ExTRA Program Offers Homework Support, After-School Activities Starting Oct. 12

The ExTRA (Extra Time Raises Achievement) Program is a before- and after- school program offered by the Watervliet City School District to support student success and engagement in school.

This program offers “Book Buddies” for K-2 students and homework assistance for grades 3-5 students four mornings per week, Monday-Thursday. Additionally an optional hour of club activities directly after school will be offered Monday-Thursday. After-school activities include: Band, Chorus, Crafting Club, Chess, Art Club, Environmental Club (spring), Garden Club (spring), and Board Games Club.

We hope to see all students signing up for one more of these programs or clubs. Programming will begin on Tuesday, October 12.

ExTRA Program Kindergarten–Grade 5 Schedule

  • Monday through Thursday
    • 7:45-8:30 a.m.
      Book Buddies for Grades K-2
    • 7:45-8:30 a.m.
      Homework Help for Grades 3-5
    • 2:50-3:40 p.m.
      Afterschool Club for Grades 3-5

Students participating in the afterschool clubs and activities will be provided with transportation. The buses will depart WES at 3:40 p.m., Monday-Thursday. The 3:40 bus will make the following stops:

  • 19th & 6th
  • Civic Center
  • 3rd Ave. & 7th St. (Cummings Funeral Home)
  • 3rd Ave. & 5th St. (Ted’s Fish Fry)
  • 3rd Ave. & 1st St. (Light at Sunoco Gas Station)

Please be sure to fill out the permission slip sent to your email for your child to participate in the ExTRA program. Please reach out to Kate Choi, school counselor and ExTRA program coordinator by phone at 518-629-3235 or email kchoi@vlietschools.org with any questions.