Before & After School Programs

The Before School and After School programs provide a safe and enriching environment for students in pre-K through grade 6. Note, enrollment is intended for consistent, long-term use and should not be used for short terms or for the purpose of children participating in extracurricular activities.

Days

  • Monday through Friday when school is in session

Times

  • Before School Program (pre-K through grade 6): 7:05 a.m.-8:35 a.m.
    • Bus transportation is not provided to the Before School Program; parents must transport their children.
    • Parents must not drop their children off before 7:05 a.m.
    • In the event the start of school is delayed by one or two hours, the start time of the Before School Program will also be delayed. For example, if the district announces a two-hour delay, the Before School Program will open at 9:05 a.m. that day.
  • After School Program (pre-K through grade 6): Dismissal time until 5:30 p.m.
    • Bus transportation is not provided from the After School Program; parents must transport their children.
    • Parents must pick up their children promptly at the pick-up time they indicated on the enrollment form.
    • Parents picking up their children after 5:30 p.m. will be assessed a $25 late fee. If parents regularly pick up their children late, the children will be dismissed from the program.
    • Parents who are unable to pick up their children by the agreed upon time must make arrangements to have their children picked up by a person designated on the enrollment form.
    • If school is closed early because of an emergency situation (i.e., inclement weather, power outage), children will be bused to the destination indicated on the emergency closing form completed at the beginning of the school year.

Locations

Before School & After School Programs

New for 2020-21:  Both the Before and After School programs will be held at B-P Elementary School (1870 Co. Highway 107, Amsterdam, NY 12010) 

Registration

Registration is required a minimum of seven business days prior to the child beginning either program. Parents will receive confirmation of enrollment before their child begins the program. To enroll:

     

    Mail your forms and the registration fee(s) to:

    B-P Elementary School
    Attn: Kimberly Buchanan
    1870 Co. Highway 107
    Amsterdam, NY 12010

    Email your forms to buchanankim@bpcsd.org and pay your enrollment fees at www.Myschoolbucks.com.

     

    Additional Information

    If a child who attends the Before School Program or After School Program is restricted in their activity because of medical or other reasons, the parent or guardian should write a note and speak with program personnel to address the child’s specific needs.

    Parents and guardians should label all children’s school bags, lunch bags, clothing, and personal articles.

    Children participating in the Before School Program must be dropped off no earlier than 7:05 a.m. If parents or guardians regularly drop off their children before 7:05, the children will be dismissed from the program.

    Children participating in the After School Program must be picked up no later than 5:30 p.m. Parents who pick up their children after 5:30 will be charged a $25 late fee. If parents regularly pick up their children after 5:30, the children will be dismissed from the program.

    If anyone other than a parent is to pick up a child from the After School Program, the parent must provide written permission to program staff.

    No medication will be dispensed during the Before School Program or After School Program. First aid will be administered by staff for all minor injuries. If a major injury or problem occurs, parents will be notified immediately. Local emergency services may be called.

    Children participating in the Before School Program may purchase breakfast at the cafeteria. Parents who do not want their children to purchase breakfast should notify Before School Program personnel.

    Children participating in the After School Program will receive an afternoon snack, free of charge.