St. Michael's Episcopal School

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.

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. Our program encompasses social-emotional learning with monthly themes tying into our DRAGONS’ Values.

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.

- The first day for FALL 2023-24 Extended Day is Tuesday, August 29. The last day for 2023-24 Extended Day is Friday, May 31, 2024.

IMPORTANT: All families are expected to create an account on Active (see button below) and save a credit card to their student profile. For late fees, student accounts will be automatically charged within 2 business days of the late occurrence.
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2023-24 Upcoming School Year Extended Day Registration

LOWER SCHOOL Extended Day registration for the 2023-24 school year closed on June 9. Please contact Natasha Reed, Director of Extended Programs, with any needs or questions.
2023-2024 Lower School (K-5) Extended Day Registration

MIDDLE SCHOOL Extended Day registration for the fall season opens in early August. The registration link will be sent directly to St M families.

2023-24 Extended Day PRICING
2023-2024 Extended Day POLICIES and PROGRAM

Drop-In Program

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 by 2:00 p.m. of the day in question, unless in the case of an emergency. Drop-in care will be based on availability.

IMPORTANT NOTE: For 2023-24, Extended Day will NOT be open for half-days and conference days.

To request a drop-in, use the drop-in process that will be linked to our website shortly to submit drop-in requests or contact Director Natasha Reed for more information.

Drop-In Fees for 2023-24:
○ $27 drop-in rate until 4:30 p.m.
○ $42 drop-in rate until 6:00 p.m.
○ $16 contract extension (4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
○ $12 post After-School Enrichment (30-minute window)

Special Dates: 2023-24 School Year

Extended Day is CLOSED on the following school holidays:

  • September 4, Labor Day
  • October 9, Fall Long Weekend/Indigenous Peoples Day
  • October 24, Faculty Professional Development
  • November 3, Q1 Conference Day
  • November 7, Faculty Professional Development
  • December 20-29, Christmas Break
  • January 1-2, 2024, Christmas Break
  • January 15, MLK Jr. Day
  • February 19, Presidents’ Day
  • February 20, Faculty Professional Development
  • March 11-15, Spring Break
  • March 29, Good Friday
  • April 1, Easter Monday
  • April 15, Q3 Conference Day
  • May 6, Faculty Professional Development
  • May 27, Memorial Day

Extended Day will be closing at 4:30 p.m. on the following days:

  • December 7, Christmas Tree Lighting
  • February 9, Annual Auction

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.

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 7:45 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.