FAQs: Club J
FAQs: Club J
Club J is currently at full capacity for the fall semester. Please contact us if you are interested in being added to the waitlist at [email protected]
Do I have to be a member to join Club J?
Yes; a family membership is required to join Club J.
How much does Club J cost and what does it include?
Club J costs $300 per extracurricular, per child, for the semester. This includes bussing to the J from schools in the Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow and Irvington school districts, and childcare before and after your child’s scheduled activity, until 6 pm.
How do I sign up?
To enroll in Club J, please choose your extracurricular and follow the directions on the registration process. You will receive paperwork, which needs to be completed prior to starting the semester. This paperwork will be sent to you via email.
Do I have to enroll my child in an extracurricular activity to sign up for Club J?
Yes, Club J is only available when signing up for select extracurricular activities.
How do I know which activities are available for Club J?
Classes available for Club J are indicated with an * on the online schedule.
I only need one hour of childcare. What are my options?
While you are welcome to pick up your child whenever you’d like after their extracurricular, you cannot prorate Club J based on the hours you need.
Can I switch my Club J days? Can I drop in if I need an extra day?
No. Club J registration is for a semester-long basis on the day of your choosing. No switches or drop-ins are allowed.
My child has special needs. Can they still join Club J and extracurriculars?
The Shames JCC is a welcoming, inclusive place that aims to support all children. If your child has special needs, please let us know at the time of registration. JCC staff will then follow up with you, as well as the instructor of the relevant extracurricular, to explore programmatic fit and determine next steps. In the event that the JCC and/or instructor cannot accommodate your child, fees will be refunded in their entirety.
What is your refund policy?
Fees are fully refundable up to two weeks prior to the start of the extracurricular. Contact [email protected] for refund and/or schedule change requests. In case of extenuating circumstances, please contact [email protected]; exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Does Club J run on a day when schools are closed?
Club J does not run when schools are closed.
Does Club J run on routinely scheduled early dismissal days?
Club J will accommodate routinely scheduled early-dismissal days. Specifically, every other Wednesday, students in the Irvington schools are dismissed one hour earlier than usual; Club J will accommodate this schedule and fees are structured accordingly.
Does Club J run on occasional half-days (e.g., parent/teacher conference days)?
Club J does not include childcare on occasionally scheduled-half days.
Subject to staffing and additional fees, the JCC may be able to offer Club J childcare coverage on scheduled half-days. If/when this option is available, additional information will be provided.
If an extracurricular is canceled, will Club J still be available?
Yes. Club J runs through the entirety of the semester; even if the extracurricular is canceled for a reason outside of our control, Club J will run for the full afternoon.
My child is in Almost Home. Can they also participate in extracurriculars?
Of course! Please review our offerings and proceed to enroll your child who is already enrolled in Almost Hom in the extracurricular programs that appeal! For children already enrolled in Almost Home, the fees for their extracurricular classes are discounted by 15%; that value will be applied as a credit against your Almost Home tuition. And as always, Almost Home staff will escort children between their extracurricular activities and Almost Home.
Who do I contact if I have more questions?
Contact [email protected]. Please allow 1-2 business days for us to respond.