(After School Learning Program with HA)
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q? What is ALPHA?
ALPHA answer: ALPHA is a before and after school program that focuses on student growth through homework help and tutoring as well as many enrichment type activities.
Q?When does ALPHA meet?
Monday - Friday Morning session (Brain break/Homework help/Tutoring)
- Elementary students (1st - 4th grade) from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Monday - Thursday Afternoon session (Homework Help, Tutoring and Enrichment)
-1st - 8th Grade from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Pick-up times will be from 5:30 p.m. to 5:50 p.m. (nothing after 6:00 p.m.)
Buses will be running with 3 main pick up spots
(Beggs First Baptist Church, the parking lot at Hwy 16 & Hwy 75, Henson's Feed Store in Dentonville).
Friday Afternoon session
Friday afternoon is not a schedule ALPHA afternoon. But childcare through the school day care is available at $10.00 per child/per day.
Q? Do I have to bring my child back to school to participate in ALPHA?
ALPHA answer: Students who participate in ALPHA stay after school on ALPHA days, have an after school snack, and participate in activities. Students will be picked up by their parents at 5:30 or we will provide transportation to 3 main pick up spots (as listed above).
Q? How much does ALPHA cost?
Q?How do I enroll my child?
ALPHA answer: Fill out and return an ALPHA enrollment form and return it to the school. Additional questions can be directed to Paula Harrold or Sue Spahn at 918-267-1301. Remember, if your child is not ENROLLED in ALPHA, they will not be allowed to stay for the ALPHA program. They can however go to the school daycare program for a cost of $10.00 per day.
Q? How will I know if my child has been accepted into the ALPHA program?
ALPHA answer: Because of the large number of students participating in our program, we do not send home a confirmation of enrollment. If you have questions regarding your child's enrollment, you may call the ALPHA office at 918-267-1301 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Q? My child is enrolled but I may need to pick them up early can I do that?
ALPHA answer: Yes, but we would love to have them stay all afternoon with us! We are trying to prevent any disruptions to the classes/programs. Children that are picked up early must be signed out through the Elementary office. Please remember, no parents are allowed in the building after 5:00 p.m. to make our dismissal procedure run smoothly.
Q? Where do I pick my child up after the program?
ALPHA answer: All students (ES, MS) will be in the Elementary for parent pick up. We have a convenient drive through line, to comply with our safety policy, smaller children are walked to their parent's cars by HS staff members.
Q? My child needs homework help/tutoring in the morning – where can they be dropped off and do they have to be there on time and every day?
ALPHA answer: Elementary and Middle School facilities are opened at 7:00 a.m., Students can be dropped off after 7:00 a.m.. No, they do not have to attend every day, but they do need to be enrolled and on our roster to attend.
Q? What if there is an emergency – what number will I need to call to pick my child up early?
ALPHA answer: The office at the Elementary will be staffed during program hours. The main contact number will be 918-267-3631.
Q? What time will the bus be at the drop off point?
ALPHA answer: The buses will leave between 5:20 and 5:30 pm from the school. At this time we can only answer some time between 5:30 and 6:00 pm. After a few days we will have a better idea of the bus stop time.
Q? Can parents and community members volunteer?
ALPHA answer: ABSOLUTELY!! We are always happy to have parents share with students. If you have a special skill or talent and have time to participate in our program, please call the ALPHA office to let us know!