Roxbury Community School B.A.S.E.S. - Program Descriptions
All five elementary schools offer a B.A.S.E.S*. 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.
* This is subject to change as needed based on enrollment.
Beginning at 7:00 a.m., the students in the morning B.A.S.E.S. 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 at the morning program. Morning B.A.S.E.S. 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 B.A.S.E.S. begins upon school dismissal and ends at 6:00 p.m. As the children arrive, they check-in with the B.A.S.E.S. 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 B.A.S.E.S. programs each day.
First, the children are given the opportunity to have a light snack while unwinding from the school day. The Afternoon B.A.S.E.S. is designed to allow the 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 B.A.S.E.S. 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 B.A.S.E.S. 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, the children spend an extended period of time in Afternoon B.A.S.E.S. Children registered for the day that the early dismissal falls on will be dismissed to RCS B.A.S.E.S. 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 B.A.S.E.S. on the day of the early dismissal, but you are registered for the Morning or Afternoon B.A.S.E.S. 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.
On select dates when school is closed, RCS B.A.S.E.S. provides a full day of care for children enrolled in the RCS B.A.S.E.S. program at an additional cost.
The programs are run by our B.A.S.E.S. staff and feature special activities including arts and crafts, games, indoor and outdoor play, project stations, quiet time, and/or special events and depending on the schedule, field trips. RCS B.A.S.E.S. will provide a light breakfast. Children are asked to bring their own lunch and snacks. This program requires separate registration and payment. Forms will be available at each school site as well as on the B.A.S.E.S. website at least one month prior to the date of service.
Payment is required in advance to reserve your child's spot. Please register early as programs may fill quickly. If a program fills, a waitlist will be enabled and we will do our best to accommodate more children.
Holiday Care will take place at Jefferson Elementary School from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Holiday Care Dates
Holiday Care takes place on:
- Rosh Hashanah - Tuesday, September 7
- Yom Kippur - Thursday, September 16
- October Inservice - October 11
- NJEA Break - November 4-5
- MLK/Inservice Day - Monday, January 17
- President's Day - Monday, February 21
- Spring Break - Monday-Thursday, April 11-14
View the B.A.S.E.S. Calendar and for more schedule information as it relates to Holiday Care dates and the tentative recess dates.