Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions about the afterschool program. For more in- depth information about the day-to-day operations of the afterschool, including emergencies, please contact the afterschool program office.

What are the 87 Afterschool program hours?
Program hours are from 2:40 PM (school dismissal) until 6:00 PM. Clubs are in session from 3:30- 5:00pm; Dismissal is between 5:00- 6:00 PM.

How does my child get to Afterschool?
Children are brought to the cafeteria by the teacher and released to afterschool personnel. Afterschool personnel will also pick up from some classes.

What if I want to pick-up my child early?
Personnel from afterschool are stationed in the main lobby during the afterschool program time. They will assist you in locating your child if you need to pick-up early. If your child is part of a traveling club, please make arrangements ahead of time so that your child can be placed in an alternative club for that day. Otherwise, you will have to wait until the club returns to retrieve your child. Children will not be dismissed early after 4:45PM.

What are the Afterschool dismissal and pick-up areas and times?
Children will be dismissed via the main exit and the exit closest to Amsterdam Avenue on 78th Street. A list of which clubs will dismiss from which exit will be distributed to parents and posted outside of each exit. Pick up begins at 5:00 PM.

What is AfterCare?
AfterCare supervision covers children from club dismissal until pick- up before 6:00 PM. AfterCare activities include general supervision in the auditorium, reading and homework help in the library and free play in the gym. Children sign-up for the library and gym daily at the sign-out desk. Afterschool personnel can help you locate your child in AfterCare.

What if I am late picking up my child?
The afterschool program provides a window for pick-up extending until 6:00 PM. After 6:00 PM, a fee of $5.00 per minute will be assessed. Please make every effort to be on time or to contact the Afterschool office in case of an emergency. 


Can I observe a club?

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, parents/guardians are not allowed to observe clubs at this time. We hope to be able to have parents/guardians observe clubs in the near future.

What is the average size of an afterschool club?
Club size is usually 15 students per club, with some exceptions.

What is the 87 Afterschool Tax ID?
The Afterschool Tax ID is 87-0962589.