Daily Routine

The measures and procedures outlined below are based on the information and recommendations available at this time. However, given the evolving nature of Covid-19 and safety recommendations, we will continue to make adjustments as needed. We ask for your understanding and strict adherence to these guidelines. Thank you.
Covid-19 & Safety
The afterschool program will follow CDC guidelines and recommendations:
• Enhanced hygiene (frequent hand-washing, extra cleaning and sanitizing)
• 3ft distancing during regular activities
• 6ft distancing when eating
• No food distributed or shared (students bring their own snack)
• Uni-directional traffic flow
• Adequate ventilation in all spaces
What should my child bring to Afterschool?
• Please pack afternoon snack and water bottle.
• Children should wear comfortable fitness-friendly clothes and shoes (preferably sneakers).

• Change of clothes is recommended for Kindergarten students.
How does my child transition to Afterschool?
• Children enrolled in our program are dismissed directly to the Afterschool staff by their classroom teachers at the end of the school day.
• VERY IMPORTANT • Please make sure the daytime classroom teacher knows your child’s afterschool schedule. PS 3 teachers cannot dismiss children to the Afterschool staff unless they have express authorization from the family.
What will my child be doing in Afterschool?
• Families choose one Specialty class for each Weekday selected during registration. 
• Some specialty classes start at 3pm, others start at 4:10pm depending on spaces available each weekday.
• In addition to their chosen class, children will have snack time, homework, sports, recreation and outdoor play in the Yard [weather permitting].

PROGRAM HOURS & DISMISSAL PROCEDURES
What are your program hours?
Our program runs from 2:30 to 5:30pm.
Can my child stay until 6:00pm?
Yes, the extended day option is available. 
How do you manage Afterschool dismissal?
Groups are dismissed at 5:20-5:30pm. Adults pick up children from the sidewalk at designated Exit Doors:
Hudson St …………..  Gr. K (Blue Doors)    &     Gr. 1 (Bus Door)
Grove St ……………..   Gr. 2-3 (Exit 3)          &     Gr. 4-5 (Exit 4)
Can I pick up my child before regular Afterschool dismissal at 5:20pm? 
Early dismissal is available at 4:20pm (Blue Doors). Please complete this form if you want to pick up your child at that time. We are unable to accommodate requests for other pick up times. Thank you for your understanding.
What happens if my child does not get picked up during regular afterschool dismissal? **
Children who do not get picked up by 5:30pm will automatically transition into Extended Day supervision (the main parent/guardian will be notified by phone). If this happens, your account will be charged a $15 late fee. The main parent/guardian listed on the afterschool account is responsible for all program fees and expected to pay them promptly.
** IMPORTANT All Families using afterschool services are expected to respect program hours and pick up their children on time. Repeat instances of late pick-ups may result in suspension of services. Thank you for your understanding.

EXTENDED DAY SUPERVISION (5:30-6:00pm) • FAQs
Why do you charge a fee for Extended Day Supervision?
The fee covers the services of the staff member who had to wait for your child to be picked up.
Which Door/Exit should I use after 5:30pm?
Main school entrance on Hudson Street.
Is it possible to request this service in advance?
Yes. Please email requested date(s) to our office. 
What happens if I arrive after 6:00pm?
Late fees of $1 per minute go into effect at 6:01pm.