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To Parents/Guardians:

On Aug. 10, we will begin the before and after school programming for the 2020-2021 school year. This is very early, but it is important to extend students the opportunity to receive homework help, tutoring, and academic enrichment to supplement the daily activities in the classroom. We will phase in on the same schedule that your school site is using. If your child is at school that day and enrolled in the program, then they will attend before/ after school activities. To enroll your child in the before/after school program, go to the Carthage Elementary School website or Facebook page. On the school website click on the Owls Nest link and fill out the form and submit. Please make sure to answer all the questions. The form will be posted on our school Facebook page also.

We will try to make this process as safe as possible. This year students will be in rooms that will have no more than 10 students per one adult in both the morning and afternoon programs. Students will sign themselves in and a snack will be provided in the afternoon. The morning group will be dismissed and receive breakfast as per school procedure. All COVID-19 precautions will be taken including temperature checks, observation of students who are exhibiting symptoms, and other guidelines set by the CDC and local school district. There are some details that we are still working on at this time. Parents will be kept up to date by Remind, Classdojo, Google Classroom, the Website, Facebook or other social media.

If and when we move to remote learning, the before/after school program will continue to provide homework help, tutoring, and academic support through Google Classroom. You will be instructed on how to proceed. Please remember that students will be provided with homework help in order to complete assignments that will be due and will be graded as if they were attending in person. Extended learning can provide the help that students and parents need in order to the student to succeed in the classroom.

  • Please contact me by email or Remind App if you have any questions.
  • You will receive an electronic copy of the handbook, calendar and an electronic enrollment form.
  • Check procedures will be sent separately as soon as they are finalized.

If you have any questions about Carthage Elementary School Before/After School Program or would like more information, you may contact me, Jyl Smith, smithj33@smithcoedu.net any time, and I will try to get back to you within 48 hours. This is the best way to contact me and to receive information.