After School Program
After School Specialist
- After-School Specialist
AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES WILL BEGIN ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2022
The purpose of this letter is to introduce you and your child to the Longfellow Middle School After-School Program. Our goal is to provide quality programming in the areas of academic support and enrichment, social skills and youth development, physical health and wellness, and family and community involvement.
Program Structure & Club Sign Ups
After school activities will officially begin on September 12th and will operate every day from 2:15-4:30PM. Transportation will be available to students staying after school. Late buses will begin arriving at 4:30 PM on Monday, Tuesday Wednesday, and Thursday. On Fridays, students will need to arrange transportation or walk home as there are no late buses on these days. The Transportation Office will provide a late bus schedule detailing pick up and drop off locations and times in early September. The schedule will be posted on the after-school bulletin boards located outside of the library and cafeteria as soon as it becomes available. Please be aware that after school late bus numbers and routes are different from your child's normal school day bus routes.
This year, we will offer a diverse range of clubs and activities including Debate, Rocketry, Quiz Bowl, Science Olympiad, Math Counts, Computer Science, Model UN, Flag Football, Soccer and many more. A schedule of activities and clubs will be available to students and parents on the school website, in the weekly LMS newsletter, and posted on the after-school bulletin board located outside of the library and cafeteria.
Registration and Cost
At the beginning of the school year, students will need compete the After-School Registration Form. Some clubs such as Science Olympiad and Debate Club require testing to join, however, most of clubs do not. Students can simply show up to a club/activity that doesn’t require testing and join on any given day. Testing information for the clubs mentioned will be available in September.
There is NO cost to participate in the After-School program.
The after-School Program allows students to explore a wide variety of interests as well as receive academic support with their teachers if needed. The activities your child chooses to participate in will vary from day to day. We do our best to support parent-student communication and allow students to call parents and/or guardians to verify their plan of action for the day. Effective communication will help ensure that you and your child are prepared for all unforeseen circumstances such as inclement weather-related cancellations.
Please feel free to contact me anytime at @email or 703-533-4552 if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. We look forward to having a wonderful school year.