Dr. Lynda Andre


MaryBeth Brown, Director

District 7 Summer Zone
Hadley House
708 St. Louis Street P.O. Box 250
Edwardsville, IL 62025

(618) 655-6011 (phone)

District 7 Summer Zone 2018

Where Summer, Fun, and Friends Meet

Our 2018 summer enrichment program offers activities designed to provide opportunities and experiences to stretch your child’s imagination, spark a sense of curiosity and wonder, strengthen social and physical development skills, and create new friendships. We strive for activities that are balanced to meet the interest levels of all children while allowing the elements of play to be woven throughout our educational activities.

Summer Zone 2018 Program Information

AGES Residents of District 7 who have completed grades K-5 during the 2017-18 school year.
LOCATION Leclaire Elementary School
801 Franklin Avenue, Edwardsville
HOURS 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
(Main programming from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

May 29 - July 20
Week 1: May 29-June 1*
Week 2: June 4-8
Week 3: June 11-15
Week 4: June 18-22
Week 5: June 25-29
Week 6: July 2-6 (closed July 4th)
Week 7: July 9-13
Week 8: July 16-20

*If additional days are added to the District 7 calendar due to inclement weather, Summer Zone will have an alternate start date of June 4, 2018.

Summer Zone Program is closed on the following days:
May 28 (Memorial Day)
July 4 (Independence Day Holiday)

Registration for Summer Zone

2018 REGISTRATION DATES Now - May 14, 2018

Registrations received after May 14, 2018, will be considered pending and will be processed contingent upon space availability.

Full registration payment amount must be received before your enrollment will be confirmed.

Your Kid Zone account must have a zero balance in order to enroll in Summer Zone.
REGISTRATION LOCATION Kid Zone Office @ Hadley House
708 St. Louis Street Edwardsville
Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Individual elementary buildings do not accept registration forms or payments.

A $25 nonrefundable registration payment for each week is due with your registration packet and will be applied to your weekly fee balance.

Total due with registration packet:
($25 x # weeks selected)

Remaining balance ($125 x #weeks selected) is due by 3:00 p.m. on or before the Friday of each service week.

Weekly fee includes all programming, transportation, & daily snack

Lunch is available for purchase at a daily rate of $2.70, and will be added to your Summer Zone account statement each week.

Balances may be paid by check, cash, or through our online system via credit card or electronic check.

Online payments via credit card or bank draft may be submitted through the EZ Child Track Parent Portal at www.ezchildtrack.com/ECUSD7/Parent.

Failure to reconcile your account will result in a hold of your child’s weekly registration and/or cancellation of your child’s enrollment.

Summer Zone 2018 Registration Forms

A completed Summer Zone registration will include the following and may be downloaded here:

Summer Zone Registration Packet
(Registration, Emergency Contact, Parent Agreement, Swim permission forms
Student Health Form
(Non-District 7 Students Only)
Request for Medication to Be Administered at School
(if student requires the use of critical care items such as inhalers, epi-pens and/or medication during the program hours)

Cancellation Procedure

To cancel a weekly registration, you must notify the Kid Zone office by 3:00 p.m. on the Thursday prior to the week of service.

Summer Zone registration payments are nonrefundable, will be forfeited, and will not be transferred to future weeks.

Cancellations made after this deadline will result in full payment of the week’s fee.

Credits are not issued for students who do not attend due to illness, family’s vacation plans, or the participant’s behavior.

Daily Arrival and Departure Procedures

All children must be signed in and signed out by a parent/guardian on the daily sign in/out attendance sheet

Summer Zone will open at 6:30 a.m. and close promptly at 6:00 p.m.
There is a late pick up fee of $1/per minute after 6:00 p.m.

Our main programming will be conducted between the hours of 8:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. with recreational and social activities provided before and after the main programming.

Parents will indicate daily if their child is purchasing lunch upon sign in.

If a child is signed in after 10:30, parents are responsible for providing the child’s lunch for the day as our lunch count order must be provided to Food Service by 10:15 a.m.

Summer Zone parents can park in the main lot and enter through the front entrance to sign in/out their child.

Parent/Guardian or Authorized Emergency Designee will be required to show photo identification upon pick up.

All emergency contacts must be listed on the Emergency Contact form on file and be over the age of 18.

Persons not listed on the Emergency Contact list will not be allowed to sign out a child without prior notice to the Kid Zone office.

Lunch and Snacks

Summer Zone participants are able to purchase lunch each day prepared by District 7 Food Service at the daily lunch rate of $2.70.

Participants will indicate a lunch purchase upon arrival, and all purchases will be charged directly to your Summer Zone account. Summer Zone staff is not authorized to accept cash or check payments on site.

Free and reduced lunch programs are not available during summer programs.

Children are welcome to bring a sack lunch and drink, but we are unable to refrigerate or to heat food. We ask that you do not send soda or energy drinks with your child. Milk may be purchased for $.60.

A daily snack and drink will be provided in the afternoon.

Breakfast is not available during the Summer Zone program. Participants are asked to eat prior to arriving at Leclaire.

Off Site Schedule and Procedures for Pick Up

All children will travel off site as a group according to the following schedule:
Tues/Thurs – 1:00-3:30 p.m. EHS CFAC Pool
Weds. – 1:00-3:30 p.m. SIUE Cougar Lanes Bowling
Fri. 9:00-11:45 a.m. EHS Sports Facilities

Parents will need to arrive by 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday if children need to be picked up earlier than 3:30 p.m.

Parents will need to drop off children by 8:45 a.m. on Friday for children to be transported to EHS for scheduled sport activities. Parents are not allowed to drop children off at EHS to Summer Zone staff.

No children will be able to remain at Leclaire as there will not be staff supervision.

Summer Zone staff is not allowed to release participants from activity groups, EHS, SIUE, the playground, or bring them out to a parent’s car.

Summer Zone 2018 Community Partnerships

District 7 Summer Zone is delighted to collaborate with community resources found within our own backyard to bring outstanding programming to your child. Programming includes a series of enrichment activities presented across the week that are designed to grow your child’s interests in the areas of art, science, literacy, performing arts, sports and recreation. Our 2018 partners include:

Summerzone Partner List

Weekly Schedule of Specialty Programming

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Edwardsville Art Center Activities

Edwardsville Children’s Museum Activities
SIUE STEM Activities


PM- Wrestling Club Activities

Happy Hobby Activities

PM - SIUE Bowling

SIUE STEM Activities

EHS Training Tomorrow’s Tigers - AM

What to Wear to Summer Zone

Socks and tennis shoes are required daily for all Summer Zone activities. We ask that children not wear flip flops, sandals, and/or crocs as they are not appropriate for our recreational activities.

Children will need to provide swimming attire, towels, and a bag to store wet bathing items on Tuesday and Thursday.

Dress for the weather and to have fun! We recommend that parents apply sunscreen prior to arrival, and send a hat and a water bottle for those sunny afternoons.

Art will be messy! It is suggested that each child have a long sleeved, button down type shirt that may be worn over regular clothes. This will allow your children to be creative without worrying about getting art materials on their clothing. Children are welcome to keep a paint shirt in their locker.

Wear your favorite sports team or EHS gear each Friday for Training Tomorrow’s Tigers!

Financial Assistance

Some families may qualify for child care assistance. Please contact the Children’s Home and Aid Society (CHASI) Child Care Resource and Referral Assistance Program at 800-847-6770 for more information. Parents may bring new applications and/or change of provider forms to the Kid Zone office at Hadley House between the hours of 7:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Parents are responsible for submitting all forms to the CHASI office.

Families are responsible for the full registration payment- $25 for each week selected. This payment is not covered by the CHASI program.

Families are responsible for the full weekly fee until CHASI approval is received and verified. Please keep in mind that this process can take several weeks.

Families are responsible for all copayments as determined by CHASI. Failure to reconcile your account may result in termination of your child’s enrollment and credits for future enrollment week deposits will not be given.

District 7 Medication Procedures - Summer Zone

The Edwardsville school District has policies and procedures in place to allow for medications to be administered by school personnel. If your child has critical care medication needs, please indicate on the registration form and attach the completed Request for Medication to Be Administered at School form.

The physician orders are required for all medicine administered at school, including over-the-counter medicines such as Tylenol and cough drops. Schools are required to follow Illinois licensing laws, as well as, the Illinois School Code when administering medicine for the safety of your child and others.

While the Summer Zone staff supervisors are trained in basic first aid/CPR procedures, 911 will be called for emergency situations. There will not be a school nurse on site for the Summer Zone program.

A Request for Medication to Be Administered at School – All Meds form must be completed and submitted with your Summer Zone registration packet for all medications administered at school, including over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol or cough drops and/or critical care items such as inhalers or Epi-Pens.

The medicine must be brought to Summer Zone on your child’s first day of enrollment in the original bottle/container with a pharmacy label (for prescription medications). Children may not transport their own medication.

Medications must be picked up by the parent at the close of the Summer Zone program on July 20, 2018 or the medication will be disposed of according to school procedures.

New medication forms must be filled out each year.

Children are not allowed to carry any medication on them at any time. Medications will be stored in a locked cabinet in the Clinic office. Summer Zone staff will have access to the medications for all on and off site activities.

Children who are District 7 residents, but do not attend District 7 schools, must complete a Health Information Form and submit with your Summer Zone registration packet.

Behavioral Expectations

Summer Zone children are expected to follow the elementary school building rules for conduct and behavior. Program staff will work with children to make positive choices, to promote respect for others, and to encourage self-discipline by setting expectations and activity guidelines, focusing on choices, and promoting a child’s self-esteem. Our goal is to help students resolve conflicts and use self-regulation strategies so that students can have a positive experience at Summer Zone.

Children are expected to:

1. Listen and comply with staff directions
2. Follow all building and playground rules
3. Demonstrate respect for themselves and others
4. Keep hands, feet, and unkind comments to themselves

Staff will work with the child and family to resolve problems. Strategies include the use of verbal reminders, 1:1 conference with the student, and if necessary, a regroup time where the student will be asked to sit out of the activity. All efforts will be made to give the student the opportunity to rejoin the activity.

Site staff will communicate with parents verbally and with a Behavior Note when issues arise during the Summer Zone session. Conferences with Kid Zone Administration may result in suspension of service in times of increased or severe issues. Parents may also be requested to pick up a child for the day who is disruptive to the flow of the program, or if the behavior results in an unsafe environment.

No credits will be issued for absences due to behavior suspension or dismissal.

If efforts to resolve the situation, or behaviors, are not productive, dismissal from the program may be a consequence.

Summer Zone Contact Information

Kid Zone Office @ Hadley House
708 St. Louis Street P.O. Box 250, Edwardsville, IL 62025

Phone: 618-655-6011
Hours: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Email: kidzone@ecusd7.org
Webpage: www.ecusd7.org/summerzone
Summer Zone Site Phone @ Leclaire Elementary: 655-6919  

Director: MaryBeth Brown
Assistant Director: Emily Moore
Program Coordinators: Evan Rieck
Administrative Assistant: Connie Kerlin

Edwardsville School District #7 • 708 St. Louis St. • Edwardsville • IL • 62025 • (618) 656-1182
Last updated on: March 06, 2018 at 01:07 PM
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