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After-School Programs

We're delighted to offer an expanded after-school program beginning in the 2018-19 school year. We aim to create an after-school atmosphere that is meaningfully different from the school day, with less formal structure and more open time to connect, work, and create. All after-school options are offered on a drop-in basis; the first hour of after-school (3:30-4:30) is free for all students. Special thanks to the many students and parents who informed the design of these programs.

3:30 - 4:30

  • Clubs: Each school day, one or more different Clubs are offered by either faculty or parent volunteers from dismissal at 3:30 until 4:30pm. In 2017-18, we offered a Robotics Club, Yearbook Club, Model UN Club, Improv Club, and Math Competition Club. Note that some clubs have limited space. 2018-19 clubs will be announced at the start of the school year.
     
  • Millennium Café: At 3:30, our Hub multi-purpose room turns into the Millennium Café, which is both a study and meeting place for students, and a student-operated businesses selling refreshments. Like a good café, the aim is to create a comfortable environment for quiet conversation, meetings, or independent reading or study. As a student-led enterprise, the Café is also a way for students to practice their entrepreneurial skills and to raise money for student trips. 

4:30 - 6:00

  • Millennium Café: Continues service in the Hub.
  • Arts & Tinkering Lab: Our Maker Space will host students working on artistic projects or tinkering and building, with a teacher present to support, supervise and facilitate.
  • Library: Our small library upstairs is to available for a silent study hall for students working or reading. 

Costs:

  • 3:30 - 4:30 is free every day for all students, including Clubs and the Millennium Café. 
  • 4:30 - 6:00 is available at $12/hour, billed in half-hour increments.
  • Our After-School Coordinator will check students in and out of after-school programming each afternoon.  Based on those records, families will receive a monthly bill via SmartTuition for after-school services used.
  • Families on 80%+ flexible tuition may participate in the 4:30-6:00PM block of after-school programming free of charge.

Special Note on Technology:

  • Our technology policies from the school day will continue after-school, in an effort to create a connected, present atmosphere. This means that students' phones will stay deposited as they are during the school day, to be retrieved when students leave the building. Students will still have access to their usual school laptops for school-related work, and can communicate with families via the school phone. 

Parent Student Conferences

Student Conferences are in-person meetings held twice a year with Millennium students, their Guide, and their parents. Students lead these sessions, during which they share their individual goals, progress, challenges, and emerging horizons for growth. This process is an important component of a self-constructed learning path, where Guides and parents come together to celebrate, support, and encourage students to their greatest potential.

Parents may schedule their student conferences online through the calendar on this page (coming soon).

Progress reports for students will be posted to their personal Student Folders throughout the year and archived for review by parents and students.

SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST

Please make sure your student brings these supplies to school every day starting on September 4, 2018.  (You do not need to bring these supplies to the camping trip). We do have spare supplies in all of these categories on days when students need a backup, but we are also teaching students to be independent and prepared.  

  1. Two sturdy 2 inch 3-ring D-ring binders with clear plastic cover (to insert a cover page).  Two are needed because students will need to archive work from first semester, to reduce clutter and weight. Keep one at home on reserve.  Example: https://www.amazon.com/Avery-500-Sheet-Capacity-DuraHinge-17031/dp/B001B08W6M/ref=sr_1_1?s=office-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1501798814&sr=1-1&keywords=2+inch+d+ring+binder   You could also consider a zip binder, for students whose papers tend to fall out/get lost. Example: https://www.amazon.com/Case-Mighty-3-Inch-Zipper-D-146-BLU/dp/B01EUPCLDY
  2. One sturdy 1-inch 3-ring binder.  This will be used for Wednesday field trips specifically.

  3. Two packs 8-tab dividers with slip-in labels.  Keep one pack at home on reserve. Example: https://www.amazon.com/Avery-Insertable-Dividers-Multicolor-11111/dp/B00006IBVA/ref=sr_1_2?s=office-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1501799157&sr=1-2&keywords=binder+dividers+with+tabs

  4. One pack No.2 pencils. Regular pencils preferred over mechanical.  Please make sure your student brings a pencil to school every day.

  5. One pack basic pens.  Please make sure your student brings a pen to school every day.

  6. Two packs college-ruled lined paper.  Put some paper in both binders, and keep the rest of the paper at home on reserve.

  7. One 3-hole graph paper spiral notebook with tear-out sheets.  This is for math class.

  8. Two 3-hole wide-ruled lined paper spiral notebook with tear-out sheets.  This is for note-taking.

  9. One 3-hole binder pouch for storing writing utensils, etc.  This item is very important.  Students who have used this in the past were much more organized!

  10. One pencil eraser

  11. One basic water bottle.  We want students to stay hydrated every day, so please make sure they bring this to school every day, especially on field trip days.

  12. One pair of sturdy walking shoes.  We go on a lot of field trips!  These shoes will probably get dirty.

  13. A backpack: Something practical that they can empty out to take on hikes, too.

  14. Optional supplies: White out, highlighters, pencil sharpeners, rulers, colored pencils (we have these at school too, but some students like to have their own.

PICK UP AND DROP OFF PROCEDURES

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Drop Off Instructions

  1. Drop off time spans from 8-8:30AM.  Morning Meeting begins promptly at 8:30AM and should not be missed, as important announcements and instructions for the day's classes are often given at Morning Meeting.  We advise arriving by 8:25AM so that students have time to put away their things and settle in.
  2. All cars should pull into Stevenson Alley behind the school, and then pull out of Clinton Park, back onto Valencia.  Stop briefly at the corner of Clinton Park and Valencia, and your student can walk from the corner to the front door, where you will see a staff person watching the sidewalk and corner for incoming students.  Please make sure your student is ready to go with all of their belongings as soon as you are first in the queue for drop off.  In a pinch, you can pull into the white zone in front of the school, but we ask that you please avoid this because of the small number of white zone spots and the cross traffic of cyclists, who are more at risk when people are pulling in and out of the white zone.  If you for any reason need to pull into the white zone in front of the school, please keep an eye out of cyclists when crossing the bike lane and when opening car doors.
  3. Please do not leave your car unattended/park in the white zone.
  4. Please do not double-park, as your car may be towed.
  5. If you need to park your car, please find street parking in the area.
  6. For the safety of your student, it is also very important for your student to be greeted by a staff person upon arrival.  If you are running late (arriving after 8:30AM), please notify Newton Martin at 415-992-8520 ext 109. Please make sure that your child is connected with a Millennium staff member before you leave the school, as children who are late are unaccounted for unless they have been received by a staff member.
  7. Those traveling by bike can wheel their bikes into the buildings and store them in the locker room behind the gym.

Pick Up Instructions

  1. Pick up time spans from 3:30-3:45. After 3:45PM, your student will join after school care, which is free until 4:30PM.  After 3:45PM, there will not be a Millennium staff member standing outside managing pick-up.  You will either need to come inside or call your student and have them come outside to meet you independently.
  2. Please do the same as during drop-off, queuing up on Stevenson St.  There will be a staff member on the corner helping to identify cars and bringing students out to be picked up.
  3. If your student's last name begins with A-M, please try to come for pick up on the front end of the pick-up window. If your student's last name begins with N-Z, please try to come for pick up on the latter end of the pick-up window.
  4. We will give each family a laminated sign with your student's name on it to place in your lefthand window to help us identify cars.
  5. Please do not get out of your vehicle while you are in the queue.
  6. Please do not double-park, as your car may be towed.  The only exception to this is that if a car needs to pass you to exit Stevenson, you may need to pull up onto the curb to allow them to pass.
  7. If you are on foot, you are welcome to walk to the front door of the building to pick up your student if that is easier for you.
  8. If someone other than those individuals listed as authorized pickup list will be picking up your child, we must have notification from you that this is permissible. State law does not allow us to release your child to anyone other than those individuals designated as authorized pickups.  Please notify us as soon as you have any edits to your authorized pick-up list.
  9. For those who are allowing their students to self-dismiss, we will allow your child to leave campus if you are not present.
  10. Pick-ups must be complete by no later than 6PM, as we do not have a staff member available after 6PM to supervise students.  There will be a late fee for late pick-ups.

student information surveys

Please complete the following surveys for each student by August 15, 2018.  Only one response is needed per student.

  1. Student Health Survey
  2. Emergency Contacts
  3. Authorized Pickup List
  4. Transportation and Carpooling
  5. Fall Camping Trip Gear Survey
  6. Volunteer Interest Survey

FALL CAMPING TRIP PACKING LIST

  • 1 sack lunch for the ride up
  • 1 sleeping pad (unless requested to be borrowed)
  • 1 sleeping bag (unless requested to be borrowed)
  • 1 backpacking backpack or largest backpack or comfortable duffel possible
  • 1 day pack
  • 1 waterproof jacket or shell with hood
  • 1 pair waterproof pants
  • 1 pair long pants, fleece or wool
  • 1 pair long underwear bottoms (wool or synthetic)
  • 1 long underwear top (wool or synthetic)
  • 1 warm jacket (fleece or wool)
  • 1 pair sturdy and comfortable waterproof or water-resistant hiking boots
  • 1 pair sturdy closed toe shoes (can be the same shoes as above if that is easier)
  • 1 article for layering (fleece or warm wool or synthetic jacket
  • 2 short sleeve shirts
  • 1 hat (wool or fleece)
  • 3 pairs wool socks
  • 1 pair nylon shorts
  • 1 pair swim trunks
  • 1 hat with brim
  • 2 pairs underwear
  • 2 x 1 liter water bottle
  • 1 headlamp (flashlight ok, but not ideal)
  • Personal medications (along with printed and completed medication forms)
  • Sunglasses
  • 1 cup
  • 1 bowl
  • 1 fork and spoon
  • Ear plugs
  • Toiletries
  • Millennium puzzle (6th graders only)