Our Extended Day Enrichment Program is designed to offer safe, rewarding experiences for students both before and after school. The program will offer children the opportunity to socialize with their peers, provide students with a continuum of education to enhance both academic and social growth while developing age appropriate skills. BYDS is committed to providing an environment full of caring and dedicated staff with exciting and diverse enrichment classes. The BYDS EDE Program is designed for enrolled BYDS students only. Click here to read our full EDE Parent Guide.
- Focus on educational, social and physical needs of all students
- Attract and maintain quality staff dedicated to the well-being of all children
- Expand community outreach and partner involvement
Hours of Operation
Elementary School: 7:00am – 6:00pm (M-Th) & 7:00am – 5:00pm (Fri)
Early Childhood: 7:30am – 6:00pm (M-Th) & 7:30am – 5:00pm (Fri)
Before Care*: 7:00am-7:30am (ES) & 7:30am-8:30am (EC)
* Parents may not drop children at school prior to the stated time above.
* All students arriving before 7:30am (ES) & 8:30am (ES) will need to be signed into Morning Child Care
Extended Day: 12:30pm-Close (CDO-3’s), 2:00pm-Close (PreK) & 3:30pm-close (ES)
Dates of Operation
Before Care and Extended Day will begin on the first day of school and are available every regularly scheduled school day. We will also offer several camps during our school breaks.
Winter Camp: Week 1 December 26th – 29th | 7:30am – 6:00pm (Tue-Thur) & 7:30am – 5:00pm (Fri)
Pesach Break Camp: April 2nd -3rd | 7:30am – 12:30pm (Mon-Wed)
Summer Camp 2018: June 4th – August 3rd | No Camp – July 4th | 7:30am – 6:00pm (Tue-Thur) & 7:30am – 5:00pm (Fri)
** Summer Camp 2018 Schedule Subject to Change **
BYDS Choir is an extra-curricular ensemble that performs throughout the school year at synagogue occasions, socials, school programs and community events. Students must be in grades 2-5 and register for choir through our ASA programs. The Choir meets every Wednesday from 3:30-4:30pm and requires a $15 fee to cover miscellaneous supplies for the entire year. Parents have the opportunity to join the new Choir Parent Booster to assist in financial operations, planning, organization, and events. Choir begins Wednesday, August 16, 2017.
Voice: Individual voice lessons are a way to learn healthy singing techniques, how to make your voice stronger, and to practice your singing. Voice students will learn a variety of vocal warm up exercises, strengthen sight reading skills, and learn several songs ranging from Broadway style – pop music!
Piano: Individual piano lessons are for students in grades K-5th who want to learn how to play piano from a beginner level or who might already know how to play piano but want to strengthen his/her scales. Students will learn how to play piano by reading music and also develop their ears. Students will assist in picking out some of their piano repertoire and learn to play songs they love!