Stay & Play Policies and Procedures

  • All Students MUST BE REGISTERED in order to attend the Stay & Play! Program.
  • Stay & Play will be following the NYC Department of Education health & safety protocols as it pertains to Covid-19
  • The Stay & Play Afterschool Program, including Enrichment classes, is not an extension of the P.S. 372 school day. We do not have the same staff and resources that are available during the school day.  This is important to note as during the school day there is more staff in the classrooms than what Stay and Play can offer.
  • Refunds will be granted for cancellations made at least 7 days before a Stay & Play session begins. Any other refund request will require Stay & Play board approval. School shutdowns due to Covid exposure will not be refunded as the program will continue to pay staff. Prolonged closures or system-wide shutdowns will result in either a prorated refund or credit to be applied to future sessions.
  • It is recommended that students who require extra individual support wait a couple weeks for students to acclimate before adding the Stay & Play Program to their day. This allows the students a chance to familiarize themselves with their new school; teachers, classmates and schedule. It also allows the teachers the opportunity to learn more about the children and help inform the Afterschool staff so that we can best meet needs. We require an ongoing dialogue with the family to assess if the needs of the child are being satisfied.
  • Unsafe behaviors impact the safety of the children and may result in a student’s removal from the Afterschool program or Enrichment classes.
  • All accounts must be paid to date in order to attend the Stay & Play! Program. If there is a request for Financial assistance or payment plans please reach out to: stayandplay372@gmail.com.
  • Payment for the Afterschool Program is due 7 days after Registration. If you pay by cash or check or by payment plan a $20 late fee will be charged if payment hadn’t been received. 
  • Pick up is in the gym. Please enter to pick up your children through the Recreational Building doors at 219 1st Street.
  • You are allowed to swap a scheduled day if your child is absent due to an illness or doctor’s appointment. This is allowed a maximum of 3 times per school year. A doctors’ note is required.
  • Persons picking up are not permitted to go beyond the gym entrance upon arrival. Staff will call your child and your child will be brought to you.
  • All students must be signed out of the Stay & Play! Program daily by a designated parent or caregiver. If there are individuals who are not allowed to pick up your child, you must notify us at stayandplay372@gmail.com.
  • The Stay & Play! Afterschool Program ends promptly at 6:00 pm. Rec Building doors are locked at 6:00 pm. Late pick-up is at the main school entrance, 512 Carroll Street. There is a charge of $15 for late pick-up.
  • If you have any changes to your dismissal plan do NOT forget to write a note to your Teachers via backpack AND please send an email to stayandplay372@gmail.com. Teachers are not guaranteed to check their email during the school day.
  • The PS 372 school day ends at 2:30 pm. If a student has not been picked up from school by 2:45 pm, they will automatically be enrolled in the Stay & Play! Afterschool program at the Drop-In rate of $35 for the day. Once in the program, families must register their child(ren). Late pick-up for school students will be in the gym. Please enter through the Recreational Building doors at 219 1st Street for late pick-up from the school day.
  • There is an Afterschool Committee Board to support and provide assistance to the Afterschool program. The members of the board are parents from the Stay & Play! program, members of our PTA Executive Board and also members of our administration. If you’d like to join that group, which meets several times a year, or have matters you’d like to bring to its attention, please email stayandplay372@gmail.com.
  • Please ensure Staff is aware of any special concerns, issues or situations concerning your child. Stay & Play is an inclusive program and we will do everything we can to meet a child’s needs.
  • If your child needs an Epipen or Asthma Pump, you must provide one to the Stay & Play! Program staff in a name labeled box on the first day. If your child requires these medications, he or she may not attend the program until staff has the medications in hand.
  • Parents/Guardians are responsible to update any and all information regarding their child (personal concerns, pick up authorizations, phone numbers, allergies etc.) You can update this information on your personal account page.
  • If any issue arises (behavioral or social/emotional) with a student during Stay & Play!, we will contact their Parents or Guardians. If a child’s behavior is creating a consistent issue (safety for him/herself or others) during Stay & Play!, we will call a meeting with the parent to discuss how to best address.
  • Healthy snacks from NYC SchoolFood are provided to the children, PreK/K students are also given juice or water. Please send additional snack such as fruit, veggies or a sandwich if you choose. NO PEANUTS/NUTS, gum or lollipops allowed.
  • In case of weather or emergency closures please be advised Stay & Play! will follow DOE announcements.
  • It is recommended you label all your child’s belongings.
  • PreK/K Students: It is recommended you have an extra pair of clothing in your child’s backpack in a labeled Ziplock bag