The Extended Day Program is available to all students from dismissal to 6:00 pm and begins on the first day of school. Families can sign up for the fall, the spring, or the entire year. Siblings of fifth and sixth graders are also eligible for Extended Day supervision until 3:45. The program is also available on a drop-in basis. Basic supervision as well as enrichment activities is available.
Following the school day, students in all grades can sign up for Extended Day. The program provides a supervised homework session (study hall), gym/sports activities, art, computers, games and crafts. In addition, we offer a few enrichment activities for an additional fee such as karate (subject to change). You can choose a time block to lock in a set schedule. If you plan for your child to attend extended day on a regular basis as a ‘drop-in’ (billed by the hour) due to a music lesson or tutoring, please enroll as a drop-in. If you plan to use extended day occasionally, you do not need to sign up.
PLEASE NOTE: Each classroom teacher is given a list of children who are registered for Extended Day (including children who are signed up as "drop-in"), and those children will be sent to their after school activities immediately following the grade level dismissal. If your child is to be sent home on a day(s) that they are scheduled for Extended Day, PLEASE NOTIFY THE TEACHER DIRECTLY VIA A NOTE OR AN EMAIL.
The Extended Day Program is moving toward more project-based format. Classes that build skills cumulatively, and require a commitment throughout the semester, such as dance (Tuesday and Thursday) and karate (Friday), will be offered. The remaining classes in art, computers, science, and active programs will be calendar driven. This will allow students to join classes based on their interest in the projects. They can see their projects through to completion without feeling that they need to remain in the class for the full semester. This project-based approach allows us to keep our activities fresh and current with seasonal changes, student interests, and school-wide projects and initiatives. It will give flexibility and freedom to plan and do more with the time that we have.
Supervised study hall is available to students enrolled in Extended Day. Grades 1 and 2 will work at “homework” tables during the check in time. Most first and second graders will have time to complete their work before activities begin. If they need additional time, they will be provided with a space to continue their work once classes are under way. Students in grades 3 through 6 will check-in in the library, and those needing to complete homework will remain there for a quiet, focused homework time. As soon as students finish their work, they are free to join other activities. We understand that some families work with their children at home on homework. If a family wishes for their child to fully complete all of his/her daily work while at Extended Day, they must express this to their child and to the Extended Day director in writing. Staff members are there to give guidance and answer questions for the students, but it is the student’s responsibility to complete the work they have.
During the first week we will be getting to know the kids, and going over policies and rules. Activities will begin the second week of school (Sept 12). We are working on providing a calendar for families either electronically, or a paper copy to be sent home. Feel free to contact Angie Zomer, Extended Day Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
The Extended Day Program offers additional coverage Monday through Thursday (3:00 - 6:00pm) and Friday (12:15 - 6:00pm). The registration options are as follows:
Monday through Thursday: dismissal through 4:30pm or 6:00pm.
Extended Day supervision for siblings of Grade 5 & 6 students is available until 3:45pm.
Friday: dismissal through 1:30pm, 3:00pm, 4:30pm or 6:00pm