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Latchkey (BASE)

B.A.S.E. (Before and After School Experience), the district’s latchkey program, provides an affordable, supervised program for students enrolled in the district’s elementary and middle schools.

BASE offers the convenience of before and after school care right at Helke Elementary School, Demmitt Elementary School, and Smith Middle School. Sixth-grade students may attend BASE p.m. at the Smith location.  Sixth graders will be transported by bus to the Smith location.  Experienced staff members provide students with a variety of planned activities, special projects, and enrichment opportunities.

The program runs from August 21, 2019- May 28, 2020, at the following times:

Helke and Demmitt: 6:30 to 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Smith: 6:30 - 8:30 a.m. and 3:15 - 6:00 p.m.

For more information about the program, contact Sheri Zugelder, latchkey supervisor, at 415-7041.


Students must be registered in the program to participate. You can register:

  • B.A.S.E. registration Monday, Aug. 12, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Smith Middle School 
  • At the scheduled Forms and Fees time at your child's school
  • At your child's Meet the Teacher Night
  • At Aviator BASE Camp at Smith between 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

The following two forms are required for registration:

Download the BASE Information Form with helpful information about the program, payment methods, calamity days and more.


Pricing (2019-2020) School Year)

Registration Fee:  $20.00 per family
Full Time (AM and PM)  $65.00/week
Before School (AM Only)  $42.50/week
After School (PM Only)  $42.50/week
Each Additional Child in Family  $40.00 a.m. and p.m.
   $27.50 a.m. and p.m.

Emergency/Drop-In* Fees

Drop-ins are being accepted only for a.m.


$15.00/visit a.m.

Each Additional Child in Family $10.00/Visit a.m.


*Students who do not attend regularly during the week are considered "drop-in."

Fees must be paid on Monday for the week unless another arrangement is approved by the program supervisor. Payment may be made by check, cash, or money order.

Checks should be made payable to the name of your child’s school and B.A.S.E (for example Demmitt/B.A.S.E)

B.A.S.E. Job Openings

Latchkey Facilitator