Welcome To School Aged Programs / Latchkey

  • Welcome to the WPS School Age Program "Latchkey" site.

    Find summer site information on the right under "resources". Find more detailed informaton below under "announcements".

    What is a School-Age Program (SAP)? It is a before and after school program for school age children. It is often referred to as Latchkey. Students have fun and enjoy friends while under the supervision of caring adults.  The program is tailored to meet the developmental characteristics and needs of each individual child.  Certified teachers direct the USD 259 district programs. Our district programs along with the Park Board and YMCA programs follow the Kansas Department of Health and Environment guidelines and are Licensed Child Care facilities. District sites are 100% self-funded.

    Frequent Questions and Answers.

    Q. How can I enroll my child?

    A. Contact the site directly. The director will have enrollment forms for you. You will not be able to start until you hear back from the director that all paperwork is complete and your child has been set up in the computer system. This can take a few days. Plan ahead.

    Q. How much does it cost?

    A. We charge a daily rate. You are billed each week according to your contracted days. You are responsible for the contracted days regardless of actual attendance. Days of the week cannot be traded.



  • Summer latchkey enrollment starts March 18th. Contact the school of your choice. Summer sites are listed on the flyer.

    Students must have completed KG to attend during the summer.

    The registration fee and $50 deposit are required at the time of enrollment.

    Be prepared with requried information.

    • Emergency contact name, address (including zip code) and phone number.
    • Parent's employer address (including zip code) and phone number.
    • Doctors address (including zip code) and phone number.
    • Insurance name and policy number.
    • Hospital preference

    Our latchkey programs are 100% self-funded. We must ensure financial stability to continue our program both in summer and during the school year.

    To avoid the potential loss of revenue caused by families dropping from the program before the summer program ends, the summer deposit of $50 will be forfeited if you drop on or before 7/12/19.

    The deposit will be credited back to your account on 7/15/19 for those remaining in the program.

    Priority placement for summer is as follows.

    1. Full day (6 + hours) five days a week
    2. Partial day (4 – 6 hours) five days a week
    3. Full day (6 + hours) four days a week
    4. Partial day (4 – 6 hours) four days a week
    5. Full day (6 + hours) three days a week
    6. Partial day (4 – 6 hours) three days a week
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  • Lisa Shahankary
    District Latchkey Programs Supervisor