Extended Day Program
Westside School believes that all students can succeed in school with the right combination of quality programs, focused resources, and community support.
Research has shown that participation in out-of-school-time (EDP) programs can lead to improvements in youth’s educational outcomes (e.g., academic achievement, school behavior, attitudes toward school, attendance and educational expectations); enhance social and emotional development (e.g., self-esteem, positive social behavior); and reduce the likelihood that they will engage in risk-taking behavior.
Westside School offers an inclusive, multi-aged Extended Day Program, designed to engage interest of all kinds, so that every child can do something they truly enjoy! The Extended Day Team is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment both physically and emotionally for before and after school, where children can learn, grow, make friends, and explore new interests all while having fun!
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM 2022-2023
The after school program begins at dismissal time and ends at 5:00pm for Preschool/PreK and 5:30pm for K-8th Grade. Each afternoon will include time for outdoor play, snacks (provided by Westside), homework/study hall, and free choice activities.
Monthly extended day care is available by printing and completing the contract. Payment is made through ACH, which will debit from your account on the first of each month.
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After School Drop-In Care
Due to student/teacher ratio considerations, only a limited number of drop-in spaces will be available per day. The drop-in fee is $40 per afternoon; the hours are not prorated. We ask that you register no later than noon on the day of care so that we may staff the program accordingly; late registration may incur an additional $10 fee.
**REGISTRATION FOR FALL ENRICHMENT CLASSES IS NOW CLOSED**
For the 2022-2023 school, in addition to offering our regular after care program, we are excited to relaunch our Enrichment Program! Enrichment classes are designed for Kindergarten-8th grade students and offered once a week after school. Classes for the Fall semester run from mid-September to mid-December. Registration opens on Friday, September 2 and closes on Wednesday, September 14. Full payment is due at the time of registration to secure a spot.
DISMISSAL AND EDP
Students with an EDP contract who are scheduled to attend aftercare the day of the enrichment class will be directed to their EDP space after the class is over. Pickup will be before 5:30pm and follow the same procedure as regular EDP.
Students not enrolled in EDP on the day of their enrichment class are expected to be picked up at the class end time. Students who are not picked up within 10 minutes of the class end time will automatically be enrolled in EDP and asked to pay the standard drop-in fee of $40/afternoon.
TRANSITION AND SNACK TIME
All students enrolled in an enrichment class will have a transition period between their grade level dismissal and the enrichment class start time (3:10 for Lower School; 3:45 for Middle School).
K-2nd grade students will have a supervised recess and snack time during this transition; 3rd-8th grade students will have a supervised snack time. The snack is provided by Westside School. Younger students will be escorted to their enrichment classroom.
Cancellations: Each class has a minimum number of students required to run. Classes cancelled by Westside School, due to low registration, will result in a 100% refund.
Withdrawals/Refunds: If circumstances change and your family needs to cancel the class, requests for refunds must be made on or before Wednesday, September 14. After September 14, registration is final and the class is non-refundable.