Activities & Programming
The Extended Day/Check-In programs offer safe, supervised quality activities, which are designed to meet the needs and interests of students. “Asset” building activities are designed to provide children opportunities to “learn through play” in a stress-free and fun environment. The children have a choice of many activities each day and participation is optional for all activities.
Students can participate in arts and crafts; play with games and manipulatives; participate in dramatic play, sports and group activities; complete homework assignments; relax, and socialize in a supportive, supervised atmosphere.
Supervised outdoor activities are offered daily, weather permitting. A snack is provided in the after school program.
Enrichment and other non-Extended Day activities offered during Extended Day hours:
Parents must provide written permission for a child to attend non-Extended Day activities during Extended Day time.
Permission must include who will be signing the child out from Extended Day, whether or not the child is expected to return to Extended Day at the conclusion of the activity and who will be signing the child back into Extended Day.
Extended Day is not responsible for the conduct of children going to, during, and returning from these activities.
Arlington Public Schools regard homework as a communication tool between the students and the teachers. Parents should notify teachers if a student is having difficulty completing assigned tasks.
Extended Day provides a supportive environment and daily opportunity for children to do their homework. However, the Extended Day staff does not tutor children or ensure that homework assignments are complete.
Clothing and Footwear:
Children should dress in clothing that is appropriate for indoor and outdoor play. For safety purposes children should wear closed toe shoes, such as sneakers. Some gymnasiums require participants to wear non-marking soled shoes.
Transportation is provided to and from satellite locations when an entire school is relocated.