Early Bird is a voluntary extension of the school day available to all students beginning at 7:00 am
until the start of school. Early Bird provides a place for students to complete homework and quietly
socialize with friends in a structured, supervised environment. Students are not allowed to leave the
designated area before the start of the student’s scheduled class. There is no fee for Early Bird.
LATE BIRD PROGRAM
Late Bird is a voluntary, fee-based extension of the school day for all students. Students in Late
Bird will be provided a quiet, academic environment to complete homework and quietly
socialize with friends in a structured, supervised environment.
Late Bird is available to ALL students in grades 5th-10th and is scheduled Monday through
Friday, 2:55 PM to 6:00 PM on regular school days. Late Bird students are supervised in the school
multi-purpose room. While it is a fee-based program, all students are welcome in Late Bird free of
charge until 4 PM.
Please send your child with snacks and a drink keeping in mind that there are no
refrigerators, microwaves, or utensils available.
Students are not permitted to have electronic devices, even cell phones, out during Late Bird.
We will provide a telephone for students to communicate with parents. Parents should call the
school’s main line and hit the option for Late Bird after 5pm when the front office is closed.
Students are not permitted to leave campus and return to Late Bird. Students are required to
follow all school disciplinary rules during Late Bird. The school reserves the right to exclude
students from the Late Bird Program for disruptive behavior or other misconduct.
All 5th-8th grade students attending the Late Bird Program between 2:55 PM and 6:00 PM are
required to sign in and have a parent sign them out using the Sign-In/Sign-Out system kept by
the Late Bird Program supervisor.
5th GRADE FEES: Fifth-grade students are released at 2:55 pm. At 3:10 PM, all 5th graders remaining
on school grounds and not engaged in an after-school extracurricular* or Student Hours will be
escorted to the designated Late Bird area. After 3:10 PM, the parent/guardian of a 5th grade
student must park in the school parking lot and walk to the Late Bird entrance to sign their child
out of Late Bird. At 4 PM, your student is considered a “Drop In” if he/she is not pre-paid and
registered in Late Bird. Any disputes must be noted at the time of sign out. These dismissal
measures are extremely important for the safety of your children.
6th – 8th GRADE FEES: Sixth through eighth-grade students are released at 3:50 pm. At 4 PM, all 6th
through 8th graders remaining on school grounds and not engaged in an after school
extracurricular* or Student Hours will be escorted to the designated Late Bird area. After 4 PM, the
parent/guardian of a 6th through 8th grade student must park in the school parking lot and walk
to the Late Bird entrance to sign their child out of Late Bird. At 4 PM, your student is considered a
“Drop In” if he/she is not pre-paid and registered in Late Bird. Any disputes must be noted at the time
of sign out. These dismissal measures are extremely important for the safety of your children.
All 5th – 8th grade students attending the Late Bird Program between 4 PM and 6 PM are
charged a Late Bird Fee regardless of the time spent in the program or the reason for being
there (e.g. sent to Late Bird because their ride is late to pick them up after Student Hours).
All 9th and 10th graders are welcome in Late Bird and will not be assessed a fee. However, a late fee will
be assessed if the student is still in Late Bird after 6 PM. They may sign themselves out at any
time, but must remain in Late Bird while on campus, unless in an extra-curricular or Student Hours.
Once a student leaves campus, he or she may not return to Late Bird that day. They may only
return to participate in an extra-curricular or School-Sponsored activity (e.g., basketball
practice, band concert). BASIS San Antonio is not responsible for any student that signs his or
herself out and leaves campus.
*There is no fee for students waiting for an extra-curricular/club or Student Hours to begin [5th-10th].
However, if waiting to be picked up afterwards and in Late Bird (e.g., the ride is five minutes late) a
Drop In fee will be assessed [5th-8th].