Panther Kids After School Program
NOTICE regarding Panther Kids registration:
All of our campuses are full at this time for after-school care. You are welcome to apply, but know that you will be on a waitlist until space opens in the grade level needed.
Sometimes space opens prior to the school year beginning, sometimes during the year, and sometimes no space opens in the grade level needed. Those families on the waitlist do get to apply the following year prior to open registration for a better chance to secure a spot in the program. But, since space is limited each year, there is no guarantee. The non-refundable, annual application fee is $25.00 per family.
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EACH YEAR FAMILIES INTERESTED MUST:
Apply for enrollment into Panther Kids. (space limited)
Pay the annual, non-refundable, family fee of $25.00 online at time of application.
Apply for Free & Reduced Meals, starting July 1 each summer (www.midwayisd.org; Departments; Food Service; Free & Reduced Meals information.)
ENROLLMENT: Once you have received an email that your child has been enrolled in Panther Kids, you must confirm your spot by making the first tuition payment no later than June 1. (The first tuition payment covers from the first day of school through the last day of Sept. Then, your next tuition payment is due October 1, and each month on the 1st day through May 1. (For enrollment after June 1, tuition must be paid no later than 3 days after enrollment or prior to first date of attendance, whichever comes first.)
WAIT LIST: If no spots are currently available for your child's campus/grade level, your application will go on the wait list for their campus. When we have an opening for your child, you will receive an email asking if you are still interested in your child being enrolled in Panther Kids. Applications are reviewed in the order they are received.
Elementary students must be picked up by 5:30;
Intermediate students by 5:45 p.m.
*Click on the yellow EZ Child Track link above the picture to register or to log into your Panther Kids account.
Registration Start Dates for Upcoming School Year:
April 1 - Currently enrolled families
April 15 - Wait List families** (application must be submitted by January 31; new applications for current school year are accepted through January 31.)
April 29 - Open Registration
Space is limited per grade level; applications are reviewed based on date of registration and availability.
Submitting an online application does not ensure a spot in the program. An automated email that your application was received ensures we have your application.
An enrollment email will be sent to you if your child has a spot in the Panther Kids program.
Panther Kids is an after-school childcare program that operates each day school is in session serving students in grades Pre-Kindergarten - 6th grade at their respective Midway elementary or intermediate campus. Each day, once students are accounted for, groups transition through various stations including snack, outside playtime (weather permitting), computer time, gym time, board games and art activities. We do facilitate the opportunity for students to work on homework, but Panther Kids is unable to provide formal tutoring. Each campus has an adult site director and an assistant director; Panther Kids’ staff includes college and high school students who work with children at a 1 to 12 ratio; adult station leaders facilitate groups at a 1 to 24 ratio. Staff members are CPR & First Aid trained. There are no nurses or specialized personnel during the after-school program.
Panther Kids is self-funded through fees paid by the parents and guardians of children enrolled.
Registration fees and tuition must be paid online by credit card or e-check. Payments will not be accepted at the schools.
The $25 registration fee due at the time of registration covers the entire family annually. Space is limited per campus, per grade level. Please note that if no spots are currently available for your child's grade level, your application will go on the wait list for their campus. When we have an opening, you will receive an email asking if you are still interested in your child being enrolled in Panther Kids. Applications are reviewed in the order they are received.
Once your child has been enrolled into the program, you will receive an email stating that the first tuition payment must be made no later than June 1 to confirm your child’s spot. If enrolled after June 1, tuition must be paid no later than three days after enrollment or prior to the child's first day of attendance, whichever comes first. Failure to do so may result in losing their spot.
For any questions or concerns, please contact me,
Mindi HulmePanther Kids, District Program CoordinatorCommunity Liaison