Latchkey

FAIRFIELD CITY SCHOOLS LATCHKEY INFORMATION
 

Before and After School Care
The Fairfield City School District Latchkey Program offers before and after- school child care for children enrolled in Fairfield City Schools, grades K-5.*Kindergarten Latchkey is only offered prior to the start of morning kindergarten and at the end of p.m. kindergarten. There is no half-day latchkey available for kindergarten students.
 
Update on School-Age Childcare Regulations
Due to changes in school-age childcare regulations, Latchkey is now able to accept additional students in our programs at North, South, East, West, and Compass. Please note: while the District is operating on the Hybrid Model, students will only be allowed to attend Latchkey on the two days per week they are attending school. If you are interested in enrolling your child, please complete the 2020-2021 Latchkey Enrollment packet and send it to your building’s Latchkey Team Leader (contacts listed below), as well as Angela Giani, District Latchkey Coordinator.
 
Latchkey Team Leaders will confirm via e-mail whether we are able to accept your child.

North Team Leader: Lori Urrutia: 513-805-2869 – urrutia_l@fairfieldcityschools.com
  • Please contact Angela Giani, District Latchkey Coordinator, for questions about North Latchkey!
 
South Team Leader: Cindy Hassler: 513-829-0489– hassler_c@fairfieldcityschools.com
 
East Team Leader: Emily Bachmann: 513-737-1992 – bachmann_e@fairfieldcityschools.com
 
West Team Leader: Cheryl Sandor: 513-887-0549 – sandor_c@fairfieldcityschools.com
 
Compass Team Leader: Erin Boggio: 513-858-8698 – boggio_e@fairfieldcityschools.com 
 
District Latchkey Coordinator: Angela Giani – giani_a@fairfieldcityschools.com; 513-623-5663

 

When:
  • AM Sessions of Latchkey begin at 6:30 a.m. and continue until school begins for the day.
  • PM sessions for all Latchkey sites begin immediately following school dismissal and continue until 6:00 p.m.
 
The Latchkey Program follows the Fairfield City School District school year calendar and operates on days that school is in session; with exception of Summer Latchkey which is all summer, 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (not applicable during the summer of 2020).

In the event of bad weather/ school delays or early release times, the program operates on the original schedule to meet the needs of adjusted school hours (open at 6:30 a.m. and children are released to Latchkey when early dismissal occurs, until 6:00 p.m.).
The Latchkey Program does not operate on holidays, snow days, or any other day that school is not in session.
 
Mission:
The mission of the Latchkey program is to provide experiences that will foster the social, emotional, and intellectual growth of each child.
 
Eligibility:
Children of Fairfield residents, enrolled in the District in grades K-5 for the current school year are eligible to participate in enrollment.
 
Enrollment:
Registrations will be accepted for those children eligible in the order received until the maximum number of spaces allowable by ODE guidelines are filled. Children will attend Latchkey within the school they attend. You may download our registration packet from the files list below.
Kindergartners attend the home school Latchkey site unless there is no program. There is no half-day Latchkey program for kindergartners at this time. AM kindergartners are enrolled before school at their home school. PM kindergartners attend their home school when kindergarten lets out for the day unless there is no program. (Home school is where the child will attend 1-5 grades).
 
Activities within the Program:
Activities offered during the Latchkey Program include, but are not limited to, crafts, physical activity including both inside and outside play, homework assistance, music, dramatic play, cooking, and more. Activities are designed with the Latchkey mission in mind to provide experiences that foster social, emotional, and intellectual growth. All children are encouraged to participate in activities to the level in which they feel comfortable.
 
All Latchkey Sites are licensed child care sites meeting requirements of the Ohio Department of Education Child Care Licensing Division. All Latchkey staff are trained child care professionals with current training in First Aid, CPR, Communicable Disease and Child Abuse Recognition. Registration forms are available for download in the file list below.