RETURN TO KIDS CLUB & COURSES
Welcome to Registration for Fall 2021! We are very excited to reopen our after school program, PS29+ to the PS29 community. We have been working diligently over the summer to put together our Kids Club program and Course Catalogue to reflect our new reality as we continue to mitigate risk for the Covid-19 virus. Our first goal is to keep the students safe, while also providing them enrichment and fun during the after school hours. This list of FAQ’s is a guide for the questions you may have, if there is something you have a question about that is not addressed here, please email us at email@example.com. Thank you, and we are looking forward to seeing your students in the Fall!
~Marie, Director of After School Programming, PS29+
HOW REGISTRATION WORKS:
August 18th - Registration Opens for September Only Kids Club, October-December Kids Club and “Waitlist Only Registration” for Courses
Kids Club is direct registration, meaning you register and are given a spot directly until all the spots are filled
Courses are open for “waitlist only” registration so that we may run the course lottery the week of September 5th. Your course is not guaranteed until it is confirmed in the Parent Portal the week of September 13th. Please, as a courtesy to our fellow families, do not register for more than 2 courses during the “Waitlist Only Registration” period
THE REGISTRATION PROCESS FOR COURSES:
Lottery open Wednesday August 18th-Sunday, Sept 5
Week of September 13th email Lottery results and open direct registration
“Free” Drop period from Monday September 13 -Sunday Sept 26
50% Drop fee Monday Sept 26- Sunday Oct 3 (one week)
NO REFUNDS after Monday Oct 4, Courses Begin October 4th
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - FALL REGISTRATION
What covid precautions are you taking? At PS29+, we are layering several covid precautions to keep the students safe. 1) Students will be outdoors as much as possible 2) All staff and students will be wearing masks regardless of vaccination status 3) While indoors, wherever possible, students will be kept apart using 3ft of social distancing.
What is the protocol if there is a positive case? If there is a positive case within PS29+ any student who is considered a “close contact” will be notified. We will adhere to the procedure for positive cases that will be outlined by the DOE which we are awaiting.
Are you requiring all your staff to be vaccinated? DOE staff will adhere to DOE guidelines for vaccination which (as of 8/23) includes full vaccination or a medical exemption. PS29+ staff (that are not DOE staff) and PS29 vendors are required to be fully vaccinated by the start of school on 9/13.
Will my child have to wear a mask outdoors? As of Aug 15, 2021 the DOE requires masks both indoors and outdoors. If this policy is updated, PS29+ may update the policy to reflect new guidance from the DOE.
Where will the students eat snack? Students will either eat snack in the cafeteria while socially distanced or outside in the school yard. The students will rotate days for inside and outside snack.
Will you be social distancing? Yes, we are utilizing several of the school’s larger spaces for indoor activities like the auditorium, gym and cafeteria so that the students can be socially distanced as much as possible using the 3ft rule. The schoolyard will be used everyday (when weather permits) for the students to spread out as much as possible.
What happens if my child has to quarantine? If your child has to quarantine due to a school exposure they will not be permitted to attend PS29+ After School until cleared to go back to school for class.
How does the lottery work? During our registration period, 8/18-9/5, we ask that you place yourself on the waitlist for no more than 2 courses. Course lotteries will be run the week of 9/5 and you will be notified of your course registrations the week of September 13th. At that time, you may also direct register for any courses that still have openings.
Why is there "September Only Kids Club"? For Kids Club, we purposefully do "September Only Kids Club" as to accommodate people's changing schedules once they receive their course assignments. September Only kids club is from 9/13-10/1. Please register as soon as you know your plans for September. Enrollment in September Only Kids Club will assist us in staffing Kids Club appropriately. The prices for September reflect a pro-rated 3 week session and are not the same prices for "Kids Club" which is billed monthly. For pricing info, see the Parent Portal or Kids Club Pricing.
When should I register for "Kids Club" which begins Oct 4? If you already know your needs, please register as soon as possible. If you are waiting on results of the course lottery before enrolling, that is fine. If you will need care for your child on a certain day regardless of the outcome of the course lottery, I would also suggest enrolling in that day. Once you get your course assignments (mid-Sept) you can choose kids club sessions ("Kids Club") around those courses to create a full schedule so that you're never paying for a session you don't need. If your child takes an early course until 4:20 you have the option to either pick them up at 4:20 or enroll them in Kids Club (Late) and they will be escorted to Kids Club after their course.
How many courses can I place my child on the waitlist for? During the "Waitlist Only Registration" period from 8/18-9/5, we ask that families limit their waitlist registrations to 2 courses per child. After all course assignments go out there will be a chance to enroll in more courses during the "Direct Registration" period from 9/18-10/1.
How does payment work when I don't know my courses yet? During "waitlist registration period" your payment method is required, but not charged. You will not be charged until October 15th for the first installment for courses. September Kids Club will be charged on September 15th.
Why aren’t you offering (my student’s favorite) class? At PS29+, we strive to offer a diverse course offering that aligns with our community’s interests and desires. This year after the program being closed for 17 months, there may be several reasons we may not be able to offer a course that you were expecting this Fall semester. This year we have fewer classrooms available for PS29+. As a result, we are running about 5-7 fewer courses everyday, which means there are less offerings available in total. A secondary factor is that we are also in the process of rebuilding/building new relationships with our vendors, many of whom have left NYC or gone out of business. If you have a suggestion for a course and a trusted vendor to introduce us to, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to include them in the next offering if it’s a good fit for our school.
What is the schedule for kids club everyday? Please visit the "Kids Club" tab for more.
What happens when we have inclement weather? In the event of inclement weather, parents will have the option to pick up their child at 2:50 rather than send them to Kids Club if they prefer, but your account will still be charged for the day. Please visit the "Kids Club" tab for more.
Will my child have time to do their homework? Yes, all children in grades 1-5 will have designated time for homework each day.
What do I do if I enroll my child for a Kids Club day or course in error? For any errors in enrollment for either Kids Club or courses, we have to delete it in the back end of our software. Please email us at email@example.com with your child's name and the course you want to delete and we will take care of it!
What do I do if I can't login to my previously existing account in the Parent Portal? Some families may have been archived in our software due to inactivity. If you had a Parent Portal account in the past but can't access it now, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your child's name and the email you used to login and we will restore your account.