P.S. 172 After-Three Program Policies & Procedures 2022-2023
After Three Program
Begins September 19, 2022
The P.S. 172 After-Three Program provides teacher/teacher assistant/school aide supervision for students in Kindergarten through Fifth grade. The program is financially self-supporting and designed to provide affordable, high quality child care to meet the needs of full-time working parents.
Students are brought to the After-Three program by their classroom teacher at dismissal. After students have gathered, they settle in with a snack and complete their homework. Teachers supervise homework time and provide help and guidance to students in need, but the program cannot guarantee that every child’s homework will be complete and corrected on a daily basis. Parents must continue to check and review their child’s work at home. Throughout the After Three session, students participate in activities led by the After-Three staff. Activities include, but are not limited to playing games, gym/recess time, arts & crafts activities, etc. Occasionally, teachers may put on a movie for students to view (Movies shown are rated G or PG). Students who decide not to participate in designated activities have the choice of engaging in a quiet self-directed activity such as reading, coloring, or drawing.
Dismissal from After Three Program
In an effort to minimize wait-time during pick up, all students are brought to the 29th Street Cafeteria at 5:00 p.m. to quietly wait for pick-up. In the cafeteria, children can color or read quietly. Although the ‘After-Three Program’ ends at 5:15 p.m., children can be picked up until 5:30 p.m., when the program officially ends. If you know that you are going to be delayed due to staying late at work, heavy traffic, public transportation delays, inclement weather, or an emergency, please arrange for your child to be picked up by an authorized person from your Blue Emergency Card or Emergency Card Amendment.
Sign-Out from After Three Program
When children are picked up, the authorized person doing pick-up must sign their child out of the program on the daily sign out sheet located at the security desk, main office, or with the After Three teachers.
We understand that people occasionally run late, but at the same time, we ask you to please keep in mind that our staff have commitments of their own. We reserve the right to drop students from the program when families exceed two latenesses (arrive after 5:30 p.m.).
Please take the time to remind your child that the After Three program is a place for all to have fun. Children who treat others, whether staff or another child, in a way that the staff deems disrespectful or otherwise inappropriate, may be suspended or even withdrawn from the program if the problem persists. Personal property, including cell phones, is not allowed and should be left at home. We are not responsible for loss/damage to personal property brought to the After Three program.
After Three Cost
The cost of the After Three Program is $12 per day for the first child. A small discount is given for families with more than one child in the program. The monthly fee cannot be discounted due to early pick-up or children not in attendance for illness or other factors. All tuition collected will be forwarded to the Department of Education to pay teachers, teacher assistants, school aides, and administrators who work in the program – anywhere from 8-10 staff members daily.
After Three Monthly Fees
At registration, parents will be required to prepay full tuition for the months of September and October- for a total of $324 for 1 child enrolled or $540 for 2 children enrolled. Please be sure to register your child with Ms. Hendrickson in the main office and submit payment in the form of a check, money order or cash directly to Mrs. Annette Hendrickson and made payable to P.S. 172. A receipt for your payment will be provided for the September/October fee.
Families are required to prepay each month’s tuition payment. Prepayment will be due in our office on or before the 15th of each month (ex. The payment for November is due by October 15th). Please note that a child is not registered unless payment is made.
Late & Overdraft Fees
A payment received after the 15th of the month will result in a $5.00 late fee. Returned checks are subject to a $35.00 fee payable to P.S. 172. In the event of continued late payment of tuition fees, or non-payment of tuition fees exceeding 15 days, a child may be removed from the program and placed on a wait-list until payment is brought up to date. Parents will not be able to register their child if there is an outstanding balance from the previous school year.
Dates Not in Session
Please be aware, throughout the year, there are dates where although school is in session, the After Three program is not (Parent-Teacher Conferences, Family Nights, dates before major holiday breaks, etc.). Please take note of the following dates when the ‘After Three’ program is not in session. On these dates, please arrange for your child(ren) to be picked up at the regular dismissal time of 3:00 p.m.
The After-Three Program will NOT be in Session on the following days:
- Nov 22 (Parent-Teacher Conferences- No After Three)
- Nov 23 (Thanksgiving Eve- No After Three)
- Dec 23 (Winter Recess Eve- No After Three)
- Feb 17 (Mid-Winter Recess Eve- No After Three)
- March 9 (Parent-Teacher Conferences- No After Three)
- April 5 (Spring Recess Eve- No After Three)
- May 26 (Memorial Day Eve- No After Three)
Last Day of After Three Program:
The final day of the After Three Program will be announced in early spring.