Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Before & Afterschool Program Information

Letter from the Superintendent, Maria Geryk

August 8, 2014

Dear Amherst Parents/Guardians:

We hope you have had a wonderful summer break with your children and are as excited as we are for the new school year!  Once again, we are pleased to offer out-of-school time services for our families in the 2014-2015 school year through the partnership of the Amherst Public Schools, the Town of Amherst and two non-profit organizations. These services include the Before School Care Program and the Afterschool Program at each of the Amherst elementary schools.

The Before School Care Programs operate from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., Monday through Friday.  Students are supervised by school personnel in the cafeteria and may bring their breakfast, purchase breakfast, or participate in the school nutrition program if eligible for free or reduced-price lunch.  The fee for the Before School Care Program is $4.00 per day per child, and an additional $2.00 per day for each sibling.

Our highly-successful Afterschool Programs will continue at each of the Amherst Elementary Schools and we look forward to providing even more enriching and fun activities for our students.  Based on enrollment needs, there will be two programs at Wildwood School this year: The Marks Meadow Afterschool Program and the Prime Time Afterschool Program.  Capacidad will continue to offer the Afterschool Program at Fort River School and the Prime Time Afterschool Program will serve Crocker Farm School.  The fee is $52 per month for one day each week for each of the programs.  Based on feedback from our families, enrollment in the Afterschool Programs will now happen at the building level in order to provide a personal contact with the care provides when families enroll their children. 

As in the past, fee subsidies are available to income-eligible families for both the Before School Care Program and the Afterschool Programs.  For information on fee subsidies or for any general questions about the Before School Care Program or the Afterschool Programs, please contact Jim Regan at 413-362-1818 or at

Maria Geryk                    
Superintendent of Schools    

After School MONTHLY Rates
All Schools
Monthly Rate

1 Day
 $              52.00
2 Days
 $           104.00
3 Days
 $           156.00
4 Days
 $           208.00
5 Days
 $           260.00


Jim Regan, Out-of-School Time Coordinator, 413-362-1818,

Crocker Farm Elementary School
Prime Time Afterschool Program
Town of Amherst, Leisure Services and Supplemental Education, 413-259-3065,