Dear TSMS Parents,
We are excited for the upcoming 2023/2024 school year!
At TSMS we strive to help both students and families in any way we can. That being said, here on campus we offer a Before School Care Program.
Your student(s) will be in the care of TSMS staff in the comfort of their school.
Before School Care starts at 6:45 and ends at 7:30. Parents will come to the drop-off area and a TSMS staff member will be there to sign your student in. Registration is currently open and will close on August 10th.
We look forward to welcoming your child to our Before School Care Program and providing an exceptional experience that complements their educational journey.
Any FAQ about the program has been included at the bottom of this page to answer some of the most common questions. If you have any other questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to our dedicated staff, who will be more than happy to assist you.
How do I register for the program?
In order to register for the program, the registration form found on the TSMS website under the Before School Program tab must be filled out and returned for enrollment. Registration Forms can also be found in the Front Office. There is a $15 registration fee that must be paid prior to acceptance. Acceptance into the program is based on availability.
What are the program hours?
The Before School program runs from 6:45-7:30 am.
Who can participate in the program?
Any student enrolled at TSMS in grades K-8 can enroll in the BSP
Do you provide drop-in services?
TSMS does have a daily Before School Day Program (fees are paid per session), See the payment schedule in the next question for fees.
How much are the payments for the program?
2 Children (30% discount)
3 Children (30% discount)
Drop-In Daily Rate
When are the payments due?
Full payment is due by the date listed on the Fee Session Schedule page. All payments are due PRIOR to the start of the session.
What are my options for making a payment?
Payment can be made in check, money order, or online with credit/debit cards. No cash will be accepted. At this time, we do not accept ELC payments.
Who should I make my check or money order to?
Checks should be made payable to Tallahassee School of Math and Science or TSMS. As per TSMS policy, all checks must have a pre-printed current address and telephone number to be accepted. Please include your child’s name in the memo line.
If I am late making my session payment is there a grace period?
No, session fees must be paid on or before the due date.
If my child is absent on the day fees are due, can I pay the fee once they return?
All session fees are due on or before the due dates. A late fee will be assessed for payments made thereafter.
If this is my first time paying or signing out late, am I able to get a break on the late fee?
Due to TSMS policies and procedures late payments and/or late sign-out fees cannot be waived.
Can a student attend the program at half-time?
The Before School Program does not offer half-time enrollment. All fees must be paid in full prior to participation.
What if my child enrolls in the program in the middle of a session?
If your child joins in the middle of a session, the fees for that session will be prorated.
Do you provide end-of-the-year Tax Statements?
The does not issue an end-of-year tax statement. Receipts are handwritten for checks and money orders and additional copies are NOT available. Please keep your receipts for accurate records of your expenses to file them for tax purposes. The Federal Tax Identification number is 20-1343297.
Do you provide snacks?
No! Breakfast is available free of charge for all students starting at 7:30 am.
Who can pick up my child from the program?
Students will only be released to individuals that are listed as authorized to pick up your child, based on their registration form. For any special circumstances, please communicate with the Program Coordinator.
If my child is sent to the Before School program but wasn’t scheduled to attend, will I be charged a Drop-In fee?
Once the student is marked present on the Drop-In Attendance Sheet, a Drop-In fee is charged to their account.
Can I send medicine with my child to take during after-school?
Prescription and/or over-the-counter medicines must be hand delivered by parent to staff/Main Office. Only trained staff is allowed to administer medicine during after-school hours.
Are there Before School on early release days?
Yes, the program is available all early release days.
Who should I speak with if I have an issue or concern about the Extended Day Program?