We Care Program



There WILL be We Care this school year when there is IN PERSON learning.  An email will be sent out the beginning of August explaining the REGISTRATION PROCESS and changes to the We Care program.  Please check your emails from Mentor Schools on a regular basis for this information from Mr. Hamman, Asst. Superintendent, and me.  
A lot is changing for this school year and we appreciate your patience and support.  If you have any questions you can email me at blanock@mentorschools.org.
Sharon Blanock
We Care Coordinator

Mentor Schools We Care Program

The We Care Program provides before and after school care for Mentor Schools students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The program includes snack (afternoon only), homework/ quiet time, active play, crafts, and individual/ group games.
We Care operates only on days that school is in session. Please click on each school (at the top right on a PC or tap the individual elementary school in the red box below on a mobile device) for hours of operation.  
In the morning, students will be met at the door by the center We Care Lead . In the afternoon, students may only arrive directly from their classroom at dismissal or from an activity/ club held at the school building. Students can only be released to individuals listed in the Parent Portal with proper ID at the door entrance. For the safety of our students, we are unable to accept phone calls requesting any changes to the authorized pick up list.
Please click below to review:

Tuition & Payment Information

We Care is a prepaid, self-supporting program. Our only funds for staffing, snacks, art/ craft materials, games, sports equipment, etc. come exclusively from the annual registration fee and hourly tuition that we charge.
Registration Fee: There is an annual $35.00 non-refundable registration fee per child with an annual maximum of $70.00 per family.
Hourly Tuition: Families are charged a rate of $4.00/ hour for each child in the program. There is a minimum charge of one hour ($4.00) per shift (morning and afternoon), and then additional time is charged in quarter hour increments.
Children picked up after 6:00 pm will be charged an additional late pickup fee of $8.00 per quarter hour.
Families are required to purchase 25 hours of care ($100) per child at a time. It is the responsibility of the parent/ guardian to ensure that there is a positive balance in the student’s account to continue We Care Services. Balances can be monitored on the Parent Portal or checked at the We Care Center.
There are three ways to pay:
1. Credit Card (Parent Portal- Payments- Select desired payment amount in "optional items")
2. Checks made payable to: Mentor Board of Education (no postdated checks)
3. Cash

The Mentor Schools We Care program does not meet the eligibility requirements to accept Lake County child care assistance at this time. For information on child care assistance and to locate participating providers, please contact the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

Registration Information

Students must be registered annually for each school year.
Families are required to pay the registration fee ($35/ child; $70/ family) AND purchase the first 25 hours ($100)* per child at the time of ONLINE registration.  In addition, all past due We Care fees must be paid at time of registration.
To request special accommodations for your child(ren) in We Care, please contact the We Care office at least ten business days before the anticipated start date.
If your child needs access to an inhaler, EpiPen, or medication during We Care hours, please complete the appropriate form below and supply the medication to your We Care Supervisor (if applicable).

Important We Care Forms

~ Administration of Medication
(Required for all medications including Epinephrine Auto-injectors and Inhalers)

Contact Information

Sharon Blanock
We Care Coordinator
Click here to email Sharon
(440) 255-1230
Lisa Sadler
Bellflower Supervisor
Click here to email Lisa
Debbie Mazzocco
Fairfax Supervisor
Click here to email Debbie
Toni Shelley
Hopkins Supervisor
Click here to email Toni
Melissa Ammerman
Lake Supervisor
Click here to email Melissa
Sue Fern
Sterling Morton Supervisor
Click here to email Sue
Carrie Barry
Orchard Hollow Supervisor
Click here to email Carrie
Peggy Mary Mack
Ridge Supervisor
Click here to email Peggy