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Before/After School Programs

In response to the needs of Merrick's many working parents, the District provides space at each school for both Before and After School Programs.  These programs are operated by the Merrick Before/After School Program (BASP) which has been providing quality School-Age Child Care service to the children and parents in the Merrick U.F.S.D since September 1982. The Merrick Before/After School Program Inc. (BASP) is an independent not-for profit organization governed by a Parent Board of Directors. 

The Before School Program is in session at each elementary school in the district and is open on all school days from 7 a.m. until the start of school.  There is a minimum of two days participation per week.  Parents must bring their child or children into the school and sign them in each day.

Important Note: In the event that there is a delayed school opening (10 a.m.) due to inclement weather (e.g. snow or ice, etc.) the Before School Program will be closed. Parents will be notified by telephone by the school district whenever there is a delayed school opening.

The After School Program runs daily from 2:55 p.m. – 6 p.m. at each of the three elementary schools in the district.  Time and assistance are offered for completion of homework assignments. Students are also provided with a variety of supervised activities which include arts and crafts, physical education and computers.  Snacks (milk and cookies, etc.) are provided daily to the students.  Children must attend a minimum of two days per week.  Parents must pick their children up no later than 6 p.m. and must sign them out each day. 

Parents interested in the Before and/or After School Program are invited to call our Program Office at 379-4245 or to view their web site: