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Middle School Extended Day Program

About The Program

Middle school after care has a variety of options to fit your student's needs. For students who will not be participating in activities at the 601 campus, there is the option to join after care at 333. Students will be walked over at 3:30 and can join the drop-in clubs that are offered.

For students who will stay for activities, the schedule is as follows:

3:30 - 4:00 Snack and group meeting in Founders Hall

4:00 - 5:00 Study hall/Enrichment hour/Humphrey's Cafe

5:00 Walk to 333 Dolores

5:20 - 6:00 Free play on the yard at 333 Dolores

Humphrey's Cafe

New to CDS this coming winter is Humphrey's Cafe, a space on campus where students can hang out, snack, and take after school activities at their own pace. Open Mondays, most Wednesdays, and Thursdays, Humphrey's converts Founders Hall into a private cafe for 601 students. Students will be able to "order" snack items at no extra cost and find a table to work on art projects, tinkering, board games, and more! Teachers will be on hand to facilitate projects and provide supplies, but the energy and direction will come from the students. 

Enrichments

Taught by CDS teachers, community teachers, and instructors from accredited local organizations, three sessions of exciting enrichment classes are offered each year (Fall, Winter, and Spring). Classes meet for one hour a week after school and cost varies, depending on the nature of the class. Enrichment class are additional (optional) opportunities for structured, hands on learning experiences and carry an additional fee (all enrichments are sliding scale based on tuition level).

Winter session dates: 1/7 - 3/22 (10 weeks) NO CLASSES ON 1/21, 2/18-2/22, 3/11​

Upcoming spring session dates: 4/1 - 6/14 (10 weeks) NO CLASSES ON 4/11-12, 4/15-19, 5/27

Registration for spring enrichment classes will take place starting on Monday, March 11 at 8 a.m. Please log on to your Ultracamp account to register and pay for your choice of enrichment class each day of the week. Registration will close on Friday, March 22 at 6 p.m. Balances are due at that time. Unpaid balances will be dropped from the enrichment. There will be a two-week grace period to add/change/drop an enrichment- if you would like to make a change, please contact Erin or Chris.

Mondays

Debate Club: Do you find yourself constantly finding ways to win arguments and need a new challenge? Look no further, Debate Club is returning for another session full of resolutions and counterarguments. The session will culminate with a friendly tournament!

Cost: $300

Urban Green Team: Collaborating with the Boys and Girls Club, our fantastic Farm and Garden educator, Xochi, is creating a new program that brings our middle school students and our next door neighbors (at the Boys and Girls Club) together! This program will focus on holistic health and connecting to nature through gardening, healthy cooking, and exploring the parks of San Francisco. Students will review the basics of organic gardening in the CDS garden before participating in a design thinking project to build a small garden at the Boys and Girls Club. They will harvest seasonal produce from the garden work to develop their cooking skills and knowledge of nutrition. Finally, students will go “urban hiking” to explore and connect to the natural green spaces of San Francisco. There will be a weekly rotation through these three aspects of the program and a schedule will be provided in advance.

There is room for five students in this special program pilot, and please note that activity time will be Mondays from 5:30 - 6:30 pm on gardening/cooking days and 4:30 - 6:30 pm on hiking days. Participating CDS students will become “full members” of the Boys and Girls Club and will be picked up at the clubhouse.

Cost - FREE

Thursdays

The Girls Who Code is back in the Innovation Lab! This session, we will be focusing on making our own apps. If you think your daughter might be interested, please encourage her to sign up - no experience necessary!

If you want to learn more about the Girls Who Code program check it out here or reach out to Jeri Countryman (jeric@cds-sf.org) with questions. 

Cost: FREE

Music Lessons

In addition to our enrichment classes, we offer individual and small-group music lessons with our fantastic instructors. Peter Greenwood and Nicco Tyson bring a combined 8 years of experience providing top quality music instruction at CDS. They both offer lessons in ukulele, guitar, and cajón (a percussion instrument). Warren Heugel will be joining us this fall, bringing decades of experience as a music teacher and performer. Warren offers lessons for percussion instruments. All music lessons will take place at the Lower School. If your middle schooler would like to participate, please make sure your student joins the walk from Middle School to Lower School at 3:30. You will need to select a music lesson time by which your student can arrive (4:00 or later).

Availability for percussion with Warren - Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays from 3 pm - 5:30 pm

Availability for music with Nicco - Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 2:45 - 5:45

Availability for music with Peter - Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:45 - 5:45

Each lesson will be 30 min. in length and can either be a solo lesson or a small-group lesson (two students). The cost is $400 for solo lessons and $325 for group lessons for the 11 week session.

Music lesson registration is first come, first served. To sign up, please visit this Google form starting on Friday, March 15 at 8 am to indicate your top three preferred time slots with the teacher of your preference. Registration will close on Friday, March 22, at 6 pm. Balances are due at that time. Unpaid balances will be dropped from the enrichment. There will be a two-week grace period to add/change/drop an enrichment- if you would like to make a change, please contact Erin or Chris.

 

If you have any questions regarding programming, please contact Chris Wachter, Middle School Program Coordinator (chrisw@cds-sf.org) or Chris Teare, Extended Program Director (christ@cds-sf.org) 415 861 5432 x 315