FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are the next steps to enroll in these programs?


Great, you’ve decided on some weekly selections! Registration is via a platform called Campium. Visit the Enrollment section of this site to access the registration link.




To understand how the activity fees are applied, can I see a sample invoice for reference?


Absolutely, see below:




Our family receives tuition aid. Are there similar pricing options for extended programs?


Yes. Financial Aid is available for extended programs based on a family’s percentage of aid. Please contact Paige Sweet, Director of Affordability and Financial Aid, for more information at psweet@friendsseminary.org




If there is no school, are there any extended programs?


No, when school is closed, no extended programs will be offered. Please also note that programming begins after the first week of school has begun, on September 20.




Do students have the opportunity to take a break between leaving their homeroom and beginning after school programming?


Yes, there will be time for a brief brain and stretch break. Students participating in afterschool programming will meet for attendance and then break off into their various activities. At that time, the workshop teachers and their group will have quick transition time to greet each other, enjoy a snack outside with fresh air, and then proceed to their programs.




We didn’t sign up for any extended programs but may need to occasionally drop in for Early Bird or After Owls. Is that possible?


Absolutely. This is always an option and the pricing is indicated on the fee page. Reach out to us whenever this may arise. Please note that it is also important to loop in your child’s homeroom teacher whenever there is a change to their dismissal plans.




What if the adult doing pick up is running late?


Living in a busy city, we all understand delays. If running late, please communicate your delays with us whenever possible. Please note that a late fee may result if pick-up exceeds 30 minutes from after school programs more than twice. As an option, a student can "drop-in" to Extended Day to lengthen their stay until they are picked up. Drop-in rates are included in the fees page and you will be billed following the date of drop-in programming.




What should we do if there is a change in plans to our schedule (a new caregiver is picking up my child, for example)?


Let us know! We check the extendedprograms@friendsseminary.org email throughout the day and you can always call us or the front reception at (212) 979-5030 x 5065 Please note that it is also important to loop in your child’s homeroom teacher whenever there is a change to their dismissal plans.




How will the Office of Extended Programs take into account health and safety in accordance with the School’s reopening plans?


We, through the guidance of the Divisional Offices and the Administration, are prioritizing health and safety this year. Certain aspects of programming may look differently to address these needs. All students and adults will wear a face mask during activities and will sanitize hands frequently. In order to offer adequate social distancing and to reduce cross divisional contaminations, we are structuring our programs around smaller groups and grade-level based cohorts. Portions of programming like snack and movement will go outside to take advantage of fresh air. All adults working in our community are required to be fully vaccinated.