Extension is a new department which combines the previous Extended Care (EC) and the After School Class (ASC) programs. Extension offers a full complement of fun and educational activities that students can attend directly after school from 3-6 p.m. and on various "No School" days.
Extension is designed to provide a positive, nurturing after school experience for your student, extending the OES Vision and Mission through our out-of-school time programs. Within our flexibly structured program, your child will experience inquiry based projects, recreational and enrichment activities, free time, and special activities such as cooking, sports, and art. For this more relaxed part of the day, children are under the watchful eye and nurturing guidance of our instructors who will foster and support independence, cooperation, and problem solving strategies in a safe and caring environment.
We strive to maintain an enthusiastic and skilled staff. Parental interaction with the staff enhances our ability to serve your child's needs and to plan our program for everyone's benefit. Parents are encouraged to share concerns, suggestions, and observations with staff, by note, by phone call, or by dropping in during a portion of Extension time. We appreciate your trust in us to provide a positive and meaningful experience for your student.
Extension offers a variety of opportunities during no school days, teacher work days, and conference days for both the Lower and Middle Schools. We do not have any more "No School" offerings this 2016-17 school year.
We often take field trips during these special days. Examples include: Bonneville Visitor Center in the Columbia Gorge, Highway 30 Waterfall Tours, Portland Art Museum, Baggenstos Farms Pumpkin Patch, and the Audubon Society.
We offer Extension classes on no school days such as teacher work days and conference days. There are no more for the 2016-17 school year.