Frequently asked questions
STARS Program - Frequently Asked Questions
How do I enroll my child in the STARS program?
You can enroll online through the OSD135 RevTrak Web Store. An fee of $55 (per family) due at the time of enrollment. The enrollment process holds your family's spot in any STARS program throughout the current *school year, and also provides staff with the necessary information to offer safe care for your child. *Please note that if you have enrolled, but have not used the program by December, your spot will be forfeited and offered to a family on our waitlist.
How do I choose the days of care that I need?
We offer a flexible attendance schedule for families. There are no minimum attendance days required. Each week, you will need to register for the sessions you need through our PICK-A-DAY Registration process. For safety reasons, the pick-a-day calendar closes every Fridayfor the following week. If you have changes (add-ons or cancellations) after Saturday, you must email firstname.lastname@example.org to add or remove your child off of the daily roster by 12pm the day of. Please do not just call your child's school for changes! It is important that we have accurate rosters for each program site. Failure to cancel a day through the STARS office may result in still being charged. Failure to add-on a day through the STARS office may result in a space not being available. Habitual changes and/or use of email to register for sessions (in lieu of the online sign-up process) may result in removal from the program.
How much are the daily fees?
Please refer to our cost page
When do I pay these daily fees?
We invoice you every 2 weeks. Invoicing is based on the days you sign up for and your child attends.
What is STARS Hour?
STARS Hour is a reduced afternoon rate of $13.00 and is only applicable for children attending more than 1 day per week. In order to receive the STARS Hour rate, you must pick up your child no later than 1 hour after the REGULAR school day dismissal time. STARS Hour rate will NOT be applied to past due accounts.
What are the hours of operation?
- STARS AM begins at 6:30am and operates until school begins.
- STARS PM begins when school is dismissed and operates until 6:00pm
- NEW with the 2023-24 school year, there will be no afternoon STARS offered on early release days. Only morning STARS will be offered on early release days.
I have children who attend 2 different schools in the District. Can they attend the before and after-school program at the same location?
At this time, District 135 does not provide transportation for the before and after-school care program. Since the STARS program is held at all primary and intermediate schools, children can only attend the program at the school they are enrolled in.
What is STARS Camp?
STARS camp is a program offered to D135 families who may need child care on certain non-school attendance days.. The STARS camp will be held from 6:30am until 6:00pm at one location and will offer fun activities to all campers. Families must be enrolled in the STARS program in order to attend camp. Registration is required for each camp session.
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