Closings & Delays

Always call ahead to make sure staff have arrived safely and opened the program.
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SNOW SITES 2017/18

All AYS families may choose to take their children to any of our locations, provided the program you choose is also on a snow day that day. Always call first to make sure staff members have arrived at the site.

Washington Township – AYS will operate at Allisonville (317-397-7995) and Greenbriar (317-540-2117).
Decatur Township – AYS will operate at Valley Mills (317-540-2122).
IPS – AYS will operate at the Martin Luther King Community Center (40 W. 40th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 (317-605-8849).

Please read AYS’ policies and procedures regarding delays, closings, and early releases due to weather or other emergencies as posted below.

Families not currently enrolled in AYS: Our snow day programs are open to families that are not currently enrolled in AYS. If you have not used AYS during this current school year, you will need to fill out a One-Day Enrollment Form. A fee will be due for each child in the morning.  *AYS closes at 6:00pm. A late fee of $10 is due after 6:00pm, and an additional $1 per minute will be charged beginning at 6:05pm according to the AYS clock. **Please understand that AYS staff may only administer medication according to our policy and state regulations. All medication must be given directly to a staff member in its original packaging. Prescription medication must be in the original package and the label must include the child’s name, time and amount of dosage and the prescription must be current. Please complete the NonRx Consent Form for non-prescription medication.

AYS families who have a weekly attendance plan pay nothing extra for snow days, 2-hour delays, and early release. Families that use AYS only occasionally will be charged an additional fee. When AYS is unable to operate due to severe weather, regular weekly fees are still due.

If the beginning of the school day is delayed, AYS programs will open at regular time unless restricted by the school and remain open until school starts. You are encouraged to call the program to ensure staff arrived at the site. If any non-AYS families need our service, they have the option to participate by completing a One-Day Enrollment Form and paying the applicable fees.

If the school delay changes to a cancellation after children have arrived, a full day of care will then take place. AYS will alert parents, and make arrangements for lunch.

If conditions worsen to a state of emergency after the program opens, AYS will not accept any more children at the site. If the conditions do not improve, AYS administration will decide on the best course of action.

AYS Pittsboro will open at 8:45 am when the school is on a 2-hour delay.

AYS Early Childhood at North Salem will open at 10:30 am when there is a two-hour delay and close at 1:00 pm. Please always call ahead to make sure staff arrived and the program is open.

If school is cancelled due to bad weather or another emergency, AYS will operate at limited locations. Programs will combine at specified sites, provided that the AYS staff and the school custodians can get to the schools. However, if no children arrive at the program and no parent calls by 9:30 am, AYS’ administration reserves the right to close the program. If a county issues a state of emergency, all sites in that county will be closed. Non-AYS families may attend following procedures stated above in Delays.

Early Releases
If students are released early due to bad weather or another emergency, the program director will get to the school as soon as possible to receive the children unless restricted by the school. Program directors may notify the parents that school is being dismissed early, but that AYS will remain open unless otherwise decided by AYS administration.