After School Pick Up
How it Works:
Families at our After School Pick Up schools can add on After School Pick Up service during online class registration. ASPU is then confirmed by the Education Department when the minimum number of students is reached.
A member of the BAX After School Pick Up Team (made up of BAX staff, faculty, and interns) will meet your child at dismissal time at their school and escort them to the BAX Building for their after school studio class(es). Once at BAX, students can do homework and/or participate in activities such as coloring, word searches, and board games in one of BAX’s studios.
Proposed Spring 2022 After School Pick Up Schedule
Final schedule will be confirmed in late January, based on enrollment and in accordance with BAX’s most up to date COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Questions? Email ASPU@bax.org.
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To request pick up for a day/school not listed above, please submit THIS FORM.
Program Details & Logistics
BAX offers an excellent 5:1 child to adult ratio to ensure the quality and safety of our ASPU experience. Therefore, we can only commit to as many after school pick-ups as we have the staff resources to accommodate. Families are welcome to make requests for schools/days not listed on the schedule using THIS FORM, which we will try our best to accommodate based on staff resources and student enrollment permitting. With the exception of our long-time partner school BNS / PS 146, we are only able to serve schools within close walking distance of BAX.
A minimum of three students (and a maximum of five) is needed to confirm a day of pick up at a particular school. We also consider a range of factors including, but not limited to, student age and wait-times at BAX before class when determining the suitability and sustainability of any pick-up arrangement. If the minimum number of students is not met, that particular pick up may be cancelled and any fees paid towards that pick up will be refunded.
A pick up is NOT confirmed until you have received an explicit email confirmation and a contract from BAX’s Education Department. BAX will confirm pick-up requests in advance of the start of Fall classes. Once your ASPU is confirmed, you will receive an ASPU Contract, including a Travel Permission, which must be signed and returned 48 hours before your child(ren)’s first pick up.
BAX does NOT pick up before the regularly scheduled school dismissal time (early dismissal days, parent/teacher conferences). We follow the Department of Education’s calendar including holidays, school breaks, etc. You are expected to communicate any unique school closed or early dismissal days specific to your child(ren)’s school to the BAX Education Department (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Students should pack their own snack to eat upon arrival to BAX and before their studio class. In the event that a student forgets their snack on a particular day, BAX will be able to provide a simple snack.
Students must be picked up promptly at the conclusion of their BAX class. Late pick up beyond class time is not available.
Fall 2021 ASPU Rate:
$150 per child for weekly pick up for the duration of the semester (Monday, September 13, 2021 to Saturday, January 29, 2022. To inquire about ASPU financial assistance, please email email@example.com.
ASPU Philosophy of Caretaking
Whether you are new to BAX After School Pick Up, or are a long time participant, please know that community and well-being are central priorities in all that we do in BAX Youth Education, including the physical, social, and emotional health of our students.
We practice radical hospitality and strive to go beyond the promise of welcoming children and families into the BAX home to meet people where they are. The success of this practice hinges upon cultivating reciprocal relationships. And just as we aim to meet our students with respect and kindness, we expect BAX students to be mindful and caring of our space, faculty, and staff. Specifically, this includes showing respect for BAX teacher and ASPU facilitator voices, class cultures and lessons, and physical boundaries (both peoples’ bodies and the building’s spaces).
To succeed in this work, we believe strongly in our parent/caregiver partnerships and that continuous dialogue ensures that our students have the most successful and healthy experience possible at BAX. Through this collective care-taking, we hope to reinforce more mutual and genuine exchanges, creativity, and FUN together!