After School Care (ASC or "Aftercare") is available for children in grades PS-5, between the hours of 12:15 and 5:30pm. After School Care is designed to be a home-like atmosphere offering the comfort of rhythm in the afternoon's schedule, without the demands of structured activities. This allows for the children to have the kind of "outbreathing" that they need after a day of more focused activities at school. Space is provided for creative play both indoors and outside, and craft materials are available for activities such as finger knitting or coloring. Occasionally the ASC teacher will lead a craft activity or a game. Donations of yarn and other material for the ASC program are always welcomed.
From 12:15 until 3:00, After School Care is divided into two groups according to age. Early childhood ASC is held in the Rose Kindergarten until 3:00, at which time any remaining kindergartners in ASC join the older students in the grades after school care room, located across from the Reception Office. All children in 4th grade or younger must be supervised after school; they must go to after school care if not picked up within 15 minutes of school dismissal.
After School Care is scheduled monthly or on a daily basis if space is available. ASC is mostly used by working parents as a safe and convenient option for child care during working hours. ASC is available for currently-enrolled students only. After school care may be free to parents who are engaged in volunteer work at the school at that time, such as attending an official meeting, preparing for a school festival, etc. If you are in doubt about whether your activity qualifies you for this, ask at the office. Children using ASC in this capacity should still be prescheduled in order to assure that the appropriate amount of adult supervision is arranged.