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.
What hours is 87 Afterschool in session? Program hours are from 2:40 PM (school dismissal) until 6:00 PM. Clubs are in session from 3:30- 5:00pm; Children may be picked up from the Auditorium anytime from 5:00-6:00 PM.
How does my child get to Afterschool? They are brought to the cafeteria by the teacher and released to afterschool personnel. Kindergarten are brought to the designated K pre care location (by the cafeteria) then brought to Rooms 122/124.
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.
What are the Afterschool dismissal and pick-up areas and times? Children in grades 1-5 are brought to the auditorium for dismissal between 5:00 and 6:00 PM. Kindergarteners are gathered in designated classrooms for dismissal between 5:00PM and 6:00PM. Kindergarteners are gathered in designated classrooms for dismissal between 5:00PM and 6:00PM. Parents/guardians will be directed to the Kindergarten pickup area from the main lobby.
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 on a daily basis at the sigh-out desk. Afterschool personnel can help you locate your child in AfterCare.
What if I am late picking up my child? The Afterschool 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 at 917-817-4084 in an emergency.
Can I observe a class? A special open house week will be run each January to give parents the opportunity to have a hands-on look at the program. The Afterschool Program is unable to accommodate visiting due to insurance regulations. Clubs generally have open houses/presentations during the final week of each semester.
What is the average size of an afterschool club? Club size is usually 12 students per club, except for sports and performance classes.