Parent Information

Things You Should Know

Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and Lunch are FREE for all students enrolled at Apollo.

Serving Times:

Breakfast – 8:00 - 8:25 a.m.

Lunch –

10:30 - 11:00 – Kindergarten

11:00 - 11:30 – Pre-K

11:05 - 11:35 – 1st Grade

11:35 - 12:05 – 2nd Grade

12:05 - 12:35 – 3rd Grade

12:35 - 1:05 – 4th Grade

1:05 - 1:35 – 5th Grade

School Hours

Kindergarten-Grade 5 – 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Pre-K – 8:30 a.m. – 2:40 p.m.

Morning Drop-off Instructions

Students may enter the building at 8:00 a.m. using the playground entrance.

Please enter the car loop on the playground. Teachers will be welcoming students out of their vehicles. Students will exit their vehicles and enter the school through the playground doors on the west side of the building. The car loop gate will be closed every morning at 8:25. After that, students may be dropped off at the front doors. Students arriving after 8:30 will need to be checked in at the office.

The red zone in front of the building is a fire zone. You may pull up and drop off your student(s) in the fire zone, but please do not park there. Parking in a fire zone may result in a ticket from the Bethany Police. When unloading students from cars, please be respectful of the busses.

Please help by doing your part to help keep our kids safe.

Student Arrival

Breakfast is served in the cafeteria from 8:00 - 8:25 a.m. After eating breakfast or arriving and choosing not to eat breakfast, students will go to their classrooms.

Eagle Eye Assemblies

Eagle Eye is our weekly assembly and takes place every Friday at 8:30 a.m. in the gym. This is a time where we celebrate children's accomplishments from the week and catch up on important announcements.

Afternoon Pick-up

Car Riders will load at the car loop on the playground. The line should begin on Eastbound 19th Street. Enter the car loop from the North entrance. The line will branch into two lines as you make your way to the loading area. Follow the line until you reach the loading area in front of the playground doors. Continue on to the exit.

Please follow the following safety guidelines:

  • Students will be brought to your car by a teacher. Do not leave your car unattended to walk your child to your car.

  • Please do not drive around other cars to pick up your child.

  • Students will wait in their classrooms until they are called by the teachers on duty to be loaded into cars. Teachers will be checking to ensure that the appropriate person is picking up each child.

  • Students will not be loaded into a car if the person does not have the numbered car tag given to them at the beginning of the year.

  • Please help keep the line moving. If you must park to do school business during pick-up time, please do so in the designated parking spaces on the East side of the school.

  • Students who are car riders must be picked up from the car line. Please do not wait in the lobby or the parking lot to meet your student(s). If your child is a car rider, then they will be dismissed to the car rider loading area. This is a safety issue.

  • Do not park in the fire lanes in front of the building. Violators could be ticketed by Bethany Police.

Walkers will be dismissed at 3:30 p.m. and will exit the North entrance of the building. Students will use the crosswalk in the parking lot to walk to the intersection of 19th Street and Peniel Avenue.

For safety reasons, walkers may not be picked up in the parking lot. Please do not park on the sides of the roads near the Stop sign. Illegal parking could result in a ticket.

Daycare riders will load from the front doors. Teachers will load students into daycare vehicles.

Thursday Folders

Thursday Folders are teacher/parent communication folders that go home with students each Thursday. Your child’s folder will contain school work and other information from the school or teacher. Parents are welcome to use this folder to communicate with your child’s teacher.


Specials classes for Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades include Art, Library, Music, Physical Education, and Social/Emotional Learning. Specials for 3rd-5th grades include Art, Library, Music, Physical Education, Social/Emotional Learning, and STEM. Students attend these classes daily on a rotating basis.

Eagles Nest

Extended Care

In order to help meet the needs of busy families, participating Putnam City elementary schools offer an afterschool program. The aftercare program begins when the school day ends. Children must be picked up no later than 6 p.m. Some schools may also offer before care. Earliest drop off times may vary per school. 

This convenient program offers a safe environment for children in kindergarten through grade 5. Healthy snacks are provided after school. Daily activities will be planned outdoors (as weather permits), in the computer lab, the gym, action-based learning labs and in the cafeteria. The Extended Care program maintains a fully trained staff.

School participation in this program is not guaranteed. As each school will decide if they will or will not offer the program based on community demand/needs and staffing availability, participating schools may vary yearly.  Below are the schools offering Extended Care in the 2022-2023 school year:


Putnam City offers three different types of Extended Care enrollment. Full-time enrollment is for students attending 4-5 days per week. Part-time enrollment is for students attending 2-3 days per week. Scheduled Day Enrollment is available to students attending Extended Care 1 day per week. The day must be scheduled ahead of time. The daily rate is $25.00. 

In order to ensure that the program is properly staffed each day, drop-in Extended Care is not available. All students must be enrolled in one of the offered Extended Care enrollment plans prior to attending. 


The Extended Care program bills monthly, in advance. Your monthly invoiced amount is calculated by averaging the total amount of school days in the year out over 10 months. 

Please see Payment Policy below for more information. 

Payment Policy

  • All fees are due prior to service. A $5 per day late fee is assessed for payments that are more than three days late. 

  • Those with overdue fees (five school days) will not be eligible for continued participation until balances are paid in full.

  • There is no reduced rate or refund for children who are ill or absent. If a child has an extended illness (two weeks+), please contact your school’s Extended Care Director or Financial Secretary to discuss financial arrangements.

  • The number of school days in the year was averaged out over 10 months. All breaks and scheduled non-school days have been pre calculated in our monthly invoicing to avoid prorated month invoices.

  • Online payments only. Schools do not take payment for Extended Care. Checks are not accepted. 

Non-School Days

The Extended Care program is closed when school is not in session due to holidays, school breaks, etc. There is no school on the days below. Schools may also be closed due to inclement weather.

Labor Day

Fall Break

Thanksgiving Break

Christmas Break

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Parent Conferences

Spring Break

Policy And Procedures

  • Children must be picked up no later than 6 p.m.

  • Please sign your child out daily.

  • For any child picked up after 6 p.m., a late charge of $1 per minute will be assessed.

  • After three late pickups by parents or guardians, children may not be able to attend afterschool care.

  • In the event a child is not picked up by 6:15 p.m., and Extended Care staff has not received communication from parents or guardians, the proper authorities will be notified that the child has been abandoned.

  • An online registration form will be required for each student attending Extended Care.

Guidance And Discipline

  • The program will provide a safe, fun environment to students who need after school care.

  • All school policies will be followed during Extended Care hours.

  • The Extended Care program reserves the right to refuse service to a child who is unable to cooperate with staff and/or other students or who is destructive to property.

Emergency Procedures

  • In case of severe injury or acute illness, 911 will be called and the parent/guardian will be contacted immediately using numbers on file.

  • Anyone with reason to suspect emotional, physical, sexual abuse or neglect is obligated by law to contact the Child Abuse Hotline (1-800-522-3511).

For More Information

If you have additional questions about the Extended Care program, please contact your school or the District Extended Care Clerk, Email Amber Callahan .