Sandy Spring Friends School


Aftercare (MS) FAQs

Where does Middle School Aftercare meet?

Aftercare’s home base is in the MS computer lab immediately to the right of Erin Ryan’s office. Students meet the MS Aftercare staff there everyday after school or sports dismissal. While Aftercare is often around the MS building, outside, or at sports games, either Lindsay Kellogg or Corey Lyman is always accessible near the computer lab and can direct you to your child. 

What are the hours for MS Aftercare?

MS Aftercare starts immediately after school and goes until 6:30 pm. If you know that you will be unable to pick up your child before 6:30, please make sure to communicate through phone or e-mail (see next question, below).

What is the best way to contact Middle School Aftercare?

During the day, e-mail, or you can call the Aftercare phone after 3:10 pm at 301-774-7455 x230. If you have questions that need to be answered immediately during the day, call Erin Ryan’s desk at 301-774-7455 x160.

It looks like I am going to be late to pick-up my child from school; can my child drop-in to Aftercare, and what I need to do to request that?

There are two carpools after school: the first ends at 3:55, and the carpool for students in sports/electives ends at 4:25. If you know that you will be unable to make it by the end of carpool, please call Aftercare to let us know. The number is 301-774-7455 x230. If you are unable to reach us, or make it later than expected, your student will have been brought from carpool to Aftercare. Please communicate with either Lindsay Kellogg or Corey Lyman before picking up your child so we know that their ride has arrived and they are headed home. We can be found in the computer lab. 

Any student who is on campus after school without a parent or guardian should check in to Aftercare. If you know that your child will need to be in Aftercare one day, please try to contact us so we know to expect them. Drop-ins are encouraged when there is a change of plans to a child’s schedule. 

What is the routine in Aftercare?

3:45 - 3:55 PM: Check-In (Students will check-in at the computer lab)
3:55 - 4:20 PM: Outdoor time (This is a no electronics time, students will be outside, or if weather doesn’t permit outdoor activity, inside with an activity or games)
4:20 - 4:30 PM: Snack (Students will be inside the middle school for snack)
4:30 - 6:30 PM: Homework Time/Free Time (students will be given time for homework, and once it's checked, there will be indoor/outdoor free time). 

What is the cost of Aftercare and how is it billed?

Aftercare is billed through the school Billing Office to your account.
Aftercare per year: $2,220
After Care by trimester:  $740
After Care by trimester per day:  $148 (if you don’t need aftercare all 5 days/week, you can select the day(s) you would like your student to attend)
After School Participation discount per activity:  $148
Drop-In Rate based on pick up time:
    Picked up before 4:20: $10
    Picked up before 5:30: $20
    Picked up before 6:30: $30