After School Program

After school program structure, registration information, procedures, and policies.

Philosophy

The After School program at Irving Middle School provides students access to high-quality activities in a safe environment for all students. The Program strives to improve academic performance, foster social, emotional, and physical well-being, all while reducing the potential for risk-taking behaviors.

Program Structure & Club Sign Ups

The After School Program runs 5 days a week unless noted.  This year, we will maintain a fully virtual program until given further direction from Fairfax County Public Schools.  Monday through Thursday, our clubs and activities will run in three activity blocks (2:30 pm to 3:30 pm, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm, and 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm). On Friday, our clubs and activities will run in two activity blocks (2:30 pm to 3:30 pm and 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm).  The club schedule will vary by day and week, but the most up-to-date schedule will be posted in the “Activities” section of our school website.

This year, we are offering two types of clubs.  Some clubs will be offered by Irving staff for only Irving students.  However, in addition to those clubs, we are also offering some collaborative clubs with four other FCPS Middle Schools (Frost, Lake Braddock, Robinson, and South County).  These “joint clubs” will be open to Irving students, as well as students from the schools previously listed.  The joint clubs will be sponsored by a mixture of FCPS staff from these schools.  If a club is open to students outside of Irving, it is noted in the club description and club calendar. 

Most of our clubs are open to all 7th and 8th grade students, however some are limited by grade level. If that is the case, it will be noted in the club description.  In order to sign up for a club, students must join either the Schoology Group or Google Classroom, using the access information provided on the After School Program Student Website.  Some clubs may require an additional sign up process.  If that is the case, directions for how to sign up will be noted in the club description.   

Students may participate in as many clubs as they want.  We encourage them to try something new as part of the After School Program!    

Registration and Cost

Registration for the After School Program is completed by parents as part of the beginning of the year paperwork. In order to participate in any after school clubs and activities (virtual or in-person), students must be registered.  Students arriving mid-year will complete the registration with their paperwork during course registration.  If you have not completed the After School Program Registration form yet, please complete it using the button below.

There is NO cost to participate in the After School program. 

After School Program Student Website

Using their Fairfax County Public Schools Google Account, Irving students have access to the After School Program Student Website.  This website includes program details such as:  club descriptions and online access codes, the club schedule, important updates/announcements (including schedule changes), program Frequently Asked Questions, new club proposal form, and independent activities.  Students were given the link to this website during Rock Block, but it can also be found in the Schoology All Students Course.  Please encourage your child to explore this website to learn more about the after school program!   

Behavior during the After School Program

The Fairfax County Public Schools Student Rights & Responsibilities (SR&R) continues to be in effect during the After School Program.  Students who do not comply with the SR&R may receive consequences or lose the privilege to participate in the After School Program.

Questions

If you have additional questions about the After School Program, please contact the After School Specialist.