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NEW –   Bus From Stonybrook –> Glenn L. Sisco School.

If you would like to participate in the KASE Program at Stonybrook (grades 3-5 only),  but your work schedule does not allow you to pick up you child after the KASE Program,
Please contact Linda Russell at linruslkep@yahoo.com for information on our bus from Stonybrook School at KASE dismissal time to the Kid’s Korner PM program at Glenn L. Sisco School.
Enrollment in the Kid’s Korner PM for the day or days your child attends the Stonybrook KASE Program is required.

For information please contact – Linda Russell at linruslkep@yahoo.com

What is the K.A.S.E. Program?

K.A.S.E Program stands for Kinnelon After School Enrichment Program. The program is designed to let Kinnelon Public School children in grades K-5 experience a wide variety of courses that are both fun and educational. Often these opportunities are not readily available anywhere else.

How is the program funded?

The KASE Program is strictly a tuition based program.  The program does not receive any funding from the Kinnelon Board of Education Budget. The tuition helps cover the cost of instructor salaries, support staff and any supplies needed for the courses.

How often does the program run?

The KASE Program holds 2 semesters per school year.  A Fall Semester which begins in October and a Spring Semester which begins in March.

Each semester is approximately 8 weeks in duration and each weekly course is approximately 1 hour long.

Who are the Instructors?

In order to provide a wide variety of experiences and knowledge to our students, we hire instructors from all different walks of life.  Some instructors are professional educators, some run their own companies, dedicated to the courses they teach, and still other are members of local communities who have a passion that they want to share.

If you are interested in being a course instructor, please visit our Job Openings page.    On this page you will find some of the courses we are hoping someone would be interested in teaching.  We also welcome new ideas.  The goal is to find people who have a passion for a subject and is willing to pass that passion and knowledge on to our students.

Where does my child attend weekly courses?

Your child will attend classes in their own school.  A central meeting place will be arranged and the school office will call After School Enrichment students to that place.  In Kiel School it is usually the gym and at Stonybrook School it is usually the Cafeteria.

Kindergarten students who attend Stonybrook School are welcome to attend courses at Kiel School.  Parents will need to drive their children to Kiel School, being sure to arrive no later than 3:30.  All Kiel courses meet up in the Gym where they assemble with their teachers, attendance is taken and then the teachers take their charges to their classrooms.

What time of the day are courses held?

Courses begin at dismissal time for your child’s school.  Children are met by the course instructor at a central location and are escorted to a classroom by the instructor.  Classes are approximately 1 hour in length.

Specifically, Kiel School courses run from 3:40 – 4:40 and Stonybrook School courses run from 3:30 – 4:30.

How does my child get home after their course?

Parents are responsible for picking up their children at the end of the allotted time for the course.  To be fair to our instructors we ask that parents arrive at least 5 minutes before the course is scheduled to end so that students are picked up in a timely fashion.

How can I help support the KASE Program?

The support of the community is vitally important.

The first way you can help us continue to provide this wonderful experience is to sign your children up for one or more classes. Your participation enables us to retain our instructors and entice new instructors to our program.

Another way you can help is to check our Job Openings page and see if there is a course you might like to teach.  If you have and idea for a course you would like to teach, let us know!  We are always looking for new courses to add to our program.

If you don’t feel you would be able to be an instructor, but have an idea for a course you think the students might like, we would love to hear from you.  Sometimes people want to teach a course but just don’t know what they would like to do.  Ideas are always welcome.

Lastly, please tell your friends about the program and encourage them to either sign their children up or perhaps teach a class.

Our program is growing and there is always plenty of room for more eager minds.

8 thoughts on “FAQ’s – General Information

  1. If my son is in kindergarten in Stonybrook, is he eligible to participate in the Kiel programs? If so, I am I responsible for driving him there? What time do programs truly begin– I wouldn’t want him to be late every week:)

    • Susan,
      Thanks for this question! We didn’t realize we hadn’t addressed it in the FAQs (Update coming shortly!) To answer your questions: YES! He is absolutely welcome to participate! Parents will need to drive their Stonybrook Kindergarteners to KASE Program courses at Kiel. You’ll need to make sure he’s there by 3:30 which is about the time they assemble in the Gym to take attendance and meet up with their teachers, who bring them to their classrooms. Classes officially run at Kiel from 3:40 – 4:40. (Stonybrook classes run from 3:30 – 4:30). I hope that answered your question and thanks again for asking it! We hope we see you and your son after school! 🙂

  2. I would love to enroll my 3rd grade son into a KASE program in the Stonybrook school, but we are working parents and unable to pick him up at 4:30pm. Are there any plans to tie the KASE program with the Kids Corner PM program so that my son can attend an after school class in Stonybrook but then be bussed to after school care at Glenn Sisco school? (where I could pick him up at 6pm).

    • Jim,

      I’m pretty sure the answer to your question is YES! You can certainly use both programs together to make it easier to pick up your child… I have forwarded your question on to Linda who will be glad to help you make that happen. You should here from her soon. Can’t wait to see you after school!

      ~ Sandra (Webmaster)

    • Hi Nadia,
      It looks like all the slots are taken at this point. I know the acting classes are always very popular and fill up quickly. BUT a slot may open up as this week moves on. Sometimes folks may sign up but not get their payment in. If that happens, we’ll return the slot back to the catalog and it will be available. I recommend you keep checking back in the afternoons/evenings to see if something has opened up.

  3. I would like to sign up my daughters for classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but one is at Stonybrook and one at Kiel. Is there enough time in between dismissals for me to collect both of them? I understand that instructors need to leave on time, but there is only 10 minutes in between for pick up. Thank you for any suggestions.

    • Hi! No worries, Kim! We have staff on hand to help make sure every child is picked up, allowing teachers to scoot out at the end of class. Now… that isn’t to say kids can be left with us for a half and hour or anything, but if you’re a couple of minutes late to pick up time, your child will be safe and sound. It hasn’t ever been an issue in the past, but we really appreciate you bringing this question up! 🙂

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