The Oakdale After School program is conducted by the Arcade Creek Recreation and Park District and is funded through grant monies.[ASES and 21st Century]
Important information you may want to know:
The program is conducted from 3:35 pm – 6:15 p.m. daily. On minimum days and Wednesdays the program starts when school ends. No program is conducted on holidays.
All staff met educational requirements as well as background checks and safety training. Most staff have college degrees. Staff are mandated reporters.
There is an average of 85 students in the program daily. Children must attend Oakdale or be an overflow student starting at Oakdale.
There is no fee for the program although special trips or activities may have fees associated with them
Children must attend daily. More than 3 unexcused or excessive absences result in removal from the program. Children must also stay until at least 6 p.m. on a regular basis. Early dismissal is on a case to case basis. Only parents/guardians or those they have approved may pick up the student. Walking home is possible in special circumstances.
Once students have checked in or at 3:35, they may not leave the program unless we have a parallel program form signed by the parent/guardian. This includes helping teachers in the classroom, sports programs, and special events. If a student leaves the program, they must be returned to the program by the adult conducting the activity.
The child’s behavior must be appropriate and safe for all students and staff. Behavior contracts will be signed by all. The program follows and upholds all school/district rules and regulations on a daily basis to ensure seamless campus respect. Parents behavior must also be appropriate.
The program also participates in all school activities and various community events as invited. At Oakdale Elementary the program contents consist of:
Homework assistance, Kids Literature, Kids Math,SPARK, Imagine Learning, Dream-makers, Character Counts, Steve Spangler Science, Anti Bullying exercises, Tutoring, Zoophonics, Geocaching, Character Counts, Reader’s Theatre, Skilltastics, Golf, Archery, Cooking and Nutrition, Arts and Crafts, Gardening, Science, Sports, Computer Learning /Games, Speed Stacking, and more.
Students are also provided dinner daily.
Students are generally separated into 3 groups by age and number of students in any specific grade. K-2, 3-5, and 6-8. Some 5th graders may be included with the older students in some activities.
An average days’ schedule:
3:35 – 3:55 Check in – Outside Play