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After the Bell Extended-Day Program

Welcome to After the Bell, St. Michael’s extended-day program that operates as a service to the families who have students enrolled at St. Michael School. Consistent with the mission of St. Michael School, After the Bell, promotes growth in faith, scholarship, leadership, and service, building a faith community rooted in gospel values. The staff strives to provide an environment designed to foster self-esteem and develop an appreciation for the dignity of each person. The program offers parents a safe, familiar, and loving alternative environment during after-school hours when home care is not possible. The program includes time for students to complete and receive assistance with homework, provides developmentally-appropriate recreational opportunities, and provides time for social interaction among students. After the Bell follows the same standards for behavior, respect, and rules that apply during the regular school day.

Thank you for your confidence in St. Michael School. Everyone at St. Michael will do their very best to meet your expectations. Our commitment to you is simple: St. Michael School faculty and staff will love your children, provide for their well-being, and always strive to make their hours with us happy and productive.

After the Bell Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: Dismissal – 6:00 pm (only on full days of school)
There will be no After the Bell Extended Day on early dismissal days or holidays.
Dismissal will begin at 5:45 in the front of school and ends promptly at 6:00 pm. Late fees begin after 6:00 pm.
 
After the Bell Registration Information
After the Bell Handbook
 

Philosophy

Consistent with the mission of St. Michael School, After the Bell, the extended care program, will promote growth in faith, scholarship, leadership, and service, building a faith community rooted in gospel values. The staff will strive to provide an environment designed to foster self-esteem and develop an appreciation for the dignity of each person. The program offers parents a safe, familiar, and loving alternative environment during after-school hours. The program will include time for students to complete and receive assistance with homework, provide developmentally appropriate recreational opportunities, and provide social interaction opportunities. After the Bell will follow the same standards for behavior, respect, and rules that apply during the regular school day.

Admission

Any student currently enrolled in St. Michael School may use the After the Bell program. Parents must fill out registration information for After the Bell and pay a $20.00 registration fee. Parents may register for After the Bell at any time during the school year. After the Bell requests that children registered as full-time or part-time regulars submit their registration no later than the day before they begin attending After the Bell.

St. Michael School is concerned about the proper supervision of students after regular dismissal. Any student not picked up by 3:15 pm will be sent to After the Bell and the family will be billed at the Drop In rate. Be advised that all students, whether daily, part-time, or drop-ins, must have registration information on file. Drop-Ins are asked to complete paper work on the first day your student attends After the Bell. 2021-2022 After The Bell handbook Page 2

Parent Information

The following are guidelines for the St. Michael School After the Bell Extended Day Program. Our program allows children to experience a wide variety of activities planned to complement the mission and student learning expectations of our school. Homework, computer time, supervised playground activity, art, craft projects, board games, snacks, etc. are included in the program. We offer a balance of both structured and unstructured time to give the children a safe, fun environment to play, learn, and socialize.

Homework

A homework period is scheduled each day for all students in 1st – 8th grades enrolled in After the Bell. It is the student’s responsibility to know their homework assignments for the day. Students who have completed their homework or do not have homework assignments may use this time to review assignments, study, or read quietly. It is recommended that you discuss with your student his/her homework responsibility while at After the Bell. Also, please note, students may still need to review and/or study in addition to the work done in After the Bell homework time. It is highly suggested that parents check their child’s homework each evening. After the Bell is not responsible for homework that has not been completed.

After the Bell Schedule

After the Bell is open from St. Michael School dismissal until 6:00 p.m., each full school day. The following is a sample of the After the Bell schedule. Due to unforeseen events such as weather, activities and events are subject to change.

Regular schedule for After the Bell

2:50  St. Michael School dismissal

3:05  Students in ATB will move to the cafeteria

3:05 – 3:30   Afternoon snack & outdoor play

3:30 – 4:30  Homework session / other activities

4:30 – 5:45  Outdoor play / other activities

5:45  Dismissal begins

6:00  After the Bell closes. Late fees begin.