Extended Care Programs

Before-Care/After-Care

Ridgefield Academy offers a Before and After-Care Program that provides adult supervision for children outside of school hours. Children will remain with their cohorts at all times. Before-Care for Kindergarten - Grade 3 will be located in the gym, while Before-Care for Grades 4 - 8 will be held in Hope Hall. After-Care (Kindergarten - Grade 3) offers a variety of activities: table games, outdoor recess, and a quiet area to relax or do homework. Our Homework Club (Grade 4 - 8) is available for Middle and Upper School students. Details for this program are noted below. In order to register your child for any of the Extended Care programs, please complete the form on this page. No child will be allowed to use these programs without a completed form.

Homework Club: We are offering a quiet, proctored study hall every day from 3:45 - 5:30 p.m. This program gives students an opportunity to begin their homework in a school setting before going home or to their afternoon activities. It is not meant to be a tutoring session or a group-work study hall, but a comfortable place for individuals to get organized, finish incomplete work, or complete the night’s assignments. It can also provide a space for free-reading or other quiet activity while waiting to be picked up.

Extended Care Policies

Before-Care begins at 7:30 a.m.
After-Care ends promptly at 5:30 p.m.
All students enrolling in Extended Care will be charged a nonrefundable $35 registration fee.

For children attending After-Care, please send a snack/drink (labeled: After-Care) with him or her to enjoy after school. Please remember that Ridgefield Academy is a nut-aware school.

If you need to reach the school during Extended Care hours, please call the Main Office at 203.894.1800.

Early Dismissal Day Policy: After-Care/Homework Club will not be held on any early dismissal days.

Late Fee Policy: All children attending After-Care must be picked up by 5:30 p.m. For any child not picked up by 5:30 p.m., a late fee will be charged as follows: Pick-up within the 1st 15 minutes incurs a $15 late fee, and each additional 15 minutes incurs a $20 late fee. Three or more late pick-ups will result in a $50 late fee in addition to the fees described above as well as possible dismissal from the Extended Care program.

Deadline: While registration forms are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year, the regular user rate will only be offered until November 30. There must be a minimum of three registrations for each program to run.

Questions? Contact Donna Kauth by email, or by phone at 203.894.1800 x106.

 

Registration

Using the form below, you may register your child for Extended Care as either a regular user or drop-in user. If you choose regular use, you will select the day(s) of the week on which your child will use the program(s). The regular user fee (shown in parentheses) is a single annual charge billed at the beginning of the school year through SmartTuition, and has been calculated according to our school calendar. This fee is nonrefundable (ex. snow days, student absences, etc.).

If you would like to use Extended Care on an occasional basis, you can register your child as a drop-in user. For drop-in users, the daily rate for Before-Care is $12; for After-Care, $25. Drop-in users must call in advance to request Extended Care for their child. Please call no later than 11:00 a.m. to check After-Care/Homework Club availability, and two days in advance for Before-Care availability.