Extended Day Sessions

  • Early Start Session (Grades K-4) 7:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

    The early start session provides before-school care to Varnum Brook, Spaulding Memorial, & Ashby Elementary students in grades K-4. Parents sign their children in at the drop-off center of their respective locations. The children enjoy a variety of activities. A light breakfast is offered. Elementary students are dismissed to their classrooms at approximately 9:00 am.

    After School Session (Grades K-6) Dismissal – 4:30 p.m. or 6:00 p.m.

    The after-school session provides after-school care to K-6 students district-wide at each elementary school location.  Each location can make use of their location’s gym, multi-purpose room, playgrounds, and fields. Children are offered a variety of activities, including homework supervision and arts & crafts. A snack and bottled water are provided.

    As Needed (Grades K-6)

    Drop-ins are available only if space permits (Grades 5-6 can only participate in the PM session). Students must be registered in the program and attend on a regular basis to participate. Prior permission from the Extended Day office is required with a minimum of 4 hours’ notice. Availability is not guaranteed.  

    The flexibility of the Extended Day Program allows you to design a program to fit your specific childcare needs. Pre-registration is required for the following options and can be combined to meet your needs:

    Option A (Before School) 

    Your K-4 child may attend the Extended Day Before Program in the morning from as early as 7:00 a.m. until school starts. Your child may attend this program from one to five days a week. This program follows the regular school calendar and operates when there is a DELAYED START to school because of inclement weather. We open at 8:00 a.m. when there is a delayed start. This is subject to change based on weather severity or the discretion of administration.

    Option B (After School) 

    Your K-6 child may attend the Extended After School Program in the afternoon with dismissal times at 4:30 pm and 6:00 pm.  Your child may attend this program from one to five days a week.

    Option C (Full PD Days - Not Included in Option A or B)

    Full Professional Development Days. This program operates at each of the elementary schools. We open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 6:00 p.m. YOUR CHILD MUST BRING A BAG LUNCH. All children must be pre-registered one month before to ensure appropriate staffing levels.  Walk-ins are not allowed.  (If there is enough interest)

    Option D (As Needed)

    “As Needed” is a flexible option for parents that have a changing schedule. All “As Needed” dates must be prepaid at the time of registration. All days must be purchased at least 3 business days before the day needed. There are a limited number of “as needed” spots per site to make sure that we do not go over the ratio of staff to students. Families who are “as needed” and require half days have the option to sign up. These spots are limited and available on a first-come-first-serve basis. 

    The Extended Day Program does not run on any of the school holidays. If there is no school due to a holiday, the program is not open. There will be no extended day if NMRSD schools are closed on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. If the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is an early release, there will be no extended day in the afternoon.