AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Berkeley LEARNS - A Welcoming Place for Families!
After School Program
Registration in LEARNS for 2018-2019 - Middle Schools
If your student wishes to try out or participate in any sports for this academic year, they MUST return the sports waiver forms completed by your family physician BEFORE try-outs. This “Assumption of Risk for Participation in Voluntary Sports Program; Waiver, Release and Indemnity Agreement; and Medical Treatment Authorization” form MUST be completed in order to participate in any sport.
**All Middle school students must either be picked up and signed out by a parent/guardian or if student has permission to sign himself/herself out, the student must physically leave the campus after signing out.**
LEARNS 18-19 Middle School Fee Scale:
Berkeley LEARNS Mission Statement
Berkeley LEARNS After School Programs support children in reaching their full potential by providing academic support, recreational activities, and enrichment classes in a safe and structured environment. Located at the school sites, we strengthen the link between the schools and families and strive to provide a seamless day. By working directly with teachers, staff, families, and school based programs we are better able to advance student learning.
Program Office: Room
Phone: (510) 883-5258
510 644-6360 ext 27311
Berkeley LEARNS District Office
Phone: (510) 644-7770
Longfellow After School Programs consist of four major components:
1. Academic Support
The academic component supports academic success by creating links to classroom learning by offering homework support, small group or individual tutoring, and mentoring. The program staff is in continual communication with the classroom teachers to stay informed of students’ academic challenges and strengths, which enable the staff to provide appropriate academic activities.
2. Enrichment Opportunities
The enrichment component offers both traditional and non-traditional activities designed to build knowledge and enhance creative expression. These opportunities are offered by program staff and contracted specialists. The range of classes include: Visual and Performing Arts, Music, Life skills, and Science, and many more. Multiple sessions are offered per year. While participating in these components, students have the opportunity to sharpen and/or learn skills and discover new ways to express themselves. We have found that when children are offered the chance to excel in enrichment activities, their self-esteem and confidence soars, which leads to academic success.
3. Recreational Activies
We encourage personal growth through competitive and non-competitive sports by building teamwork and a healthy competitive spirit, developing relationships, and having fun. The middle school programs include recreational sports and interscholastic athletic teams.
4. Community Building
Berkeley LEARNS Programs instill a sense of community among the students that fosters pride in their program, school, and community. Some of the related activities include: community circles, leadership programs, TRIBES, community service projects, and conflict resolution programs. In addition, the programs serve as a resource to families and the community. The programs encourage and value all forms of parent/guardian involvement and offer multiple opportunities for parents/guardians to be involved in their children’s education.