After School Class Proposal

Thank you for your interest in providing an After School Program at St. Thomas School.

Proposal

Proposal forms must be completed in their entirety before they will be considered. Deadlines for receipt of class proposals are as follows:

  • Fall Season deadline is August 18, 2017
  • Winter Season deadline is November 19, 2017
  • Spring Season deadline is March 9, 2018

After School Program Seasons

St. Thomas School (STS) runs 3 After School Program seasons. Instructors have the flexibility to run their classes every week of the season or to select specific weeks. Season dates for 2017-18 school year are:

Fall Season - 9/11-12/8 - 12 weeks

Wednesday classes run 11 weeks
No Classes Thanksgiving Week (11/20-24)

Winter Season - 1/8-3/23 - 10 weeks

Monday classes run 9 weeks
Wednesday classes run 8 weeks
No Classes Mid-Winter Break (2/19-23)

Spring Season- 4/16-6/8 - 8 weeks

Monday classes run 7 weeks

Fees & Payment

Class fees are determined by the instructor’s required income, their STS employment status, equipment or supplies required, and class structure. Instructors are paid according to STS normal payroll processes at the completion of each Season.

All expenses for the class are the responsibility of the instructor(s).

Course Approval

You will be notified regarding approval of your course. At a later date, you will receive an agreement that outlines our mutual responsibilities and payments. We may require some modifications (description, enrollment, dates, etc.).

Background Check

All STS instructors are required to submit necessary paperwork and complete a background check, along with submitting a processing and application fee of approximately $110.00. This is a non-refundable fee regardless of the outcome of the background check. This is not required for current STS faculty and staff who have already undergone a background check as part of the hiring process.

Program Standards

STS sets high standards for its After School programs. Instructors are expected to be familiar with the Facilities Guidelines (provided by the School), which include emergency procedures, general rules, and an overview of the campus. Instructors are expected to be professional and set a learning climate that reflects the School's Guiding Principles. Respect for one another and the campus are paramount, while providing children with opportunities for exploration and discovery. Students will be escorted to the class location at the end of the school day, but instructors are responsible for remaining with students and personally supervising student pick up at dismissal.

Words of Wisdom

  • Plan carefully. Like any business enterprise, you should carefully consider your own expenses, staffing, expectations, size of courses, number of courses, level of interest, etc.
  • Carefully consider the age range. Combining too many grade levels can make it difficult to keep activities age-appropriate.
  • Pay attention to minimum and maximum enrollment numbers. For obvious reason, the younger the children, the smaller the groups.
  • Consider how to set expectations for behavior, participation, collaborative work, etc. from the onset.
  • Questions? Need support or have concerns? Please contact Director of Special Programs and Student Life, Mollie Cogswell
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