Elementary Early Morning Program

  • 2022-2023 School Year

    Program Details

    Starting September 12, 2022, Newton Public Schools will be offering the Early Morning Program for students in Grades K through 5 in each of the elementary schools.  The program is designed to provide a needed service by giving parents the opportunity to bring their children to school prior to the beginning of the regularly scheduled school day.  Within the program, each elementary school will offer supervised before school care from 7:20 a.m. until 8:10 a.m. when the school day begins.

    Registration

    Please register your student online through MySchoolBucks starting on August 1st. Once you have registered, your student’s registration status will not be active until it has been approved by the Business Office.  If your registration is approved, you will receive a confirmation email. We will try to accommodate all students who sign up, but due to staffing and space constraints, we may need to limit the number of students in this program. If this is the case, we will put your student on a waitlist and send an email notifying you of this status.

    If you register after Oct. 1, please contact the business office at 617-559-9025 or feepayments@newton.k12.ma.us. A pro-rated payment will be determined based upon your child’s start date and payment will be coordinated.

    Payment

    Payment will not be required until your student’s registration in MySchoolBucks has been approved by the Business Office. Payments should be made online using MySchoolBucks. Several payment schedule options are available. The program cost is $12.00 per day.  The yearly costs detailed in the chart below are based on 176 total days.  If you have a credit from a prior year due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, please contact the Business Office before submitting payment. 

    Financial Waivers are available but you must be approved for a financial waiver before you select this option when registering.  To apply for a financial waiver, please apply through Aspen

    For more information regarding the financial waiver, please visit this page: NPS Financial Waiver Information. If you have any questions, please reach out to feepayments@newton.k12.ma.us.

  • Who is entitled to sign up for the program?

  • What are the hours?

  • Is financial assistance available?

  • Can my child attend the morning program at a different elementary school than the school they attend for class?

  • How many days do I have to sign up for?

  • Why must I sign up in the summer?

  • If I do not sign up for the program in advance, may I drop my student off on sporadic days when assistance is needed?

  • What if there is a delayed start?

  • Will I receive a refund if there is a snow day?

  • Who will be watching my child?

  • What will my child be doing for the duration of this program?

  • Who can I speak with if I have further questions?

  • Is there a paper application?