The Younger Extended Day program (YED) is offered for PreK through second grade. We provide a warm and friendly environment for our youngest students as they transition to the extended part of their school day. The afternoon begins with snack & outdoor play, as well as a community building meeting. During this time, children have an opportunity to share thoughts and ideas, followed by an introduction to a related story about the special project of the week. Special projects range from art to science and nature study and have included sculpture and weaving to dissecting owl pellets and identifying animal paw prints. Children may opt for the special project or choose from a wide array of other activities such as dress-up, manipulatives, games, writing/drawing table, quiet reading, and Club Time led by their YED teacher.
Middle Extended Day
The Middle Extended Day program (MED) focuses on providing a balance of structure and free choice for our 3rd and 4th grade students. As students progress through the program they are introduced to more options for structuring their after school time. Students partake in snack and outdoor free time, and also have the space for Homework Club. MED teachers offer an exciting selection of activities and clubs that the students can choose to participate in, and also leave the space for students to follow their own initiatives in a safe and fun environment. Sports, art, drama, music, Club Time, and a whole lot more.
Older Extended Day
The Older Extended Day program (OED) provides an exciting experience driven by student choice that allows students the freedom to structure their afternoon based on individual interests and needs. Time and space is provided for students to complete their homework while still providing ample opportunity to engage in other activities -- some activities are implemented by their teachers and others are student-led and supported by their teachers. OED teachers offer a variety of choices from sports, drama, art, cooking, dance, music, and Club Time. Through the combination of unique activity selections and relaxing downtime, we strive to create a fun and stimulating environment that is different from the regular school day.
In addition to the regular Extended Day program, there are a range of extracurricular activities offered throughout the school year. These include our intramural sports teams, various clubs led by both students and staff, STEM classes, theatre offerings, and more! Both Extended Day students and other FSS students may participate in these programs.