Chestnut Hill Academy offers a before and after school program called Extended Day which you can enroll in via the Student Information Form, payment will be drafted via ACH. For details of costs associated with the program please click here. CHA opens for the day at 7:00 a.m. Students who arrive at school between 7:00 a.m. and 8:30 will be checked in to Extended Day and have the opportunity to go outside (weather permitting). The afternoon Extended Day Program begins at 3:00 p.m. for Kindergartners and 3:30 p.m. for 1st through 5th graders. Kindergartners that are in extracurricular activities are lined up by 3:30 pm and taken to their activities by an adult by 3:45 pm. Kindergarten is usually outside from 3:00 pm until 4:00 pm throughout the week.
Regular Extended Day starts at 3:30 pm when the rest of the school is out. Instructional Assistants and Specialists have all students checked in on the playground, and usually go out to the field first. This gives the students an opportunity to run around and play with their friends until we have to go inside at 4:00 pm.
By 4:00 pm Instructional Assistants have the students “Clean-up & Line-up” on the field, and get into their grade level lines when we transition onto the playground. Specialists are available to help Instructional Assistants in the Extended Day classrooms if they are needed throughout Extended Day.
When students come in they go to their designated Extended Day rooms for an hour of quiet time in which they can start working on their homework. At this time students are given a nutritional snack that is provided by the chef. Students are able to eat their own snack from their lunch boxes if they would prefer. Students are able to work with Instructional Assistants if they need help during this time.
Chestnut Hill Academy closes promptly at 6:00 p.m.
Childcare on Conference Days
If you would like utlize childcare on goal setting days, you will need to register them using one of the options listed below:
- If you have the monthly or annual Extended Day package, your childcare costs for those days are covered, but you must still utilize the Sign-Up Genius link to let us know that your child will be attending on those days - http://www.chestnuthillacademy.com/Sign-Up.
- If you do not have the monthly or annual Extended Day package, and do not have a Back-Up Care work benefit, you will be billed for each day for which you sign up for childcare, and must utilize the Sign-Up Genius link to let us know your child will be attending on those days.
- If you do not have the monthly or annual Extended Day package, and if you work at Microsoft and have the School’s Out special program benefit, or work at Microsoft or another company that has the Back-Up Care Advantage (BUCA) benefit, and would like to utilize it for those days, you will need to register directly through the Back-Up Care Advantage system, and you will be billed through the Back-Up Care Advantage system. Please note that the School’s Out and BUCA benefits involve different rates/features.
- If your child is just dropping in for the duration of your parent conference(approximately 30 minutes for one child or one hour for two children), then we will have a dedicated drop-in room and will not be charging childcare fees for students just attending while the conference is being conducted. Children in the building on conference days must be checked into childcare and cannot be left unattended in the building.
Do I have to register through both the Sign-Up Genius and the School’s Out system if I need childcare during conference or camp days? If you are a Microsoft family utilizing the School’s Out or Back-Up Care benefit, then you must register through the School’s Out or Back-Up Care system. If you are not a Microsoft employee, you must register through the Sign-Up Genius sent out by the administrative team.
How do I sign up for the after-school care program (Extended Day), and how do I make payments for it? If you want your student to be enrolled in our after-school care program (Extended Day), you should indicate this on your Student Information Form. You will find the form here http://www.chestnuthillacademy.com/student-information-form. Payment for Extended Day will be drafted automatically via ACH.
What childcare charges are included in the monthly Extended Day charge, and which are not? If you are paying the monthly rate for Extended Day, then care for parent-teacher conference and goal setting days will be included in that cost. For any other days or weeks of camp there will be a separate charge billed to your account.
If my child is already registered for Extended Day, do I need to sign up at all for care during conference or camp days? Yes, even if your child is already registered for Extended Day for that month, you must complete a Sign-Up Genius or School’s Out reservation.