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After the Bell/After School Program

2022-2023 After the Bell After School Program

Come Join After The Bell After School Program

 

Come Join Us After School!

After the Bell programs run at both Westshire & Samuel Morey Schools.
We offer arts & crafts, games, cooking, science experiments, drama, outdoor adventure, and much more!

Westshire:
Monday 3:00-5:30
Tuesday 3:00-5:30
Wednesday 3:00-5:30

Samuel Morey:
Monday 3:00-5:30
Tuesday 3:00-5:30
Wednesday 3:00-5:30
Thursday 2:00-5:30
Friday 3:00-5:30

Cost: $12 per day. Financial aid is available!

To sign up for either after school program, go to:
https://www.ezchildtrack.com/parentportal/?c=afterthebell

For more information, contact Leslie Berger

 

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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

For registration this year, we will be utilizing an online system called EZChildTrack. Through this system, you will be able to manage any information related to your family, as well as make payments for the program. You will also be able to access any waitlist your child may be on and see when they will be able to start our program. Any information we may have regarding the program will be sent through this system, and you can opt to receive emails or texts!


Breaking it Down

After School is a time for students to continue learning in a fun and safe way!

We are so excited to have this amazing program running for you all this year. As our schedule states, each day of the program will begin with free play and a snack. We will then move into Enrichment/Support where students will get 30 minutes of Math and Literacy to help hone in on their academics, If they are struggling with anything in school, this is a great time to practice those skills!

Students will then move into an Activity/Program. Some ideas include participating in group games such as soccer or basketball, or creating beautiful works of art. Nevertheless, your child will leave with a smile on their face and ready to come back the next day for more!

Pick Up will be from 5-5:30. We are asking parents to please be respectful of this and not show up late. Thank you!

Cost

The program costs $12/day per child. Regardless of siblings, this price will remain consistent throughout the year. We are currently in the process of applying for licensure, which will allow your family to receive subsidies based on need. As more information becomes available about this, the director will send out notices.

You will have the option to either pay in person, by cash or check, or through our online payment system. With this system, you will be able to make automatic payments, pay by debit or credit card, and/or get invoiced and billed. This will also help with any reimbursements if students are absent from afterschool. Attendance will be taken daily to ensure payments are correct.

 

School Cancelation / Early Release Policy

  • Cancelation:
    If school is canceled due to inclement weather, COVID cases rising, or anything else that may occur, the after school program will not be in session for that day/days.
  • Unplanned Early Release:
    If there is an unplanned early release due to weather, after school will be canceled as we want to keep our staff members safe.
  • Two-Hour Delay:
    If there is a two hour delay, the program will run as scheduled!


You will be reimbursed at the end of the pay period for days that were paid for in advance if the program is unfortunately cancelled. Please remember to always be paying attention to school announcements and weather, and be prepared ahead of time to find an alternative plan for your child.


COVID Regulations

  • Please look at your school’s mandates and regulations regarding mask wearing, social distancing, and safe COVID practices. We will be following each school's specific requirements and do everything we can to keep your child healthy.


Photo Release

  • Once you register your child, you will be prompted to complete a photo release form. This will give permission for after school staff to take photographs for newsletters, Vermont Afterschool Inc., the media or any other positive and wholesome portrayal of the program to the public. Behavior Policy


Behavior Policy

  • At After the Bell, we take behavior very seriously and expect the best from our students. We are doing everything we can to create a fun and safe place for them to learn and grow, and therefore need the cooperation of all involved!
  • We will be implementing a 3-strike policy for behavioral concerns. These concerns include any form of bullying or harassment, not listening to adults, and/or creating an unsafe environment for those involved, including running away. Each day, a child will be given 3 opportunities to follow the rules of the program and participate in a fun and safe way. If after those three opportunities, your child continues to break the rules, the following will take place.
  • The First Time: There will be a phone call and email home explaining what has taken place and creating a plan to help alleviate any problems.
  • The Second Time: Will result in a call home with you or an emergency contact being asked to come pick up your child from the program for the night. Students will then be asked to miss the next day of the program, and will not be reimbursed for any payments made. We will then ask for a face-to-face meeting to take place to discuss the behaviors and come up with a plan to help the students succeed in the program.
  • The Third Time: There will be a call home, with the child asked to be picked up, and asked to stay home for the remainder of the pay period. A face-to-face meeting will then be set up to discuss a potential return plan to After the Bell.
  • We want everyone to be safe and enjoy their time at the program. We want our students to have a great time, thus, if there is violence of any kind, an investigation will take place, which could lead to a child being asked to find an alternative program to attend after school. Our staff will reinforce these rules daily, working to ensure all students are kept happy and safe. Thank you for your continued support!

Registering Your Child

For registration this year, we will be utilizing an online system called EZChildTrack. Through this system, you will be able to manage any information related to your family, as well as make payments for the program. You will also be able to access any waitlist your child may be on and see when they will be able to start our program. Any information we may have regarding the program will be sent through this system, and you can opt to receive emails or texts!

Once you have the link to register your child, you will be walked through a series of steps, including filling out any necessary paperwork, choosing which elementary school after school program your child will be attending, and setting up automatic payments with the payment schedule listed above. All information will be saved for future registrations that may take place. Once your registration form has been completed and looked over, you will get an email from the Director welcoming you and letting you know next steps.