Before & After School Program

Last Updated: 1/11/2021 1:29 PM


The Springfield School District and I would like to welcome you to our Before and After School Program. Our goal is to enhance your child’s time spent away from home by providing recreational and educational activities in a caring environment.

Our program is open to all Pre-K through Grade 5 students enrolled in the Springfield School District and is only available on days when school is in session.

Please take a moment to read through our Information Guide. I have created this guide to assist you through the steps of our program. It includes a summary of our program as well as our policies and practices. Also included is the registration form, which explains our billing procedure and payment coupons. You can view the Information Guide by clicking on Important Documents.

As always, please feel free to contact our office by calling Patricia Mannino at 973-376-1025 Ext. 1217 between the hours of 8:00am - 1:00pm and 2:00pm - 3:30pm, if we can be of further assistance.

We are looking forward to an exciting and fun filled school year with you and your child!

Thank you,

Erica Scudero
Assistant Superintendent


Contact Information

Sue Medina, Site Director for:

  • Edward V. Walton School
  • James Caldwell School
  • Thelma L. Sandmeier School

Patricia Mannino, Administrative Assistant
973-376-1025 Ext. 1217

Erica Scudero, Assistant Superintendent
973-376-1025 Ext. 5292


Helpful Hints for September

Thank you for your interest in our Before/After School Program. We will make every effort to work with students, staff, and families to assure that each child has a safe and enjoyable experience. Enclosed please find Helpful Hints to assist you and your child through the program.

  • Your child’s classroom teacher will be provided with a list of students who will be attending the program. If your child is not attending on their scheduled day please be sure to provide your child’s teacher with written documentation. If we do not have the change in writing, your child will attend their scheduled program.
  • Parents and/or designee must be identified on the emergency list and will be required to sign a child out everyday at dismissal. Parents and/or designee must present official ID. No child will be allowed to walk to another building or location unless picked up by a parent and/or designee.

  • Payment coupons are available online. Please mail in your payment with the appropriate coupon before the 5th of each month. Registration and payments must be mailed or dropped off to Patricia Mannino located at the District Office. Checks and registration forms will not be accepted at the school.
  • New payment method available! See below for more information.
  • Location and hours of operation beginning Thursday, September 6th, will be as follows:
School BSP Drop-Off ASP Dismissal
James Caldwell Gym Gym
Thelma L. Sandmeier Gym (use playground door) Gym
Edward V. Walton Gym (door closest to main office) Gym

*Drop-off for all schools will begin at 7:00 A.M.
*Dismissal for all schools will be at 6:00 P.M.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation. We are looking forward to an exciting school year!


September Payment and Coupons and October through June Coupons (Available as of July 1, 2020)

Click here to download the payment coupon for September 2020

Click here to download payment coupons beginning with October 2020 and ending with June 2021

NEW! Make online payments for the Before and After School Program with MySchoolBucks
Click here to download a flyer with more information.

PLEASE NOTE - Your completed Registration Form, September Payment Coupon, and check must be received by August 12th to begin on the first day of school. We will continue to return the stamped payment coupon, with tax ID number each month. Kindly retain each coupon for your records.

As always, please contact Patricia Mannino Ext. 1217 if you have any questions.


What is the Before/After School Program?

These programs are designed to provide quality Before School child care and an After School Extension Program. Our goal is to enhance the children’s time spent away from home by providing recreational and educational activities in a caring environment.

Before School Program (BSP)
This program is open to all Pre-K through grade 5 (provided enough interest is generates) students attending the Springfield Public Schools.

Facility - Caldwell, Sandmeier, and Walton School buildings.

Time - The BSP is held from 7:00am. until each school start time.

A cold breakfast will be provided. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions.

Beginning the first day of school, if your child is registered for this program, you may bring him/her between these hours only. Please do not drop off your child prior to 7:00am. There will be no one available to supervise your child.

After School Program (ASP)
This program is open to all Pre-K through grade 5 students attending the Springfield Public Schools. Homework and other academically enriched programs are our priority. However play time and even a little “down time” after a busy day at school are all part of the array of activities available. Some after school activities include arts, crafts, sports, games and computer time. All activities will be geared to the age and interest of the children. Please feel free to discuss any ideas you may have or that your child may particularly enjoy with the Site Director or contact the Supervisor of Educational Programs.

Facility - Caldwell, Sandmeier, and Walton School buildings.

Time - Immediately following the school day and all schools will end at 6:00pm

All children registered by August 12th may start on the first day of school. A nutritional snack will be provided. Again please notify us of any dietary restrictions on your forms.


Important Documents

Contact Us
Springfield Public Schools
139 Mountain Avenue
Springfield, NJ 07081
Phone: 973-376-1025