FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ADVANTAGE AFTER-SCHOOL QUESTIONS
Please contact Brian Rose with any questions at 607-936-3507(office) or 607-346-0308 (Cell)
1. Who can come to the Advantage After-School Program?
All Corning-Painted Post Middle School students are invited to join the Advantage After-School Program.
2. What will I be able to do at the After-School Program?
Homework assistance, recreational games, arts and crafts projects, community service projects, cooperative and active games, academic enrichment, cooking club, character education activities, and computer time.
3. Do I have to be there to whole time?
Not necessarily. For example, if you have sports or chorus practice at 3:30, you could join the after-school program before practice, get a healthy snack, and come back after practice is over. Staff can help arrange this.
4. Do I have to attend every day?
We encourage you to attend every day but understand that this is not always possible. The youth who attend every day for the entire length of the program have more opportunities for experiences. Parents will NOT be notified if their child is not in attendance that day. Whoever is at the program by 3:20 p.m. is our group for the day!
5. How do I sign up? Who can I talk to about the Advantage After-School Program?
The most convenient way is to complete this online application form.
Or you can talk with your teachers, principal, or guidance counselor. You can speak with Advantage staff at the After-School Program office (located in your school’s cafeteria). You can also reach Advantage staff during the school day by phone at 607-936-3507.
6. Do I need permission from my parent/guardian to attend the Advantage After-School Program?
Yes, once you decide to join you will be given a new student packet that must be turned back in, in order for you to continue attendance.
7. What if I want to stop attending the after-school program?
The program is strictly voluntarily. You may stop coming to the program at any time. We may need to contact your parent or guardian.
8. When is the after-school program?
The program starts after school and ends at 6:00pm, Monday-Friday. However, we do not operate the program when school is not in session. For example: snow days, half days, vacations, and summer. The program will only close if the school district closes ALL after-school activities.
9. How will I get home from the after-school program?
You will need to arrange transportation (i.e. walking, pick-up) with your parent/guardian. A late bus is available Monday-Thursday at 4:30 p.m when intramurals are in session.