FAQs

 

1

How many students attend EHTP out-of-school time (OST) programs?

During the 2019-2020 academic year, we will serve approximately 450 students in our OST program, most of who live and/or attend school in East Harlem.


2

Where do our EHTP programs take place?

Our programs are currently via digital learning due to COVID-19. When in person, OST programs operate at three sites:

Elementary Program, grades K-5: Mosaic Preparatory Academy, 141 E. 111 Street, New York, NY 10029

Middle School Program, grades 6-8: PS 171 Patrick Henry, 19 E. 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029

High School/College Access, grades 9-12: 2050 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10029


3

What are the benefits of EHTP's after-school programming?

EHTP’s after-school program runs for 30 weeks, 4 days a week, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. during the school year, equivalent to 2 additional months of classroom time, and six weeks in the summer.

During the 2011-2012 school year:

  • In our OST elementary programs, 82% of our students saw an improvement in their reading scores, with an average of 14 months of academic progress in one year.

  • 96% of our elementary school students and a full 100% of our middle school students were promoted to the next grade.

  • 96% of our elementary K-5 graders successfully advanced to their next grade.

  • 100% of EHTP’s 6th - 8th  graders were promoted to the next grade.


4

What days are program in session?

Program is in session Monday-Thursday and generally follows the NYC public school schedule. Our after-school program communicates directly with families when there are variations to the schedule.


5

What time must a child arrive to program?

Program begins each day (Mon. – Thu.) at 3:30 p.m. When in person, scholars begin activities and are served a healthy snack at that time. Scholars are expected to arrive by 3:30.


6

What time is dismissal?

Dismissal begins at 6:30 pm. Parents/guardians are expected to be outside of our building at that time. All scholars should be dismissed by 6:30.


7

What is the attendance policy?

All scholars must be present for at least 70 percent of sessions. Failure to do so will result in the child receiving an attendance improvement plan. If a child still doesn’t attend 70 percent of sessions, it will result in dismissal from the program.


8

What do I do if my child is sick?

If a child is sick and will not attend program, parents/guardians should call their program managers in the morning. At the following session, the scholar must bring a written note for the absence to be excused.


9

What do I do if my child has to leave early?

Scholars should call in advance so that we can notify the teacher. Scholars must also bring a note explaining the reason for the early dismissal.


10

When are field trips?

Classes take occasional field trips during normal program hours, when we have in-person learning. Families will receive a permission slip for each field trip outlining the trip schedule. Please recognize that when classes take trips, they make every effort to return on time. However, because they may depend on subways or buses, they will occasionally return late.


11

Who do I call in case of emergency?

In case of emergency, please contact Doris Bibbins at 646-568-0295; she can direct your call to the proper staff member for assistance.


12

Do you have a school safety plan?

Yes, our School Safety Plan is available upon request.