Closings & Delays
Always call ahead to make sure staff have arrived safely and opened the program. For program phone numbers, see below or visit www.ayskids.org/locations.
2019-2020 Snow Sites
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. Click on your district below for more information on inclement weather protocol.
If schools in the following districts close, AYS will operate snow sites at the specified locations below. Please click on your district for more info regarding two-hour delay protocol.
Other Programs (without snow sites)
The following programs will be closed if the school is closed. For further information regarding the protocol for two-hour delays, click on your school below:
Our Lady of Grace
Southeast Neighborhood School of Excellence (SENSE)
St. Joan of Arc
St. Louis de Montfort
St. Maria Goretti
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.
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.
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.
AYS is open on all regular school days and early release days. AYS is closed on the following holidays:
New Year’s Day
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Day after Thanksgiving