Registration-FAQ

How do I register for classes?
To get started please click here to REGISTER NOW

What precautions are being taken in regards to COVID-19?
The afterschool is following guidance from the Department of Education, New York State Department of Health, and the CDC. These include limiting enrollment and class sizes to facilitate mandated distancing, requiring masks for all children and adults, employing only vaccinated teachers and staff, and conducting as many activities as possible out of doors.

What is does Early, Regular and Late Registration mean?
Early Registration: We open registration in early June for a couple of weeks to assist in planning for the upcoming school year. If classes are over-subscribed at the end of early registration, we will conduct a lottery to reduce the class sizes or open additional sections if possible. After that date registration is first-come, first served.

How many class should I sign up for?
Every child is different. Some kindergarten children are ready to go until six o’clock every day, but it’s okay if they’re not. The regular full school day can be really tiring and adding afterschool to that more than a couple days a week might be too much in some cases. But remember that you are able to drop classes for a full refund in the first two weeks, so feel free to try it out and if you need to make an adjustment, that’s fine.

What is Study Time? What is Enrichment?
Classes fall into two basic categories, enrichment classes such as cooking, soccer, musical theater, or fencing, and “study time” which is when children work quietly on their own with the supervision of a teacher. The price for enrichment classes is between $325 and $450 (for double session classes like Outdoor Adventures) and study time is $125, but can be even less as you sign up for more sessions. A cost-effective ways to arrange your child’s schedule is to have one enrichment class and one study time session on a given day.

Regular Registration: will be open through the first day of each cycle.

Late Registration: Starts the first day of each cycle and continues until the second Friday of the cycle. There is a $15 fee for late registration.

When does registration open and which classes will be offered?
Arts and Athletics Afterschool runs in 3 cycles per year, Fall, Winter, and Spring. Fall cycle registration opens in June and remains open all summer. We typically send a flyer home with the upcoming cycle’s schedule of classes a few weeks before the start of the new cycle.

How do students get from daytime classrooms to afterschool class?
Children are never left unsupervised! Daytime teachers keep a list of the students who take part in afterschool activities. Teachers will escort children directly to the school’s cafeteria where the Arts and Athletics staff provide a small snack while attendance is taken.

What are pick up times?
PS 9: Early session pick up time is 4:20 p.m. Late session pick up is 5:40 p.m.
PS 84: Early session pick up time is 4:20 p.m. Late session pick up is 5:40 p.m.
PS 166: Early session pick up time is 4:20 p.m. Late session pick up is 5:40 p.m.
PS 452: Early session pick up time is 4:20 p.m. Late session pick up is 5:40 p.m.

OH, NO! I am running late!!
PLEASE NOTE: By NYC Department of Education regulation we must be out of the building by 6:00 p.m. Thank you for your cooperation!
If you are running late or need to pick up your child early, please call or text your Arts and Athletics Site Supervisor. Click here for contacts

I can’t log in…HELP!!
Please register on a computer. IOS and Android are not currently supported. Supported browsers include Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Safari. Firefox is not currently supported. Office networks often have firewalls that interfere with our registration process. Please try on your home computer. It may be an issue with your log-in credentials. If you are still having trouble please email: info@artsandathletics.org

How do I change my class selections?
After an initial class selection is made, simply email info@artsandathletics.org to make changes. This is normal and we are happy to help.

Can I add a class after the cycle has started?
Classes can be added [based on availability] through the second week of the cycle. Later additions are discouraged but are possible if it can be done without disrupting the class dynamic.

Can I drop a class after the cycle has started?
A class can be dropped through the second week of the cycle and a full credit will be applied to your account. Except in extreme circumstances, no credits are given for classes dropped after the second week, so please communicate your desire to drop a class in a timely way.

What do kindergarteners do in Homework Help if they have finished their homework?
Kindergarten homework help includes cooperative games, age-appropriate puzzles, and reading. A Kindergarten teacher who works in the school typically staffs these classes so they are familiar with the children’s developmental needs.

Can my child take a class that is not being offered at his/her school?
In rare cases, students are allowed to cross-register for classes at other Arts and Athletics school sites as long as it does not lock out students who attend that school.