Roxbury Community School BASES - Program Descriptions
All five elementary schools offer a BASES* program that operates according to the Roxbury Township Public Schools calendar. In grades K-6, families may register for one (1) to five (5) days per week for before and/or aftercare.
* This is subject to change as needed based on enrollment and staffing.
Beginning at 7:00 a.m., the students in the morning BASES have the opportunity to participate in group games, light physical activity, and various hands-on activities. Additionally, a designated table is available for those students who bring their own breakfast to eat in the morning program. Morning BASES will run until the start of the school day. Please note, if you arrive after 8:30 a.m. for LRS or 8:50 a.m. for the K-4 schools, please use the regular morning arrival procedures for the school.
If the school has a delayed opening, Morning BASES will begin at 9:00 a.m.
The Afternoon BASES begins upon school dismissal and ends at 6:00 p.m. As the children arrive, they check in with the BASES staff, immediately for attendance. The program schedule followed varies from site to site, and day to day, but includes the same components as all other BASES programs each day.
First, the children are given the opportunity to have a light snack while unwinding from the school day. The Afternoon BASES is designed to allow children to explore their own interests through the various materials provided for "free play" and through the activities that are provided regularly by the staff. These activities include arts and crafts, board games, STEM projects, civic/community projects, and organized indoor and outdoor games.
RCS BASES staff work with the children in order to develop programming that meets the needs and interests of a multi-aged group of children. Quiet time is also available each day for the children to work on their homework with the assistance of the BASES staff.
The school calendar includes a number of days when early dismissal is required for parent/teacher conferences and half days before holiday breaks.
On early dismissal days, children spend an extended period of time in Afternoon BASES. Children registered for the day that the early dismissal falls on will be dismissed to RCS BASES at the early dismissal time and the program will remain open until 6:00 p.m. No additional steps need to be taken.
If your child DOES NOT attend Afternoon BASES on the day of the early dismissal, but you are registered for the Morning or Afternoon BASES and need to use the program, you must contact the Roxbury Community School office to confirm we can accommodate the drop-in. There is an additional fee per child for the additional day of attendance. Children cannot be signed in and out on conference days or for any other reason. If you sign them out of the program for the day, they may not return.