21st Century Grant

  • Información en español

    21st Century Community Learning Centers supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.

    Before and After School Program Registration Form
    Formulario para Programa Antes y Después del Día Escolar

    Director of Recreation

    Ms. JoLynne Weitzel
    E-mail Ms. Weitzel
    Phone: (315) 781-0400 ext. 1203

    Before and After School Program


    The mission of The Geneva City School District 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) program is to provide expanded learning opportunities and student enrichment activities, as well as meaningful opportunities for family engagement, outside of regular school hours. Geneva CSD will involve schools and the community to offer after school and summer activities designed to produce self-motivated, college and career ready, and creative lifelong learners who are prepared to be responsible and engaged citizens.

    Program Description

    The Geneva City School District 21st Century Before and After School programs will focus on the academic improvement, social and emotional learning, and the health and well-being of the community we serve. Before and After School Programs will provide after-school tutoring, project-based learning, and enrichment opportunities to approximately 764 students in grades K–12 five days a week throughout the school year and during summer break. Academic programming will focus on tutoring, project-based learning using STEAM, social emotional learning and health and wellness, and will be infused in programming throughout arts, music and physical education instruction.

    Program Components

    1. Academic Support
      • Tutoring as homework help
      • Project Based Learning   
    2. Health and Wellness
      • Physical Activity
      • Meditation
      • Healthy Snacks
      • Social Emotional Learning         
    3. Enrichment Opportunities
      • Music
      • Dance
      • Drama
      • Art
      • STEAM
    4. Family Engagement Opportunities
      • PAWS nights
      • Parent Engagement Workshops
      • Bi-Lingual and GED Courses

    Management Structure

    Tracy Marchinodra, assistant superintendent of teaching and learning, JoLynne Weitzel, recreation director, and the site coordinators have oversight of the programs. Administrators will manage the day-to-day operations of their programs and provide direct supervision to their staff. The recreation director will act as the liaison between site coordinators and school administration.

    Panther Programz Staff Directory

    • Recreation Director: JoLynne Weitzel
    • West Street School Site Coordinator: Kim Currie
    • North Street School Site Coordinator: Stephanie Strassner and Jo Reale
    • Geneva Middle School Site Coordinator: Brenda Calabria
    • Geneva High School Site Coordinator: Karen Dawson
    • Grant Evaluator: Ken Fyfe

    Inclement Weather Policy

    Weather conditions may alter the program schedule. There will be no program if school is closed. If school begins on a delay, morning programs will be cancelled. If school closes early due to weather, after school programs will be cancelled.

    Program Information


    All Geneva City School Students in grades K-12 are eligible to attend Before and After School programs at their respective school 

    Virtual Programming

    Until full in-person learning resumes, all Panther Programz will remain virtual. All student polices will be observed during virtual programming time. There will be no sign out/pick up procedures for virtual programs.

    Student Policies

    Student Attendance 

    Regular attendance is essential for student growth and improvement and that every effort should be made to attend the program every day it is offered. Student attendance must be recorded for every class and activity. Once a student program participant reached 30 hours of program participation they will receive a Panther Programz T shirt to honor their commitment and accomplishment to the Before and After School Programs.

    Sign In/Out Procedure 

    Security will ensure that only parents or persons with written authorization from parents will be allowed to take student from the program. In emergency situations, the parent may give verbal authorization to the program staff. The verbal authorization includes confirmation of identity. If the student uses GCSD transportation, a late bus pass must be given to the student by the teacher/staff.

    Unauthorized Pick-Up Procedure

    A student may be picked up by an Unauthorized person if you have written permission from a parent or authorized person OR if you have a phone message taken by the school office from a parent or authorized person. 

    Behavior and Discipline Policies and Procedures

    In order to provide a productive learning environment all student members will be expected to follow the rules and procedures of The Geneva City School Code of Conduct. If the rules are not followed the Programming Staff will make a referral to administration, and the student could potentially be removed from Before and After School Programs.

    Computer Use and Internet Safety

    Staff will instruct and supervise students on acceptable use of the internet resources and proper network etiquette.

    Technology Policy

    Personal electronics such as electronic games, cell phones, Ipods, tablets, e-Readers etc., should not be brought to program.  Panther Programz are not responsible for lost or stolen items. 

    Health Policy

    Before and After School Panther Programz will be staffed with a American Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid Certified Staff to address health needs. Parents should follow district health policies.