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When the School Day Ends...

 
TBS is committed to offering a safe, fun and educational extension to our academic program. For children in grades PS3-8, we provide after school hours and activities for students in academics as well as personal and social growth. 
  • We are committed to the safety and well-being of our students. Instructors will be diligent in the protection and safety of all students while on and off campus.   
  • Rest, relaxation and recreational times are built into the daily schedule, as are additional coordinate programs that build self-esteem as well as team building.
  • Our staff will continually emphasize the importance of personal respect. Through modeling and interpersonal relationships, teachers will create a safe and tolerant environment where all are accepted and respected. 
 
Hours of Operation
Extended Day begins at dismissal and concludes no later than 6 p.m., depending on the Extended Day package agreed upon. There is a five-minute grace period. Pick-up after the deemed times, according to the school’s clocks, will result in a late fee. 
 
Daily Departure Procedure
Your child’s safety is our number one priority.  ALL STUDENTS MUST BE SIGNED OUT BEFORE THEY DEPART.
 
To pick up a child, a parent or other authorized adult of at least 18 years of age, must physically come inside and sign his/her child out on the Sign-Out Sheet (maintained by the Extended Day group leader). We understand that the evenings can be busy with extracurricular activities; however, we are unable to alter our schedule to provide for expedited pick-up nor “curb-side” pick-up service. Persons other than parents who are authorized to pick up the child must be listed on the child’s registration form. Otherwise, written permission is required and must be verified before any child is released.  
 
Please respect our policy of NO cell-phone usage during check-out time: this ensures our ability to effectively communicate important information to you in regard to your student’s time in Extended Day. 
 
Snack
While time for snack is part of the daily Extended Day routine, snack will NOT be provided to students. Students will need to provide their own snack and a water bottle.
 
Homework
Time is set aside during each day for students in grades 1-8 to work independently and in groups with an instructor on homework. It is vital that parents discuss with the child the importance of using this time wisely. Many teachers assign homework each day so every child will be expected to spend this time reading or working independently unless additional aid is requested. 
 
Billing
Extended Day billing begins at the first of the month and concludes at the end of the month. All Extended Day invoices will be automatically drafted from your bank account on the 15th of the month following the invoice date. We will draft this payment from the same bank account used for tuition payments. Please complete an automatic draft authorization form with the account you would like drafted if you pay tuition on an annual or biannual basis. Please return the completed form to the Business Office.
 
Rates and Fees
There are various rates and fees related to the services provided by Extended Day. These fees, explained below, have been designed to be as equitable and as low as possible. Please note that all fees are fixed rates that begin at sign-in. We do not charge by the hour or prorate fees. Monthly invoices will reflect all appropriate charges.
 
Monthly Packages
  • Extended Day 1 (dismissal-5:00): $145.00, first child and $125.00 second child (includes Early Dismissal/Half Days)
  • Extended Day 2 (dismissal-6:00): first child $205.00 and $175.00 second child (includes Early Dismissal/Half Days)
 
Single Days
  • Early Dismissal/Half Day (dismissal-6:00): $40.00
  • Full Teacher Workday (7:30-6:00): $60.00
  • Drop in rate (dismissal-6:00): $25.00 per child
 
Late Fee
  • Late Fee: $1.00 per minute, billed through the Business Office
 
A 15-day notice must be provided in order to withdraw or change service from the current monthly package/billing cycle. 
 
Early Dismissal/Half Days
Extended Day will be available on the following Early Dismissal/Half Days:
  • November 25, December 20, March 5,  May 1, May 15, May 22
 
Full Teacher Workdays
Extended Day will be available on the following Teacher Workdays:
  • September 27, October 18,  January 17, March 6, May 26,  May 27
 
Drop-In Option
Drop-in fees apply to those who have not registered for full-month care and who attend on an occasional basis.
 
*** Students are expected to be picked up within 15 minutes of their school dismissal time, or they are to report directly to Extended Day; Drop-in rates will apply and be billed through the Business Office. ***
        
Vacation Care
Extended Day will be open for students on all Early Dismissal/Half Days and all Teacher Workdays. It will NOT be offered on holidays and extended school vacation days (example: Spring Break) during the school year.  
 
During the 2019-20 school year, Extended Day will be closed on the following holidays and extended school vacation days:
  • September 2, November 11, November 26-29, December 23-January 3, January 20, February 17, April 13-17, May 25
 
Lost and Found
While we do our best to aid students with organization, it is important to note that we also encourage personal responsibility and accountability. As such, we are unable to guarantee responsibility for student items. Students should place their items in their book bags. Items left at the end of each day will be placed in the school’s lost and found area.
 
Electronic Equipment
Electronic equipment, except for computers and cell phones, are not allowed in Extended Day. Middle School students may use computers during homework time and may use cell phones after 4:30 p.m. (or the time designated by the Dean of Students). Please note that Extended Day accepts no responsibility for lost or damaged electronic equipment (computers, cell phones, mp3 players, digital cameras, tablets, etc.).  
 
Dress Code
All students in Extended Day must adhere to the dress code outlined in the Student Handbook during Extended Day. Exceptions are made for athletes going to or returning from games or practice and students participating in enrichments which necessitate different attire. 
 
Discipline 
Extended Day utilizes the same TBS Pledge, discipline policy and procedure as are followed in the regular school day. Extended Day instructors work in close conjunction with classroom teachers to ensure smooth transition and emotional health for all of our students. Should incidents of concern arise that cannot be alleviated by classroom/Extended Day collaboration, a parent meeting will be requested. A homework/behavior contract may be instituted to ensure the growth and development of the student. 
 
All incidents involving physical harm will be referred to the Dean of Students. If a student has continued difficulties adhering to Extended Day rules and standards, a meeting may be called with the Head of School to evaluate all options available up to and including removal of the student from the program. Removal from the program for behavioral concerns does not constitute grounds for refunds of contracted monies. 
 
Communication
We do ask that everyone respect that Extended Day is a “safe space” for our students. To this regard, questions, concerns or grievances should be directed to the Extended Day Director, Kristin Cain, and not directed toward staff who are otherwise occupied with students. Kristin Cain may be reached by phone at 336-266-7670. Please leave a detailed voicemail message and all calls will be returned within 48 hours. In case of an emergency, contact the front desk immediately so that they can aid in finding the appropriate personnel to help. If you prefer to communicate via email, kcain@theburlingtonschool.org is the address.
 
Registration
Extended Day registration forms can be found here and in the main office of the Lower/Middle School building. You may also register online. All regular and drop-in students must have a registration form on file.
 
Enrichment Opportunities
Through our Extended Day Program, TBS will offer a menu of enriching learning opportunities we hope you and your family will find irresistible!  Activities may include chess club, science club, music lessons, karate, art club and more! Talented and skilled professionals from within TBS and the greater Burlington area facilitate these offerings. All members of the TBS student body are welcome to participate in the enrichment offerings.  
 
The schedule of Enrichment Opportunities will be published in the Oracle during the first week of each month. Registration fees will vary according to the activity and instructor. Information about registration fees will be included in the schedule. Any fees will be paid directly to the instructor by the family. TBS will not invoice registration fees associated with Enrichment Opportunities.