After-Care Program

GPCS provides an After-Care option for students in preschool through 8th grade from 3:00PM – 5:30PM daily. Each day a different teacher provides the supervision, which is usually offered in that teacher’s classroom. Students come prepared with a snack (depending on how long they will be staying) and homework, books to read, or games or other activities to do while under a teacher’s supervision. The After-Care teachers do not provide tutoring or activities for students.


3:00PM – 5:30PM, Monday – Friday, following the GPCS school calendar. After-Care is not available on early-release days or any day school is not in session, including snow days, holidays, and vacation days. This program does not start until the Tuesday after Labor Day.


First child:         $ 12.00 per day

Two children:    $ 17.00 per day

Three children: $ 20.00 per day

We are not able to issue refunds or credits for absences or snow days.

After-Care Policies

Sickness: If a student becomes ill during after-care, he/she must be picked up when the after-care provider calls the parent. The same policy regarding illness that applies to the school day also applies to after-care.

Discipline: After-Care follows the same disciplinary policies found in the GPCS Family Handbook.

Pickup: Please come to the main entrance (the left front door if facing the school building from Broadway) and ring the after-care buzzer. 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.

Payment: All care must be paid for in advance. Payment for monthly care must be paid in advance of the first day of the month in which care is to be provided. However, drop-in care is available on an as needed basis. It is helpful to notify the Main Office as soon as possible that care is needed for that day. Payment should be provided when the child is picked up.

Additional Charges: There is a $20 penalty for the first occurrence of late pickup (i.e., pickup after 5:30PM). The penalty increases to $35 for a second occurrence of late pickup. If there should be a third occurrence of late pickup, that family no longer will be permitted to participate in the GPCS After-Care program.