After-Care Program

GPCS teachers provide daily after-school care for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade for a modest fee. Teachers provide this supervision on a rotating basis, usually in their own classrooms. Students should come prepared with a snack, homework, books to read, or games or other activities to do while under a teacher’s care. While the AfterCare teachers do not provide tutoring or activities for students, the teacher may sometimes take students to the playground when weather is conducive.

Hours

3:00pm – 5:30pm, Monday – Friday, following the GPCS school calendar. Students must be picked up by 5:30pm at the latest. AfterCare is not available on early-release days, any day school is not in session, elementary concert days, or on the day of high school graduation. The program begins the first Monday after school starts. Students in Preschool through 8th grade who are still under school care at 3:00pm will be taken to AfterCare for their safety and supervision, and the parents will be billed accordingly.

Charges

Picked Up Between: 
Number of Children 3:00pm – 4:00pm 4:01pm – 5:30pm
First child: $12 $15
Two children: $18 $21
Three children: $21 $24

Billing and Payment: At the beginning of each month, parents fill out the AfterCare calendar and pre-pay, based on the rate for 4:00 PM pickup. Parents who utilize the later pickup time, between 4:01 PM and 5:30 PM, are billed at the end of each month for any remaining charges. Refunds and credits are not available, even for absences or snow days.

Additional Charges: There is an additional $10 late fee for the first occurrence of pickup after 5:30 pm. The fee increases to $20 for the second occurrence of late pickup. Three late pick-ups in a year may result in loss of AfterCare eligibility.

After-Care Policies

Sign-up: Parents receive the AfterCare calendar from the Main Office, sign up for the dates they need, including the name and grade of each child, and return the calendar to the office with payment. Drop-in AfterCare may be available if there are open spots; enrollment in the program is capped, and the number of openings varies each day. Contact the Main Office to ask about openings for drop-in care and to sign up.

Pickup: Please come to the Main Entrance (the left front door if facing the school building from Broadway), call 207.808.8350, and enter the extension number of the teacher on duty that day. The teacher will let you in to collect your children. Children cannot be released to anyone other than those individuals pre-authorized by parents. A photo ID may be required by the teacher on duty before a student is released.

Sickness: If a student becomes ill during AfterCare, he/she must be picked up when the AfterCare provider calls the parent. The same policies regarding illness that apply to the school day and school attendance also apply to AfterCare.

Student Conduct/Discipline: AfterCare follows the same conduct and disciplinary policies found in the GPCS Family Handbook that apply to the school day.