After School Programs

After School

After School at RSS provides the opportunity for RSS students to participate in extracurricular activities organized through the school when the classroom day ends. Programming includes classes for students in Pre-Kindergarten through 4th Grade, Monday through Friday, on and off campus. After School offers two sessions throughout the year; the Fall Session runs October through February, and the Spring Session runs February through June.

Spring 2019 After School and Nursery Enrichment will run Monday, February 4th, 2019 through Friday, May 31st, 2019The week of June 3rd-7th will serve as a makeup week for any classes canceled by RSS.

Registration will be open from January 9th-16th. Based on your feedback, we will no longer use a first-come, first-served sign-up system. You will be able to sign up at any time that is convenient for you. We will do our best to accommodate everyone, but classes that exceed our maximums will enter a lottery, and names will be chosen at random on Thursday, January 17th. You will be notified on Friday, January 18th, if you did NOT get into any classes. At that time, you can choose to sign up for another class that has room or receive a full refund. Otherwise, please assume that your child got into the classes you signed up for.

Please click here to see the programs available in Spring 2019.

Nursery Enrichment

Nursery Enrichment is a wonderful extracurricular program for our students enrolled in our Threes program. We offer a variety of classes to extend the school day and provide children with the opportunity to try something new while socializing within the familiar comfort of the RSS environment. Nursery Enrichment has two semester long sessions and students must re-apply for each semester.

RSS Clubhouse

Designed for families who do not want to enroll in Rodeph Sholom School’s After School programs, RSS Clubhouse provides an engaging and nurturing atmosphere after the school day ends. Specifically for students in Threes through Kindergarten, the Clubhouse is a place for children to play and interact with their peers. A snack will be offered before the fun begins and activities include arts and crafts, legos, board games, playground time (weather permitting), organized games, story time, and more!

Other Offerings

Homework Helper

Homework Helper is an opportunity for 2nd, 3rd and 4th Grade students to work on homework or assigned projects here at school. Homework Helper is not an after school tutoring program. A teacher is present to monitor the working students and to answer questions. 

Homework Helper is offered on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:30 until 4:30 p.m. Additionally, Hebrew Helper will be offered on Wednesday and Thursday afternoon from 3:30 until 4:30 for those students wishing extra help in Hebrew, students will then meet their parents or caregivers in the security area in the main lobby.  Parents must sign up each Monday by 3:00 p.m. via email to use this service, please email Samantha Zimmerman to sign up. There is no fee for this service.

Instrumental Music

RSS offers private music lessons in our popular Afterschool Music Program. Our faculty of 12 professional musicians provides students in grades 2-8 with lessons on all string, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. To augment their private instruction, the school offers five performing ensembles (two bands, two string ensembles, and a guitar ensemble) that perform at our annual Arts Festival in May.

Please use the Instrumental Music form to register. If you have any questions, please contact Jonathan Levine, RSS Music Teacher and Coordinator.

The CRS Children's Choir

The CRS Children’s Choir meets after school from 6:00 - 6:30 PM in the Main Sanctuary at 83rd Street. Students from Second through Sixth Grade and beyond are most welcome to participate. There is no fee and no audition to become a member of the choir, but commitment to participating in our holiday and Shabbat services is encouraged and appreciated! 

For more information and to join, please contact Cantor Rebecca Garfein at 646-454-3030. Children’s Choir is also a great way to feel prepared as a Bar or Bat Mitzvah! Get involved! We look forward to seeing you!