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Bliss School Age Center (SAC)

Eligibility

SAC Parent Handbook

  • Children participating in the Before and After School program must be enrolled in grades first through fifth.
  • Children participating in SAC summer camp program must have completed the first grade and be under the age of 12.
  • Transition from kindergarten/CDC into SAC begins on the first day of school.
  • CDS offers a structured age appropriate summer camp for children entering kindergarten and/or first grade.
  • Youth Services provides a youth & staff directed summer camp program for middle and high school youth.
Registration

All CYS registration is completedthrough Parent Outreach Services.

Winter, Fall, Spring and Summer Fun Camps

SAS offers full-day programs during their intercession vacation.

  • Recreational and developmental activities.
  • Swimming, bowling, roller-skating, community projects, arts & crafts, and field trips to museums, parks, and local areas of interest to the children.
  • Admission fees for all activities are included in the child's program participation fee.
Safety

School-Age Services is committed to safety.

  • We are annually inspected and certified by the Department of Army and comply with the Army regulations governing facilities providing care to children. These regulations are intended to establish minimum standards in order to protect the health, safety, and welfare of children.
  • Our activity space, supplies and equipment are high quality, maintained in good repair andinspected by the higher headquarters' authority.
  • Parents as well as Training and Program Specialists are involved in observing and documenting the fact that we meet our own standards of quality that exceed the minimum state licensing regulations.
  • Fort Bliss School-Age Services provides a ratio of 15:1, so for a site with 78 children we provide six staff when state licensing regulations require only three.
  • The School-Age Services participants are covered under an Army liability insurance policy.
Staff Certifications

School-Age Services direct care staff is composed of Child & Youth Program Assistants.

All staff members must complete extensive background checks by:

  • Provost Marshal Office
  • Criminal Investigation Division
  • Social Work Services,
  • Army Substance Abuse Program Office (drug testing)
  • El Paso Police Department
  • State Background Checks
  • National Child Care Agency Check with Inquiries.

All staff members must complete training in:

  • Ages & Stages growth characteristics
  • Age-appropriate developmental and recreational activities
  • Guidance techniques
  • Child health, sanitation, and nutrition
  • Administering medication and communicable diseases
  • Safety and emergency procedures
  • Child abuse identification, reporting, and prevention
  • Special needs awareness
  • CPR and first-aid
  • Regulations and SOPs
Site Locations and Schools Serviced

SAS operates three before and after-school sites. We escort children to and from all schools that are either on post or adjacent to post. Working parents whose children do not attend the schools serviced by our programs in the EPISD can request a "Working Parent Transfer" to a listed school through Pupil Services at 6531 Boeing Drive. Children arriving after buses have departed become the parent's responsibility to transport to school. Please note that breakfast ends at 7:30am.

Bliss School-Age Center, Bldg. 2012 on Sheridan Road, provides before & after-school, full-day for:

  • Bliss Elementary School
  • Hughey Elementary School
  • Ross Middle School (before school care only)

Logan School-Age Center, Bldg. 3505 on Ellerthorpe Road. provides before & after-school, and full-day care programs for:

  • Logan Elementary School
  • Colin Powell Elementary School
  • Travis Elementary School
  • Burnett Elementary School
  • Our Lady of Assumption Catholic School

Milam School-Age Center, Bldg.11898 on Haan Road. provides before & after-school,full-day care and weekend programs programs for:

  • Milam Elementary School
  • Ross Middle School (before school care only)
  • Bliss School Age Center (SAC)
  • This facility is open for fulltime children based on standard priority for care. Please check our Facebook page www.facebook.com/blissmwr/ for updates.
  • Hours:
    Monday
    5:30am-8:00am
    3:00pm-6:00pm
    Tuesday
    5:30am-8:00am
    3:00pm-6:00pm
    Wednesday
    5:30am-8:00am
    3:00pm-6:00pm
    Thursday
    5:30am-8:00am
    3:00pm-6:00pm
    Friday
    5:30am-8:00am
    3:00pm-6:00pm
    Saturday
    Closed
    Sunday
    Closed
    Federal Holidays
    Closed