Knights in Extended Day (KiX)
Frederica Academy offers after-school care for a fee for all Lower School grades (PK-5). The school is also offering after-school care for 6th grade Middle School Students this year, so please review the registration form, if you are interested. After school programs are being developed for Lower and Middle School that will be launched after Labor Day, so please stay tuned if this is an activity that you would be interested in for your student.
The purpose of this document is to delineate what the practices will be for the KiX program. The Registration form for KiX provides the detail of rates for our after-school care.
KiX is committed to offering a program that puts the safety of students first while providing fun, enriching activities.
Ideally, families will sign their child up for KiX in advance as this provides the school with helpful information for appropriate planning. Because of additional requirements of small group size and social distancing implemented in KiX, the school reserves the right to limit space for students who have not registered in advance. Frederica does permit drop-ins, space permitting; but parents should attempt to inform the school no later than 12:00 noon that day if at all possible. Students without a reservation will be charged a higher fee.
The school is excited to announce that KiX will take place in The Knights Castle - the former Georgia Power building that was acquired by Frederica Academy last year. The quality of the different rooms and covered outdoor space allows KiX to separate students into smaller groups and provide an outdoor environment even in the event of inclement weather so we believe that this will enhance the KiX experience for all ages.
All KiX participants will be required to purchase a personalized kit that includes age-appropriate supplies they will use in KiX throughout the year that is designated for that student only. These will be available for purchase and outlined on the registration form. Students will not take these home as they will be sanitized and retained in KiX so they will be available for daily use. Examples of items in these kits would be crayons, markers, paintbrushes or other supplies. More details and fees are outlined in the KiX Registration Form.
Generally speaking, the rules for mask wearing and social distancing will be enforced in KiX the same as for classroom time.
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Pre-Kindergarten)
This program will continue to include rest time from 1:00 – 2:00 in the Pre-K room. Temperatures will be checked once the other students have left Pre-K. Upon waking up from nap, students will be required to replace their masks and wear them throughout time in KiX unless playing outside.
2:00 PM – 2:55 PM (PK + KINDERGARTEN)
Kindergarten students will have a temperature check upon dismissal from class at 2:00 p.m. Students will transition to the new KiX Center where they will have a snack and engage in designated activities until 3:00 pm.
3:00 PM – 3:20 PM (PK + K Sibling Pick-Up)
Students who will be picked up with their Lower School and Middle School siblings will be collected first from the KiX Center. Parents should collect their Pre-K or Kindergarten child first and then continue on to the regular Lower School and Middle School pick-up line.
3:00 PM (Grades 1-5)
Students in Grades 1-5 participating in KiX will go to the Terry Thomas Playground where they will have their temperature checked before transitioning to the KiX Center. Social Distancing will be enforced and masks will be required until seated to have snack. Students participating in KiX will also have the ability to participate in After-School Clubs if interested.
3:00 PM – 5:30 PM (PK – Grade 5)
All students will be picked up at the KiX Center. Signage will direct parents on how to communicate when they are ready to pick up their students up.
3:20 PM – 5:30 PM (Grade 6)
Middle School Students going directly to KiX should report to the Terry Thomas Playground and will transition to the KiX Center. Students who would like to attend Tutorial will join KiX at 3:50 and will be picked up from the Knights Castle. Because there is no tutorial on Fridays, 6th graders will go directly to the Terry Thomas Playground at 3:20 dismissal.
Grades will be separated into three distinct groups that will not commingle.
- Pre-K + Kindergarten
- Grades 1-3
- Grades 4-6
There will be three KiX leaders who will work together to insure small groups and the enforcement of social distancing and mask wearing. Different age groups will participate in different activities, and all surfaces and equipment will be sanitized between uses.
Daily pick-up for all groups will be at The Knights Castle. If a sibling is in KiX and other siblings are being picked up from school, parents should pick up the KiX student first before continuing on to the carline. The Knights Castle is accessed through the right turn immediately before the entry gates to Frederica Academy.