Before & After School Program

Before and After Care (BAC) at HCS is a fun, comfortable and safe place for your child.


BAC services begin on the first day of school and only on days when school is in session. On early dismissal days, extended hours will be available.

Before School Care:
6:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. (K-8)
6:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. (Pre-K)

After School Care:
3:10 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (K-8)
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Pre-K)



The hourly rate for the 2023/2024 school year is $6.50. Charges will be assessed on the quarter hour.  Families with multiple children in BAC will pay no more that $13.00/per hour.


For more information, please contact Mrs. Erica Rodriguez at  (219) 838-0356 ext. 102 or call the HCS office. (219) 838-0356.


Students using BAC will have the same behavioral expectations as they do during the school day. The After School Program is staffed at a ratio of no more than 1:12. Students PreK-8th may use BAC on a scheduled or "spot service" basis.


Your children will enjoy a variety of activities including: supervised recess outside or in the gym and a variety of other games. Students may choose to complete homework, but BAC staff will not provide tutoring. Snacks and water will be provided. Please list any food allergies alongside your child’s information.


Families who intend to use BAC on a regular schedule or for more than 10 hours per year must complete a registration form and turn it in by August 17. There is a registration fee of $30.00 per family.

Spot Service

Students are welcome to “drop in” to BAC on occasions when parents find it necessary to use the service.  Emergencies, running late, special plan, etc. Please call the office and let us know! Spot Service students who accumulate in excess of 10 hours in BAC will be billed the $30.00 per family registration fee.

Early Drop OFF and Late Pick UP

Students arriving before 8:10 a.m. and remaining after 3:25 p.m. will be sent to BAC. Parents will be charged for childcare in ¼ hr. increments whether or not we have been notified. Students who accumulate in excess of 10 hours of BAC time will be billed the $30.00 per family registration fee.


Children enrolled in grades PreK-8th are welcome. Children in PreK-5th grade must be signed in and out by a parent or guardian. Students in grades 6-8 may sign in and out on their own, however they will not be released without establishing eye contact with parent or guardian. After 6:00 p.m. the supervision fee will be $1.00 per minute. Preschool children will need to bring an extra set of clothes (pants, shirt, socks, and underwear) in a zipper bag labeled with their name. These will be returned at the end of the year.

Payment Policies

Payment must be made by the 15th of the month. A $5.00 late fee will be assessed for schedules/payments made after this date. If a family falls more than one month behind in their payments, services will be suspended until payment is made.