Whiteside Schools Extended School Program (ESP) offers before and after school child care for students in kindergarten through sixth grade. The ESP program provides children of working parents with a safe, well-supervised program, consisting of homework assistance, enrichment activities, and recreational time.
v The program begins at 6:45 a.m. and ends at 6:00 p.m. on days that school is in session.
v ESP is not available on days when school is not in session. This includes holidays and snow days. The program will operate on early dismissal days.
v Students participating in the Extended School Program are provided with expectations for daily behavior. Parents will receive 2 written behavior warnings. On the third occurrence, the child will be removed from the program and all paid fees will be forfeited. Gross disobedience or misconduct will not be tolerated and will result in immediate dismissal from the program.
v Students will enter and leave ESP through the entrance to Warrior Hall from the gym parking lot.
v Participants in the program will be given assistance with homework assignments and academics. Student planner books (3rd-6th grade) should be brought to ESP, so that work can be checked before engaging in other activities.
v Activities will include study time, quiet reading, computers, table games, arts/crafts, and storytelling. Activities will be adapted to meet the needs and interests of ESP participants.
v Cereal, toast, juice, and milk will be available for morning ESP students. Snacks (cereal bars, fruit, etc) will be provided for after-school students.
v All students must be signed in and out by an adult when entering or leaving the program. Our ultimate concern is the safety of every student in the program. Students will not be released into the care of individuals other than those noted on the registration form.
v The medication policy as outlined in the Whiteside School Handbook will be followed. A student who becomes ill while at the program must be picked up promptly upon notification.
For additional information and an application, please contact the school office.