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Wraparound

Chester Elementary Wraparound Program Information 

UPDATE: Beginning February 5th, 2024 and running through the end of the school year, June 2024

We are pleased to share that the Gateway Regional School district has been awarded the “After School and Out-of-School Time” ASOST grant from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for the second year in a row.

As a result, starting on Monday, February 5, 2024, all fees for Wraparound will be waived for families who do not have an outstanding balance on their account. We expect the grant to cover all fees for the remainder of the school year.

Please know that all outstanding fees must be paid in full and students must have a current registration on file before families can enjoy this exciting benefit. Therefore, we ask that your balance is paid in full by February 5, so we can move free programming forward for the remainder of the 23/24 school year. However, If there are extenuating circumstances that the district should consider, please reach out to your child’s principal, Vanna Maffuccio, at vmaffuccio@grsd.org

Also, please note that the hours for Wraparound at both locations will shift slightly--starting on February 5, 2024, morning hours for Wraparound will begin at 7:30am. In the afternoon, wraparound programming will end at 5pm instead of 5:30pm.

Chester’s Wraparound program will be open on early release days and on days where there is a delay due to weather.  On days when a full day of school is canceled, because of inclement weather, Wraparound will not be open. We will not be open on school vacations or holidays.

Our Wraparound program provides care and services for Chester Elementary families.  Our care provides a safe environment. Mrs. Cindy Harrison is the director of the program. Activities in our Wrap Around program will include homework help, projects and structured play. Please make sure your child brings a snack to enjoy during wrap around (This should be in addition to their school day snack.). 

All students must be registered in order to attend, so please fill out the attached paperwork and return it as soon as possible; you can email it to charrison@grsd.org, send it in with your child, or drop it off at Chester Elementary School. We also have hard copies available upon request. Please direct any questions to Cindy Harrison: charrison@grsd.org or call the school office at 413-685-1360.

Please use the following form to register for our Wrap Around Program from February 5th through the end of the 2023-2024 school year:

Free Wrap Around Registration Form

Please send a note into school with your child(ren) to inform us of which day(s) he/she/they will be attending afternoon Wraparound Care. Include which day(s) your child will be staying for after school Wraparound care only. You do not need to inform us, in advance, if your student(s) will be utilizing morning wraparound care. All families who have completed registration paperwork are free to utilize morning wraparound care on an as needed and regular basis. You can also call the main office, before 2pm, to inform our school secretary if your student(s) need to stay for afternoon  wraparound care. You can inform us if your child(ren) will be utilizing afternoon wrap around care on a weekly and/or daily basis.  

 

 

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(Program Information prior to 2/5/24 below)

Our Wraparound program provides care and services for Chester Elementary families. It operates Monday-Friday from 7:30-8:45 am and from 3:20-5:30 pm. Our care provides a safe environment for students at a minimal cost. Mrs. Cindy Harrison is the director of the program. Activities in our Wrap Around program will include homework help, projects and structured play. Please make sure your child brings a snack to enjoy during wrap around (This should be in addition to their school day snack.). 

Cost for the Wrap Around Program is listed on page two of the form linked below. If your child is picked up after 5:30pm, a late fee of $5 (per every 5 minutes past 5:30pm) will be charged. If your unpaid balance exceeds $90, your child will not be able to utilize Wrap Around care until your balance is paid in full. 

Please send a note into school with your child(ren) to inform us of which day(s) he/she/they will be attending afternoon Wraparound Care. Include which day(s) your child will be staying for after school Wraparound care only. You do not need to inform us, in advance, if your student(s) will be utilizing morning wraparound care. All families who have completed registration paperwork are free to utilize morning wraparound care on an as needed and regular basis. You can also call the main office, before 2pm, to inform our school secretary if your student(s) need to stay for afternoon  wraparound care. You can inform us if your child(ren) will be utilizing afternoon wrap around care on a weekly and/or daily basis.  

The Chester Wrap Around program will be open on early release days and on days where there is a delay due to weather.  On days when a full day of school is canceled because of inclement weather, wrap around will not be open. We will not be open on school vacations or holidays.


All students must be registered in order to attend, so please fill out the paperwork (click the link below) and return it as soon as possible. You can email it to charrison@grsd.org or drop it off at Chester Elementary School after August 23, 2023. We also have hard copies available at school and can send them home with your student upon request.

ChesterWrapAround23_24.pdf