School Support

Extended Care

In order to better meet the needs of busy families, Putnam City offers an afterschool program in most of its elementary schools. The program begins when the school day ends. Children must be picked up no later than 6 p.m.

This convenient program is affordable and offers a safe, environment for children in kindergarten through grade 5. Healthy snacks are provided after school. Daily activities will be planned outdoors (unless weather is threatening or severe), in the computer lab, the gym, action-based learning labs and in the cafeteria. The extended care program maintains a fully trained staff.

Kirkland Elementary (AM & PM) Overholser Elementary (PM only) Western Oaks Elementary (PM only)


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 for students attending extended care 1 day per week. The day must be scheduled ahead of time. The daily rate is $25.00. 

Drop-in extended care is not available.

Register your child for extended care here.




Full-time: $305/month 

Part-time: $215/month 


PM Only

Full-time: $235/month

Part-time: $165/month

Scheduled Day: $25/day


AM Only *

Full-time: $125/month

Part-time: $110/month

Scheduled Day: $15/day

*Program only offered at Kirkland Elementary and Tulakes Elementary


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, and schools may also be closed some days due to inclement weather.    

Sept. 7 Labor Day
Oct. 15-19 Fall Break
Nov. 23-27 Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 21-Jan 1 Christmas Break
Jan. 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Feb. 19 Parent Conferences
Mar. 15-19 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.


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. Anyone with overdue fees (five school days) will not be allowed to participate.
  • There is no reduced rate for children who are ill or absent. If a child has an extended illness (two weeks or more), please contact the extended care financial secretary to discuss financial arrangements.
  • Online payments are encouraged.
  • Payment via cash or money order will be accepted only at the district administration Office. Schools do not take payment for extended care.
  • Checks are not accepted.


Guidance and Discipline

  • The program will provide a safe, fun program for 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 call the school.

If you have questions about paying, invoicing or billing, please call Danielle Callahan at 495-5200, ext. 1209.