After-School

What is the Kilmer After School Program?

The mission of the Kilmer After-School Program is to provide students with a supervised and structured vehicle for academic, athletic and art enrichment and remediation opportunities. Social, life, and prevention skills are integrated into this design. This free program provides a mixture of diverse academic and non-academic supervised activities to our students. Students have the option to choose what they would like to do after school as well as the ability to try different activities daily. Snacks may also be provided, depending on the activity!

Why Join?

Based on research, there are a lot of positive outcomes that come from staying after school:

  • Increased classroom participation, homework completion and academic performance
  • Improved student behavior
  • Better student/adult relationships, peer relations, and emotional adjustment
  • Improved school attendance
  • Improved attitude towards school
  • School, family, and community partnerships/connectedness
  • Develop new interests
  • Foster new friendships with students other than classmates
  • Academic Support
  • Supervised and engaging environment

How do I sign up?

1. Complete the After School Registration Form with your parent/guardian BEFORE staying after school.

2. Choose what program you would like to attend AND tell your parent/guardian.

3. Stay after school!

Note: The After School Registration Form must be completed and submitted to Ms. Kardelis prior to a student staying after school for any reason (even for academic support). Paper copies of the form are also available in the Main Office and Cafeteria. 

When can students stay after school?

Students may stay after Monday-Friday with parent and teacher permission. FCPS late bus transportation is provided on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Late bus assignments and stops are not the same as regular bus assignments. Students are to sign up for late buses during lunch in the cafeteria. Most activities will last only one block, but some may run the duration of after-school.

After-School dismissal is at 4:45 pm. After-School/Late Bus transportation is available as of September 25.

Cougar’s Den, the recreational component of the after-school program runs on Fridays from 2:15 pm - 4:45 pm. Parents are responsible for prompt pickup and transportation home.  After-school activities will not be held on Fridays when the following Monday is a Student or Federal holiday. On early release days, there are no activities after school.

After School Transportation Schedule

  • Monday: No late bus, parent pickup only
  • Tuesday-Thursday: Late bus transportation provided, or parent pickup
  • Friday: No late bus, parent pickup only

Can my student start a club?

Absolutely! Please see Ms. Kardelis for club requests. Club petition forms can be completed in the Cafeteria.

Expectations

  • Students should make arrangements prior to the end of the school day when staying after with a specific teacher to ensure the teacher is available.
  • Students are not permitted to wander around the building during afterschool hours.
  • Discuss after-school plans every morning to prevent any confusion in the afternoon for the parent or student.
  • Various clubs/activities will be added as the year progresses.  Be sure to check the afterschool calendar regularly.
  • Clubs/activities are offered based on student interest, financial capabilities, as well as staff availability to sponsor. 
  • Due to limited space and resources, some activities do require try-outs and/or signing up to participate.
  • All FCPS rules and regulations apply during the after-school program.  Students who do not abide by such rules and regulations will be disciplined accordingly including the possibility of losing after-school privileges.
  • In the event of an early closing due all after-school activities will be cancelled and students will be sent home on their regular buses. 
  • If your child is absent from school, they are not permitted to participate in after-school activities that day.
  • Students with academic obligations should fulfill those prior to attending a non-academic club or activity

After-School Schedule

*Daily activities may vary

BLUE BLOCK 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

2:25-3:30pm

Academic Support by Appointment

 

Academic Support Homework

Clubs/Enrichment

Sports Intramurals

Academic Support Homework

Clubs/Enrichment

Sports Intramurals

Academic Support Homework

Clubs Enrichment

Sports Intramurals

Cougars' Den/ Open Gym

Clubs/Enrichment

3:30-3:45pm

1st Block Dismissal (Kiss and Ride/Walkers), transition, and snack from home (Cafeteria) for those staying for 2nd Block

GREEN BLOCK

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
3:45-4:45pm

Academic Support by Appointment

 

Homework

Clubs/Enrichment

Sports Intramurals

Homework

Clubs/Enrichment

Sports Intramurals

Homework

Clubs/Enrichment

Sports Intramurals

Cougars' Den/ Open Gym

Clubs/Enrichment

DISMISSAL 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

4:45PM Afterschool Dismissal

Parent/ Guardian Pick-Up Only

Students depart directly to late buses

Students depart directly to late buses

Students depart directly to late buses

Parent/ Guardian Pick-Up Only

After-School Activities Calendar