After School Programs
After-School CareAfter-School Speciaty Programs
After-School Care is available Monday through Friday, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Students who regularly attend after-school will be checked in immediately after school lets out for the day; for safety, students who are not picked up at dismissal time will be automatically signed in to after-school care. After-School is held at the Lower School campus. A staff member will escort Upper School students to the Lower School campus; parents should pick them up there.
There are a few days on which after-school care is not offered, including early dismissal days and some special event days. These days are marked on the school calendar.
After-School is supervised by regular Old Orchard staff members, not outside vendors. At least two-staff members are on duty at all times and all are trained in CPR and other emergency procedures.
The typical After-School session includes the following:
- 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Supervised free play; depending on student interest, supervisors may lead games or simply oversee them.
- 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Study Hall for older students in a separate classroom; older students may also read quietly if they have no homework. Younger students may play indoor games, read books, work on art projects or play outside on our smaller playground.
- 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Quiet activities, indoors or out, for all students. Older students may continue to work on homework.
- Fridays: After free-play, students are allowed to watch a G-Rated movie.
Please be sure to pick you child up no later than 6 p.m. We do our best to keep after-school rates as reasonable as possible, but we are obliged to charge hefty late fees because we require at least two staff members to remain on site until the last child is picked up. This is a necessary, but costly safety measure.
After-School Specialty Programs
Stay-and-Play with Lisa Morris: For Kindergarten-Grade 5. Meets on Tuesdays, from 3:15-4 p.m. Each session lasts four weeks. For more information, contact Ms. Lisa.
After-School Art with Margaret Washington: For Grade3-Grade 8. Meets on Mondays, from 3:45-4:45 p.m. For more information contact Mrs. Washington.
After-School Art with Russell Powell: For Kindergarten-Grade 5. Meets on Thursdays and Fridays, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. For more information contact Mr. Russell.