The after school enrichment program, "Beyond the Bell," provides a warm, caring environment beyond school hours where children have the opportunity to experience and engage in a variety of activities. The Beyond the Bell offerings include sports, art classes, engineering opportunities, chess club, computer classes, music lessons and more. The offerings may change each session. Generally the sessions will be 6-8 weeks in length and will be offered 4 times during the school year.
The program is open from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. for early drop off and after school from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. On Parent/Teacher Conference days and Teacher Planning Days the after school Program is open from 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Rates can be found in the Extended Day Handbook.
Students in PK-3 and PK-4 who stay for the after school program will either nap or play quietly. Those that nap will need a towel or blanket and may bring a favorite stuffed animal. Students are brought to the playground after nap time, and those that leave for the 3:15 p.m. dismissal will go to a carpool room for parent pickup.
Students in Kindergarten that stay for the after school Program will go directly from the classroom to the playground, weather permitting. Kindergarten students that are dismissed with the 3:15 p.m. carpool will be brought to their carpool room.
At 3:15 p.m. all students will be given a snack which includes fresh fruit, and a time to relax and play. At 4:00 p.m. students in Grades 1-5 will have supervised homework time. The preschool students will listen to a story or complete an art project.
Between 4:30 and 5:00 p.m., students in Grades 1-5 will play on the playground or enjoy inside play. Preschool students will play on the age appropriate playground or engage in creative play inside.