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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 activities 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/Humphrey's Cafe

5:00 Walk to 333 Dolores

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

Humphrey's Cafe

Humphrey's Cafe is 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. 

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 well-being and connecting with nature through gardening, healthy cooking, and exploring the parks of San Francisco. Students will learn 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 and 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 collaborative program, and please note that activity time will be Mondays from 4 - 6pm on gardening/cooking days and 4 - 7pm on hiking days. Participating CDS students will become “full members” of the Boys and Girls Club and will be able to be picked up at the clubhouse.

Cost - NONE (Registration for fall enrichment classes will take place starting on Thursday, August 29 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 Thursday, September 5 at 6 p.m. There will be a two-week grace period to add/change/drop an enrichment- if you would like to make a change, please contact Chris.) 

9/9 - 11/22 (10 weeks) NO CLASSES ON 10/14, 11/1, 11/4, 11/11

Music Lessons

At our lower school campus, 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. NOTE: in order for your middle school student to participate in music lessons, they must join the walk to 333 right after dismissal and the first time available would be at 4 pm.

Availability for percussion with Warren - Thursdays, Fridays from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Availability for music with Nicco - Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Availability for music with Peter - Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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 10 week session.

Music lesson registration is first come, first served. To sign up, please visit this Google form starting on Thursday, August 29 at 8 am to indicate your top three preferred time slots with the teacher of your preference. Registration will close on Thursday, September 5 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 Chris.

9/9 - 11/22 (10 weeks) NO CLASSES ON 10/14, 11/1, 11/4, 11/11

 

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