After School Program

 

The McIntosh Memorial Library in partnership with Viroqua Area Schools announces the registration date for the 2022-2023 After-School program. With the new school year, the program will be expanding from 30 students to 45 total students. The program will register 35 students enrolled in 1st-4th grade and 10 students enrolled in 5th-6th grade for a new “Bridge Program.” The Bridge Program will offer children in 5th -6th grade structured time at the library to include homework help and the opportunity to participate in special events with the younger After-School program students.

The program will be offered five days per week from 3:00-5:15. The program will operate from Tuesday, September 6, 2022 – Friday, May 26, 2023. Enrollment is limited to 45 students. Students from any Viroqua area school whether that be public, private, chartered or home-schooled may be admitted to the After School Program.

The required program registration materials can be found below. Families only need to submit one enrollment form. However, it is necessary to complete a health form for each participating child.

“Enrollment Day” to register for the 2022 – 2023 school year is on Wednesday, June 22nd at 6:00pm in the Library’s Lobby.

Guidelines for Enrollment Day: Space is limited. Arrive early. With strictness, the line will begin outside of the library’s front doors beginning at 5:00pm. Hard copies of each required form will be the only method of registration. (One enrollment form per family and a health form per each child enrolling.) Any forms turned in prior to June 22 will not be accepted.

Enrollment Form. Download to Print.

Health Form. Download to Print.

The After School Program follows the Viroqua Area School’s calendar. The After School program will follow VAS cancellations or early dismissal due to bad weather.

Each day the students will receive a healthy snack upon arrival at the library, then activity/exercise time at Eckhart Park, Park Bowl, or the library’s garden followed by free-time activities at the library including reading, music, drawing, and others. Pick up begins at 4:45pm and ends promptly at 5:15pm.

For more information about the program contact Youth Services Director Laci Sheldon at l.sheldon@wrlsweb.org or call 637-7151 ext. 5. The program is sponsored by the McIntosh Memorial Library, Viroqua Area Schools, and the Viroqua Area Foundation.

You will be notified of your child(ren)s acceptance to the program within a week. Notifications are also sent to those that could not be accepted into the After School Program and were placed on a waiting list.

Q. What are the reasons why a student may not be accepted?

A. Their enrollment and health forms were received after the first 35 first – fourth grade students were enrolled, or, after the first 10 fifth through sixth grade students were enrolled.

A. Their enrollment and health forms were submitted before June 22nd, the official enrollment day, or they were sent by email. We do not accept emailed registrations.

A. Their registration form indicates that the student will miss 3 or more days of the After School Program per week.

For more information please contact Ms. Laci Sheldon, Youth Services Director, at l.sheldon@wrlsweb.org 608-637-7151 x.5.