt) and sweet items (e.g. cookie, pudding, applesauce) and water to drink.

Please note any food restrictions on the Registration and Student Information forms. Every effort will be made to accommodate medical or other food restrictions. We are almost always successful but SAM is not a controlled environment. If you have concerns or a potentially urgent medical situation, please speak directly to us to review the situation.

Special Needs

Please note any special needs your child may have; educational, medical, physical, language, emotional or interactive. This information does not affect the way we feel about your child. We use it to understand your child and to create the most optimal and happy environment for your child. If your child requires more supervision or help than we can offer with our normal staff, we can discuss the possibility and mechanism of providing the extra help your child may need.

Communication

SAM On-site Phone: (973) 376-3434
Use for all Attendance and Daily Messages (absences, extra days, exchanges, pick up, other requests). We listen to the messages at approximately 8:30 am and 3:00 pm every school day.

You may also click here and fill out a schedule change online.

Voicemail and the online schedule change form are the only 2 ways to make sure the message is received on time.

Information & Questions: (973) 376-3434 Jennifer Fischkoff, Director

Email: email@samprogram.org

Mailing Address: SAM, Inc. 9 Canoe Brook Road, Short Hills, NJ 07078

Questions or Concerns about your child’s SAM day: Miss Jackie, On-site Program Director

Billing, Registration or Other Financial Questions: Kristy Purcell, Accounts Manager at billing@samprogram.org.

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