PRD Schoolmates Extended Care Programs

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Thank you for your interest in PRD's extended care programs!

Schoolmates (Grades TK–5)

Schoolmates is a play based program that provides after-school care for elementary school-aged children (TK–5th Grades) during the academic school year. At Schoolmates, children learn teamwork and cooperation, while developing intellectually, physically, and creatively through structured recreational and educational activities.

Kinder Konnex (Grade K)

Kinder Konnex is a one-hour play based program specifically designed for Kindergartners who are released from school at 2:00 pm. This program meets 2, 3, or 4 days a week from 2:00–3:00 pm (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday — due to the PUSD Bell Schedule, program does not meet on Wednesdays).

Schoolmates/Kinder Konnex programs are located at each of the three elementary schools in Piedmont: Beach, Havens, and Wildwood.

Minimates (Grade TK)

PRD's Minimates program is designed specifically for PUSD transitional kindergarten (TK) students. At Minimates, TK students will continue to learn, grow, and have fun through age-appropriate games, crafts, and sports led by PRD's experienced Schoolmates staff. Throughout the year, we'll have creative themes and activities that keep kids engaged and having fun, while they they continue to make friends, learn, and adjust to their school day schedule.

Minimates is located at Havens Elementary.

For details regarding all three programs and to view our Schoolmates Handbook, click HERE

Online Enrollment/Waitlists

Families can register for Schoolmates, Minimates, or Kinder Konnex via Community Pass. If your desired program is full, you will have the option to add your child to a waitlist.

Program Hours (Effective September 7, 2021)

Kinder Konnex: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 2:00–3:00 pm (program not open Wednesdays)

Schoolmates:
 
Monday–Friday from 3:00–6:00 pm

Minimates:
Monday–Friday

AM MINIMATES (for PM TK Students): Hours are 8:30–11:45 am (10:20 am on Wednesdays) 
PM MINIMATES (for AM TK Students): Hours are 11:45 am–3:00 pm (1:45 pm on Wednesdays)

Monthly Tuition Payments (Updated January 1, 2022)

The following are current fees for PRD's three extended care programs:

Schoolmates: 2, 3, or 5 Days per Week
5 Days (Mon–Fri): $665/month
3 Days (Mon/Wed/Fri):  $410/month
2 Days (Tues/Thurs): $256/month

Kinder Konnex: 2, 3, or 4 Days per Week

4 Days: $172/month
3 Days: $129/month
2 Days: $86/month

Minimates:  2, 3, or 5 Days per Week
5 Days: $656/month
3 Days: $419/month
2 Days: $279/month

Tuition Billing and Payments

  • Program fees are collected on a monthly basis. Once registered, your account will be charged on the 10th of each month, and a confirmation will be sent to the primary email on account.
  • Payment information must be stored on your CommunityPass account at the time of enrollment).
  • Once registered, your child will have an ongoing space until you notify staff that your child will no longer be attending.
  • Please Note: Enrolled participants are reserving time, space, staffing, and provisions for your child, whether or not they attend.
  • Refunds, credits, or prorated fees will only be considered by PRD staff under certain circumstances such as extended illness or family situations where the child will be absent for an extended period amount of time.
  • Participants will not be credited or refunded for early pick up, or when they are absent due to early pick ups play dates, or other scheduling conflicts.

2-Day and 3-Day Plans 

Effective January 2022, if your child is enrolled in a 2-Day or 3-Day plan, please note days are now prescribed: 3-Day Plans meet Mon/Wed/Fri and 2-Day Plans meet Tues/Thurs 

Program Withdrawal

If you wish to withdraw from any of our Schoolmates programs, please contact PRD at [email protected]. The deadline to withdraw is the last Friday prior to the next month of service (i.e. November withdrawal deadline is last Friday in October). Once withdrawn, PRD cannot guarantee a space will be available should you wish to return to Schoolmates. Those interested in re-enrolling must add their child back to the Schoolmates waitlist, via CommunityPass.

Schoolmates Program Closures

The following are a list of dates Schoolmates programs will NOT be open:

Winter Break: Monday/Tuesday, January 3 & 4
MLK Jr. Day: Monday, January 17
Presidents' Day: Monday, February 21 
Staff Development Days: Monday, March 7; Friday, March 25
Memorial Day: Monday, May 30
End of School Year / Summer Staff Development: Monday–Friday, May 31–June 3


Schoolmates Holiday Schedule

Schoolmates Holiday Camps during the February and April Breaks are TBD. Stay tuned for details as dates grow closer.


Schoolmates Contact Information

Beach Schoolmates: [email protected] |  (510) 420-3077
100 Lake Avenue (portable located next to play structure on Linda Avenue)
Site Coordinator: Sarah Normart

Havens Schoolmates: [email protected] | (510) 420-3078
323 Highland Avenue (Room 333: Access to classroom via Vista Avenue)
Site Coordinator: Julia Giardino

Wildwood Schoolmates: [email protected] |  (510) 420-3076
301 Wildwood Avenue (portable located behind upper play structure on Wildwood Avenue)
Site Coordinator: Danielle Sanchez

Recreation Supervisor: Katrina Morris