Frequently Asked Questions – Fowler
Is there after school on the first day of school?
Before and After School are also open on the last day of school.
Please see the Maynard BASEC Calendar for details and dates.
Where should I drop off my student for Before School?
Can I sign up for newsletters and other notices?
How do the BASEC @ Fowler Workshops run?
Does BASEC @ Fowler offer tutoring?
What happens on early release days?
Please see the Maynard BASEC Calendar for details.
You will need to pack a lunch for your child on early release days, as the cafeteria is not open.
What is an “Emergency Authorized Release?”
Can my child use his or her cell phone/smart watch during program hours?
If you need to reach your child, please call the BASEC @ Fowler main line.
How do I report my child as absent from after school?
Each family is responsible for notifying BASEC if their student:
- was absent from school;
- leaves school unexpectedly or for a scheduled appointment;
- attends school, but will not be attending after school.
We can be notified by telephone, email, or written note. Please note that email is typically not checked after 2:00pm.
Attendance is taken and all students must be accounted for within 15 minutes of the dismissal bell. If a student cannot be accounted for, we will do an “all call” over the school’s PA system and phone calls are made. Please be sure to give us this notice in a timely manner.
If your child does not check in to after school and we have no prior notification of an absence, we call the parent/guardian phone numbers to confirm absences. On your emergency form (electronically submitted to BASEC’s database), you will notice that we ask for a primary phone contact. Please indicate the best number to reach you and we will call this number first. If there are multiple students absent and multiple phone calls to make, we will call the primary contact number for each student, then resume calling all other numbers on each student’s emergency contact form.
What about other communication?
We welcome and encourage communication from the BASEC community, parents and children alike. Please stop by and meet the staff, see how our program runs, and feel free to offer any suggestions you may have to help better our growing community!
Can my child leave on his/her/their own?
Yes they can, with your signed permission. You will notice on that the Authorization to Leave form (submitted electronically to BASEC’s database) indicates how you wish your child to leave the program.
We ask that you provide detailed information regarding unsupervised leave. Families can select from conditional or unconditional leave options. Unconditional leave options (recommended only in certain situations) allows a student to sign him/herself out at any time, by his/her/their own discretion. Conditional leave options allows families to set parameters, e.g. “after 5:00 PM” or “only after a phone call to parent”.
We have a preliminary conversation with each student authorized to sign him/herself out about our own policies, the expectations, and walking home safely.
What if I need someone who is not on my authorized pick-up list to pick up my child?
What is the typical program schedule?
Students may be signed-out and picked-up at any time between the end of the school day and 6:00PM
On which days is BASEC closed?
When are tuition payments due?