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Before and After School Programs at Watkins

Watkins Elementary provides several after school options for families directly at our school site including Out of School Time (OST), Springboard, and Flex Academies to accommodate all of our families who need after school support and enrichment for their child.

Programs follow similar daily schedules that include a power hour for academic support, snack, and enrichment time. To learn more about each program, please read below.

Out of School Time Program (OSTP)

The OST program consists of an academic power hour, supper, and enrichment programming focused on the arts, athletics, and community programming. Families who are income eligible and wish to apply for the OSSE subsidy to participate for free or at a reduced cost should bring documentation. Otherwise, the standard cost for the OST Afterschool Program is $10 per day for the first participating child in a family and $7.40 for the second.

Program Start Date: August 31, 2015

Program Hours: 3:30PM to 6:00PM on full school days

Website: dcps.dc.gov/afterschool

Registration:  Enroll online at dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/asp


Reginald Rothwell, Site Coordinator
E-mail: Reginald.rothwell2@dc.gov

Mark (Will) Yow, Area coordinator
E-mail: mark.yow@dc.gov

Springboard After School Program

A typical day at Springboard includes homework help time, recreation, circle time, and supper. Springboard also provides optional electives including Labyrinth math games and others such as dance, music, cooking, etc. All Watkins students are eligible to attend both part time and full time.

The daily rate is $13.99 and the monthly rate is $249.00. Students eligible for free and reduced lunch have a daily rate of $9.99 and a monthly rate of $179.00.

Program Start Date: August 24, 2015

Program Hours: 3:30PM to 6:00PM on full school days

Website: http://parent.springboardkids.com and http://register.springboardlearnandgrow.com


Ms. Rachel Cockerham, Site Coordinator
E-mail: rcockerham@springboardschool.com

Ms. Rhonda Reed, Area Coordinator
E-mail: rreed@springboardschool.com

Daily Schedule for Springboard

3:30 – 4:30 PM Academic Power Hour
4:30 – 4:45 PM Snack
4:45 – 5:45 PM Enrichment Programming
5:45 -6:00 PM Dismissal

Springboard Before Care

Springboard provides before care starting at 7AM in the Watkins cafeteria. Visit the Springboard website for more information at www.springboardafterschool.com or call the customer service line at: 800-341-3177. The daily rate is $6.99 and $4.99 for students eligible for free and reduced lunch.

Flex Academies Afterschool Program

In our effort to continue to provide high quality after school enrichment programs, Watkins is partnering with an organization known as Flex Academies to provide management to our after care enrichment programs for the 2015-16 school year. This will not affect regular after care programs already in place at Watkins — Springboard, OST and DPR. This program will simply serve as additional enrichment for Watkins. Flex Academies will provide an on-site coordinator for Watkins whose sole responsibility will be to manage the after care enrichment programs each day.

Program Start Date: September 28, 2015

Program Hours: 3:30PM to 5:45PM on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Power Hour will be held daily from 4:45pm-5:45pm.

Website: www.flexacademies.com

Registration: Enroll online at www.flexyourafterschool.com/watkins
Registration opens on September 11.

Email: info@flexacademies.com
Phone: 240-654-0877

Other Afterschool Options

Many of our students attend Department of Parks and Rec (DPR), Learning Tree, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW), and Little Loft afterschool. These are local organizations that provide after school programming and provide pick up directly from school.