PROGRAM INFORMATION

For school year 2021-2022 Payne Elementary will offer the Office of Out-of-School Time Programs (OSTP) for after school programming. Students in OSTP after school programs spend their time doing a variety of activities including: academic power hour, eat a healthy snack, outdoor time, arts and crafts, clubs, and outdoor time.

SATURDAY ARTS ACADEMY

For school year 2021-2022 Payne Elementary is proud to announce the Saturday Arts Academy. 

Your child is invited to join their classmates at Payne every Saturday morning for classes that complement the instruction they receive during the school day.  Class sizes are limited, and enrollment will be on a first come, first served basis, with a portion of seats reserved for students furthest from opportunity.  Read more here.

Fall 2021 programming is underway.  Spring 2022: Registration dates to be announced 

CLUBS

Payne provides a variety of after school clubs for all grades including: athletics, dance, STEM activities, yoga and more. A full list of clubs for all grades is located here: Clubs at Payne Elementary (last updated Spring 2019).

ENRICHMENT PROGRAMMING

2021 Enrichment programming for all of our PK3 through 2nd Grade After School students will begin on Thursday, September 30. The fall session will include soccer for PK3 through Second Grade, dance for PK3 through Kindergarten, and tumbling for First and Second Grades. PK3/4 will have enrichment on Mondays and Wednesdays and K through 2nd Grade will have enrichment on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students will be grouped with their regular After School class, and the activities will occur onsite at Payne from 4:00-5:35pm. All students will participate regardless of ability to pay. Please see the attached information on recommended tuition, a waiver form, and a schedule showing class days and times for each grade. We are still working to develop plans for the winter and spring enrichment sessions.

SCHEDULE

​​After school is available daily from 3:30-6:00 pm and is managed by the Office of Out-of-School Time Programs (OSTP). There is no after school on days when school is dismissed at 12:15. ​

ENROLLMENT

​Enrollment in after school for school year 2019-2020 is managed by DCPS.  Find more details on the DCPS after school page or at the page for online enrollment. Students must enroll in school prior to enrolling in an after school program.

PARENT HANDBOOK

The After school Program Parent/Guardian Handbook provides Information about program policies and procedures about the OSTP program.