B Sharp After School is based at Como Elementary and is open to all 2nd-5th grade students in FWISD. Enrollment in the B Sharp After School program is free. Students receive music instruction after school each day (following the FWISD calendar) in the form of the following: full orchestra, wind ensemble, strings ensemble, instrument sectionals, music theory, rhythm class, choir, and percussion class. These classes are organized by ability based learning groups. Additionally, students receive social skills classes (life skills in 3-5 steps taught using the Boys Town Education Model), feelings classes (instructional classes that help students learn how to handle their emotions), and academic assistance. The students receive a meal each afternoon provided by the Tarrant Area Food Bank.
2017-2018 DAILY PROGRAM SCHEDULE INFORMATION
Monday–Friday: 3:30pm meal / 4:00-5:30 instruction time
Interested students may enroll in B Sharp After School during one of our enrollment windows.
Fall Enrollment Window: May 16, 2017 – September 1, 2017
First Day of B Sharp After School for RETURNING musicians: 8/21/17 (First Day of School)
First Day of B Sharp After School for NEW students: 8/28/17 (after paperwork is processed)
Spring Enrollment Window: January 9, 2018 – January 12, 2018
First Day of B Sharp After School for NEW students: 1/16/18 (after paperwork is processed)
The requirements for joining are as follows:
1. Parent/Guardian must complete the B Sharp Enrollment Form & Parental Consent Form (available below or from a B Sharp Admin Team staff member).
2. Parent/Guardian must attend the B Sharp Policies & Procedures meeting (If the parent is unavailable on the meeting date, they must schedule an individual meeting with a B Sharp Admin Team staff member to review the necessary information).
3. Parent/Guardian must agree to accept responsibility for following the stated policies in the B Sharp Parent Handbook by signing the B Sharp Handbook Rules and Regulations Acknowledgement Form in addition to completing the Parental Consent Form.