Dear Barnette Families,
This year has been quite the roller coaster ride for the After School Program. So many changes, and I’m happy to report we’re settling back in nicely. It’s been lovely meeting the students and families that have been enrolled in the program and I’ve sure learned a lot!
As I’m getting my feet under me as coordinator and understanding how the program has been run, I’ve decided to try something new with enrollment. I know in the past each quarter is a mad dash to get into the program and if that doesn’t happen, the struggle to find after school care begins for many families.
For the next quarter I’m going to give families who are currently enrolled in ASP the option to continue on through the fourth quarter. From there, if there are openings I will make those available first come first serve to other Barnette families. Unfortunately, we continue to struggle with staffing so we most likely won’t be expanding our numbers. For the 2023-2024 school year I’m planning to have enrollment open to all at the start of the year and then again at mid year. I’m hoping this helps families have consistency of care as well as still giving the opportunity for new families to join.
I know this will surely be disappointing for some and also a welcome relief for others. I’m also willing to hear feedback from our school community and want to keep working to make the After School Program the best it can be. Thank you all for your encouragement and support and I look forward to working with you!
If you are interested in being added to the waitlist for the fourth quarter you can bring in commitment forms to the front office starting March 3rd. It will be first come first serve for any available spots in the program. I will get in touch with families as spaces become available.
Barnette Magnet School