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St Mary Backpacks (Latchkey)

St. Mary School offers before and after school latchkey care to accommodate the needs of busy families. Named St. Mary Backpacks, the latchkey program is licensed by the State of Michigan Department of Social Services to provide supervision for children of full-time working parents. We are not licensed as a drop-off center. The program is designed to serve children in Full-Day Preschool through 8th Grade. At this time, half-day preschoolers are not admitted to the program.

Before-school supervision begins at 7:00 and after-school care begins at 3:00. The afternoon latchkey schedule includes time for snack, homework, and play.

Download a copy of the Backpacks Handbook for program policies.

All students registered for St. Mary Backpacks need to have the following forms completed and on file:

Backpacks Hours of Service

Monday-Friday AM Session: Opens at 7:00am. Students are dismissed to their classroom at the entrance bell.
Monday-Friday PM Session: School dismissal until 6:00pm.
 
St Mary Backpacks Fees

AM Session: $2.00 per child per day
PM Session: (see chart for sample rates)
 
1 child: $5.00 an hour
2 children: $8.00 an hour
3 or more children: $10.00 an hour 
 
PM Latchkey Pricing Chart


PM Pickup Time 1 child
Daily Total Cost
2 Children
Daily Total Cost
3+ Children
Daily Total Cost
Between 3:10 and 3:30 $3.50 $4.00 $5.00
Between 3:30 and 4:00 $5.00 $8.00 $10.00
Between 4:00 and 4:30 $7.50 $12.00 $15.00
Between 4:30 and 5:00 $10.00 $16.00 $20.00
Between 5:00 and 5:30 $12.50 $20.00 $25.00
Between 5:30 and 6:00 $15.00 $24.00 $30.00