Vacation & Holiday Program

Overview

During Henniker Community School vacation weeks, White Birch Center for Extended Education offers full day care at Henniker Community School. This is also the case on Teacher Workshop days. On early release days, we offer programming from the time of release until 5:30 PM, which is our normal closing time for the after school program. The only exception to this are certain holidays where both the school and White Birch center are closed. The detailed calendar highlights all important vacation, teacher workshop, early dismissal, and early arrival dates for the coming school year.

Rates

School Vacation Weeks – at Henniker Community School

Full Week: $200.002 Week Advanced Notice Requested; Includes Field Trips, AM and PM Snack

Daily Rate: $55.002 Week Advanced Notice Requested; Teacher Workshop days

School Calendar & Vacation Schedule

Printable 2017-2018 School Year Calendar

Sample White Birch Center December Vacation Schedule

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Drop Off and Pick Up

Before School Program

Children are dropped off and checked in any time after 6:30 AM in the classroom located in the back of the school just as you enter the school drop off area. To get behind the school you turn off of Western Ave between the Grange and the Tucker free library. At 7:50 am, just prior to school beginning, White Birch Extended Education staff escort the children to the playground where other children are playing until the bell for school rings.

After School Program

At 2:45 PM when children are released from classes, White Birch after school children meet just outside the Henniker Community School main office. Younger children are escorted to the meeting point by their teachers and older children go right from class to the meeting point on their own. When all children are accounted for, White Birch Extended Care staff escort the children to the after school classroom for our programming which ends at 6:00 PM (children can be picked up at any time after 3:00 PM). To pick up your child, arrive at the after school classroom and sign them out. The after school classroom is located in the back of the school just as you enter the school drop off area. To get behind the school you turn off of Western Ave between the Grange and the Tucker free library.

Children in Kindergarten

Because the kindergarten class at Henniker Community School is a half day program, it can initially be confusing for parents as to where and when they drop off or pick up their children. Here is explanation of what to do.

Kindergarten Children who are not in the White Birch Wrap Around Program

Morning Kindergartners who are enrolled in the before school program Drop your child off at the before school program classroom located in the back of the school just as you enter the school drop off area. To get behind the school you turn off of Western Ave between the Grange and the Tucker free library. To get behind the school you turn off of Western Ave between the Grange and the Tucker free library. We will then get your child to kindergarten. After kindergarten pick up your child per the school’s dismissal procedures

Morning Kindergartners who are not enrolled in the before school program – Drop off and pick up your child per the school’s arrival and dismissal procedures.

Afternoon Kindergartners who are enrolled in the after school program – Drop off your child per the school’s arrival procedures. When afternoon kindergarten is completed at 2:45 PM your child will be escorted by an adult to the after school meeting area near the school’s main office. When all children are accounted for, White Birch Extended Care staff escort the children to the after school classroom for our programming which ends at 6:00 PM (children can be picked up at any time after 3:00 PM). Children are signed out in the classroom located in the back of the school just as you enter the school drop off area. To get behind the school you turn off of Western Ave between the Grange and the Tucker free library.

Kindergarten Children who are enrolled in the White Birch Wrap Around Program

Morning Kindergartners who are enrolled in the before school program – Drop your child off at the before school program classroom located in the back of the school just as you enter the school drop off area. To get behind the school you turn off of Western Ave between the Grange and the Tucker free library. To get behind the school you turn off of Western Ave between the Grange and the Tucker free library. We will then get your child to kindergarten. After kindergarten White Birch staff will pick up your children at the school. When all children are accounted for we will then bring your child to White Birch Center on Hall Ave. You may pick up your child at any point at White Birch Center until 2:30 PM. At that time, we will bring your child back down to the school for the after school program where you can pick up your child at any point after 3:00 PM. You pick up and sign out your child at the after school classroom located in the back of the school just as you enter the school drop off area. To get behind the school you turn off of Western Ave between the Grange and the Tucker free library.

Morning Kindergartners who are not enrolled in the before school program – Drop off your child at Henniker Community School per the school’s arrival procedures. After kindergarten White Birch staff will pick up your children at the school. When all children are accounted for we will then bring your child to White Birch Center on Hall Ave. You may pick up your child at any point at White Birch Center until 2:30 PM. At that time, we will bring your child back down to the school for the after school program where you can pick up your child at any point after 3:00 PM. You pick up and sign out your child at the after school classroom located in the back of the school just as you enter the school drop off area. To get behind the school you turn off of Western Ave between the Grange and the Tucker free library. We will then bring your child down to the school for their lunch and afternoon kindergarten class.

Afternoon Kindergartners who are enrolled in the after school program – Drop off your child at White Birch Center located on Hall Ave in the morning. At 11:30 AM we will bring your child to the school for lunch and their Afternoon kindergarten class. When afternoon kindergarten is completed at 2:45 PM your child will be escorted by an adult to the after school meeting area near the school’s main office. When all children are accounted for, White Birch Extended Care staff escort the children to the after school classroom for our programming which ends at 6:00 PM (children can be picked up at any time after 3:00 PM). Children are signed out in the classroom located in the back of the school just as you enter the school drop off area. To get behind the school you turn off of Western Ave between the Grange and the Tucker free library.