Before and after school, it's time to SHINE
  • SHINE registration going on NOW!

Before- or After-School Care for Every Student at Every School

  • As expanded transportation provides opportunities for more families, adjusted start/end times can impact schedules for other families.

    That's why we're partnering with four Springfield partners to provide before/after school care and academic support for every student at every SPS school.

    Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield, SPARC, Springfield Dream Center and the YMCA will help SPS students SHINE.SHINE PARTNERS: BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS, SPARC, SPRINGFIELD DREAM CENTER AND THE YMCA

    • The Sherwood Elementary SHINE partner is Boys & Girls Club, however, they do not serve five-year-olds.  Sherwood students who are five-years-old and their older siblings can participate in SHINE at Jeffries Elementary where the YMCA is the provider.  Transportation will be provided from Sherwood to Jeffries.  Parents will pick the students up from Jeffries.  Sherwood students who need to utilize this option to attend SHINE at Jeffries will select Jeffries as your location when registering for SHINE.
    • The McGregor Elementary SHINE partner is Boys & Girls Club, however, they do not serve five-year-olds.  McGregor students who are five-years-old and their older siblings can participate in SHINE at Rountree Elementary where the YMCA is the provider.  Transportation will be provided from McGregor to Rountree.  Parents will pick the students up from Rountree.  McGregor students who need to utilize this option to attend SHINE at Rountree will select Rountree as your location when registering for SHINE.
    • The Weaver Elementary SHINE partner is Boys & Girls Club, however, they do not serve five-year-olds.  Weaver students who are five-years-old and their older siblings can participate in SHINE at Boyd Elementary where the YMCA is the provider.  Transportation will be provided from Weaver to Boyd.  Parents will pick the students up from Boyd.  Weaver students who need to utilize this option to attend SHINE at Boyd will select Boyd as your location when registering for SHINE.
    • The Robberson Elementary SHINE partner is Boys & Girls Club, however, they do not serve five-year-olds.  Robberson students who are five-years-old and their older siblings can participate in SHINE at Bowerman Elementary where the YMCA is the provider.  Transportation will be provided from Robberson to Bowerman.  Parents will pick the students up from Bowerman.  Robberson students who need to utilize this option to attend SHINE at Bowerman will select Bowerman as your location when registering for SHINE.
    • SPARC has been designated as the SHINE provider of before-school care at Pipkin Middle School. Additionally, the Boys & Girls Club will provide after-school care off-site at one of its units. Transportation will be provided from Pipkin to the unit. If you would like to enroll your child in before- or after-school care, click here and select the appropriate provider.

SHINE Scholarships

  • Scholarships are available those who qualify*, thanks to the SHINE Fund by Springfield Public Schools. The $3.4 million fund will provide SHINE Scholarships for up to 2,300 students, while also hiring more academic staff members. These additional team members will implement strategic and specific learning activities, designed to help students meet their learning goals.

    For students in Tier 1 and Tier 2 start and end times, SHINE Scholarships would be available for afternoon care. For students in Tier 3, SHINE Scholarships would be available for morning care.

    *Students who qualify for free/reduced meals are also eligible to receive scholarships to participate in their school's SHINE before or after-school program, based on site capacity and funding. SHINE Scholarships are available as funding allows.



  • Note: If you have completed the Free/Reduced Price meal application and determined that your family is not eligible and you still have a hardship that may prevent your child from enrolling in SHINE at the full or reduced rate, please complete this form to request assistance.

SHINE Registration Going on Now

Goals for SHINE

    1. Consistent, effective academic supports for all SPS before/after care providers.
    2. Remove barriers to access to before/after school care for the most under-resourced and under-performing SPS students.
    3. Support SPS families with quality before/after school care.
    4. Partner with current wraparound partners to develop and implement a consistent care plan.

Why Before/After School?

    • Close the achievement gap by providing under-resourced and under-performing students with additional time for learning and the extra help needed to recover from learning loss.
    • Ensure child safety by partnering to offer families a safe place for children to learn both during and beyond the school day, allowing parents to return to work or take time to seek employment.
    • Address student mental health by connecting young people with caring mentors who are trained to help them build healthy relationships and heal from trauma.
    • Fight childhood hunger by providing meals and snacks for students.

     

    SHINE and the SHINE Fund are made possible by $3.4 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds (ESSER II).

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Last Modified on August 4, 2021