Lapham Elementary School kindergarten students returned to school for in-person instruction on March 9. First and second grade students returned to school for in-person instruction on March 16. Marquette Elementary School 3rd Grade students are returning to school for in-person instruction on April 13. 4th and 5th grade students are returning to school for in -person instruction on April 20. Red Caboose will provide an After School Program from 7:30am-5:45pm on Mondays and from school dismissal until 5:45pm Tuesday through Friday. Due to limited enrollment, this program is currently only available to families already enrolled in a Red Caboose School Age Program.
How will students be grouped and how many will be grouped together?
We will be separating each After School group by grade. The ratio will be up to 12 students to one staff.
Will students be wearing masks?
Just like during the school day, kids will be wearing masks during the After School Program, including when we are outside on the playground. They will be distanced at tables to eat and that will be the only time they take masks off. At After School we will also be able to provide a change of mask if needed, but please send your child to school with extra masks to accommodate changes throughout the day, especially during the cold winter weather.
Will groups be separated outside on the playground?
After School groups will be allowed to mix on the playground, but we will be outside and wearing our masks. Each group in the gym will have an active space dedicated to that group only.
What activities will kids be allowed to do together?
Since After School will be resuming our regular hours 2:47-5:45pm, we are looking forward to resuming a more normal After School Program routine of free play, outside/gym time, and clubs and activities. On asynchronous Mondays we will devote a few hours to catching up on schoolwork, but spend the afternoon doing our fun Red Caboose activities.
Except for asynchronous Mondays, we would like for kids not to take their Chromebooks out of their bags during the After School Program. These students have a great deal of screen time during the school day and need a break. They can save homework for home or asynchronous Mondays. We are excited to be going back to doing our regular fun After School time!
How much does After School care cost?
The weekly rate is $129.61 for Monday through Friday care. Monday is a full day from 7:30am until 5:45pm and Tuesday through Friday is from 2:47-5:45pm.
Do I have to enroll in a full week?
Enrollment and the program fee is for Monday through Friday, but the days you choose to attend are up to you. Children are not allowed to come to the After School Program on a day they are not in attendance at school.
When does the After School Program start, and for what grades?
Lapham Elementary School kindergarten students returned to school for in-person instruction on March 9. First and second grade students returned to school for in-person instruction on March 16. Marquette Elementary School 3rd Grade students are returning to school for in-person instruction on April 13. 4th and 5th grade students are returning to school for in -person instruction on April 20.
Will school breakfast and lunch still be provided on Monday when my child is in full day care?
No. Please bring a sack lunch on Mondays. As always, Red Caboose will provide an afternoon snack.
For us to provide a high quality After School Program, we maintain a ratio of 1 teacher to 10-12 children, a nourishing snack, and a variety of cooperative play and learning opportunities for your child. Our program is child centered. It allows time for quiet play and reading, active and outdoor play, field trips, and both small and large group and individual activities. Activities are also offered in the areas of arts and crafts, construction, small manipulative toys, games, dramatic play, science, computer, and cooking.