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Schoolmates Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Thank you for your interest in PRD's extended care programs! For details regarding PRD's school year extended care programs and to view our Schoolmates Parent Handbook, click HERE .

The Who What Where's:

Schoolmates & SM Konnex

  • What is Schoolmates and SM Konnex? Under the Schoolmates Umbrella, PRD offers play-based after-school extended care programs. 
  • Program Ages 4.9–10 years of age (TK–5 Grades)
  • Locations  Meets at Havens, Beach and Wildwood Elementary Schoolmates classrooms
  • Program Dates 2022/2023: August 10, 2022–May 26, 2023 (see Schoolmates Closures for details)
  • Program Hours
    • Schoolmates Monday–Friday 3:00–6:00; Wednesday 1:45–6:00pm
    • SM Konnex Monday, Tuesday, Tuesday, Friday 2:00–3:00 (no program Wednesdays)


  • What is Minimates? Under the Schoolmates Umbrella, PRD offers a play-based before or after-school extended care program. 
  • Program Ages  Must be registered in PUSD's Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Program.
  • Locations Meets at Havens (AM/PM) and Beach (PM) Schoolmates classrooms
  • Program Dates 2022/2023: August 10, 2022–May 26, 2023 (see Schoolmates Closures for details)
  • Program Hours
    • SUNRISE Morning: Monday–Friday 8:30 am–TK Class Start
    • SUNSET Afternoon: TK Class Release–2:00 pm (1:45 pm on Wednesdays)

Registration/Withdrawal Q's
  • How do I register for Schoolmates? Online registration is available via Community Pass (see Registration Details page).
  • Open Registration 2022/2023 School Year: Online registration opens Thursday, July 14th, at 10:00am.
  • Open Registration 2023/2024 School Year: Stay tuned for registration announcements coming May 2023. 
  • My child is enrolled! Do I need to register again for Schoolmates each month? No! Your child will have an ongoing space until you notify PRD Admin staff that your child will no longer be attending.
  • Help! Schoolmates is FULL! What do I do? If your desired program is full, you will have the option to add your child to a waitlist. Families will be contacted, via email, as openings occur throughout the school year.
  • My child has a conflict with one of my enrollment days (appointment, playdate, early pick up, etc.), can I cancel and receive a credit/refund? Enrolled participants are reserving time, space, staffing, and provisions for your child, whether or not they attend. Refunds/credits are not processed for these conflicts.
  • I would like to withdraw from Schoolmates, who do I contact? Contact PRD, via email, at [email protected]. The deadline to withdraw is the 20th prior to the next month of service (i.e. November withdrawal deadline is October 20th). Once withdrawn, PRD cannot guarantee a space will be available should you wish to return to Schoolmates.
  • I want back in! Who do I contact? How can I register? Families will be able to add their child back to the waitlist using the same registration system via Community Pass (see Registration Details page). Pending availability, invitations to waitlisted families will take place as openings occur via email (typically at the end of each month) and families will have 48 hours to reply back to be added to the following month's roster.
  • As a COP/PUSD Employee, do I register differently? If you are employed with the City of Piedmont or Piedmont Unified School District, and your child is participating in a PRD program, please contact PRD during office hours (Monday–Friday, 8:30 am–5:00 pm) to review your account settings prior to registration.
Tuition & Payment Qs

Based on an hourly rate approved by City Council, program rates are calculated for all Schoolmates programs, and fees are collected on a monthly basis.

  • Schoolmates: Weekly 5-Day (Monday–Friday): $736/month or Daily: $136/month; Wednesdays $192/month
  • SM Konnex: 4-Day (Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri): $180/month or Daily: $45/month
  • Minimates: 5-Day, 3-Day, 2-Day 
    • SUNRISE Morning Schoolmates: 5-Day (Monday–Friday) : $740/month; 3-Day (Mon/Wed/Fri): $444/month; 2-Day (Tues/Thurs): $296/month
    • SUNSET Afternoon Schoolmates: 5-Day (Monday–Friday) : $520/month; 3-Day (Mon/Wed/Fri): $312/month; 2-Day (Tues/Thurs): $208/month
  • WHEN do I pay for Schoolmates? The first month's tuition is due at the time of registration, and all subsequent payments are charged around the 10th of each month.
  • HOW do I pay for Schoolmates?  Schoolmates tuition is set up on an auto-payment schedule and processed by PRD Admin, therefore payment information must be stored on your account.
  • WHAT payment options are available? Community Pass processes payments via credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover) and e-checking (using a checking/savings account). To participate at Schoolmates, a payment option MUST BE STORED and up to date.
  • CONVENIENCE FEES: I heard there is a convenience fee, what is that and how much is it? On Community Pass, there is a 3% convenience fee for all credit card transactions, 1% for e-checking transactions. Convenience fees will not be charged if a family has a credit on file of equal or lesser value.
  • ADJUSTMENTS: Are there tuition adjustments for PUSD holiday breaks? While tuition is calculated as a flat-rate monthly program fee, PRD staff will adjust tuition where weekly PUSD breaks occur. Tuition adjustments will be reflected when PRD staff processes tuition payments.
  • My payment option was compromised / I have a new payment card: What do I do? Who should I contact? If you have a new payment option, you may add it to your Community Pass account at any time or contact PRD during office hours to assist. 
    • Please Note: Community Pass's automatic payment schedule does not automatically link your new payment, please contact Jessica Pomey to update your payment plan. 
  • I have an outstanding Schoolmates balance, how do I pay? Outstanding balances, or failed payment attempts, can be paid directly via Community Pass. If your family accumulates an extended past due balance, and is not paid in a timely manner, it may result in participant removal until balances are paid in full.
  • Do you offer refunds/credits for missed days/hours? Refunds, credits, or prorated fees will only be considered by PRD staff under certain circumstances such as extended illness or family situations where the child will be absent for an extended period amount of time. Participants will not be credited or refunded for early pick up, or when they are absent due to early pick ups play dates, or other scheduling conflicts.

I have more questions, who do I contact?

Schoolmates Contact Information

Please refer to the following contacts to connect with PRD Staff:

Beach Schoolmates: [email protected] |  (510) 420-3077
100 Lake Avenue (portable located next to play structure on Linda Avenue)
Schoolmates & Minimates Site Coordinator: Sarah Normart

Havens Schoolmates: 
[email protected] | (510) 420-3078
323 Highland Avenue (Room 333: Access to classroom via Vista Avenue)
Schoolmates Site Coordinator: Julia Giardino
Minimates Coordinators: David Hopkins, Maddie Mills & C'Airra Callum

Wildwood Schoolmates: [email protected] |  (510) 420-3076
301 Wildwood Avenue (portable located behind upper play structure on Wildwood Avenue)
Schoolmates Site Coordinator: Danielle Sanchez

PRD Office: |  (510) 420-3070
358 Hillside Avenue  |  Monday–Friday from 8:30 am–5:00 pm
Schoolmates Recreation Supervisor: Katrina Morris
Roster / Waitlist / Billing Questions: Jessica Pomey