WHAT IS MASP EXTRAS? My After School Program (MASP) is excited to offer a balance of afternoon enrichment for your child for children enrolled and attending Jackson, Morningside, Smith, SPARK and Mary Lin (we do not serve Virginia Highlands Elementary) through engaging extracurricular programs for students in grades 1-5. Some schools offer limited programming options to Kindergarten students, however, we do not offer extras to Pre-K students. (NOTE: additionally, Morningside does not offer programming to Kinder students Fall semester. This is at the request of the school.) Whether you are looking for the arts, athletics or STEAM, we strive to provide something for every child. By enrolling your child in one of our programs, your child will transition from the end of their school day into their extracurricular program. A sample of classes includes Art, Drama, Bricks, Martial Arts, Robotics, Film Production, Tennis, Soccer, Find the Wild, Dance, Chess and more!
WHO PROVIDES and TEACHES PROGRAMMING? Programs are provided by a hand selected group of providers. Many have been with us for years and return each year because the students love them! Safety is always our top priority. The instructors for each course will be the same each week allowing your child to feel comfortable in their afternoon environment. All instructors are required to comply with, and be “all clear” with, the same background check Atlanta Public Schools teachers complete.
HOW ARE STUDENTS DISMISSED AT END OF SCHOOL DAY AND EXTRAS? Students in FIRST HOUR classes are dismissed from the school day to their extras class via school dismissal announcements. At the end of their extracurricular class day, students are dismissed back into the My After School Program, if enrolled, or you can pick-up your child via carpool or walker dismissal at our designated dismissal area to be announced at a time closer to program start time. When picking up in carpool, please use your school carpool tag if your school uses them, and have ID ready. MASP askes the programs providing classes to check ID of person picking up children the first few weeks until the instructors become familiar with all parent faces! All pickup persons must be listed as emergency contacts in YOUR CHILD'S PROFILE in your portal account (not in the parent account profile) MASP PARENT PORTAL ACCOUNT. Look for MANAGE CONTACTS under names of individuals in your portal account. These pick up persons must provide ID when picking up your child. SAFETY FIRST!
SECOND HOUR students are to transition from a first hour extras class (if enrolled), from the on site after school program (if enrolled), or be brought back to the school 5 minutes before the start of class by a parent or caregiver. MASP and the attending school are NOT responsible for student care in the hour between school dismissal and second hour programs starting. If not in a first hour class or enrolled in after care, parents should arrange teh child's schedule for that first hour accordingly. This is an APS and MASP policy. Same end of program dismissal will apply for second hour classes.
HOW MANY SESSIONS OF EXTRAS ARE THERE? We have two semesters of Extracurricular Programs (Extras). The Fall session of Extras begins the first full week after Labor Day and the Winter-Spring session of Extras begins the first full week after the Martin Luther King holiday. MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Registration for Fall '23 opens Saturday, August 5 at 9:00 AM and registration for Winter-Spring '24 opens Saturday, December 2 at 9:00 AM.
EACH SEMESTER, REGISTRATION FOR ALL EXTRAS SESSIONS WILL CLOSE THE THURSDAY BEFORE CLASES BEGIN at 5PM for all schools (except Jackson which will close at 5PM the Friday before) SO THAT WE CAN CONFIRM ROSTERS FOR THE CLASS PROVIDERS. We follow the APS calendar and observe all holidays and teacher workdays on the school calendar.
HOW WILL I GET "ALL THE DETAILS" AFTER REGISTERING? Once a registration is complete, the child schedule and details for each class can be found in the parent portal under the child account. Later, the Friday before classes begin, the Parent Welcome Letter will be emailed to parents and posted on our website homepage (for each school) for all registered Extras students. Make sure in your portal account that you have opted to receive emails. The Parent Welcome Letter will detail the logistics of the Extras day, how to notify school classroom teachers of your child’s afternoon schedule/dismissal change (parent responsibility) so that they transition from the school day to their class successfully, how to notify us of your child’s absence from their Extra on any given day, bussing (if there are multiple campuses) and more! Keep in mind, MASP is not linked to the school’s computer system and we do not have access to parent contact information, pick up persons or restrictions nor any information allergy or important medical information. Please make sure your child’s profile is complete and includes all important information.
CHANGE AND WITHDRAWAL FEES: Choose your child’s classes carefully. There is a $10 class change fee when changing classes after a registration has been completed. Additionally, there is a $50 withdrawal fee for all requested refunds and withdrawals after any registration has been completed. Notifications reminders of this are included in the Extras registration agreements and posted here for transparency. After the second week of the session class schedule has been completed (by 7 PM Friday of the second week of the semester), no additional registrations, refunds or class changes will be made by MASP. At that time, rosters are final and we will be invoiced by the class providers for the semester.
TIPS AND ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
YOU WILL NEED A PARENT PORTAL ACCOUNT TO REGISTER.
CREATING A PORTAL ACCOUNT TIPS/REMINDERS :
New families- are encouraged to create their profile before registration opens by clicking any of the REGISTER HERE buttons on this homepage or click the Parent Portal tab at top of this page.
Once your Parent Portal account is created, you will use that login to register for extracurricular classes once registration opens.
Returning families- If you have EVER registered your child for ANY program though this website, you will use that profile by logging into the Parent Portal- use Parent Portal tab at top of this homepage to login and begin.
RETURNING FAMILIES, do not create a new profile.
If you have forgotten your login, your username is usually one of your email addresses and your password is easy to reset once you know your username.
You are able to add additional child family members or contact persons to an existing profile once you login to your account.
You should have only one account for Extras, Aftercare, Summer Programs...all the things with MASP!
PLEASE KNOW IN THIS SYSTEM, IN EACH CHILD'S PROFILE, EMERGENCY CONTACTS IN THE CHILD PROFILE ALSO SERVE AS PICKUP PERSONS. THIS SHOULD BE UPDATED EACH SEMESTER, at your convenience, BUT BEFORE CLASSES BEGIN. To do this, login to your parent portal account. On the dashboard, where all persons are listed on the left, there is a button on each person's profile to ADD EMERGENCY CONTACT. Pickup persons, even parents, should be asked to show ID the first few weeks of pickup after Extras COURSES.
WITHDRAWALS, REFUNDS - Refunds for withdrawals for Fall and Winter-Spring will be made by MASP until 8PM Friday of the second week of that semester's classes have been completed. Refunds are made at rate of class fee minus $50 withdrawal fee.
CLASS CHANGES- Course changes will be made up until Friday the second week of classes has been completed at 8 PM. A $10 class change fee will apply.
Once registered, all child schedules with start and end dates can be confirmed in your child's schedule/account in the parent portal
COURSES THAT DO NOT MEET THEIR MINIMUM ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENT WILL BE CANCELED AND PARENTS WILL BE REFUNDED PRIOR TO THE CLASS START DATE.
For more information on Extras courses:
Contact Beth Geurin at firstname.lastname@example.org