Early Bird and Afterschool Programs
PS 321 has a number of fun, flexible options for families that require childcare before or after school.
EARLY DROP OFF
Early Bird Program:
PS 321 will be offering Early Bird childcare for the 2022-2023 school year. The program will start on Monday, September [ ] and continue until the last day of school in June 2022. Children will be supervised in the gym by 321 teachers from 7:30 – 8:40am every day that school is in session. The cost is $8/day for one child, with sibling discounts and weekly and monthly rates available. Scholarship information is available on request – contact our guidance counselors Ben Haliuoa or Jon Alvarez. Please download and fill out the forms below; bring the forms and payment along with your child in the morning. Arrangements can be made in advance, or a child can be dropped off on a per day basis as needed (just remember to bring the completed form).
Free Breakfast Program:
Free breakfast (and lunch) is offered to all children in the New York City public school system by the Department of Education. Children can be dropped off at XX time to receive breakfast in our cafeteria. NEED INFO ON DROP OFF TIME AND OTHER INSTRUCTION.
On-Site Afterschool Programs:
PS 321 partners with Kids Orbit for a comprehensive on-site afterschool program, with a limited number of spots. You can sign up for 1-5 days a week. Kids Orbit has a site supervisor here and will maintain a one-to-five staff to student ratio. Children will be organized in groups based on grade. For grades 1-5, there will be a homework help time (during this time Kindergarten students will have story time or other activities). The rest of the afternoon will be spent in a variety of enrichments, such as arts and crafts, games, outdoor activities, drama, etc. Many more details are on the Kids Orbit website.
To learn more about and/or sign up for this program, go to https://www.kidsorbit.org/register. Look for PS 321 under the After School options. If you are interested in a scholarship, in addition to signing up with Kids Orbit, please reach out to Courtney Gilbert at email@example.com.
NEED WAITLIST INFO
From 4th grade band to art and language classes, our Fall Kid’s Club cycle will begin in mid October. Clubs are once a week from either 2:50-4:05 pm or 2:50-4:20pm. Pick up is in the main lobby of the main school building. More info will be coming soon via our school newsletters.
Off-site Afterschool Programs
We have a number of off-site afterschool programs that pick up at PS 321, including CBE, Beansprouts, Mindful Sports, Game Lab, and others listed here:
(Update this link to new site section for School’s Out when we have it)