On-Site Afterschool: Fall 2021 is Here!!!

First day of in-person, on-site afterschool…Monday, September 13, 2021!!!

We’re so happy to back! And the children all seemed very excited to see their friends and take part in their favorite activities. After a year of outdoor and online programming, we’re excited to bring back musical theater, creative writing, and chess, among many other offerings. inside the buildings of our host schools.

Please remind your children that school rules about distancing and mask-wearing should be observed during afterschool as well. (Just trying to keep everyone safe!)

And, for parents, thank you for your patience with the first day of pick-up. The new routine of walking the children out to parents takes a little longer, but, again, safety is our top priority.

Fall Cycle of afterschool will go from Monday, September 13th to Friday, December 10th. As we ramp up, we are re-connecting with our teachers in various subject areas and fine-tuning the schedule. More than more years, this year’s schedule is a work-in-progress and we will continue adding classes and making adjustments through the start of the school year. If there’s a class that you would be interested in but you don’t see it on the schedule, please let us know. It might be that we were planning to bring it back or that we just needed a nudge from an enthusiastic family! (We love your input!!!)

Even as we resume many of our old stand-by classes (like chess and multi-sports and science) we plan to continue with the programs we developed during the last year and a half. In particular, our outdoor adventure classes in Central Park have been a big hit and are here to stay. Also, where there is interest, we will continue to our online instruction in art, chess, and instrumental music.

Welcome back everyone! If you have questions, please send an email to info@artsandathletics.org.

The NYC DoE calendar for next school year has just been publish, so we will begin to set up registration next fall afterschool as well. Here’s the link to the school calendar for 2021-22.