Welcome to Afterschool!
Girls Inc. of Santa Fe’s Afterschool is a comprehensive program where girls get together to learn hands-on and experiential activities after the school day is over. Along with our programs that focus on topics such as media literacy, economic literacy, STEAM, and more, girls also learn team building, building healthy relationships, and social-emotional skills. Families can feel confident in knowing the girls are supported in our pro-girl, girl-only, and girl-led environment.
Staff members pick up girls from schools in the GISF vans which also have car seats for girls that require them by state law requirements. They are brought back to our center where they will have free play, snack and check-in before starting the activity for the day.
Often, families would like to enroll their girls but do not attend the schools that we can pick up from in our vans. These families are welcome to drop off their girls at our center.
We follow the Santa Fe Public School’s holiday and break schedule, including snow days and snow delays. If SFPS has not called a snow day but we believe it is unsafe for us to drive and hold programs, we will cancel and inform families.
Due to Covid restrictions, our schedules and procedures may change to ensure the safety of the girls and their families, along with staff and volunteers. We will always be in communication with families around safety precautions and how we can best support everyone.
At Girls Inc., our number one priority is the safety of our girls, staff, and volunteers. We have worked tirelessly to maintain a safe space for all. As another layer of precaution, GISF has adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy for all staff, volunteers, visitors, and girls to help safeguard the health of the girls and their families, our employees, and the community at large.
Please read the policy below:
All girls who apply or are accepted after January 26th, 2022, for enrollment in any program at our Hillside program center must obtain and present proof of receiving all required doses of the Covid-19 vaccination. Girls may be vaccinated with any type of Covid-19 vaccination approved for use in the United States.
Girls currently enrolled in our afterschool program will need to provide proof of vaccination if they apply for enrollment in any additional programs such as spring break camp and summer camp, or to participate in our afterschool program after the 2021/2022 school year.
A copy of the girl’s vaccine card must be submitted with registration forms.
To schedule a vaccine, please visit the NMDOH vaccination website, it has an interactive map of places offering vaccines, a calendar of vaccination events, and links to schedule appointments and register in their system.
Here’s the link: https://goodtimes.vaccinenm.org/stay-ahead-nm/
Please direct any questions regarding this policy to Madonna Hernandez, Director of Programs. Our board did not take this decision lightly, they weighed the facts and took the results of a recent parent survey very seriously. In the event you seek to request an exemption based upon limited medical or religious grounds, please contact Madonna for more information.