Elementary ENCORE Program Information

  • Grand Forks Public Schools will offer the ENCORE program at the following locations for the 2020-2021 school year: Ben Franklin, Century, Discovery, Lake Agassiz, Lewis and Clark, Phoenix, Viking, West, Wilder, and Winship elementary schools. The ENCORE program is made possible through federal 21st Century funds, which are available for schools whose number of families that qualify for free or reduced-price meals as 40 percent or higher. 

    Monthly Fee:

    • Families who qualify for free meals: $50/month for 1 student; $60/month for 2 students; $70/month for 3 students
    • Families who qualify for reduced meals: $80/month for 1 student; $90/months for 2 students; $100/month for 3 students
    • Families who pay full price for meals: $150/month for 1 student; $180/month for 2 students; $210/month for 3 students
    • Monthly fees are not prorated based on the number of days in the month and fees are the same whether your child attends one day a week or five days a week.

    Please note:

    • This is an academic-based program,
    • We are mandated to provide two hours a day of academics, regardless of grade level,
    • Not all spots are guaranteed,
    • Some locations may have a waiting list due to space and staffing,
    • ENCORE is not offered on the 11:20 a.m. dismissal days or non-school days.

    Daily Schedule (each school does change):

    • 3-4 p.m.: Homework assistance (Monday-Thursday)
    • 3-4 p.m.: Academic clubs (Friday)
    • 4-4:15 p.m.: Snack/Socialization
    • 4:15-5:15 p.m: Theme-based enrichment activities aligned to standards
    • 5:15-5:45 p.m.: Organized large muscle activities
    • 5:45-6 p.m.: Unstructured free play

    For more information, please call the ENCORE office at 701.215.8041 or email kerickson250@mygfschools.org.

    ENCORE Early Out Club

    • The Early Dismissal Program is for Ben Franklin, Century, Discovery, Lake Agassiz, Lewis and Clark, Phoenix, Viking, West, Wilder, and Winship elementary schools.
    • The program operates from 1:30-3 p.m. on 1:30 p.m. early dismissal days for the 2020-2021 school year.
    • Early Out Club provides participants with organized and active after-school activities, arts and crafts, computers, and various STEM activities. 
    • This program is free and is being offered in cooperation with Grand Forks Public Schools. 
    • All students enrolled in ENCORE will report to ENCORE at 3 p.m. All other students not registered for ENCORE will need to be picked up no later than 3 p.m.
    • If you have any questions, please contact Kayla Erickson, ENCORE Director, at 701-215-8041 or kerickson250@mygfschools.org.
    • Registration is required and can be completed either by filling out the online form, or mailing/emailing the paper form.
    • Registration closed on August 31, 2020.

Middle School ENCORE Program Information

  • This program is offered at South and Valley middle schools.

    We are excited to offer programming at the middle school level for ENCORE. Programming will consist of homework help, a snack, and organized activities. We have three programming options!

    1. Morning Program
      1. $10 per month
      2. Monday-Friday on days that school is in session
      3. 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. (students will be dismissed at 8:30 a.m. to their classroom
    2. After School Program
      1. $25 per month
      2. Monday-Friday on days that school is in session
      3. 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. (students must be picked up by 5:30 p.m.)
    3. Middle School Early Out Programming
      1. No charge
      2. On early release Wednesdays, we will offer programming from dismissal until 3:30 p.m. Students would either then need to be picked up, or if enrolled in Regular ENCORE, will stay until picked by later.

    Families that would like more or want to register, please complete the online form (http://bit.ly/MSEncore2021) or contact Kayla Erickson at 701-215-8041 or Kerickson250@mygfschools.org.

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