Frequently Asked Questions – Green Meadow

Is there after school on the first day of school?

After school for students grades 1 – 3 begins on the first day of school: September 2nd, 2021.

Before school for students grades 1 – 3 begins the following day: September 3rd, 2021.

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.

Where should I pick up my 3rd grade student from After School?

BASEC @ Green Meadow 3rd graders walk to the Fowler Middle School for programming between 3:00 and 3:30PM. Please pick up your student from Fowler Middle School after 3:30. If you are picking up your child before 3:30, please contact us to let us know.

Can I sign up for newsletters and other notices?

We’ve learned that our community overwhelmingly prefers electronic correspondence; therefore, we communicate news and important reminders via email. Additionally, you can like us on Facebook (Maynard BASEC) and follow us on Instagram (MaynardBASEC) to remain current on events and see pictures from our programs.   The ease of communicating electronically sometimes overshadows the importance (and joy) of face-to-face conversation. We always have a front-desk greeter—and can make time for more in-depth discussion. Please feel free to ask questions at pick-up or request a conference!

How do the BASEC @ Green Meadow Workshops run?

BASEC @ Green Meadow operates three workshop sessions throughout the school year. More information coming soon.

Does BASEC @ Green Meadow offer tutoring?

No, not at this time. However, please check back with us soon!

What happens on Early Release Days?

BASEC @ Green Meadow offers programming on early release day for students who are enrolled on those days. Please 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 if I need someone who is not on my authorized pick-up list to pick up my child?

Just give us a call or email and we will note it in our dismissal log for the day. Please ask the person picking up to have a photo ID ready to present to our staff at pick up.

What is an “Emergency Authorized Release?”

BASEC requires you to have at minimum one back-up person on your child’s enrollment form (submitted electronically to our database). This person should know that you have put her/him on this form and should be willing to pick up your child in an emergency (this includes your working late). This is also important for those of you who have difficulty making the 6:00 PM pick up time. If you do not know anyone in Maynard who can do this for you, please see Site Director, Michael Clark, to figure out a good match for your family.

On which days is BASEC closed?

Please see the Maynard BASEC Calendar.

When are tuition payments due?

Please see the Maynard BASEC Calendar.

How do I report my child as absent from after school?

Please call us or email (preferred) greenmeadow@maynardbasec.org 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?

If you would like to email BASEC @ Green Meadow Site Director, Michael Clark, questions or concerns privately, please use the email address Michael.Clark@maynardbasec.org  If you would like to email Executive Director, Andrew Mountford, privately, please use the email Andrew.Mountford@belmontbasec.org. The email greenmeadow@maynardbasec.org should be used for scheduling, absences, and other general questions.

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?

Yes he/she/they can, with your signed permission, as long as your child is nine-years-old or older (per requirements of the EEC). You will notice 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 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?

Please see our sample daily schedule for more information.

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