Beyond the Bell (BTB) programs are offered for students currently enrolled at these six school sites: Grant Ragan, Maple Grove, Radiant, Shuler, Walnut Hills, and Woodland Hills Elementary.

Our programs provide a safe, fun and positive environment for children. We provide open communication between the staff, parents, and schools to ensure that each child’s needs are met on a daily basis.

Staff will be positive role models who will help each child benefit and grow through social interaction. We believe children have positive attitudes when they are in a positive environment. This is achieved through games, activities, crafts, and opportunities to socialize.

Registration

Summer 2021 Registration opened March 22, 2021.

Check back for more information or to join our wait-list contact Rich Miller at rmiller@waukeeschools.org.

2021-22 Beyond the Bell School Year Program

Registration for the 2021-22 Beyond the Bell School Year Program will be available at 10:00 a.m. on the assigned building dates below by visiting the following enrollment link. This childcare program is available for the following elementary schools: Grant Ragan, Maple Grove, Radiant, Shuler, Walnut Hills, and Woodland Hills.

Elementary Schools

  • Grant Ragan Elementary School –  March 30
  • Maple Grove Elementary School – March 31
  • Radiant Elementary School – March 31
  • Shuler Elementary School – April 1
  • Walnut Hills Elementary School – April 1
  • Woodland Hills Elementary School – April 2

Quick Links

 

Beyond the Bell is offered at the following elementary schools:

  • Grant Ragan
  • Maple Grove
  • Radiant
  • Shuler
  • Walnut Hills
  • Woodland Hills

Before school hours: 6:30-8:40 a.m.

After School hours: 3:40 (school dismissal)-6:00 p.m.

Scheduled early out hours: 1:40 (school dismissal)-6:00 p.m.

Scheduled no school day hours: 6:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Summer hours: 6:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Children would need to be enrolled through RevTrak. Enrollment directions are linked in the information above. You can get enrolled during our open-enrollment times, which have varied in recent years. Those times will be announced and updated on the Beyond the Bell webpage.

If you miss the open enrollment period, you are able to get on the waitlist through RevTrak. Contact Rich Miller at rmiller@waukeeschools.org or Andrea Wilmes at awilmes@waukeeschools.org if the waitlist is closed, so they can open it up for you.

During the school year, Beyond the Bell allows new students to start the first day of the month that Beyond the Bell is open. You would be notified through email if a spot is available for your child. Email will be sent at least two weeks before your child will be able to start.

During the school year, Beyond the Bell charges fees on a monthly basis. Monthly fees for the 2020-2021 school year are listed below:

Child is enrolled for both before and after school programs:

  • 1st Child: $305
  • 2nd Child: $290
  • 3rd Child: $225

Child is enrolled for before school program or after school program only:

  • 1st Child: $235
  • 2nd Child: $220
  • 3rd Child: $180

***All scheduled no school and early out days are included in monthly fees.***

During the summer, Beyond the Bell charges weekly fees. During the 2020 summer program, the weekly fee was $150 per child.

Yes, any child that qualifies for the free or reduced lunch program for the current school year is eligible for reduced fees at Beyond the Bell. Contact Rich Miller at rmiller@waukeeschools.org or Andrea Wilmes at awilmes@waukeeschools.org for information on how to receive reduced fees.

Yes, we accept childcare assistance for those families who qualify. Contact Rich Miller at rmiller@waukeeschools.org or Andrea Wilmes at awilmes@waukeeschools.org to set up CCA with Beyond the Bell.

School Canceled: For the safety of the children and the staff, we will not be operating on school cancellation days. However, if school is delayed or canceled due to transportation issues, Beyond the Bell may remain open. This decision will be made by District Administration and communicated to parents as early as possible.

Early Dismissal: If school is dismissed early, the program will begin at the time of dismissal. Parents are required to pick up their child within one hour of dismissal time to ensure the safety of everyone traveling home.

Late Start: If school starts late, Beyond the Bell will start late and care will be for children enrolled in the morning session only. For example, with a two-hour late start, Beyond the Bell will open at 8:30 a.m. instead of 6:30 a.m. and continue until school begins. If for some reason school is canceled after the children are at school, the parents will be asked to come and pick up their child within one hour from the announcement of cancellation.

Cancellation of care needs to be sent in writing or by email to the Onsite Supervisor no later than the 20th of the month prior to care. For example, if terminating for the month of March, cancellation would need to be submitted by February 20th). If termination of care is not received by the 20th of the month, payment of services will be charged to your account.

No cancellations or reimbursements will be allowed after the cancellation deadline. No refunds will be issued due to student illness or temporary program closure. If care is canceled for any period of time, re-enrollment into the program will be required if space and staff allow. This is due to the waiting list for families that want to enroll into the program.

Yes, Beyond the Bell will be open. The hours of operation will change to 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. during online learning.

Yes, with an increase in our hours of operation and duties with the children, there will be an extra cost to attend the online learning days. Children enrolled in Beyond the Bell that paid their monthly fees will be charged an extra $30 per child, per day. Children that are not enrolled in Beyond the Bell will be charged a daily fee of $40.

If your child qualified for free or reduced lunches or receives childcare assistance, please contact Rich Miller at rmiller@waukeeschools.org or Andrea Wilmes at awilmes@waukeeschools.org about enrolling with a reduced rate.

You will need to enroll your child for each day they need to attend Beyond the Bell. You will enroll your child through RevTrak.

  • Visit WCSD’s RevTrak
  • Click on Beyond the Bell
  • Click on Daily Programs on the left-hand side
  • Click on the school your child will attend
  • Select the date you want your child to attend
  • Follow the rest of the directions to enroll

Your child will receive a “Grab & Go” lunch provided by WCSD Nutrition Services. They will not need to bring a lunch.

Yes, your child will need to bring their school devices for online learning. Beyond the Bell staff will make sure your child is on their device and meeting with their teachers.

Your child will be doing their online learning at Beyond the Bell. They will need the following for their school day, plus some other items for Beyond the Bell programming:

  • Their device (iPad) for online learning
  • A copy of their daily schedule
  • Headphones
  • Charger for their device (iPad)
  • Mask (facial covering)
  • Seasonal outdoor clothing for going outside
  • Lunch (if they do not want to eat the “Grab & Go” lunch provided by the district)