Middle School Extended Day Program
Updated: May 31, 2012
Phoenix Country Day School’s Extended Day Program serves both Lower School and Middle School students. (Click here for Lower School extended day information.) The program begins on the first full day of school and ends the last full day of school for each division. The program is staffed by PCDS personnel and provides students an option for after-school care and supervision in a familiar setting.
The Middle School Extended Day Program provides a place for quiet study. It is located in “The Nest” (room 232) and nearby Middle School classrooms as needed. We understand that after a full day of school, students need a break before beginning homework. After students sign in to Extended Day, they will have an opportunity to play and socialize (outside when the weather is nice, inside when it is hot or inclement). After the break, students will be expected to study quietly and independently. Computers will be available for homework assignments only, as our goal is to have students use their time as productively as possible. Snacks are provided for students that remain in Extended Day after 4:00 p.m.
Hours and Fees
The Extended Day Program convenes at school dismissal time each day and is available until 6:00 p.m. It is open on days that the Lower School and Middle Schools have half days. It is closed on all school days immediately preceding holidays and school vacations and when school is not in session. The 2012-2013 dates when school is in session but Extended Day will be closed are: Friday, October 5, Tuesday, November 20, Wednesday, December 19, Thursday, February 14, Friday, March 15, and Tuesday, June 4.
Students will sign-in at The Nest by 3:15 p.m. If a student is not picked up by 3:20 p.m., he or she will also report to The Nest. Billing for Middle School Extended Day will not begin until 4:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 3:00 p.m. Friday. Students present after 4:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday or 3:00 p.m. Friday will be charged $25.00 per day for this service, regardless of the time spent.
Late Pick-up: A late fee of $25.00 will be charged for any child not picked up before 6:00 p.m. PCDS reserves the right to cancel participation of students whose parents fail to pick up their children before 6:00 p.m. more than two (2) times in a one-month period (30 days).
Pre-registration provides a substantial discount from the drop-in rate of $25.00 per day. Pre-registered days may be used at any time during the current school year.
Download a 2012-13 Extended Day Program Pre-Registration form