Extended Day Program, Fitchburg Campus


Extended Day is our program for families who wish to have their children remain at school after regular dismissal times. This service is designed to help parents who would like a supervised setting for their children after school. It is for those children who want to remain in school for the purpose of socializing, playing, and doing various activities.

Our Applewild campus program is based in the Multi-Purpose Room located on the first floor in the Marshall Building. Please note that families who would like to take advantage of our Devens transportation hub by using that Extended Day program need to fill out Applewild at Devens forms in addition to the contract.

Extended Day is a well-supervised program. A mid-afternoon snack is provided for all at no cost.

Grades K–3

Each day at Extended Day is exciting. A special craft is planned and the story time is always a favorite! Weather permitting, outside activities include: picnics, basketball, nature walks, or playing on one of our playgrounds. When inside, children are busy painting, drawing, and playing with building blocks or board games. Some children just like to find a quiet corner to read or do homework. Different activities are planned for different age groups.

Grades 4–8

Students are provided areas to study and socialize, play and relax, and snacks are available. 

Program Information


Extended Day runs 3:40 to 5:30 on Monday through Thursday and noon to 5:30 on Friday when school is in session. If school is dismissed early because of inclement weather, parents will be notified and will be expected to make arrangements for pickup at the earlier dismissal time.

Contracted Services

$8.00 per hour or any portion of an hour. Additional hours, if they are available, may be added to contracted time. Credit is not given to hours not used. Contracts may be changed on a monthly basis.

Non-Contracted Services

A parent may call Stephanie Roy at x. 306 to prearrange Extended Day services on our main campus for a specific day. If there is space available, the child may attend Extended Day that day. The charge will be $9.50 per hour or any portion of an hour. In order to provide adequate staffing, the Extended Day supervisor must know how many students will be attending each day. A family using these services on a daily “on-call” basis for more than two times per week will be required to sign a contract. A 24-hour notice is greatly appreciated.

Late Charges

The Extended Day program ends each day at 5:30 p.m. There will be a late fee of $5.00 per each 15-minute increment past 5:30 p.m. for Extended Day students. Please pick up children at the prearranged time as we reserve the right to discontinue this agreement in cases of habitual tardiness.


Services are billed following the month used.  Accounts will be charged a late fee of 1.5% per month (18% per annum) if they are outstanding for over 30 days.  Continued delinquency will result in termination of services.

Parent Responsibilities:

  • To call the school at x. 306 and leave a message in the morning if your child will not be using the contracted service for that day or for changes in pick-up arrangements.

  • To provide emergency information if different from the regular school emergency form.

  • To send appropriate play/outdoor clothing suitable for the weather.

  • To give 24-hour notice if not contracted.


Any changes in contracts for Extended Day at Applewild's Main Campus should be directed to Stephanie Roy at (978) 342-6053 ×. 306.