• Parent Information - Success After School


    Rec & Ed's after school classes are designed for your child to learn through fun. Your child can develop friendships and enjoy directed activities that support exploration and achievement. Our diverse selection of after school classes reflects our commitment to promoting well-being among children in our community. Here are answers to frequently asked questions.


    Q. When is the best time to enroll my child?

        Enroll your child at least several days in advance of the start of the class to ensure that you have time to let your child’s teacher and the school know that your child is attending the class. If your child is enrolled in the child care program at your school, please inform the child care staff, too.


    Q. How do I find out more and sign up?

        Visit our after school class webpage or see the Rec & Ed Fall catalog: http://bit.ly/recedcatalog.  

        Check your child’s backpack the week of September 8. You’ll find a flyer listing after school classes specific to your school.

        Go to our registration program at https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced and type the name of your school in the search bar.

        If the after school classes do not fit your schedule, Rec & Ed also offers many activities for kids and adults evenings and on weekends.


    Q.  Is financial help available?

        Rec & Ed is proud to offer scholarships to residents of the Ann Arbor Public School District who meet specific very low HUD income guidelines. More information and application available at www.a2schools.org/recedscholarships.


    Q. How does my child’s teacher know that my child is attending an after school class?

        Please send a note or email to your child's teacher explaining that your child is enrolled in a Rec & Ed after school program. Provide the class name, day of week and dates, so the teacher can remind your child to go to class. Also, it helps to inform your school secretary as well as child care staff, if your child is enrolled in that program.


    Q. How does my child get to the after school class?

       When the bell rings, students walk to the classroom where the class is held. School staff are in the hallways ensuring that your child gets to the right room. The instructor will be standing outside the classroom door to welcome and check in the children.


    Q. How can I support my child?

        Be sure to remind your child that he/she has an after school class that day!   Speak to the instructor about any special needs or ways to support your child.  Or call Rec & Ed @ 734-994-2300 and speak one of the Supervisors listed below.

        At the end of the class, please come to the classroom to sign out your child and interact with the instructor.


    Q. Can my child walk home?

       If a parent has provided a signed permission slip, older children  (usually 3rd grade and older) may sign themselves out and walk home.


    Q. Who should I notify if my child has an appointment and cannot attend an After School Class?

       Call the Rec & Ed office @ 944-2300 ext. 0 to let us know. A supervisor will then let the instructor know that your child will not be at class that day. If you do not notify Rec & Ed, you will get a call from Rec & Ed staff asking the whereabouts of your child.

    Questions?  Contact Rec & Ed at 734-994-2300 x 53248