Extended Day

The Extended Day program provides a safe and enjoyable environment for students beyond the hours of the normal school day. Imaginative games, computer time, physical activities, and outdoor play fill the extended day afternoon. A quiet period for rest and homework is set aside each day. The Extended Day Program is available to students in kindergarten through Grade 8, from 3:15–6:00 pm. Students who have signed up for bus services can take the late bus at 5:45 pm.

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Hours

The Extended Day program is available only on days when school is in session. It runs from 3:15–6:00 pm. Please note that there is no Extended Day on scheduled early closing days. In cases of weather emergencies, children must be picked up immediately.

Late Bus Option

For details about the late neighborhood bus and shuttle service, contact the Transportation Office at (703) 749-6353.

Music and Tutoring

Music lessons and tutoring can be arranged for an extra fee. Please contact the Music Office at (703) 749-6392 for information about music lessons and your division head for assistance with tutoring.

Schedule

Lower School (K–3)

3:15 – Arrival, first snack, free play
3:40 – Playtime, including various activities
4:10 – Homework for students in Grades 2 and 3
4:30 – Second snack
5:35 – Late bus departures
6:00 – Final dismissal

Middle School (Grades 4–6)

3:15 – Arrival, first snack, free play
3:40 – Playtime, including various activities
4:10 – Study hall and homework time (students will read quietly when they have completed their homework)
4:30 – Second snack
5:35 – Late bus departures
6:00 – Final dismissal

Intermediate School (Grades 7–8)

3:15 – Arrival and first snack
3:40 – Study hall and homework time
4:30 – Second snack
5:35 – Late bus departures
6:00 – Final dismissal

EXTENDED DAY DIRECTOR

If you have any questions about this program, please contact Crystal Shaw, Director of Extended Day, at cshaw@potomacschool.org, or call the Office of Extended Day at (703) 749-6309.