EXTENDED HOURS PROGRAM

The Extended Hours Program (EHP) at Congressional School offers fun and educational childcare for our Preschool through 8th Grade students after school each day. Our K - 8 students, located in the Big School, have the opportunity to eat snack and complete homework in a supervised, classroom-based study hall. They can also choose from a variety of activities each day, which are run by our qualified staff of experienced counselors. Our PS and JK students, located in the Little School, spend the entire afternoon with their group in their classroom, having snack, reading stories, going to the playground, and participating in activities.

The Extended Hours Program operates daily from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. Enrollment is available to all students, but the program is also open to students who need to drop in when needed, with advance notice.

SCHEDULES

Preschool

 

Classroom Time
3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Snack
4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Activity Time
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

 

Jr. Kindergarten

 

Classroom Time
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Snack
4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Activity Time
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

 

Kindergarten

 

Classroom & Group Time
3:30 - 4:15 p.m.

Snack
4:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Activity Time
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

 

1st - 4th Grades

 

Classroom, Homework & Group Time
3:30 - 4:15 p.m.

Activity Time
4:15 - 6:00 p.m.

 

5th - 8th Grades

Classroom, Homework & Group Time
3:30 - 4:15 p.m.

Activity Time
4:15 - 6:00 p.m.

 

* Activity Time takes advantage of all that our campus has to offer, including structured and unstructured activities at the playground, sport court, cafeteria, gym, ropes course, and creek, as well as a study hall option.

MORNING EHP

For early risers, there is the option to enroll in morning EHP, which begins at 7:00 am. Operated by Congressional teachers Derek Bowley and Diana Ochoa, AM EHP offers a quiet beginning to the day and a great opportunity to settle into school in the morning, or finish up that last bit of homework!

PRESCHOOL AND JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN EHP

For students in Preschool or Junior Kindergarten, EHP is classroom-based and managed by dedicated, creative counselors. Operated by Sam Mom, students will spend time after school both in the Early Childcare building, participating in classroom based activities and free play, enjoying snack, and outside on the playground.

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Sam Mom
Early Childhood Coordinator

FAQ's

1. When will I get charged the drop in fee for afternoon EHP?

A $25 drop in fee is charged for...

  • Siblings of students in afterschool events
  • Students sent from tutoring
  • Students sent from music lessons
  • Students sent from athletic events

2. What is the drop in fee for morning EHP?

There is a $20 drop in fee for morning EHP.

3. My child typically rides the bus home. Can they drop into EHP?

Yes, children enrolled in bus may use the Extended Hours Program. If you intend your child to stay, please email Matt McCoart (mmccoart@congressionalschool.org), as well as the transportation manager, Jackie Rose (jrose@congressionalschool.org) as soon as possible.

4. Will my child be able to complete his or her homework during EHP?

All students will have the opportunity to work on homework during their classroom based study hall period from 3:30 - 4:15 pm with their EHP counselor. At 4:15, an additional study hall will be provided for students to utilize if they would like to continue working on their homework.

5. Is tutoring covered in EHP?

Tutoring is not included in EHP. Tutors are available through the school at an additional price. For more information, please contact Suzanne Burns (sburns@congressionalschool.org).

6. I am unexpectedly delayed in traffic and will be 15 - 30 minutes late picking up my child at the end of the school day. Will I be charged the $25 drop in fee?

In the event of severe traffic, please contact the school as soon as possible. All charges will be at the discretion of the Extended Hours Program Supervisor and the Business Office.

7. Do I always have to go into the school to pick up my child from Extended Hours?

Preschool and Junior Kindergarten students must be picked up inside the Early Childhood building. For grades K - 8, weather and time of day will determine indoor or outdoor pick up. During inclement weather and/or darkness, pick up will happen indoors so as to ensure the safety of our students and staff. When daylight and weather permit, there will be a staff member between the crosswalk of the Big School and Camp Office to sign out your child while you wait comfortably in your car.

8. Is there a late fee for picking up after 6 pm?

Yes, the fee is $25 every 15 minutes, or a fraction thereof, until 6:30. After 6:30, the fee is $50 for every 15 minutes or a fraction thereof. Please notify the Extended Hours Supervisor as soon as possible if you know you are running late so we can help to reassure your child.

*Fees are per each student

6:01 - 6:15     $25

6:16 - 6:30     $50

6:31 - 6:45     $100

6:46 - 7:00    $150

7:01 - 7:15      $200

7:16 - 7:30     $250

Matt

Questions? Please contact:

Matt McCoart
Auxiliary Program Coordinator