S.A.F.E. After School Program

Program Description: 

The Supervised After School Fulfilling Enrichment program (S.A.F.E.) is open to students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Program hours are Monday - Friday, 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.   For more information, call 972-218-3700.

Program Registration:

Beginning July 17, 2017.  Registration for the S.A.F.E. program is on a first-come, first-serve basis with limited enrollment. Registration must be done by the parent or legal guardian at the Lancaster Recreation Center. Children may not participate in the program until their parent has registered them. Birth certificates cards must be presented at the time of registration.  Registration must be paid in full.  Space is limited.  Any available opening will not be held without full payment of the monthly fee. Due to space limitations and to prevent a disruption in service, parents are encouraged to register and pay for their children by the 3rd of each month. Payment must be made in full before services are provided.

Program Dates: 

August 21, 2017 to May 31, 2018. 

Program Times:

3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Program Fees: 

$85/month for first child.  $70/month for every child thereafter. 

Program Activities: 

Children receive an afternoon snack, homework assistance, and structured activities such as crafts, sports, creative arts, active games, and more.

S.A.F.E. Closed: 

The S.A.F.E. program will be closed for holidays on the following dates in 2017: 

  • Labor Day - 1st Monday in September
  • Thanksgiving Day - Last Thursday in November and Friday after Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day - December 25

S.A.F.E. Pickup:

The S.A.F.E. program provides transportation for youth from Lancaster Independent School District schools to the Lancaster Recreation Center during the school year.  Pickup schools include the following:

  • Belt Line Elementary
  • G.W. Carver Sixth Grade Center
  • Houston Elementary
  • Lancaster Elementary
  • Millbrook / Rosa Parks Elementary
  • Pleasant Run Elementary
  • Elsie Robertson Middle School
  • Rolling Hills Elementary
  • West Main Elementary

Special Programs:

Special programs are offered on select dates when school is not in session. These programs and break camps include field trips and activities from 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. for an additional fee. Children must be dropped off no later than 9:00 a.m. for special program days.

Turkey Camp - November 20-22, 2017
School will be closed, but the S.A.F.E program will be open. Participants will swim, play sports and engage in various activities. Register in advance at the Lancaster Recreation Center.  Children must be signed in no later than 9:00 a.m. and picked up no later than 6:00 p.m.

Winter Break Camp - December 26, 2017 - January 5, 2018
School will be closed, but the S.A.F.E program will be open. Participants will swim, play sports and engage in various activities. Register in advance at the Lancaster Recreation Center.  Children must be signed in no later than 9:00 a.m. and picked up no later than 6:00 p.m.

Spring Break Camp - March 12-16, 2018
School will be closed, but the S.A.F.E program will be open. Participants will swim, play sports and engage in various activities. Register in advance at the Lancaster Recreation Center.  Children must be signed in no later than 9:00 a.m. and picked up no later than 6:00 p.m.