AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM - 2023-2024 School Year
The Parks and Recreation Department offers an After School Program as a convenient service to parents with elementary-age children. The program provides children in kindergarten through fifth grade a structured, supervised setting after the school day is complete. The After School Program is available for both Civic Center members and non-members.
To provide a positive, enriching experience for children in the hours after school while in a safe, structured, and supervised environment. Children in grades K-5 at Wahoo Elementary, St. Wenceslaus, St. John's, and Mead are eligible to register for the program.
Weekly activities of the program include swimming, movies, crafts, and organized game days. There is snack time at the beginning of each afternoon when the children first arrive from school. Children may bring a snack. Snacks are not provided. There is a snack and beverage machine available in the game room for children that bring money to buy those items. Children are also given an opportunity to complete homework as necessary.
Registration is underway! In addition to the registration form, parents need to complete the Parental Consent/Medical Authorization Form and an ACH Authorization Form for the automatic payments each month. All forms are available to be downloaded below:
A waiting list will be maintained once the program has filled. A non-refundable deposit equaling the appropriate "partial week" fee (below) must be paid at the time of enrollment. The deposit will be applied towards your first week's payment.
The program will begin the first day of school and is held Monday through Friday with the exception of holidays and any day school is not in session. The program also accommodates early school dismissals** (see below). If there is a scheduled early dismissal or an early dismissal due to inclement weather, the program will begin at the time of early dismissal.
Hours of Operation
School dismissal (including early dismissal) until 6:00pm. A late pick-up fee of $5 for each 5 minutes late will be assessed to parents that pick up participants after 6pm.
The primary location for the program will be the Civic Center meeting room. Participants will also utilize other activity areas of the Civic Center including the gym, pool, game room, and racquetball courts. In addition, participants may also visit Smith Park and the playground.
The fee structure for 2023-2024 will be as follows:
|Full School Week (3-5 days):||$37/week per child||$49/week per child|
|Partial School Week (2 days or less):||$31/week per child||$43/week per child|
Payment is expected for every week of the program (regardless of whether your child attends or not). Automatic payments will be processed on (or around) the 15th of each month. Any questions concerning the automatic payment procedures should be directed to Cindy at (402) 443-4174.
Please notify the Civic Center front desk prior to school dismissal if your child will not be attending the program that day. To "hold your spot" in the program, the weekly fees must still be paid (regardless of attendance) unless prior approval from the Recreation Supervisor is granted.
Only parents and those authorized by parents, in writing at the time of registration, are allowed to pick up children. Parents may designate additional escorts by submitting written authorization or placing a phone call on the given day to the After School Coordinator as necessary. These procedures will be strictly enforced. Parents/guardians also must notify the After School Coordinator when their child will be absent (see above).
Medication will only be dispensed with written consent and instructions from the parent. Any program participant that becomes ill during the program will need to be picked up immediately. In the event of injury, staff will perform the appropriate first aid measures including calling 911 and arranging transportation to the hospital if necessary.
All students enrolled are expected to show respect, follow the rules of the program, and display acceptable behavior. The After School Coordinator will notify parents of inappropriate behavior. If gross misbehavior or a repeated violation of the rules occurs, parents will be required to withdraw their child from the program.
Transportation to the Program
Traditionally, Wahoo Public and Mead students have been dropped off the bus at the Civic Center, while St. Wenceslaus students walk from the school with a WP&R staff member. WP&R does not provide transportation services.
If 5 or more students are enrolled from your child's school, after school care will be provided as indicated. Otherwise, we will use the WPS calendar.
Contact Bob Schmidt at (402) 443-4174 or email here.