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Homework Start: Grades 1-8

Registered students will gather for a brief period of physical activity, a healthy snack, and then one hour of group homework assistance and supervision. Certified teachers will provide active assistance with homework and study as needed. This is not a tutoring session; rather it is an opportunity for your child to complete homework in the presence of and with the assistance from certified teachers.

The faculty of The Summit Country Day School believe in the importance of the parent/school connection and therefore expect that all parents will continue to review their child’s homework each evening as a way of staying connected with the child’s educational progress.

Sample Schedule:

3:15-3:30 p.m.: Dismissal from school. Student may be taken by Homework Start faculty for physical activity (outside - weather permitting).
3:30-3:45 p.m.: Student provided with healthy snack, consisting of a piece of fruit, a snack (for example, baked apple chips, pretzel, granola bar, low calorie Oreo cookies, bagel, cheese and crackers) and water in the Lower School Cafeteria.
3:45-4:45 p.m.: Homework Start begins in the Middle School Library.
4:45: Students will be dismissed to parent (or authorized adult) from the foyer of the Middle School building. Those children who remain following dismissal will be taken to the Extended Day room in the main building for parent pick up by 6 p.m. at no extra charge.

Benefits of Attending Homework Start

  • Allow your student to complete his or her homework in a quiet environment conducive to learning and under the supervision of teachers.
  • Certified teachers actively involved to support, assist and answer questions on homework to enhance student learning.
  • Assist student to develop beneficial study habits.
  • Ease stress at home by getting homework either completed or started, depending on complexity and degree of work and grade level.
  • Allow for more family time in the evening.

Homework Start will be available Monday through Thursday every day that school is in session except where noted. Advanced registration is required. Please note that Homework Start does not begin for the first grade the start of the second quarter, when they are given homework.

Pricing 2017-18:

The cost for Homework Start is $28 per day for grades one through eight.

Register and pay online via the Summit Country Day School website using the After School Programs registration link here. You must create a user name and password. We require a valid method of payment for each account. If your family has utilized the registration site previously, please update your record and credit card on file by using the same account name and password. If you need assistance with your user name and password, please email Lisa Nicholson to obtain this information.