Before and After School Programs
2020-21 Before/After School Program
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our plans for before- and after-school care have changed for the 2020-21 school year. These new plans and procedures have been developed to offer as much flexibility as possible for working parents (and others with obligations at the start and end of the school day), while ensuring a safe environment for children and teachers.
Before-school programming will be suspended for the 2020-21 school year, and parents/caregivers will be asked to follow the car circle drop-off procedures established by their children's respective divisions.
We will continue to provide support to families by offering after-school programming for students in prekindergarten through 8th grade for the 2020–21 school year. While all parents will be strongly encouraged to pick up their children at the end of the regular school day, a modified program will provide space for children to remain after regular hours until a parent or caregiver can pick them up. The daily drop-in option will be suspended for the 2020–21 school year, and monthly registration will be required for all participating students, to allow for appropriate planning and staffing. At the end of the regular school day, participating students will be grouped into grade-level cohorts and dismissed to the appropriate after-school program locations. Outdoor play spaces and equipment will be used on a rotating schedule by grade-level cohorts each afternoon, when possible. All shared equipment will be cleaned daily in preparation for the next school day. In inclement weather, cohorts will use indoor spaces where children can remain appropriately socially distanced from one another. We will also utilize the PikMyKid app for dismissal from the after-school program. All after-school program enrichment classes for children in prekindergarten through 8th grade will be suspended through at least winter break. This does not include Middle School athletic programs.