Late Bird Program

Late Bird Program (Your family must qualify to participate in this program):

The Late Bird Program is an offering available to Watertown Public School (WPS) families that have a student or students enrolled at the Cunniff, Hosmer or Lowell Elementary Schools AND a student or students enrolled at Watertown Middle (WMS) or Watertown High School (WHS).  The intent of this program is to provide a safe care option for elementary students who are waiting to be picked up by their older sibling attending WMS or WHS (after school is dismissed).  This program was developed in order to address the change in WPS start and end times effective September 2018 that shifted dismissal times for grades 6-12 to a later time than the K-5 grades.  WPS employees are also eligible to participate in this program.  The program runs from 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm daily.  *Important: Please note that the Late Bird Program is not available on early release days. 

Online Registration Will Open Beginning on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 9:00 AM - Link to the Online Registration Form is below:

Please CLICK HERE to read the important notes regarding registration for the 2020-2021 School Year.

2021-2022 Late Bird Program Registration Form - Link will be live at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, June 29, 2021


Registration for 2021-2022 School Year:
-The initial registration period begins on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 9:00 AM and runs until 10:00 PM on Tuesday, July 20, 2021
-We will assess the number of registrations received during the initial registration period.  If we can immediately confirm space for all registered students, we will do so and parents will be notified they have a confirmed space on or before Friday, July 23, 2021.  If we receive more registrations than we can accommodate, we will hold a lottery Monday, July 26, 2021 to place students.
-Registrations received after 10:00 PM on Friday, July 10th will automatically be placed on a waitlist. 
-WPS staff members registering their students for this program will not be subject to the lottery if a lottery is needed so long as they register their students by the 10:00 PM deadline on Friday, July 10th.