Program Guidelines

  • ​If a student will not attend scheduled activities that day, please send an email or a note, signed by a parent/guardian to the After-The-Bell office located in room C106. When advanced notice is not possible, please email AfterTheBell@kcsd.org or call 610-268-5889. If for any reason you can’t email, please send a note the next day.
     

  • A student who is absent or suspended from school for the day may not attend After-The-Bell that day.
     

  • Students must stay for both sessions on any day they register. Students are encouraged not to change activities after the program begins.
     

  • It is expected that all participating students will follow existing school rules and our code of conduct during After-The-Bell. Students who choose not to follow the rules may be dismissed. Parents will be informed of any discipline problems which may lead to the removal of their child from the program. 


Rights and Responsibilities

 

  • A student should take the appropriate time to learn about the activities and should remain in the same activities for the program.

 

  • We try to give students their 1st choice of activity, but maintain the flexibility to choose from their 2nd or 3rd choice if necessary.

 

  • When you receive the letter informing you of the activities assigned, please notify us immediately if your child does not intend to participate. We always have students on a waiting list for our activities.

 

 

  • Any student attending After-The-Bell may request Bus Transportation home at no charge. Students must follow our Code of Conduct while riding on the bus. Bus service is provided by After-The-Bell, not the Kennett Consolidated School District.

 

  • Students who are registered for After-The-Bell on a given day are obliged to attend their After-The-Bell activities; students may not leave their activities to attend school sports games.

 

  • Some activities are very popular. Therefore, if you sign up for an activity as your first choice more than once—even if your application is received early—it is possible that you may be scheduled for that activity only once. For example, if Arts & Crafts/Cooking is your first choice on both Tuesday and Thursday, you may be scheduled for Arts & Crafts/Cooking on only one of those days. Or, for example, if you attend Sweet Shop in the Fall, you may not get in again in the Winter or Spring. We try to share the fun for everyone. 

 

  • After-The-Bell makes every effort to provide the scheduled activities. If an activity is canceled due to inclement weather, facilitator absence, etc., After-The-Bell will provide a substitute activity.

Program FAQs

What happens in inclement weather?


After-The-Bell will run unless the Kennett Consolidated School District is closed or has cancelled all after-school activities. Cancelled days of After-The-Bell will NOT be made up. Students will be informed during school by announcement if all after-school activities are cancelled for any reason. Volunteers will receive a telephone call, email, or text as soon as the school district and/or After-The-Bell determine that the program will be cancelled. Students, Parents, and Volunteers can also call the After-The-Bell office (610) 268-5889 regarding any program cancellations. Those subscribing to Bottom of the Book Bag or District emails may receive this information through email as well.




Who do I call if my child takes After-The-Bell bus transportation and is late getting home?


While both provided by Krapf, please be aware that the After-The-Bell bus services are separate from the KCSD Transportation Department. Transportation delays sometimes occur, especially at the beginning of a new school year or new ATB cycle. Students do not necessarily ride the same bus home from After-The-Bell that they do from the Kennett Middle School, as ATB has consolidated bus runs. Any ATB transportation questions/concerns please contact the ATB office the office at (610) 268-5889 or at afterthebell@kcsd.org.




Where can I find the After-The-Bell office?


The After-The-Bell office is located in room C106 of the Kennett Middle School, 195 Sunnydell Road, Landenberg, PA 19350.




Why didn’t my child get their first choice of activity?


After-The-Bell makes every effort to provide students with their first choice of activity, however many factors impact the scheduling process such as: • Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis • Many activities have limited space and popular activities may fill quickly • Turning in an incomplete form may cause students to miss the opportunity to be included in their desired activity • If your child signs up for an activity they already took that year, other students who have not taken the class may be given priority




What if my child submitted a completed registration form but did not receive an assignment letter?


Check with the After-The-Bell office in C106 or contact ATB at afterthebell@kcsd.org or at (610) 268-5889. Assignment letters are distributed in homerooms to participating students the week before the program starts. An activity assignment list will also be posted outside of the KMS cafeteria.




When is registration?


Information on registration dates can be found on the registration form, the ATB website, KMS Bottom of the Bookbag (KMS BBB), and on the KMS daily announcements. Registration forms are distributed in homerooms approximately three weeks prior to the program start date and are due approximately a week later.




How do I register my child for After-The-Bell?


Please complete all parts of the registration form including the class activity selection page (with three choices selected), and the medical information page. Both parent/guardian and student must sign the completed registration and consent form and agree to abide by the Code of Conduct.




Why do I have to provide contact and medical information? Doesn’t the school already have that?


Please note that After-The-Bell is a non-profit and is a separate entity from the Kennett Consolidated School District, and therefore does not have access to school records, medical information, IEP plans, grades, etc. The medical, emergency, and contact information you provide on the registration form is the only information we have available when dealing with any issues that may arise during the program. Please feel free to call After-The-Bell at (610) 268-5889 to further discuss any specific needs, issues or medical concerns you may have regarding your child.




Does my child have to sign up for activities every day?


Students can participate 1, 2 or 3 days a week. They must register for two 1-hour activities per day OR a double session, as students must participate from 3:00–5:00 p.m.




Can my child register for a one-hour class only?


Students must select two activities each day from 3:00–4:00 p.m. and from 4:00–5:00 p.m. OR a double session from 3:00–5:00 p.m. Students must participate in the entire program from 3:00–5:00 p.m. Please contact After-The-Bell with specific requests.




How can I help?


Please visit our Types of Opportunities page if you would like to become involved in After-The-Bell. If you are interested in providing financial support to the Kennett After-School Association, please visit our supporters page.





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Program Address:
After-The-Bell
Kennett Middle School

Room C106
195 Sunny Dell Road
Landenberg, PA 19350

Mailing Address:

Kennett After-School Association
P.O. Box 1068
Kennett Square, PA, 19348

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Wednesday: 2:35pm to 5pm

Thursday: 2:35pm to 5pm

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