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 all guidelines. Thank you.
Covid-19 & Safety
The afterschool program will follow CDC guidelines and recommendations:
• Enhanced hygiene (frequent hand-washing, extra cleaning and sanitizing)
• Social distancing and face masks (as recommended)
• No food distributed or shared (students bring their own snack)
• 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 students in PreK and Kindergarten.
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?
• PreK children join our KidzKlub which includes a great mix of creative and recreational activities. During registration these families select Weekday(s) only.
• K-5 families are asked to 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 2:30pm to 5:30pm OR 6:00pm [if you sign up for the Extended Day option].
How do you manage the 5:30pm dismissal?
Groups are dismissed at 5:20-5:30pm. Adults pick up children from the sidewalk at designated Exit Doors:
Hudson St …………..  Gr. K-1 (Main Entrance)    &     Gr. PreK (Bus Exit)
Grove St ……………..   Gr. 2-3 (Exit 3)                    &     Gr. 4-5 (Exit 4)
How do you manage the 6:00pm dismissal?
Children are dismissed at 5:50-6:00pm from the main school lobby (Hudson Street).
Can I pick up my child before regular Afterschool dismissal? 
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.
Can I pick up my child after regular Afterschool dismissal?
If your child is scheduled to leave at 5:30pm but you are running late, please call our program and let the staff know you will pick up at 6pm. There is a $10 fee for the Extended Day option.

EXTENDED DAY SUPERVISION FOR GR. K-5 (5:30-6:00pm) • FAQs
Where do I sign up for this option?
The Extended Day option is available when you register your K-5 child for Afterschool.
Is it possible to register for this service occasionally (as needed)?
Yes. Please email date(s) to our office.
Is it possible to register for this service if I am running late?
Yes, same-day registration is possible. Please call our program and let the staff know you will pick up at 6:00pm that day.
Which Door/Exit should I use if I pick up at 6:00pm?
Main school entrance on Hudson Street.
 
What happens if I arrive after 6:00pm?
Late fees of $1 per minute go into effect at 6:01pm.