Extended Day at Forsyth encompasses those important hours before school from 7:00–8:00am (Before Care) and after school from 3:30–6:00pm (After Care). What makes Extended Day at Forsyth so special and unique?
How We Charge
There is no minimum and no monthly or weekly commitment for Extended Day. After a one-time $50 registration fee, After Care is charged $3.70 per half hour for actual usage only. The entire hour of Before Care is charged for all children who arrive before 8:00am. There is no charge during your conference time on Parent/Guardian-Teacher Conference days.
After Care begins with attendance and a snack before students are sent off to any scheduled activities. Sports have set weekly practice days for each grade. After-School Classes start between 3:45 and 4:45pm every day; study hall is located in the library from 4:00–5:00pm. Band is held on Mondays and Wednesdays; private piano lessons are available on campus, scheduled with the piano teachers. Any students not signed up for a scheduled activity play outside (weather permitting) or gather in classrooms or the game room. After Care ends with a small second snack before final pick-ups.
Unlike many other elementary schools, Forsyth kids like to stay after school—and most of them do! On average, 150 kids stay for After Care—playing sports, taking band or music lessons, taking After-School Classes, studying in the library, and playing on the playgrounds and sport court. And since our playgrounds are the backyards of our houses, it all feels like a neighborhood!
A variety of After-School Classes are offered for all ages on a trimester basis. Regular offerings include study hall, science, tennis, martial arts, dance, yoga, running, math, chess, and more. Girls on the Go (Grades 1–2) and Girls on the Run (Grades 3–6) are offered each spring.
Forsyth participates in the Clayton Recreation League; offerings include soccer, girls volleyball, basketball, tee-ball, baseball, and softball. Practices are held after school at Forsyth, and games take place at the Center of Clayton or Charles A. Shaw Park. Children in Pre-Kindergarten and Junior-Kindergarten have the option to register for soccer, run by St. Louis Scott Gallagher at Forsyth.
A great team makes all the difference! Forsyth's Extended Day staff is carefully selected, trained, and guided to provide the most competent and compassionate care for our kids. They make sure all students get to their scheduled activities and that each day of After Care runs smoothly.