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Afterschool Activities

At Sanford we have a robust afterschool program, coordinated by MPS Community Education, based on youth voice and choice!

Ready to sign up for afterschool or want to learn more?!

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Schedule of classes for Spring Session
Class Choice Form (for students only, requires MPS google account)

More Afterschool Information: 

  • Afterschool is offered Monday through Thursday from 3:10-5:40pm
  • Spring Session dates are April 10th - May 11th
  • Registration will remain open until the end of March, new students are always welcome
  • The schedule of classes came out Mar. 27th and students make their class selections through an online form shared out in Advisory
  • Students must be registered in order to stay for afterschool
  • Families can also register over the phone, call Ms. T @ 612-668-4922

10 Things to Know About Afterschool Programming at Sanford!

1.Afterschool classes are offered Monday through Thursday 3:10pm to 5:40pm with a super snack provided by Sanford’s food service staff.

2.Sanford’s Community Education Afterschool program is low-cost with a sliding scale registration fee for each session. Families should pay what they can.

3.The afterschool program has FOUR sessions: Fall, Winter One, Winter Two, and Spring. Some classes are offered all three sessions, but other classes change at the time of the new session.

4.Students decide themselves whether or not they stay for afterschool on any given day, and we do not make calls home for students absent from afterschool. Discuss your student’s afterschool plan as a family. To confirm whether your student is present you may call the afterschool office at 612-668-4922 after 3:45pm.

5.The schedule of classes will be available in print format in the main office and in the announcements for students during advisory. Each session’s new class list will be published one week prior to the start of the session.

6.Students will receive a class choice form link in advisory. Students are responsible to make their own choices and submit the form, and they will only be contacted if a class they selected is unavailable (no confirmations are generated).

7.Community Education values youth voice and youth choice and students will have the opportunity to visit different class tables in the cafeteria before committing to their class choice for the day. 

8.Safe behavior is expected at all times. Students not meeting the Afterschool Behavior Expectations (see reverse side) will be suspended or removed from activities. Students with unsafe behavior on the afterschool bus will be suspended or removed from the afterschool bus (this will not affect their morning bus or 3:10pm bus).

9.Buses are provided at 5:40pm. Any student that plans on taking the 5:40pm bus must be in afterschool from 3:10pm – 5:40pm. Students coming from Longfellow Park or any other community location cannot ride the bus! Students might not arrive home until 7:00pm, especially if your child is near the end of the bus route. Please call transportation at 612-668-2300 if your student’s bus is running late.

10.There are three afterschool class types at Sanford: Community Education classes, ALC classes, and Community Partner classes. The class type is not often known by participating students because all classes look and feel unique, but it’s important for families to know the differences.

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