After-school FAQs

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If you have questions about View Ridge in general, you can check them out here the school FAQs.

Here are some questions that we frequently get about After-school Activities.  If you have another question, please shoot the After-school Team an email.

  • How do I let you/the class teacher know that my child will be absent?
  • How do I let everyone know that my child will be absent?
  • When can I register?
  • When do classes start?
  • Where do I pick up my child? I have a suggestion. Can we offer a XXX class?
  • Classes are expensive. Are there any scholarships? Can I volunteer?
  • Why do classes start so late in the school year? Can we start after-school classes at the beginning of the year?
  • Does the school office know where my class is?

How do I let you/the class teacher know that my child will be absent?

Call or text our Google Voice number at 360-207-1643.  If you know ahead of time, you can email us if you prefer: afterschool@viewridgeschool.org. Go ahead – add these contact to your phone now! You can also contact the class provider using the contact info that they provided when you registered for the class, but we are happy to pass the info on to them for you, too.

How do I let everyone know that my child will be absent?

Call or text our Google Voice number at 360-207-1643.  Go ahead – add this contact to your phone now! The school office doesn’t manage the After-school activities, so the best way to get us a message is to call us directly at this number. The PTA volunteer for the day will pass the message to your child’s after-school class teacher.

When can I register?

We open registration 2 or more weeks before the start of each class session. You can see the plan for classes at our main After-school activities page.

When do classes start?

There are three sessions in the school year: Fall (October), Winter (January), and Spring (April). You can see the start dates for classes at our main After-school activities page.

Where do I pick up my child?

You can pick up your child in the classroom where they are having the activity. You can

I have a suggestion. Can we offer a XXXX class?

We are happy to hear suggestions. If you have the name of a company, that’s even better. You can also check out the requirements for offering classes.

Classes are expensive. Are there any scholarships? Can I volunteer?

Yes, you can volunteer one day per week and choose one class for free. Volunteers get to sign up early. Need-based scholarships are also available. You can email (afterschool@viewridgeschool.org), call, or text (360) 207-1643 us when the schedule is live and tell us what class you would like. We will collect all the requests and then assign classes. We aim to provide need-based requests with at least one class. We give priority to students who haven’t taken a class before, but we are usually able to fill all requests. If in doubt – ask! We are always happy to answer questions.

Why do classes start so late in the school year? Can we start after-school classes at the beginning of the year?

Currently, Seattle Public Schools do not let us schedule classes until 4 weeks after the start of the school year.

Does the School-office know where my class is?

There is a calendar posted on the office door, but the school office doesn’t manage the After-school Activities. If you have a question, it’s better to ask the PTA volunteer in the lunchroom how to find a class. The PTA volunteer for the day can also answer questions by phone or get your child a message when s/he is in class: (360) 207-1643. Go ahead – add this number to your phone now!