Frequently Asked Questions – Green Meadow
Is there after school on the first day of school?
Before school for students grades 1 – 3 begins the following day.
After school for kindergarten students begins on their first day of school according to last name. Before school for kindergarten students begins the following week.
Please see the Maynard BASEC calendar for details.
Can I sign up for newsletters and other notices?
How do the BASEC @ Green Meadow Workshops run?
Does BASEC @ Green Meadow offer tutoring?
What happens on Early Release Days?
You will need to pack a lunch for your child on early release days, as the cafeteria is not open.
What if I need someone who is not on my authorized pick-up list to pick up my child?
What is an “Emergency Authorized Release?”
On which days is BASEC closed?
When are tuition payments due?
How do I report my child as absent from after school?
Please call us or email (preferred) email@example.com to report an absence.
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. Oftentimes, email is the best way to reach us quickly; however, it is not checked after 1:30 PM.
Attendance is taken and all students must be accounted for within 15 minutes of the dismissal bell. If a student cannot be accounted for, an extensive search for the student begins. Classroom teachers are consulted, the school grounds are searched, and calls to parents/guardians 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 will 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 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 their own?
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 or herself out at any time, by his or her 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 is the typical program schedule?