All About New Horizons!
FALL SEMESTER 2023
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 8 – FRIDAY DECEMBER 22
Registration brochures will be emailed (request to join our email list at firstname.lastname@example.org) and sent home in backpacks on the first day of school. Due to the present situation, we ask you register via email or send in the form with your child. Contact the directors (Ms. Quinn or Ms. Maher) with any questions or concerns (718- 796-8965). Classes are offered from 2:30-3:30 p.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m. The fee for classes is $18 per session. Children enrolled in a New Horizons class may also sign up for a supervised Homework Hour (available from 2:30-3:30 p.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m.) The fee for the Homework is $13 per session. **We are also offering an extra session from 4:30-5:00 p.m. for varied activities and H.W. help. The fee for the extra half hour is $7 per session.**
***IN ORDER FOR YOUR CHILD TO ATTEND ANY CLASS THEY NEED TO HAVE A REGISTRATION FORM FILLED OUT BY AN ADULT STATING THEY ARE IN THAT SPECIFIC CLASS. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Payments/Fees: You are able to pay using credit card in person, online, or using Zelle. If you are paying by check, make checks payable to New Horizons at 81 Ltd. A fee of $30 will be applied for checks that bounce. A $30.00 non-refundable registration fee is charged to cover snacks. Our program qualifies for a $600 IRS childcare credit. FOR PAYMENT PLAN PLEASE SEE A DIRECTOR.
Class Sizes/Cancellation Policy: Classes will be NO LARGER than 12 children (sports classes can be 16). No refunds will be issued after classes have been in session for 2 weeks; transfers can be arranged within the first 2 weeks. Cancellations of New Horizons will occur when P.S. 81 is closed (as scheduled or for inclement weather or an emergency).
Drop-off/Pick-up: Children in all grades (K-5) will be escorted to the cafeteria after class dismissal. Parents must pick their children up at the 256th street side exit (by the auditorium) . Prompt pick-up is expected. A late fee of $5 for every 15 minutes will be charged when children are picked up after their scheduled dismissal. A notice that specifically outlines the New Horizons’ lateness policy is available upon request and repeat offenses will be handled at the discretion of the Program Directors.
New Horizons @ 81 Ltd. adheres to the Discipline Code outlined in the NYC Department of Education’s Citywide Standards of Discipline and Intervention Measures. New Horizons aims to facilitate a positive after-school climate where each student feels safe and secure; where faculty and staff agree on general principles of discipline within a framework of progressive discipline; where parents are kept informed of their child’s behavior and are encouraged to support the school’s decisions; and where all students are provided with opportunities to grow in personal and social development and, if they are involved in a discipline concern, are given due process as follows: 1st infraction: student removal from classroom and parent/guardian notified. 2nd infraction: parent/guardian, teacher, and Program Directors meet to discuss the issue and a one-week suspension from the program; 3rd infraction: student expulsion from the program without a refund and no re-enrollment for the remainder of the year.
Parents who register their children in New Horizons @ 81 Ltd. accept full responsibility for placing their children in the program and release New Horizons @ 81 Ltd., its employees, staff, and directors from any liability
arising from participation in the after-school program. Parents must notify the Program Directors
of any allergies or special concerns.