Mallard Creek Care Program Directives

Serving Grades K-6


Drop off for all grades will be from 6:45am-8:00am in the Elementary School gym. All parents MUST come in to sign their student(s) in. Parents arriving at or after 7:30am should drop-off in the carline, which begins at 7:30am.

Pick up from after care will be in the Cafeteria. All parents MUST come in the front door of the ES building to sign their student(s) out.  A staff member will be there to greet you. Please be prepared to show some form of picture ID when retrieving your student.

Late Pick-ups– Please note that the after school program closes at 6pm. We understand that the occasional late pick-up may occur. However, habitual late pick-ups are a major inconvenience to our staff. The school policy for late pick-ups is as follows: 1st occurrence-no charge, verbal warning; 2nd occurrence- $5 charge; 3rd occurrence $10 charge; and so on in increasing increments of $5. This policy also applies to students who are not enrolled in the after care program and are not picked up by 30 minutes after the school dismissal time. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

Before School Care
6:45am – 8:00am

Students will be escorted by staff to expected locations for the start of the day.

After School Care
3:00pm – 6:00pm
$150/month for the 1st child
$100 for all other siblings

*sibling discounts are offered for after school care only.

“Drop-In” Care
$75 per 5 days of care

Mallard parents may purchase a “drop-in care punch card,” which will allow students to attend the before and after school care programs as needed. The cost of each ‘punch card’ will be $75, which will allow 5 full days (before & after school) of care. One full day of attendance (before and after); or 1 day of AM care only, or 1 day of PM care only = one hole punched in the card. New cards will need to be purchased after the maximum of 5 holes are punched in the card. Parents who only need care on an “as needed” basis may use this option. Only one card per student. The cards are available for purchase via check. You may retrieve your card from a staff member.


Payments for the program should be made via our online payment system. Specific information regarding online payments will be sent via email as soon as it becomes available. Payments for the before and after care program are due on the last business day of the month for the following month. For example, payment for the month of September are due August 31; October payment is due September 30, and so on.


Program Schedule


Before School Care Schedule

(Before school care takes place In Elementary School Gym)

6:45 am -7:40am (board games/finishing homework/ technology time/staff lead activity)

*Students may also use this time to complete HW assignments

7:40am-7:50am morning snack

7:55am- dismissal (staff will escort students to respective places)

After School Schedule

3:00-3:20 check-in/snack/outdoor play

*The first 15 to 20 minutes after school dismissal, students will have outdoorfree-play (when weather permits) or indoor free play. Studies show that when students are able to release playful energy they focus better during homework time.

3:20-3:30 bathroom/water break

3:30-4:30 Homework in HS/Reading/Writing
More or less time will be allotted for students to complete homework as required for their grade level. Staff will offer help and tutoring to all students. Younger grades may engage in story or writing time (or word search/crossword puzzels) until all other students are finished. The goal is for students to complete homework before activities.

4:30-5:30-Activity/Rotation (see attached schedule)

5:30-6pm pick-up/activity