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.
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 PeriodRegistration 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.)
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.
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
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 fee structure for 2017-2018 will be as follows:
(2 days or less)
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.
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
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.
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
necessary. These procedures will be strictly enforced.
Parents/guardians also must notify the After School Coordinator when
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
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
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
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
Fax: (402) 443-4179