Student Life

Horizons After-School Program

What is Horizons?
Horizons is an after-school childcare program. It is an opportunity that EFS offers to currently enrolled students. The program is open during all days that Elmwood Franklin is in session and is available from dismissal until 5:45 p.m. A snack is included.

Prep and Lower School
Horizons begins at dismissal. Students will have an opportunity to get started on their homework. Please specify to Horizons if you prefer homework to be done at this time. Students will participate in an interesting variety of structured activities based on daily themes including team building, theater, chess, backyard games, and arts and crafts. Snack is served at 4:00 p.m. If your child will be tutored or has a lesson at EFS during Horizons, please be sure to let the staff know the date and time of each.

Upper School
Horizons begins at dismissal in the library or computer lab. Students are encouraged to work on homework and the completion of school projects. Internet access is not available during Horizons. Snack is served.

What is Extended Day?
Extended Day begins at dismissal and lasts until 3:45 p.m. Extended Day is held in the dining room or library. If a short amount of added childcare is needed after regular dismissal, Extended Day is perfect. Your child may be heading to tutoring or a lesson with time in between regular dismissal and the activity. There is no charge for Extended Day from dismissal until 3:45 p.m. After 3:45 p.m. there is a $6.00 fee. At 4:15 p.m. all remaining students will join Horizons and regular Horizons fees will be charged (see below for fees).

How are reservations made?
Reservations may be made on a monthly or daily basis. Parents can send a note in with the student to the classroom teacher or call Kim Yarbrough at 877-5035 to make arrangements. Please make sure classroom teachers are always aware of dismissal plans.

What time does the Horizons program end each day?
The program ends promptly at 5:45 p.m. Please make every effort to arrive by 5:45 p.m.

What are the Horizons fees?
A. Daily
Horizons Fees:

Free until 3:45 pm
3:45 - 4:15 p.m.: $6.00
4:15 - 5:45 p.m.: $16.00
A discounted rate of $160.00 for the month will apply to all accounts where the student has attended ten or more days of Horizons in that billing month.

B. After EFS Activity
If your child needs supervision after a school event, he or she must sign in with Horizons. A flat fee of $6.00 will be charged. If possible, please notify the school in advance if you know you are going to need this service.

Billing statements are sent home on a monthly basis.

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