Extended Day Program


Welcome to Hammond Extended Day!  We are pleased to have the opportunity to serve your family.  Extended Day is designed to be a true extension of the school day.  Our program extends the Hammond Experience and assist with providing students the foundation they need to develop a lifetime love of learning in a fun, caring, and safe environment.  

Extended Day offers students a balance of structured and unstructured time; a chance to relax, enjoy outside time, and to learn in multi-grade level settings.  We strive to provide age-appropriate programs with varied activities while building self-esteem through positive interactions.  Daily activities are planned in advance, and provide a hands-on interactive learning experience in a stimulating environment.  Our program goes above and beyond to address other important aspects of a child’s education, such as character building, literacy, and fitness.

Registration in the Extended Day Program is open throughout the school year; however, families are encouraged to register their children prior to the first day of school.  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Warm Regards,

Kevin N. White, Ed.S.
Director of Auxiliary Programs

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Extended Day Program Philosophy 

Hammond Extended Day is committed to providing the highest quality program for students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 6th.  The curriculum is developed by the program's staff and seeks to incorporate each child's age and developmental level, his or her individual needs, interests and the family's culture.  The Extended Day faculty and staff strive to enhance and support each child's intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth and development in an environment that is safe and nurturing.  The program works with school staff, families, and community resources to support the strengths and meet the needs of each child.  We encourage children to explore the world around them and develop their interests and talents while nurturing their academic and interpersonal growth through hands-on, cross-grade and enrichment activities, field trips, and other fun and engaging experiences.   

Extended Day Program Mission

The staff of Extended Day is committed to their mission: to provide the highest quality program for the students of Hammond by demonstrating enthusiasm, warmth, and respect for the children, their parents, and fellow colleagues within a safe, relaxed, and enriched environment. 

DSS License

Hammond School Extended Day Program is licensed by the South Carolina Department of Social Services. The re-licensing process is repeated every two years and includes visits from the Health Department and the State Fire Marshal.  Unannounced visits are conducted by DSS to ensure consistent adherence to state standards.

Hours of Operation

Regular School Days

After School Program
PreK through 4th grade: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
5th - 6th grade: 3:10 PM - 6:00 PM

Professional Development Early Release Days

PreK through 6th grade: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Enrollment Procedures

Please read the Extended Day Program Handbook carefully, as it contains the program’s calendar, rates, policies, procedures, and other essential information. Once you have read all of our information thoroughly, please complete and return all of the required forms. Registration is open throughout the school year; however, you are encouraged to register your child/children before the first day of school.

The following documents are required for registration and must be submitted annually as required by the Department of Social Services regulations and/or the administration. A complete set of the following forms must be submitted to the Auxiliary Programs Office (located on Lee Hall in the Lower School) or to the Director of Auxiliary Programs before any child will be admitted to participate in the Extended Day Program, Homework Club, and/or be a Drop-in throughout the 2016-2017 school year:   

2016-2017 Extended Day Online Registration Form 
2016-2017 Extended Day Registration Form 
DSS Form 2900 only students in PreK – 5K must complete this form (in addition to the other forms)
2016-2017 Extended Day Program Acknowledgement and Agreement 

It is required that all children in attendance be fully registered and have all documentation completed in full prior to admission to the program. Please complete one Extended Day Registration Form for every child enrolled in the program. In accordance with DSS regulations, all documentation must have original signatures. Any incomplete documents will be returned. Students may not participate in the Extended Day Program for any reason without all required documents.

Homework Club 

Students in grades 1st-4th attending in the Extended Day Program will participate in Homework Club from 3:30-4:15 PM, Monday-Thursday. Homework Club is divided by grade level.

Homework Club Instructors
1st Grade - Mrs. Renee Adams
2nd Grade - Mrs. Suzanne Anderson
3rd Grade - Mrs. Katherine Hydrick 
4th Grade - Mrs. Kris Teeter 

"4:30 FUN" Activity 

Students attending in the Lower School Extended Day Program Monday through Thursday will participate in a “4:30 FUN” activity. These activities consist of hands-on, cross-grade and enrichment activities, guest speakers, or other fun and engaging experiences. Depending on grade level, special activities may include iPad activities, puppet shows, arts and crafts, and organized indoor and outdoor games. The Extended Day staff will incorporate each child’s age and developmental level, individual needs, and interests when planning and executing the “4:30 FUN” activity.  

Change in Student's Extended Day Schedule 

Please note that if your child's Extended Day schedule changes you must contact Tari Goodwin in the Auxiliary Programs Office at: 803.776.0295, ext. 2002 or tgoodwin@hammondschool.org.  In addition, if your child is registered to attend the Extended Day Program and needs to stay on a day that they are not scheduled to attend, please contact Tari Goodwin by telephone 803.776.0295, ext. 2002 or tgoodwin@hammondschool.org.

Nutritious Snacks

Each day a nutritious snack will be provided to all students attending in the Extended Day Program. It is important to indicate any special dietary needs (i.e. allergies or cultural/religious food preferences) on enrollment forms. Parents need to bring these needs to the attention of the Director of Auxiliary Programs at the time of enrollment. Adjustments must be made for children with allergies or other special requirements by the parents.

Special Days

Special Days are when the Extended Day Program is available for students in grades PK through 6th on school holidays and noon dismissals. Enrollment in Special Days are open to both Hammond and non-Hammond families. Students will be engaged in a variety of developmentally appropriate hands-on activities including guest speakers, special events, outside activities, and/or exciting and educational field trips. In order to staff and plan accordingly, families must pre-register for these special days 1 week in advance in order for their child(ren) to attend. Registration notices for these Special Days will be sent in the weekly Auxiliary Programs Tuesday eNote through OnCampus and will be posted on the Extended Day Announcements webpage, prior to the scheduled Special Days.  

Extended Day Faculty/Staff

The Hammond School Extended Day Program has incredible faculty and staff who are dedicated to providing the highest quality programs that promote each student’s growth, happiness, and a foundation of a lifetime love of learning in a fun, caring and safe environment. For a list of Extended Day faculty and staff, and their contact information please click here.

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