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Afternoon Program 2017/18

Dear Parents,

Please see our Afternoon-Program, including the course descriptions for the upcoming school year 2017/2018. We think you will find our diverse course offering attractive.

Elementary School - THE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. IT WAS OPEN JULY 10, 2017 - AUGUST 4, 2017.

> Overview of all afternoon courses for grades 1 through 4

> Course Description grades 1 through 4

In order for a course to take place, there needs to be a minimum of in general 12 participants. In cases where more than the maximum number of participants is registered for a course, a drawing will decide which participants get a spot in that course and which are going to be placed in a different course. If there are enough teachers available a second group for that course will be created. In order to provide equal opportunities the chronological order in which participants registered is not taken into account.


If you have any questions concerning the Afternoon Program, please contact Dunja Baker d.baker@dswash.org.


At the Elementary School, the afternoon course “Supervision and Homework Studies” will start on the first day of school, on Thursday, August 17, 2017. Everyone who is taking part in the afternoon program will be in this course for the first week. All elected afternoon program courses will begin on Monday, August 28th, 2017.


All courses will take place throughout the entire school year (no changes after the first semester).

Regular remedial courses for German will be offered during our morning program. Additional remedial courses like “Reading-Spelling-Training  (RST) (Lese-Rechtschreib-Training, LRT)”, “German Intensive“, “English Intensive “ and “Homework Studies Intensive” will be offered in very small group sizes at additional cost: Student already registered in the Afternoon Program as part of their regular tuition payment will be charged an additional $300 per school year/per course.  For students who waived the afternoon program, the fee will be $600 annually per course.

We would like to inform you that programs can only be offered, if a minimum of twelve students is registered. For remedial courses no less than six students and no more than nine students should be registered.

Thursday will be our Language Day at the Elementary School. No other courses will be offered.

We look forward to a great school year and an exciting Afternoon Program!

Dunja Baker (d.baker@dswash.org)



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