After-School Care At WaLDEN
Walden provides extended day services for parents who need regular (or occasional) after-school care for their children. This service is not available when Walden School is not in session.
Students utilizing this service are dismissed directly to the extended day care givers. Extended Day closes Monday through Friday at 6:00pm. Students involved in extracurricular activities return to the Extended Day Room following the activity. On the last days of school prior to our December holiday break and Spring Break, extended day will end at 3:00 pm.
Registration is required for all students using this service. Many families who do not routinely need extended day find it valuable to be registered, to arrange for trustworthy child care in the case of unexpected events.
Extended Day Fees
• Annual registration fee: $45
• Occasional use: $18 per day
• Scheduled Part-Time Use: $18 per day
• Full-time use: $290 per month
Dear Walden families,
The staff of Walden School’s Extended Day Program would like to say welcome to our new families and welcome back to all of our returning families.
LOWER SCHOOL/MIDDLE SCHOOL
Extended Day Students are dismissed at 2:40pm from their classroom. (Middle School at 3:00pm). Students will go outside (weather permitting) so please dress appropriately; we do go out even when it is cold! Please send a coat each day during the fall/winter months. We also enjoy going to the gym (when available) and computer lab in addition to our extended day room. We have snack time at 4:00pm Monday through Thursday and 2:00pm on Fridays. Fridays are “movie” day after snack time.
Monday-Thursday, following snack time, we offer (quiet) homeroom time if you prefer your child to start on homework while in extended day. Please let me know of your expectation regarding homework. Not all children do their homework here. We try and follow parent wishes concerning homework. It is very important for you to look over their homework each evening as they may not have time to finish all homework while here.
When arriving to pick up your child, please park in the rear parking lot and use the High School doors.
Dana’s Cell Phone: (502) 608-0878 which is the best way to reach us.
*If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me anytime by cell, text, school phone (893-0433, ext. 305), stopping by my office or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
WHERE TO FIND US
Check in our extended day room first! I’m usually in there and will be happy to radio a staff member for your child.
LATE FEE CHARGES
There will be a charge of $1.00 per child for each minute after 6:00pm. This fee will be billed on your book bill. Please arrive a few minutes before 6:00pm to avoid paying late fees. Your child and extended day workers would appreciate your consistent best effort to arrive on time. If you are running late and want to notify us, please call or text my cell phone, 608-0878. You are still responsible for the late fee. The school clock determines the time. Refer to the Walden Student/Parent handbook for additional information.
EXTENDED DAY CLOSES EARLY
Please mark your calendar for Friday, December 15, 2017 and Friday, March 30, 2018 as we will close at 3:00pm for Holiday Break. Please make a note of this time change on your calendar. If school is not in session (snow day, conference day, etc) there is no extended day.
We are looking forward to a wonderful year!