The goal of the After-School Programs is to provide a high-quality and substantive supplement to our children’s curriculum in order to facilitate a well-balanced education. The enrichment program allows them to pursue current interests or explore something new while having fun at the same time.
Spring 2013 Session
The Chabot After-School Programs Committee has organized a lineup of approximately 30 providers offering over 40 enrichment classes. For the spring, new provider Cooking Around the World will be serving up a cooking class on Wednesdays; VisionTech has opened up a WeDo Robotics class for kindergarteners on Tuesdays; Mark Rosenthal is returning to teach Steel Drum Rhythms on Fridays; and After School Hoops® and Climbing are back on Mondays and Thursdays, respectively. There are also providers that have changed their theme for this session: Creative Writing’s “Inside Out”, Mad Science’s “Academy of Future Explorers”; Doug Cole’s “The Little Red Hen”, VisionTech’s “WeDo Robotics” and “Role-Playing Game (RPG) Video Game Design”, Linda Lemon’s “Hand Papermaking”, and Musical Theater’s “Oklahoma”.
The program schedule, course descriptions and enrollment information are available online (see below) or in the school office.
Open the Spring 2013 After-School Programs Catalog
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Open the Spring 2013 After-School Programs Schedule
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The spring session runs for 10 weeks starting Tuesday, April 2, and ending on Friday, June 7. Monday and Friday classes have only 8 and 9 meetings, respectively. There will be no After-School Programs held on the following holidays:
- April 1 – César Chávez Day
- May 24 – In Lieu of Lincoln’s Day Holiday
- May 27 – Memorial Day
Some classes, such as Carpentry and Lego Engineering, differ from the above stated schedule. Please read the catalog carefully!
How to Register
Enrollment opens on Monday, March 4. Enrollment forms received prior to March 4 will be held and considered received on March 4, the first day of enrollment. Many providers accept registrations on a first-come, first-served basis. Some providers with overcapacity may run a lottery for all registrations received prior to the first day of enrollment. Expedited payment can be helpful in securing a spot.
All program providers manage their own enrollment. Enrollment forms and payment should be forwarded directly to the providers. The catalog lists the provider’s preferred enrollment method. Some providers have online registration with specific instructions to follow. For providers that accept enrollment via e-mail, please e-mail the enrollment form to the providers to ensure they have complete information for your family.
For providers accepting registrations by mail, remember to complete a separate enrollment form for each class in which you would like to register your child/children. Checks should be made payable to the provider.
Use the link below to access the enrollment form. Hard copies of the enrollment form are also available in the Chabot office.
After-School Programs and Child Care
After-School Programs classes are taught by independent program providers. They are not affiliated with Adventure Time, Chabot, or other child care services. (Adventure Time is an independent before- and after-school day care service, with a Chabot branch on campus.) The Chabot office and Adventure Time will receive a roster of students enrolled in each after-school class.
Students in grades 1-5 should walk to their after-school class independently. There are many classes that do not start immediately after the school day, and many have different end times. It is the responsibility of the parent to ensure that the student is either enrolled in Adventure Time, or is supervised by an adult, if an after-school class begins more than 10 minutes after the end of the school day. Students of all grade levels must be released to a parent or guardian at the end of an after-school program unless they attend Adventure Time. Neither the school nor Adventure Time is responsible for the child’s whereabouts once the school day has ended. Adventure Time staff will only assist children that are enrolled in Adventure Time with their after-school class schedules.
At the conclusion of each After-School class, students of all grade levels must be released to a parent, guardian, or authorized adult unless they will be going directly to Adventure Time. Parents, guardians or authorized adults must be prompt in picking up their children from After-School classes. Program providers will no longer release any child from class until a parent, guardian or authorized adult is present for pick up.
Neither the school nor Adventure Time is responsible for the child’s whereabouts once the school day has ended. Ultimately, it is the parent’s responsibility to ensure your child is picked up, not that of the Chabot office, teachers, or Adventure Time.
Special Considerations for Kindergartners
Kindergartners who are attending a class directly after dismissal will be picked up by the program providers at the rear of the kindergarten building and escorted to their After-School class. After class, kindergartners enrolled in Adventure Time will be accompanied back to Adventure Time. Only kindergartners who are enrolled in Adventure Time, or are delivered by a parent / caretaker, can take classes that are not immediately after dismissal (e.g., Carpentry at 4:20pm). The Chabot office, Adventure Time, and providers are not responsible for walking kindergartners between back-to-back after-school classes. Adventure Time staff will only assist children that are enrolled in Adventure Time with their After-School class schedules.
After-School Program Scholarships enable all Chabot children to have access to After-School Program classes regardless of economic circumstances. All program providers offer one full scholarship per session. Because there are a limited number of spots, scholarships will be awarded on a need-based honor system. Need is defined as children who would otherwise not be able to afford After-School Program classes, but for scholarships. Families who qualify for free or reduced lunch will have priority.
The Chabot office will manage all scholarship awards. The priority is for every child to be able to take one specialty class per year, so scholarships will be limited to one per family. Please be considerate of the value of these scholarships, and only list classes on the Scholarship Request Form that your child is enthused to take, and that you can commit your child to taking. Please submit the Scholarship Request Form to the Chabot office by Monday, March 11. Do not submit an Enrollment Form to the providers. Parents will be notified of scholarship awards by March 18.
Use the link below to access the scholarship request form:
For additional questions regarding scholarships, please contact Jessica Cannon at 510.654.4884 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To ensure the success and continuation of the After-School Programs, please observe the following:
- Students of all grade levels must be released to a parent, guardian, or authorized adult at the conclusion of each After-School class, unless they will be going directly to Adventure Time.
- Please be prompt when picking your child up from classes. Parents who are late may be charged a late fee by the Provider.
- Providers are responsible for contacting parents if a class is cancelled due to weather or teacher illness. Please be sure the providers have accurate emergency contact information to reach you the day of class in the event of a last-minute class cancellation. If your child is already enrolled in Adventure Time, your child will be directed to AT. If your child is not enrolled in AT, it is ultimately the parent’s responsibility to ensure your child is picked up, not that of the Chabot office or AT.
- Classes with low enrollment may be cancelled and your money returned by the instructor.
- Please ensure your child knows the time and place of their After-School class. If your child is not in class or Adventure Time before an After-School class, please be sure to provide proper supervision to your child/children as needed.
- Adventure Time will receive a roster of students and will escort enrolled AT students to and from After-School classes.
- Students should be on their best behavior on the way to, waiting for, during, and walking from classes.
If you have questions about a specific after-school class, please contact the program providers directly. If you have general questions about Chabot’s After-School Programs, please contact the After-School Programs committee (Lucy Leong Chen, Adoria Huey, and Teri Wong) at email@example.com.