How Does Before Care and After Care Work?

Before School care begins at 7:30 a.m. and is free of charge.

The After School Care (ASC) program runs from 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. ASC begins directly after student dismissal at 2:30, 2:45, and 3:00. Students are either escorted to the Pick Up Zone to be picked up after school or into ASC. Students remaining in the Pick Up Zones after their 15 minute window will be escorted to ASC and signed in until their parent/guardian arrives.

At 3:15 ASC gathers at the picnic tables for roll call and a healthy snack. At 3:30 students are given the choice of an organized field activity outside as well as an indoor craft or project.

A light snack is provided at 5:00pm and ASC ends promptly at 5:30pm.

For more detailed information on costs and payments – download the ASC Fee Schedule to the right of this page.

How do After Care Specialty Classes work?

Gateway’s After School Enrichment Program (ASEP) offers a variety of specialty classes that can complement our after care program or be taken individually. Use the checkboxes in the sidebar along the right to filter the classes by your child’s grade, session, and category. We offer 3 sessions throughout the school year – Fall, Winter, Spring. The cost of each class includes child care coverage from your student’s dismissal time until the end of their class at 4:30. Any student remaining on campus at 4:40 will be checked into After Care and normal rates will apply until pick up.

Please be aware that each class needs to reach a minimum enrollment number in order for the class to run.

To register for classes, please stop by the office to have Megan or Brandt assist you. You will be billed via smart tuition and do not need to pay up front.

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After School Enrichment Program Classes

Art Studio!
Fall 2018 : Thursdays $225.00

Want more art in your life? Sign up for After school art studio! You will have the opportunity to work with tons of different materials, meet new friends from other classes, and even continue working on a project from class time. Open Studio allows you time to further explore what is covered in class, make new discoveries, and create your own masterpieces! Students will design and create projects individually and in groups of friends. We will also meet to discuss our work and encourage each other in our creative processes.

Art studio: grades k-5

Cooking Class!*
Fall 2018 : Fridays 3:30pm-4:30pm $225.00

I look for recipes that are seasonal and fun for our children in this age group!

We will do a little math (measuring), science (mostly baking), but most of all we learn that cooking can be fun! I’ll introduce new/old foods with a little history as well. It’s a proven fact that if a child cooks something, they are more apt to try it.

Everyone will have some hands on experiences. I create menus and recipes for more individualized participation as the class progresses.

On the day of class, please send an empty container with your child so they can bring home a sample of what they made. They are always excited to share with their families something they’ve made.

I provide recipes for every menu item made. If your child’s recipe doesn’t make it home, feel free to contact me and I will email you one.

 Instructor: Sarah Candelaria
(8 week session, 10/5, 10/12, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14) $225.00 cost includes ASC coverage from student’s dismissal till the end of class at 4:30, at 4:40 students who have not been picked up will be checked back into after care.
Learn to Perform Magic
Fall 2018 : Mondays 3:30pm-4:30pm $200.00

Learn to perform Magic! Joshua Logan, professional magician and mentor, will provide expert weekly training in the magical arts.

Joshua co-founded a magic shop at Santa Cruz Boardwalk, directed the magic series Handpicked Astonishments, and consulted on the wildly popular Youtube series Junk Drawer Magic.

In this class you’ll have fun while building the skills and confidence to perform astonishing magic effects for friends and family! Create a unique performance persona. Learn proper technique. This 8 week session will conclude with an amazing magic performance by the whole class

Instructor: Josh

(8 week session, 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, 11/5, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10)  $200.00 cost includes ASC coverage from student’s dismissal till the end of class at 4:30, at 4:40 students who have not been picked up will be checked back into after care.

Middle School Builders Club*
Fall 2018 : Tuesdays 3:30-5:30 $250.00

Hey Middle School!

Do you like to build, break, saw, hammer, solder, create!?! Builders Club is an awesome place for kids to learn how to build awesome inventions out of the stuff I have lying around my shop. Builders will learn blacksmithing, welding, machining and wood working. We will work on various group projects to learn basic skills and how to safely operate the tools, then the students will be able to work on their own individual projects. Past projects have included a mobile water balloon catapult, restoring an antique tractor, electric go-karts and an air powered baby carrot launcher.

Class space limited to 6 students.

(8 week session, begins 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20) $250.00 cost includes ASC coverage from student’s dismissal till the start of the class. This class runs from 3:30-5:30, students will need to be picked up at the Ranch.