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2020-21 After-School Application Form

The After-School Program at The J provides recreational and educational activities for youth in K - 5th grades. Activities include homework help, fun, and educational games, crafts, swimming, outdoor play, and the celebration of Jewish holidays and traditions.

Application Deadline: July 15th

Returning families: skip to terms of enrollment >


AKK: After-Kindergarten Kids
Provides age-appropriate projects and play for kindergartners after their normal school hours and for early dismissals. Available to area schools and HBHA students.

ASK: The After-School Program (Grades 1-5)
Provides homework help and activities for children after their normal school hours and for early dismissals. Available to area schools and HBHA students.

After-School Sample Schedule

3:30 - 4:15 pm Snack, educational activities, homework, and reading
4:15 - 5:00 pm Homework or active play. Swimming is offered two afternoons per week. Friday afternoons we celebrate Shabbat.
5:00 - 6:00 pm Free play choice activities

Enrichment Classes

The J also offers a variety of classes that are available for After-School participants. These include dance, tumbling, basketball, soccer, tennis, karate, music, and more. The fees for these programs are separate from the After-School fees. Children will be escorted to and from the enrichment classes by The J staff.

After-School Hours & Calendar

The first day of the After-School Program is the first day of school (Shawnee Mission 8/12, Blue Valley 8/13, Olathe 8/13, HBHA 8/19). Students arrive upon school dismissal every school day, including early dismissal days, and must be picked up by 6:00 pm. The After-School program will be closed for major holidays and major Jewish holidays around Rosh Hashana and Passover. Learn More About Jewish Holidays.

Vacation Days

For those not yet starting school, Vacation Days will be available beginning August 11.

Vacation Day programming is for youth in K - 6th grade and is available throughout the year when school is out. Activities include arts, games, swimming, special events and occasional field trips. The hours are 7:30 am – 6:00 pm. Pre-Registration is required. For more information go to thejkc.org/vacationdays.

The After-School fee does not include care for your child on these days. After-School participants receive a $5 discount if you enroll through staff. Non-registered participants will be accepted based on availability and an additional drop-in fee of $5 will apply. Cancellation fees: If requested in advance is $5; If requested day of the program is $10.

Eligible Schools & Transportation

The After-School Program is open to children from the Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy (HBHA) and schools within a 10-12 mile radius of The J. Contact us to determine availability. 

We offer transportation through WHC Worldwide zTrip. Taxi drivers complete extensive background checks and are specifically trained and experienced in transporting young children. Parents and children have the opportunity to meet their driver before service begins, and zTrip provides age-appropriate safety seats. For those enrolling after July 15, we will need 1-2 weeks to determine if transportation can be provided.

The After-School staff picks up participants from the HBHA at both the Kindergarten dismissal and 1st-5th-grade dismissal and walks them to the After-School Program.

Area Schools Monthly Fees - 2020-2021 School Year (Transportation Fee Included)


AKK + ASK (K-5th Grade)
PM Dismissal - 6 pm

Number of Days

J Member


5 days



4 days



3 days



2 days



HBHA Monthly Fees - 2020-2021 School Year


AKK + ASK (K-5th Grade)
School Dismissal - 6 pm

Number of Days

J Member


5 days



4 days



3 days



2 days




Deposits and Regular Payment of Fees

Enrollment in the After-School Program is binding for the school year. A deposit of $150 is required by July 15, 2020.  If a child was previously enrolled in the CDC or After-School Program, the deposit will roll over. An automatic payment plan for fees is required at the time of enrollment. Parents may elect to have either their credit/debit card or bank account drafted automatically each month on approximately the 1st and the 15th. Payments for the current year will begin on August 17, 2020. Canceling enrollment requires written notice, two weeks in advance.

Financial Assistance

For families needing financial assistance, there are limited funds available. Please contact Leslie Bitterman at (913) 981-8878 or by email for more information.

Health Information

All After-School participants must have health information on file. Parents need to annually update their child’s file in CampDoc following enrollment.

Terms of Enrollment

  • J Membership is NOT required to participate in The J After-School programs. Non-Member fees are available.
  • $150 deposit is required by July 15, 2020. The deposit from the CDC will roll over.
  • Acceptance into the program is dependent upon the availability of staff and transportation. Youth must be able to successfully function in a group setting.
  • Payment is required via semi-monthly credit/debit card or EFT draft.
  • Parents must complete health information annually.
  • Enrollment is considered binding for the 2020-21 school year. Requested changes are made on a space availability basis. Canceling enrollment requires written notice two weeks in advance.
  • I understand the demands of activities relative to my child’s physical condition/skill level, acknowledging the types of injuries that may occur as a result of participation; my child’s participation is voluntary and I knowingly assume all such risks.
  • The J reserves the right to photograph or video children and staff and to use these photographs for marketing purposes, including insertion on The J’s webpages and social media. To opt-out, please notify DD Gass by email. Questions, please call (913) 327-8079.


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