** 2022 Summer Express Registration is Closed**

Finch and Franklin Summer Express Sites are Waitlisted


2022 Summer Express

  • The Express Summer Program offers full-day licensed childcare with fun and enriching activities for incoming 1st through 7th graders who are enrolled in Spokane Public Schools. Children must be potty trained and able to play in a group setting, be able to follow direction independently, and adhere to program rules and expectations to attend the Express Program. Each program offers age-appropriate activities, including academic enrichment opportunities, arts and crafts, cooking, field trips and more!

    Register for Summer Express

    The following forms must be completed for each child and turned into the billing office downtown before starting. We require a minimum of two full business days after receiving complete registration forms before your first day of childcare to ensure proper student safety/staffing ratios and licensing requirements.

    FOR ALL REGISTRATIONS FOR THE 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR: The State Board of Health recently changed the school and childcare immunization policy to require medically verified immunization records. In order to complete the registration process, an updated "Certificate of Immunization Status for Childcare" report will be required and must be medically verified by the Immunization Information System or healthcare provider. For auditing purposes, we are only able to accept the forms provided from one of the two options listed below. We cannot accept shot records/summaries from your healthcare records.

    Option 1: Complete the template form and obtain the signature of your healthcare provider certifying the information provided.

    Option 2: Create an account with MyIR and provide a copy of your child's immunization records from their system. These records are system verified.

    Health and Safety Protocols

    In accordance with Spokane Public Schools COVID-19 Policies and Procedures, masks are now optional and social distancing is recommended when possible.

    If the student experiences any of the following COVID symptoms at school, they will be sent home and isolated 5 days unless cleared by a negative test or a doctor’s note with an alternative diagnosis. (Subject to school nurse assessment.)

    • Cough (not related to a chronic health condition)
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fever of 100.4°F or higher or a sense of having a fever
    • Sore throat
    • Chills
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Nausea/vomiting/diarrhea
    • Congestion/runny nose – not related to seasonal allergies
    • Unusual fatigue
    • Headache

    Included in Summer Express

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Afternoon Snack (3:30 p.m.)
    • Everything needed for field trips (admission, etc.) 
    • Transportation to/from each field trip (Durham Bus Services)
  • What Should I Bring to Summer Express?

     What to bring:

    • Swimming suit
    • Towel
    • Waterproof sunscreen (aerosol sunscreen is prohibited under WAC 110-301-0215). Express staff are not allowed to apply sunscreen without a district medication form.
    • Hat and/or sunglasses
    • Labeled Water bottle
    • Sturdy walking shoes (every day) No flip flops!
    • Socks
    • Jack or coat, weather permitting we will be going outside often
    • Extra clothing (weather changes quickly)
    • Backpack

    Please make sure that all items are labeled with the child’s name or initials for identification.

    What not to bring:

    • Money
    • Personal Toys and Games
    • Any electronics (including cell phones)
    • Anything of value that has the possibility to get damaged, lost, stolen or broken

    Express Programs are not responsible for any items that are brought from home that may get damaged, broken, stolen, or lost.

  • Rates

    A $50 registration fee per child for families not registered during the 2021-22 school year.

    Rate is $49 per day, per child. A minimum three-week enrollment (three days per week) is required. Full-day rates apply with no hourly rate.


    Summer Express is billed monthly and received only at the downtown district office. Payments will not be taken at summer site locations.

    Payment is due by the first of the month and must be received in full by the fifth of that same month. Payments received after the fifth of the month will be charged a 10 percent late payment fee on the unpaid balance up to $50.

    Four ways to make payments:

    • In the drop box on the front of the Administration Building, north of the main entrance
    • Mail payments to Spokane Public Schools Express, 200 N. Bernard, Spokane, WA 99201.
    • Deliver to district cashiers. Available during the summer from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
    • Pay online using the link in your e-statement.

    Take note:

    • No illness or vacation credit will be given during Summer Express.
    • Schedule changes must be received in writing in the Express Billing office by the 23rd of the month to take effect the following month and accommodated on based on space availability.
    • The last day to withdraw from the Summer Express program and receive a refund of any tuition you paid is June 3. All withdrawals must be in writing. An email to expressbilling@spokaneschools.org is the preferred method.
  • Program Hours & Locations

    Monday, June 27, until Friday, August 19, 2022

    Express will be closed Monday, July 4, 2022


    Franklin Summer Express P#143327 (South) - WAITLISTED

    2627 E. 17th Ave. • 354-3325 • Ages served 5-12

    Located in cafeteria/multi-purpose room and gym.

    Ages 5-12 years (Supervisor approval for incoming Kindergarten)


    Finch Summer Express P#143302 (North) - WAITLISTED

    3717 N. Milton St. • 354-2560 • Ages served 5-12

    Located in cafeteria/multi-purpose room, the art room and library.

    Ages 5-12 years (Supervisor approval for incoming Kindergarten)


    (Available to incoming 1st graders through 7th graders)

    6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday – Friday


    Field trips are subject to change. Please confirm plans with the Express site.

kids playing in water

  • Contact

    Express Office
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    Phone: 509.354.7312
    Fax: 509.353.5464

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