• McGee’s Crossroads Elementary

    Before & After School Program

    Our registration form can be filled out and submitted online. Look for it under important documents. 

    K12 Payment center is active for EMC/ASC Payments


    Please read over this entire document as there has been numerous changes due to COVID-19

    Our program is designed to be a safe, stimulating environment for students whose family situations or schedules require child care before or after school.  After school care students will have a designated quiet time for homework to be completed and a time for outside play. Please read the attached information with more details about our programs.  If you are interested in using these services, please complete the enclosed paperwork and return it as soon as possible. We will fill the slots on a first come first-served basis.


    New Program Hours 

    Before School 6:30-8:25 am

    After School 3:55-6:00 pm

    Due to Covid-19 we are limiting the number of students in each cohort to 25 students for each program. This will be a first come first serve basis


    Monthly Fees (Due on the first day of the month)

    *Fees based on Johnston County Schools’ approved rate. *All fees are nonrefundable.

    Before School Care  $4.56 Daily Rate                                       

    After School Care    $4.96 Daily Rate                                Each month will be calculated based upon how 

    Both                        $9.52 Daily Rate                                         many days are in each cohort
    Registration fee is $10 *If you join Before AND After School Care, the registration fee is $15.


                                                                                         FEES FOR OCTOBER                                                                                  

    Cohort A-  Kindergarten-6 days   EMC- $27.36   ASC- $29.76            1st-5th students-4 days   EMC-$18.24   ASC-$19.84

    Cohort B-  Kindergarten-6 days   EMC- $27.36   ASC- $29.76            1st-5th Students-4 days   EMC-$18.24   ASC-$19.84


                                                                                      FEES FOR NOVEMBER

    Cohort A- 9 days    EMC-$41.04      ASC- $44.64

    Cohort B- 6 days    EMC- $27.36     ASC- $29.76

    *Drop-in care is provided for students who need child care every once in awhile. Parents are still required to fill out paperwork ahead of time. There is no registration fee for drop-in care.  

    Drop-in care

    Before School $10.00  

    After School $10.00


     COVID-19 Changes

    • Your student is asked to provide their own supplies for EMC and ASC as no sharing of supplies are allowed due to COVID-19. Your student can either transport their own pencil box/pouches back and forth daily or they may leave one at EMC/ASC labeled with their name for them to use. Please include any of the following: Crayons, Colored Pencils, Markers, Pencil, Scissors, Glue Sticks, Highlighters, erasers, Index Cards etc. 
    • Your student can also bring their own books to read, coloring books, playing cards, small games or puzzles, legos. We can not be responsible for these items if they get broken or lost.
    • Each student will have an assigned spot in the cafeteria to sit and place their belongings to ensure 6 feet safety distancing is followed.

    Procedures (Per JCPS Policy 3100-R)

    • We do NOT provide services on workdays or holidays. If school is released early or JCPS afternoon activities are canceled due to inclement weather, we will close at 5:30. On inclement weather days with a delayed start, Before School Care will start at the same delay from the 6:30 AM open time. For example, if school has a two hour delay, Before School Care will start at 8:30 AM.
    • All fees are per child, and they are non-refundable.  In order to have a place in the program, the first month’s fee must be paid prior to beginning.  Fees are not pro-rated if a child begins the program in the middle of the month or leaves the program before the end of the month.  There is no discount for multiple children.
    • All checks should be payable to McGee’s Crossroads Elementary School. Checks and money orders should include a phone number. After 2 returned checks, the parent will be required to pay in cash.
    • Fees will not be adjusted for reduced hours, absences, weather, cancellations, etc.
    • Fees are due on the first day of each month. Late fees will start on the 5th day of the month. The late fee is $5 per day per child.  If fees are not paid by the 10th of the month your child may be dismissed from the program.
    • Students may not be dropped off before 6:30 a.m. The first time a student is picked up late, the parent will be given a warning. After the first warning, the parent will pay a charge of $1 per minute per child. After the 3rd occurrence of early drop off or late pick up, the student may be dismissed from the program
    • If a student is dismissed from the program in the middle of the school month, fees and payments are not refunded.  


    STUDENT RULES - The program will be successful because parents, staff, and students adhere closely to the rules and guidelines of the program. Please discuss the importance of the following rules with your child:

    • MCE school rules and all aspects of the Johnston County Schools Code of Conduct will be enforced. Behavior problems will be discussed promptly with the parents, and warnings will be signed by the parent and counselors. 
    • On the 3rd behavior offense, the student may be dismissed from the program. This includes both the morning and afternoon programs if a student is enrolled in both. 
    • All parents will be required to leave updated emergency contact numbers with the staff. 
    • The program will be supervised by child care staff members who work at the school during the regular school day, high school students or others who have been through a thorough interview process and background check.
    • Administration of medications can only be performed in accordance with the Board of Education policies.
    • Parents must come inside to sign in and sign out their child. The parent must list those who are allowed to pick up their child.  Identification will be checked.  

    Drop off (AM) 6:30-8:25  Parents should park in the (back) bus lot along the curb closest to the single door at the back of the school and wait in their vehicle to have their student's temperature checked. Please roll down the window to allow a staff member to take your child's temperature. Once temperature is verified to be under 100.7 degress fahrenheit, you must scan a QR code for EMC and answer the questions. Then the student may enter the building. A staff member will be holding the door or it will be propped open. Upon entering the cafeteria hand sanitizer will be given to each student/ If your student's temperature is 100.7 or higher, they will not be permitted in the building.

    No drop off after 8:25 am in order to maintain safety for the buses that enter the lot.


    Afternoon Pickup (PM) 4:30 - 6:00  Due to afternoon dismissal, parents must wait until 4:30  to pick up students. Parents should park in the bus lot along the curb closest to the single door at the back of the school to pick up students. Do not park in the bus spots. To pick up your child you will be required to show ID and scan a QR code with your information. Please have a cell phone to be able to scan QR Code. Please come to the single door, but do not enter. A staff member will alert your child that they are leaving. You will be asked to show your ID and then scan the QR Code the staff member will provide. This is in place of the sign out sheet that was used in previous years.
    Pickups after 6pm will be charged a late fee of $1.00 per minute per child

    We are trying our best to make our programs as safe and enjoyable as possible during this COVID-19 situation. Thank you for your understanding and patience during this trying time.

    K12 Payment Center is now active for Early Morning Care and After School Care Payments

    The registration form and payment can be dropped off to the office. Someone will call you and let you know if you child has been accepted or is on a waiting list. Remember spaces are limited this year.  Payments accepted by JCPS are personal check, money order, bank check or cash. We are not able to give change. Please remember if you have a credit from last school year to please use that.  Registration forms can now be filled out and submitted online. Any questions about this information you can contact

    Mandy Bowden - ASC Director (919) 894-7161 Ext 6665      mandybowden@johnston.k12.nc.us

    Kim Eldridge - EMC Director (919) 894-7161 Ext 6661          kimeldridge@johnston.k12.nc.us