Extending the Day
St. Michael’s strives to meet the needs of children and families beyond the traditional school day. A number of scheduling options provide for care before and after-school and during school holidays.
St. Michael’s offers a Core Extended Day program at both the Lower and Middle Schools, with the mission of providing a safe and nurturing environment for students after the regular school day is over. We place particular emphasis on encouraging positive peer socialization, promoting healthy study habits, and providing space for learning and exploration to continue into the afternoon. New this year, our program will encompass social-emotional learning with monthly themes tying into our DRAGONS’ Values. Questions? Please contact Ashley Buffey, Director of Extended Programs, at [email protected]
NOTE: To reach the Extended Day teachers during program hours, please call or send a text to the Extended Day cell phone (carried from 2-6 p.m.): 804-584-9667.
Winter Season Middle School Extended Day Registration NOW OPEN
- Fall Extended Day contracts run through November 5. Winter contracts cover November 8 – February 25.
- Please click the button below to submit your deposit to guarantee a spot in our Winter Extended Day cohort. We offer 2-day, 3-day, and 5-day contract options.
- We understand that basketball team assignments will happen at the end of the first week of the season, so please email [email protected] once you know what your Winter season Extended Day needs are.
Extended Day Registration for the 2021-22 School Year
LOWER SCHOOL: Extended Day registration for Grades K-5 for the ‘21-’22 school year closed on May 31. If you have a need for Lower School Extended Day, please contact Ashley Buffey, Director of Extended Programs, at [email protected]
MIDDLE SCHOOL: Extended Day registration for Grades 6-8 for the ‘21-’22 school year closed on August 15, 2021. Please contact Ashley Buffey, Director of Extended Programs, at [email protected] with any questions.
Parents needing occasional K-8 after-school care may choose to send their children to Extended Day on a drop-in basis. Drop-in requests must be made with at least 24 HOURS NOTICE, unless in the case of an emergency. Drop-in care will be based on availability. Drop-in fees are below. Note: Special pricing for noon dismissal days and conference days will apply.
Please use the drop-in request google form below to submit requests, or contact Director Ashley Buffey for more information.
Fees for 2021-22:
○ $22 drop-in rate: 3- 4:30 p.m.
○ $37 drop-in rate: 3-6 p.m.
2021-2022 Extended Day Drop-In Request Form
School Day Late Pick-Up
Students who are not picked up at regular carpool by 3:15 p.m. (or 12:15 p.m. on Noon Dismissal days) will be sent to Extended Day. Parents must report to Extended Day and follow the sign-out procedure with a staff member on duty. A late fee of $10.00 will be charged. If a student is in Extended Day past 3:30 p.m., this will be considered a drop-in and the standard rates will apply. Parents of students attending Extended Day who do not pick up by their contracted dismissal time will be charged a late fee of $10.00 per occurrence. Repeated late pick-up could result in further action at the discretion of the Director and the Head of School.
Noon Dismissals and Holiday Extended Day Hours
Extended Day is open early for the following ‘21-’22 Noon Dismissals: August 30, September 22, October 25, December 17, March 4, and March 24.
Extended Day will also be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Conference Days: November 8, April 14. NOTE: These days are offered on a drop-in basis only, and have been excluded from core programs’ price points. This applies to both half days and conference days whether you’ve enrolled in the Extended Day program or not.
Extended Day is CLOSED on the following school holidays: September 6, October 11, November 24-26, December 20-31, January 17, February 21-22, March 7-11, April 15-18, May 9, and May 30.
The last day for Extended Day is Friday, June 3, 2022.
Free Before-School Care for K-8th Grade
St. Michael’s is pleased to offer free early morning care (referred to as Morning Gym) to all K-8 students from 7:20 to 7:40 a.m. in the Ellen Passmore Singleton Gym. No need to sign-up, just drop off children when it is helpful to you. Parents should pull into the gym parking lot and drop students in the green zone to be checked in with the staff members on duty. (For safety reasons, students arriving to School before carpool drop-off begins at 7:45 a.m. should report to Morning Gym, as supervision is not provided to arriving students before 7:45 a.m.)
Enrichment and Co-Curricular Activities
St. Michael’s believes that important learning also happens outside the classroom with purposeful exposure to a broad variety of activities and experiences. That is why our School offers inclusive co-curricular, robotics, and sports opportunities for our students.
These activities not only serve the needs and interests of our students but also help our families extend the day with enriching after-school activity options. From activities like fishing, golf, cooking, nature exploration, and art, to mountain biking, coding, drama productions, yoga, and an array of interscholastic and intramural sports, St. Michael’s offers a variety of fun and educational after-school experiences. St. Michael’s also partners with Greater Richmond School of Music to provide year-round private music lessons on campus. These lessons are scheduled and coordinated directly with GRSM.
Click below for a seasonal listing of enrichment, sports, and co-curricular activities at St. Michael’s.