After-School Activities

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After-school activities for the 2016-2017 school year are ongoing! Typically start at the end of September or beginning of October. Classes last 1 hour or 1.5 hours meet on Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays. No classes meet on Wednesdays due to early releases and staff meetings.

Types of Classes

In the past, we have offered classes covering Spanish, Mandarin, chess, jump rope, Legos, yoga, basketball, hip hop dance, coding, and more! Contact your After-school Coordinators (Julie Scales or Christina Fong) or call/text (360) 207-1643 with general questions.

Dates & Registration

There are 3 sessions scheduled for the school year:

Session 1: Oct. 3 – Dec. 12 (Registration begins Sept. 19): Session 1 schedule

Session 2: Jan. 9 – April 7 (Registration begins Dec. 14): Session 2 schedule

(Spring Break)

Session 3: April 24 – June 23 (Registration begins April 3): Session 3 schedule

 Important!  Enrichment classes are independently run.  Parents should not inquire with the office staff about after-school classes!

Interested in volunteering? Most of our Enrichment providers welcome parent volunteers to help with the activity or with logistical matters, such as set-up and sign-in. Please contact providers directly to inquire. Background checks are required for all school and activity volunteers. Contact your After-school Coordinators (Julie Scales or Christina Fong) with general enrichment questions.

Interested in offering classes? See our description of steps to take.

In order to participate in the after-school program, parents and students must agree to abide by the following policies:

Attendance: Parents are responsible for reminding their children of after-school activities and for Kindergartners, for notifying their classroom teacher about an after-school activity. If your child is home sick or will be absent from an after school activity, please contact the Enrichment instructor as soon as possible to let them know.

Pick up policy: For after-school activities, parents are expected to arrive by the end of class for pickup. If you are going to be late, contact the activity provider (or parent volunteer) directly as soon as possible. (The Enrichment provider and/or parent volunteer–rather than the school office and PTA–is responsible to supervise students until pickup.) If parents are more than 5 minutes late, or are repeatedly late, activity providers may charge a fee or suspend enrollment, depending on the circumstances and the activity provider’s policy.

Transition time from school day to activities: After school, students will all gather in the lunchroom. There attendance will be taken, kids will have a snack. Then they will be escorted to their classrooms. A VR PTA volunteer on hand to help with the logistics. Call (360) 207-1643 to reach the volunteer on call.

Code of conduct: Students are expected to maintain the same behavioral standard that they would have during the formal school day. If a child is consistently disruptive and prevents the instructor from conducting class, the Enrichment provider/instructor reserves the right to ask the child to drop the class. Parents will be given a formal warning before these measures are taken.

Allergies: Parents of students with severe allergies are responsible for contacting the Enrichment provider / instructor in order to develop a formal health concern plan.