After School

2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

The Parks and Recreation Department offers the “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.

Program Objective
To provide a positive, enriching experience for children in the hours after school while in a safe, structured, and supervised environment.

Any child enrolled in grades K-5 at Wahoo Elementary, St. Wenceslaus, or Mead is eligible to register for the program.

Registration Period
Registration is underway!  A waiting list will be maintained once the program has filled.  Registration must be done in person at the Civic Center.  A non-refundable deposit representing a "full week" fee must be paid at the time of enrollment.  The deposit will be applied towards your first week's payment.  To enroll, please complete the Registration Form and Parental Consent/Medical Authorization Form.  In addition, parents need to complete an ACH Authorization Form for the automatic payments each month.  Click on the appropriate form below:

ACH Form - Wahoo Public Elementary & Mead Elementary students

ACH Form - St. Wenceslaus School students  (Note:  This form will be available as soon as their school calendar is released.)

Starting Date
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 hours of the program also accommodate early school dismissals.  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.  Note:  For Mead students, see information below regarding early dismissal.

Hours of Operation
School dismissal until 6:00pm.  A late pick-up fee of $5 for each 5 minutes late will be assessed for parents who 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.

Fee Structure
The fee structure for 2017-2018 will be as follows:

Full School Week
(3-5 days)
Partial School Week
(2 days or less)
$29/week per child
$24/week per child
$39/week per child
$32/week per child
Payment is expected for every week of the program (regardless of whether your child attends or not) unless a two week notice is given informing Bob Schmidt of the week(s) your child will not attend.  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.

Program Format
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.

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 Superintendent is granted.

Pick-Up Procedure
Only parents and those authorized by parents, in writing at the time of registation, 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.

Student Conduct
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, Mead and Wahoo Public students are dropped off at the Civic Center on the bus, while St. Wenceslaus students walk from the school with a WP&R staff member.

Mead Early Dismissals
If 5 or more Mead students are enrolled, after school care will be provided for early dismissals.  If less than 5 Mead students register, after school care will only be provided if a Wahoo School also has an early dismissal.

Contact Bob Schmidt at the Civic Center at 443-4174 during normal business hours.  To register online or find out more about Wahoo Parks and Recreation programs and events, visit our web site at

Wahoo Parks and Recreation
310 N. Linden St.
Wahoo, Nebraska 68066
(402) 443-4174
Fax: (402) 443-4179
Email: WahooCivicCenter