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Afterschool Programs to open in January
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Afterschool Programs to open in January

This past January, Auburn Public Schools received funding to start an afterschool program. Over the past 6 months, we have been working on putting the building blocks in place to provide a quality experience for our students.   Our plan is to open DOGS Academy at Calvert for students in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade and DOGS University at Auburn Middle School for students in 6th through 8th grade. Our goal is to start DOGS Academy/University on January 8th, 2018.

The overarching focus of the program is based on Discovery, Opportunity, Growth and Service – DOGS.   On the reverse side of this letter is some of the basic information about DOGS Academy/University including:

  • the dates and times,
  • curriculum,
  • basic procedures,
  • and cost.

 

In order to determine staffing, we need to determine interest in the program. Included in this letter is a DOGS Academy/University Interest Form. If you are interested in having your child attend, please complete the online form at the following link: http://bit.ly/2zeTSgv.

 

DOGS Academy / DOGS University Afterschool Program Information

 

When will the DOGS Academy / DOGS University be available?

It will be available on:

  • Regular School Days – We will be open from dismissal time to 6:00pm.
  • 1:30 Early Dismissal Days – We will be open from dismissal time to 6:00pm.
  • Late Starts due to weather or in-service – We will be open from dismissal time to 6:00pm. **DOGS Academy / DOGS University will not be open before school on late start days.

 

  • We will be closed on 11:30 early dismissal days, school vacation days, staff development days, snow / inclement weather days, early dismissal due to inclement weather, and over the summer.

 

Once the DOGS Academy / DOGS University is established, we will consider expanding to include school vacation days and summer vacation if resources allow.

 

Tuition

Monthly tuition is based a sliding scale using the family’s USDA School Lunch Status:

  • Children whose families are Full Pay Status = $100 per month for the 1st child in the program
  • Children whose families are Reduced Pay Status = $50 per month for the 1st child in the program
  • Children whose families are Free Status = Free

 

  • Tuition is reduced by 25% for the 2nd child in the program
  • Tuition is reduced by 50% for the 3rd child in the program
  • Tuition is reduced by 75% for the 4th and any other child(ren) in the program

 

Full Pay Reduced Pay
Child 1 $100.00 $100 for child 1 $50.00 $50 for child 1
Child 2 $175.00 $100 for child 1, $75 for child 2 $87.50 $50 for child 1, $37.50 for child 2
Child 3 $225.00 $100 for child 1, $75 for child 2, $50 for child 3 $112.50 $50 for child 1, $37.50 for child 2, $25 for child 3
Child 4 $250.00 $100 for child 1, $75 for child 2, $50 for child 3, $25 for child 4 (Add $25 for each child beyond 4) $125.00 $50 for child 1, $37.50 for child 2, $25 for child 3, $12.50 for child 4, (Add $12.50 for each child beyond 4)

 

 

Programming

Programming will fall into three main components:

  • Snacks – A snack will be provided to each child from the school lunch program.
  • Curriculum, Projects and Activities – Throughout the school year, the children are offered a variety of activities at minimal or no additional cost to parents. The curriculum, projects, and activities are developed in conjunction with 4H and Beyond Schools Bells.
  • Homework – The Program stresses the importance of homework and sets time aside every day for the children to complete their assignments.

 

 

Attendance

The After-School program is not a walk-in program. Space is limited. Students are selected to participate in the program based on a number of factors. Each child’s slot is reserved for him or her only. Preference will be given to students who plan to attend everyday after school. Consideration will be given to 7th and 8th grade students who participate in athletics or other Middle School Activities.