With the start of Early Release Tuesdays next month (October 2023), the district is announcing a new childcare option for parents who need assistance afterschool.
Early Release Enrichment Club is a paid after school enrichment program for students in kindergarten through 8th grade. The program will provide registered students with time for outside play (weather permitting), homework, games and activities for the 90 minutes until the time they would have normally been released from school.
The club costs $11 per session for one student, $8 for the second student and $5 for each additional student from the same family. Online, pre-enrollment is required to ensure the district has proper staffing and supplies. Busing is not available after Enrichment Club.
Parents can sign their child up by the week or for 4 weeks at a time. Early Release Enrichment is planned for every elementary and middle school, but the program may not run in buildings if there is not enough interest.
Early Release Tuesdays are new to Dearborn Public Schools this school year and will provide teachers with additional time to participate in Professional Learning Communities. Early Release Tuesdays start on Oct. 10, 2023 and run through May 28, 2024.
During those months, on each Tuesday school is in session, students will release 90 minutes earlier than usual.
The enrichment program will be staffed by support staff, parapros and other school personnel while teachers are meeting. This is a separate program from Kids Club or the 21st Century learning program offered at some buildings.