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Grades 7-8 after-school program

 

Watervliet ExTRA is an after-school program designed to provide Homework Help as well as engaging fun club activities to students in grades 7-8 at Watervliet Junior High School who are selected to participate. Students will have the opportunity to receive homework assistance three afternoons per week, followed by their choice of enrichment activities ranging from drama and art clubs to STEM/Robotics. See club descriptions

The Watervliet Junior/Senior High School policy states that any student who is failing two or more subjects may not participate in extracurricular activities and/or sports (Group A: Homework Help Required). This program will help structure students so that they can pass all classes s this will provide them multiple opportunities to reinforce their academic skills and complete homework throughout the week, and if they choose, to explore a range of extracurricular options available after they have completed their academic work.

Students are selected for Homework Help based on academic and attendance records from the 2016-17 school year. Please note that every student enrolled in Group A, the academic support portion of this program, is expected to attend all three sessions each week. Participation in club activities from 3:30-4:30 p.m. is encouraged but not required.

 The ExTRA program’s club activities are available to any grades 7-8 student who wishes to participate. Please note: signed permission slips are required for students to participate.

The ExTRA program takes place from 2:30-4:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays each week, beginning Monday, October 2. A healthy snack will be supplied free of charge, and bus transportation will be available at the end of the program each day for those students who qualify for regular bus transportation.

The grades 7-8 program schedule is as follows:

Monday

bullet graphic2:30-3:30 p.m.
> Homework Help Group A

bullet graphic3:30-4:30 p.m. (All students welcome with permission)
> STEM Robotics

Tuesday

bullet graphic2:30-3:30 p.m.
> Homework Help Group A

bullet graphic3:30-4:30 p.m. (All students welcome with permission)
> Drama Club

Thursday

bullet graphic2:30-3:30 p.m.
> Homework Help Group A

bullet graphic3:30-4:30 p.m. (All students welcome with permission)
> Art Club

 

The ExTRA program is being funded by an Extended School Day/ School Violence Prevention Grant from the New York State Education Department. There is no cost to families of Watervliet Junior High School students who are selected to participate. It is important to note that student participation in ExTRA programs and enrichment opportunities is on a first-come first-served basis with priority given to students who would benefit from additional academic support. All students must have the approval of parents to participate in Watervliet ExTRA programs. Enrollment for this program is governed by fiscal parameters determined by the state.

Parents must sign and return their child's permission slip by Friday, September 22 to indicate participation in this opportunity. If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact Kirsten DeMento, Director of Curriculum & Instruction or Hilary Justino, Watervliet ExTRA Program Director.

Questions about Watervliet's ExTRA program? Find answers on the FAQs page, here

 

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