WELCOME TO FAST CLASSES

 

Welcome to the Sope Creek Foundation FAST (Foundation After School Time) Program. We are excited to offer a robust after-school enrichment program for students!

All FAST classes (except Kid Chess) are taught exclusively by Sope Creek teachers.

Click the links in the menu below for the "Master Schedule" and "FAST Class Descriptions".

Be sure to review the important policies and procedures below on FAST class registration and participation.

 

Have questions? Email us at fast@sopecreekfoundation.org

 

 

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE MASTER SCHEDULE LIST AND DESCRIPTION OF ALL

FALL 2024 CLASSES

 

CLICK HERE FOR FAST FAQs

 

Fall Semester will be 10 weeks of classes beginning the week of September 16, 2024

 

Classes are offered Monday - Thursday 2:45-3:45pm

 

Monday Classes Meet: 9/16 - 12/9

Tuesday Classes (Kid Chess) Meet: 9/17 - 12/17

Wednesday Classes Meet: 9/18 - 12/11

Thursday Classes Meet: 9/19 - 12/12

 

Make-up Classes: Week of December 16, 2024

 

No FAST Classes:

September 23-26 (Fall Break)

October 14-17 (Conference Week) 

November 5 (Election Day)

November 25-28 (Thanksgiving Week)

 

REGISTRATION
  
Registration for the Fall 2024 FAST Semester will open on August 12 at 8 PM and close August 19 at 8 PM.

 

How to set up your account and register for FAST Classes:

  • Visit Sope Creek’s Foundation website: www.sopecreekfoundation.org
  • Click on the REGISTER/LOGIN button and update your family’s information.
    • This must be completed before you can register for FAST classes! Please set up your account BEFORE registration week to save time registering. 
    • Classes fill up quickly!
  • When the registration window opens, click the FAST CLASS SIGN UP button on the main page (or under QUICK LINKS).
  • Follow directions to complete registration and submit payment.
  • You will receive an email confirming your registration. If you don't receive an email immediately, click MY ACCOUNT in the navigation bar and select Previous Orders. If the order did not go through, you are not registered. 
  • No cancellations or refunds are permitted (see details in last section).
  • During registration week, if a class does not meet the enrollment minimum (5 students), it will be canceled. If this happens, you will be contacted by the Sope Creek FAST Committee so you can choose a replacement class if desired while the registration window is open. Otherwise, a refund will be issued and mailed to you at the address saved in your account.
  • Once registration ends, no students can be added to a class regardless of if there is an opening in a FAST class.
  • Registration for Kid Chess is done separately at kidchess.com
 
FEES
 

Payment is required for each FAST class. A portion of the proceeds (15%) go back directly back to our school, which the Sope Creek Foundation uses to pay for special programs, enrichment opportunities, and extra learning materials for our students to use throughout the school year. The rest (85%) goes directly to our teachers! 

 
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
 

Limited financial assistance is available for all FAST classes. Families will be awarded financial assistance based on their expressed need and assistance should be reserved for those who would not otherwise be able to enroll in a FAST class. If you are interested in applying for FAST financial assistance, you may reach out to your grade level counselor.

      • Kim Boyle (K, 1st) Kim.Boyle@cobbk12.org
      • Meredith Weitnauer (2nd, 3rd) Meredith.Weitnauer@cobbk12.org
      • Lisa Hunt (4th, 5th) Elisabeth.Hunt@cobbk12.org

 

FAST DISMISSAL - Registration and Pick Up Procedures
 

You must select a dismissal option when registering for a FAST class - ASP, Walker, or FAST Carpool.

For FAST Carpool, you will need to provide your carpool number during registration.  

Your student will be dismissed this way on FAST day unless you send a note changing their dismissal per the instructions in the "Dismissal and Transportation Changes". 

 All Sope Creek dismissal guidelines apply to FAST dismissal.

 

ASP

  • Students who attend After School Program (ASP) after FAST classes will transition directly to ASP. 

WALKERS

  • Walkers will be dismissed only from the front of the school. Walkers will be released before FAST carpool begins. 

CARPOOL

  • For FAST Carpool, use the normal carpool lanes at the front of the school.
  • You must display a Sope Creek Carpool Number (the same tag used for regular car rider dismissal).
  • If you don’t have a Carpool Number, the enrolling adult must come to the front office to pick one with their ID.
  • FAST Carpool pick up will be from 3:45-3:55.

MISSED PICKUPS

  • Students who are not picked up by 3:55 will be sent to ASP and parents will be charged for ASP.
  • Students who attend FAST classes DO NOT HAVE TO BE REGISTERED FOR ASP!
  • Please only send your child to ASP after FAST if they normally attend ASP or if you truly cannot pick them up by 3:55 and need to use this option.

 

DISMISSAL/TRANSPORTATION CHANGES
 

"When do you need to send in a dismissal/transportation change note?"

 

The student is NOT attending the FAST class that day:  

Send or bring a handwritten note to school. Please include the following details::

  1. Child's Name
  2. Homeroom Teacher
  3. FAST Teacher
  4. Date(s) that your child is not attending FAST
  5. What they are doing instead of going to FAST (carpool, walker, ASP, bus)

 

You need to change how your student is getting home AFTER FAST class:

Send or bring a handwritten note to school. Please include the following details in the note:

  1. Child's Name
  2. Homeroom Teacher
  3. FAST Teacher
  4. Date(s) that this change in transportation applies to
  5. What is the change to their transportation (carpool, walker, ASP, bus)
  6. If you are changing from ASP or walker TO car rider, then list your carpool number. Families MUST have a carpool number to be dismissed in carpool.

You need to make a permanent change to your FAST dismissal choice:

Send or bring a handwritten note to school. Please include the following details in the note:

  1. Child's Name
  2. Homeroom Teacher
  3. FAST Teacher
  4. Include that this is a PERMANENT change and date it is effective
  5. What is the change to their transportation (carpool, walker, ASP, bus)
  6. If you are changing from ASP or walker TO car rider, then list your carpool number. Families MUST have a carpool number to be dismissed in carpool.

 

All transportations changes MUST be made by 1:45 pm.

Changes cannot be made by phone or email.

  

CODE OF CONDUCT
 

The same behavior expectations apply in FAST classes as during the school day, including all Cobb County School District policies in the student handbook. Inappropriate behavior will result in student withdrawal from FAST class. Refunds will NOT be given. Students will be withdrawn from FAST class for the following reasons:

  • 2 late arrivals to the FAST class
  • Discipline problems

 

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY
 

Once a FAST class registration is completed, and payment processed, there is a no-cancellation and no-refund policy - even if the registration window is still open. No refunds are given if a student is withdrawn due to their inability to attend or due to violations of the code of conduct.

 

Inclement weather:

    • If the school closes for inclement weather during the school day, all  FAST classes will be canceled.
    • There will be no make-up classes or refunds for inclement weather cancellations.

School closures:

    • If school closes for an extended length of time and/or FAST classes are unable to continue in person due to unforeseen circumstances, FAST classes will not be taught virtually.
    • There will be no make-up classes and no refunds will be issued for unfinished classes due to school closures..

 

CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL FAST FAQs