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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS:

Absent Notes

Please provide an absent note in advance if your student is attending school, but will be absent from the After-The-Bell Program. Absent notes can be turned in prior to or the day of the absence. Parents can also call the After-The-Bell office at (610)268-5889 or send an email to afterthebell@kcsd.org. The After-The-Bell staff is accountable for the safety and welfare of every student so when a student does not show up we must call the parents.

Pick Up Notes

Please provide a pick up note if your student is being picked up early from school or the After-The-Bell Program. When picking up a student early, parents should report to the After-The-Bell desk (outside the cafeteria), and a volunteer will bring their student to them.

Transportation

If your student has signed up for transportation, but will not be going home on the bus a note is required.

Please be aware that the After-The-Bell bus services are separate from the KCSD Transportation Department. Any ATB transportation questions/concerns will be handled by the Program Director.

Please call the After-The-Bell office at (610)268-5889 if you have an urgent transportation issue, and you will be provided with an emergency telephone number.

Urgent Issue

If you need to speak to an After-The-Bell staff person when the program is in session, please call the ATB Emergency Cell (484)365-3182. During the program, staff members are most often out of the office assisting in the program. You may leave a message on the ATB office (610)268-5889, but please note that your call will be returned after the program has concluded.

Withdrawing From After-The-Bell

If your student has decided for whatever reason that he/she cannot complete the After-the-Bell cycle, please notify the ATB office immediately via telephone, email, or written note. We may have students awaiting the opportunity to join in those activities.

Code of Conduct

Students participating in the After-The-Bell Program must sign and demonstrate compliance with the Code of Conduct policy. Students who do not comply with the policy cannot remain in the After-The-Bell Program.

Name Badges

Every After-The-Bell participant, staff member, and volunteer must wear a name badge at all times for the safety of the students. Badges are costly and we use them throughout the cycle. If your student brings home his/her badge, we kindly ask that student return it the next day.

Notes addressed to the After-The-Bell Program can be turned in to either the “Absent note basket” located at the ATB desk (outside the cafeteria) or the After-The-Bell office in C106.