Henry, Melanie

Director of School Age Child Care
Lampeter Elementary School
717 464-3311 ext. 5017

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School-Age Child Care (SACC)


2020-2021 Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures

To fulfill the need for child care in a geographic area, while providing quality day care for the children as a service to their parents and the community.

The philosophy of the Lampeter-Strasburg School-Age Child Care program is based upon the individual and developmental needs of the children it will serve, namely children in kindergarten through grade five. The program reflects the school district's belief in a strong sense of community that is dedicated to nurturing children, providing for individual differences among them, and understanding that the rate of change among children varies greatly during the early school years.

Lampeter-Strasburg's School-Age Child Care program provides a "Home-Away-From-Home" environment that allows children opportunities for self-selected activities, large and small muscle activities, and experiences that will foster positive independence and cooperation. The staff includes child-oriented adults who adhere to the same philosophy. Each staff member will provide a safe, secure, and happy environment for the children.

We believe that these young members of the Lampeter-Strasburg family are deserving of the very best opportunities to develop and grow in an enriching and non-threatening setting. The L-S School-Age Child Care program is built upon what is best for our fragile and precious children.

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Admissions, the provisions of services, and referrals of clients are made without regard to race, color, religious creed, disability, ancestry, national origin, age, or sex. Program services shall be made accessible to eligible persons with disabilities through the most practical and economically feasible methods available.

Early Dismissal Days

Extended Care services will be available on early dismissal days when school is not in session for the children contracted for services. Additional hours for Early Dismissal Days are not included in weekly tuition. If a child will attend SACC after the 1:15 p.m. dismissal, parents are asked to sign or opt out of that day on the in-house form found at each site by the designated deadline. SACC attendance is expected unless a note is received to the contrary. The early dismissal fee (1:15-3:15) charge is $7. (There is no reduction in the contracted rate.)

Elementary school students will be dismissed at 1:15 p.m. on early dismissal days.

Should a child need care on extended days and we do not receive confirmation by the deadline, a $10 late fee will be charged.


Lampeter-Strasburg School Age Child Care is licensed by the Department of Human Services (DHS) in the state of Pennsylvania to provide childcare for children in kindergarten though 5th grade.

Licensing requires compliance with DHS regulations as set forth in DHS Chapter 2370 of the Pennsylvania Code.

An annual day-long inspection by a representative of DHS ensures the Lampeter-Strasburg SACC is compliant in all areas as required by law. DHS may at any time perform an unannounced site visit.

Current certificates of compliance and summary of inspections for the Lampeter-Strasburg SACC program are available to parents through postings at each of the SACC sites.

Site Hours

The center opens at 6:15 a.m. and closes promptly at 6:00 p.m.

Teacher Inservice/School Vacation Days

Extended Care services will be available on teacher inservice and school vacation days when school is not in session for the children contracted for services. Those parents may request services/opt out of that day by signing the in-house form found at each site.

  • If care is requested for an inservice day and plans change, prior notification is expected before 6:00 p.m. the day before.
  • Childcare is provided at the Hans Herr Elementary School cafeteria site only. A packed lunch and drink are required.

Weather Related/Snow Policy

The Lampeter-Strasburg School Age Child Care will be open on snow days, during delayed school openings, and early dismissals due to bad weather, except under extreme weather conditions.

In the event of inclement weather, the Lampeter-Strasburg School Age Child Care Program will adhere to the following policy:

  • In the event of a 1-hour delay, SACC doors will open at 7:15 AM.
  • With a 2-hour delay, the program will run on a modified schedule with SACC opening at 8:00 AM.
  • If a dismissal of students occurs prior to the actual end of the day, SACC will remain open until the last child is picked up, but no later than 6:00 PM.

If Lampeter-Strasburg School District is closed, Child Care (SACC) will operate if conditions warrant.

  • If school is cancelled because of bad weather, SACC Snow Day Child Care will open at 8:30 AM. Children attending report to the Hans Herr Elementary School Cafeteria Site ONLY! A packed lunch and drink are required.
  • On school snow days, only those children attending SACC will be charged and all others credited for that day.
  • We encourage you to be alert to changing weather conditions and make appropriate allowances for time. You will be contacted if weather conditions deteriorate.

If Child Care is CLOSED due to an extreme weather condition (blizzard, ice storm, state of emergency), it will be announced as early as possible under the name Lampeter-Strasburg School District School-Age Child Care (SACC) on most radio stations, WGAL-TV, and the district website and social media channels.

More information about the program can be found in the SACC Handbook

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Lampeter-Strasburg School District
1600 Book Rd., Lancaster PA 17602

Phone: 717-464-3311

Administration Building: 717-464-4699
Lampeter Elementary School: 717-358-1880
Hans Herr Elementary School: 717-509-0300
Martin Meylin Middle School: 717-509-0289
Lampeter-Strasburg High School: 717-509-0485


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