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Gesher Program (Extended Care)

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Before and After School

Gesher is a Hebrew word for "bridge", as in "transition" from school to home.

Before School

Every morning, children who arrive early to school may come to the Gesher room for morning Gesher beginning at 7:30am. There is no cost for this care.

After School

After School Care operates from 3:30 pm (from 3:00 pm on Fridays) through 6:00 pm. (After 6:00 pm, late fees apply per the current Gesher contract.) It closes at 4:30 pm on days before holidays. It is also available on 12:00 pm dismissal days and during parent teacher conferences.

Our flexible Gesher program is designed for children who occasionally will stay after school to those children who require daily after school care. Children are given an opportunity to do their homework in a quiet atmosphere, play outdoors (weather permitting), and to play games in the Gesher space when their homework is completed. A snack is provided daily.

Gesher is available on a monthly or per hour basis. Both arrangements require an agreement through the FACTS student information system, that is filled out during enrollment/reenrollment.

2023-24 Fees for Payment Options

Annual Contract with Monthly Payments

  • $520/month for the first student
  • $470/month for any additional sibling student

Drop-In Hourly Rates

  • $15/hour for the first student
  • $13/hour for any additional sibling student

Late Fees: A late charge of $10/student will be charged for every 10 minutes any day that students’ pickup from Gesher occurs after 6 pm. This charge will be added to the next monthly payment.

Chugim - After School Enrichment Classes

In addition to after school extended care, Wornick also offers a variety of after school enrichment classes. These vary each term and year, and may require an additional fee.

Mission Statement

Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School develops students who are socially and academically prepared to meet their full potential as engaged leaders committed to a life steeped in Jewish ethics and values.

About Wornick

Average Enrollment: 210
Grades: TK-8
Average Class Size in Elementary School: 14
Average Class Size in Middle School: 18-20
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)