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AFTER SCHOOL CLASSES

After School Classes are back!  We are thrilled that classes will be starting up in January.  Click on our green button to choose and register for your class(es) through our registration portal run by Popsicle.  
 

Classes will run for an 11 week session, from January 9th - March 24th.  Check out the winter session classes HERE!

 

Class registration will open online this Sunday, December 4th at 12:00 pm. Registration will close on Tuesday, December 20th at 7:00 pm.
 
Classes are PTO-sponsored after school enrichment courses and are offered in sessions throughout the year.  They fill on a first come, first serve basis, so don't delay!  Please be in touch with prez@vanhisepto.org or afterschoolclasses@vanhisepto.org if you have any questions.

If you missed the registration deadline, please be in touch at afterschoolclasses@vanhisepto.org to check on class availability!

Head to Popsicle to register for classes:

COURSES BEGINNING 1/9/23

We have tons of great class options for all grades!

  • Be sure to check the grade level, weekday offerered, and end date for each course!

  • Some classes fill quickly, so don't delay after registration opens on 12/4!

3 New Classes Were Just Added:  

SCRATCH: (4th and 5th) Tuesdays, Feb 14 - May  2nd ($110)

Create your own animations, games, stories, and interactive art using Scratch, a highly visual programming language developed for beginning programmers. Scratch helps young programmers learn how to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically. Returning students welcome! Taught by UW Computer Science Students & supervised by Mrs. Drenk. Registration will be limited to 15 students.

 

NaNoWriMo- Part 2: (4th and 5th) Wednesdays, Jan 18 - March 22 ($110)

Did you write a story in November during National Novel Writing Month? Now it's time to edit, revise and publish our books! If you have your story typed, we will fix up your writing, create your author page, design a cover, write your synopsis, and get all the parts ready for your very own published book! Join Mrs. Mahr, Mrs. Drenk, and our editing team during this exciting after-school class!

 

Deal Me In:  (4th and 5th) Thursdays, January 12th - March 22nd ($90)

Are you ready to play new and old card games? We are! Come hang out with Mrs. Mahr & Mrs. Drenk as we laugh and learn to love card games like Garbage, Snap, Golf, Anomia, Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza, one handed Solitaire, and more! We will learn one game each week and play it with friends in the class.

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FAQ

How do I register a student?

HOW DO I REGISTER A STUDENT

Our online registration system, Popsicle, is simple and secure, allowing you to register and pay for classes all at once. 

You will first need to create an account and add children to your account. 

If you are a returning family that has registered for after school classes previously, be sure to update your student/s' grade and make any necessary changes to contact and health info.

Once your Family Account is created, you may visit the Parent Portal at any time to view information and register for classes, or view your class history and online payments.  REGISTER NOW

If a class is full, you may add your student to the waitlist. If a spot opens, you will be notified.

What if I am unable to register online?

WHAT IF I AM UNABLE TO REGISTER ONLINE?

If you cannot register or pay online, contact an After School Class Coordinator to get assistance with registering offline.

How do I pay for class?

HOW DO I PAY FOR CLASS?

Payment is due at the time of registration. If you wish to pay by cash or check, enter CASH/CHECK in the coupon code area and select Apply when checking out, then send payment to school with your student via backpack mail or to the front office. Registration will not be considered final until payment is received.

If a student is waitlisted you may make payment once you are notified that space becomes available in the class.

New registrations will not be accepted if there is an outstanding payment due from a previous session. If you have an outstanding balance, your registration will be considered final once the outstanding payment is settled.

Can I still register after the deadline?

CAN I STILL REGISTER AFTER THE DEADLINE?

If there is room in a class, you may still register after the deadline. A $10 late registration fee may apply.

Are scholarships available?

ARE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE?

Full and partial scholarships are available. Please contact an After School Coordinator to inquire.

I registered my student/s.  What happens next?

I REGISTERED MY STUDENT/S.  WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

You will receive a confirmation email once registration is submitted. A week before the class, you will receive another email with additional details and instructions including class location, schedule, snacks/allergies, teacher contact and other important details.. PLEASE READ THIS EMAIL CAREFULLY.

Can I register more than one child at the same time?

CAN I REGISTER MORE THAN ONE CHILD AT THE SAME TIME?

Once you have created and logged into your family account, you may register for multiple children. Register each child for each class and select Enroll to add them to your shopping cart. Then pay for them all at once when you checkout. For each student, we need a variety of unique information - grade, teacher, allergies, dismissal instructions.

My student participates in Wisconsin Youth Company After School Program.  Can s/he also participate in After School Classes?

MY STUDENT PARTICIPATES IN WISCONSIN YOUTH COMPANY AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM.  CAN THEY ALSO TAKE AFTER SCHOOL CLASSES?

Yes! Students enrolled in the WI Youth Company (WYC) After School Program may take PTO sponsored After School Classes. Once you enroll your student in an After School Class, submit a signed release authorization form to WYC prior to the first class or the student will not be allowed to attend. Scan and email completed forms or fax to (608) 276-4050. 

On the day of the After School Class, students should report to WYC first; they will then be released to the After School Class(es) in which they are enrolled. After class, students will be returned to WYC or released to their parent/guardian, as indicated on the registration form.

What happens if I am late picking up my student?

WHAT HAPPENS IF I AM LATE PICKING UP MY STUDENT?

It is the parent’s responsibility to promptly pick up students immediately at the end of class. Please respect the commitments of our Teachers and arrive promptly. If you will be more than a few minutes late please make arrangements with another adult such as a family member, friend, neighbor, etc. to pick up your child. Repeated late pick-ups may result in your child’s dismissal from the current class session and/or future sessions. Refunds will not be issued in the event of dismissal due to late pick-up.

WHAT HAPPENS IF MY STUDENT IS ABSENT FROM SCHOOL OR NEEDS TO MISS CLASS FOR ANOTHER REASON?

Please notify the After School Class teacher by email or phone, in addition to the normal school notification procedures. Refunds are not issued for missed classes.

What happens if my student is absent from school or needs to miss a class for another reason?

DO ASC MEET ON EARLY RELEASE DAYS OR NO SCHOOL DAYS?

After School Classes will NOT meet on days the school is closed (due to holidays or extreme weather) or on any early dismissal days other than Mondays.

Are After School Classes ever cancelled?

An After School Class may be cancelled for the following reasons:

  • If the class does not meet the minimum enrollment, the class will be cancelled students and enrolled students will be notified, refunded and eligible to register for another open class.

  • If a teacher becomes ill, we will attempt to find a substitute teacher. If that is not possible, we will contact parents/guardians as early as possible. Please ensure that we have up-to-date contact information. 

If a class is cancelled, we will attempt to reschedule the class. If the class is rescheduled, no refunds will be given. If the class cannot be rescheduled, the prorated cost of the class, excluding any materials fee or online payment fees, will be refunded.

Do After School Classes meet on No School or Early Release Days?

WHEN ARE AFTER SCHOOL CLASSES CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER?

All classes will be held regardless of weather, including outdoor classes, unless MMSD closes school or cancels after school activities due to severe weather. In the event MMSD cancels after school activities due to severe weather, we will send out an email notifying parents of enrolled parents as soon as we hear of the cancellation.

When are After School Classes cancelled due to inclement weather?

What if I have a question that isn't addressed here?

Please direct additional questions to a

the PTO Presidents.

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