The After the Bell program for Middle School students runs throughout the school year and is separated into sessions that are 4-7 weeks in length. Sessions are grouped so that students who are participatin in co-curricular activities can access them between sports seasons.
2016 - 2017 After the Bell Sessions
Fall 1 - August 30 - October 6
Fall 2 - October 11 - November 22 | CLICK HERE for Fall 2 Classes
Winter 1 - November 28 - January 13 | CLICK HERE for Winter 1 Classes
Winter 2 - January 17 - March 10 | CLICK HERE for Winter 2 Classes
Winter 3 - March 13 - Aril 7
Spring 1 - April 10 - May 12
Spring 2 - May 15 - June 14
A typical daily schedule will look like:
2:45-3:00: All students staying for “After the Bell” will meet in the cafeteria for snacks, attendance and recreational time.
3:00-4:30: Activity of Choice. Students must be pre-signed up to attend activities. Students who remain after school, but who are not signed up, will stay in Cafeteria for Quiet Study.
4:30-4:45: Students will gather in lobby/front walk area to be picked up or to ride the late buses.
On Wednesdays, Quiet Study will begin at 2:15pm. Students may stay at Quiet Study until they go to practices, games, get picked up or begin an organized ATB activity.
REGISTRATION - is required for program participation. Brochures will be sent home a few weeks prior to the beginning of the new session, and made available on the school website. We will try to accommodate every student who wishes to attend but if an activity reaches capacity, your child may be placed on a waiting list.
SNACKS - We are hoping to get donations and grants to cover the cost of a healthy afterschool snack for each participant. Students are encouraged to bring a snack (milk, juice, water, granola, sandwich, fruit) in order to provide good energy for their extended school day.
PICK UP - Your child is encouraged to take advantage of the late bus routes that go to drop off locations in each of our 5 towns. If that is not convenient, you must pick up your child at U-32 between 4:30 and 4:45.
QUIET STUDY - If your child stays afterschool but is not registered for an activity, they will stay in the Quiet Study area in the Cafeteria. Students should bring a book or homework to complete. This is not recess nor will there be access to computers or home work help. It is appropriate for students to listen to their personal music through headphones or play a quiet game with other students. They may bring their own Chromebook as long as it is being used appropriately.
BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS - All students staying for “After the Bell” are expected to follow all school rules and policies. They are also expected to stay in the activity that they have signed up for or remain in the Cafeteria for Quiet Study. Students who do not adhere to these expectations will not be allowed to attend afterschool programs or stay afterschool. If a student is removed from class due to behavioral reasons, they are not eligible to participate in any afterschool activities that day.
VOLUNTEERS | ACTIVITY INSTRUCTORS | DONATIONS - We welcome parent and community involvement. Parents and community members can volunteer with an activity, organize and lead an activity, organize a fundraiser or a special event or donate to the program (including providing a healthy snack). If you are interest in getting involved in any of these ways, please contact the Amy Molina (firstname.lastname@example.org).