Arcade grades 1-6

ARCADE PROGRAM 2021-22
FOR STUDENTS ENTERING Grades 1-6 in the Elmira City School District

The Elmira City School District’s afterschool program, ARCADE, will begin its ninth year on October 4th, 2021. ARCADE is a free program for students in grades 3rd-6th at Beecher, Hendy, Broadway, and Parley Coburn. The program operates three hours per day, beginning at the end of the regular school day. Each site will be accepting 100 students.

ARCADE for grade’s 1st-2nd will be at Riverside, Pine City, Fassett, and Diven Elementary. The program operates two hours per day. Bussing home is available for ALL ARCADE students

>>Click here for ARCADE Contact Information (including Director and Site Coordinators)


ARCADE offers many academic, enrichment, and recreation opportunities for students, including:

• Tutoring for students who require it
• Homework assistance and supervision
• STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) activities, many provided by community organizations such as The Science and Discovery Center
• Health and fitness classes offered, as well as a Yoga initiative being taught by Namaste Spa and Wellness
• Special programs from Cornell Cooperative, First Tee (golf), Dynamic Ceramics, Tanglewood, Wings of Eagles, and Boy Scouts
• Opportunities for community service
• Youth development activities
• In addition, activities and workshops to assist parents in supporting their children’s education and development

ARCADE is an enrollment program, NOT a drop-in program. Regular attendance is expected due to grant regulations. Enrollment forms will be available in the main office/classroom or you can download and print the form here. If you are interested in signing your child/children up, please contact your school's main office. 

The ECSD is happy to announce an enhanced ARCADE Program for our 1st and 2nd graders this year at our ARCADE sister schools; Riverside, Pine City, Fassett, and Diven Elementary. The program will run directly after school until 4:40pm for two hours. Each site will be accepting 40- 1st graders and 40- 2nd graders. Bussing home is available for ALL ARCADE students.


Schedule of the 3rd – 6th grade program is as follows:

2:20/2:25 – 3:00: Snack and sign in
3:00 – 4:00: Tutor/ HW and Read 180
4:00 – 5:00: Enrichment Activities
5:00 – 5:25: Bus/parent pick up and REC time

Schedule of the 1st / 2nd program at Riverside, Fassett and Diven:

2:45 – 3:00: Snack/ sign in 
3:00 – 4:00: Tutor/ HW and Read 180 
4:00 – 4:40: Enrichment Activities 
4:45: Board bus 

Schedule of the 1st / 2nd program at Pine City:

2:35 – 3:00: Snack/sign in and REC
3:00 – 4:00: Tutor/ HW and Read 180
4:00 – 4:40: Enrichment Activities
4:45: Board bus

We look forward to seeing your child in the ARCADE program! If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Biggs (or Site Coordinators directly): ARCADE Program Director at 735-3580 or by email: jebiggs@elmiracityschools.com.