Welcome to the 2018-19 before and after school program! Last year, we piloted a program that we called MADE Plus and we learned A LOT. We gathered some feedback, made some tweaks, and here are just a few new and exciting things about our revised program:
- A new name! We thought MPS Extend better captured what we were going for.
- A new location! We will now have our own designated classroom at Granite Valley Middle School.
- A new curriculum! We have a lot of fun things in store…
- A new payment method! Online and so easy.
- A new program handbook! Ahhh...structure.
This year we would like to welcome back our MPS Extend Director, Tammy Desreuisseau and our new MPS Extend Assistant, Jessica Butler. We are extremely happy to have such a wonderful team on board and we are looking forward to great things this upcoming school year.
MISSION: To provide an affordable, safe, educational, fun, and structured environment before and after regular school hours to students of the Monson Public School district.
LOCATION: Granite Valley Middle School located at 21 Thompson St. Monson, MA 01057
AGES: Grades Kindergarten through 6th Grade
SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday on every day school is in session. Begins Wednesday, August 29th and ends on the last full day of school at 6:00 PM (exact date TBD.) MPS Extend follows the Monson School District Calendar.
Before School: 6:30 AM until start of school. In the event of a delay of school, the start time will reflect the same district delay (1 hour delay makes start time at 7:30 and 2 hour delay would make start time at 8:30.)
After School: end of school until 6:00 PM. In the event of an early dismissal - scheduled or due to weather - there will be no after school program unless otherwise noted.
Half Days: On Teacher In-Service days only, after school program will be available from end of school until 6:00 PM for an additional $20 per child.
TRANSPORTATION: Participants must provide their own transportation to the morning session and from the afternoon session. Transportation between schools for start and end of school day will be provided.
SIGN-IN AND SIGN-OUT PROCEDURES: A parent or guardian MUST sign-in upon drop-off and pick-up. For your child’s protection, we ask that you provide us with advance written notice if:
You plan to pick up your child early (there may be times when children are not in the designated classroom, but in the gym, on the playground, etc.)
You authorize someone to pick up your child other than yourself.
You know your child will be absent on a particular day.
The staff will request identification when someone other than a known parent or guardian picks up a student.
SNACK: A small snack will be provided to the participants every day. For those requiring a snack more than what is provided, please include a healthy drink and light snack. We do not refrigerate snacks, please plan accordingly.
BEHAVIOR: All children enrolled in MPS Extend are expected to behave in a proper and respectful manner that follows all school protocols. We will not tolerate any hitting, name-calling, foul language or any other behavior deemed inappropriate by the staff. In accordance with the severity and frequency of the behavior, MPS Extend reserves the right to dismiss any child from the program. No refunds will be made in these situations.
FEE SCHEDULE: Payments will be accepted online only at www.MySchoolBucks.com with the option to pay for multiple weeks at a time. Payments are due within 14 days of receiving an emailed invoice with the option to pay in advance. Delinquent payments may forfeit your child's spot in the program. The fees are as follows for full week attendance:
$125.00/ week for both before and after school care
$85/week for after school care only
$45/week for before school care only
Individual days are also available for the following fees:
$20/day for after school care
$10/day for before school care
Please Note: A late fee of $10 per child per every 10 minutes will be invoiced for any child not picked up by 6:00pm
ABSENTEES: Please email us at email@example.com or call or text us at 413-893-4643 if your child will not be attending the program on their regularly scheduled day.
REFUNDS: Unconditional full refunds will be granted if more than 7 days’ notice is given prior to the start of the program. If less than 7 days’ notice is received, refunds will be given for medical reasons only upon the receipt of a doctor’s note or note from the school nurse.
DISCOUNTS: Discounts are available for families with multiple children enrolled in MPS Extend and for those currently receiving free or reduced lunches. To check eligibility, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.