**Registration for Summer 2024 is closed**


2024 Summer Express

  • The Express Summer Program offers full-day licensed childcare with fun and enriching activities for incoming 1st through 6th graders (ages served 5-12) who are enrolled in Spokane Public Schools. Children must be potty-trained and able to participate in a group setting, follow directions independently and adhere to program expectations to attend the Express Program. Each program offers age-appropriate activities, including academic enrichment opportunities, arts and crafts, cooking, field trips and more!

    Breakfast and lunch are served at Summer Express.


    Register for Summer Express

    The following items must be completed for each child and turned into the billing office downtown to complete the registration process. Priority will be given to five-day per week schedules. You may email documents to ExpressBilling@SpokaneSchools.org. We require a minimum of two full business days after receiving all required paperwork before your first day of childcare to ensure proper student safety/staffing ratios and licensing requirements. During peak volume, processing time may take longer.

    FOR ALL REGISTRATIONS: The State Board of Health requires medically verified immunization records for all childcare facilities. 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 a 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 Certificate of Immunization template form below 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.


    Registration Requirements:


    Health and Safety Protocols:

    It is important for the health of all students, staff, and families that your child does not attend school when they are sick. The following guidelines are appropriate reasons to keep your child home from school:

    • A fever of 100.4 degrees F or higher in the last 24 hours. Your child should be fever free (without the use of fever-reducing medicines) for 24 hours before returning to school.
    • A consistently goopy, runny nose.
    • Drainage from the eye and/or redness of the eyelid or skin around the eye.
    • A bad cough – one that you wouldn’t want your well child to be around.
    • A sore throat, especially with fever or swollen glands in the neck.
    • Shortness of breath or other problems with normal breathing.
    • A child that seems ill – unusually tired, pale, or difficult to awaken, headache or body aches; seems confused or irritable, and/or lacks normal appetite.
    • A rash that is associated with fever or severe itching.
    • Vomiting with/without diarrhea within the last 24 hours. Your child should be free of vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school. NOTE: A child who has one episode of bloody diarrhea or two episodes of diarrhea at school must be sent home and cannot return until the diarrhea has resolved. Some diarrheas may be associated with bacteria or viruses. If your child has severe diarrhea, you should contact your health care provider.
    • Your child needs to remain at home for 24 hours after starting an antibiotic.
    • Any contagious condition such as chicken pox, influenza, COVID-19, whooping cough, or gastroenteritis.
    • As directed by your health care provider.


    Each day at Summer Express includes:

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

    What to bring:

    • Swimming suit
    • Towel
    • Waterproof sunscreen (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
    • Waterproof jacket
    • Extra clothing (weather changes quickly)
    • Backpack

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

    Please do not bring:

    • Money
    • Personal toys and games
    • Any technology (including cell phones)
    • Anything of value that has the possibility to get damaged, lost or stolen

    The Express Program is not responsible for any items that are brought from home that may get damaged.

  • Rates

    A $50 registration fee per child for families not registered during the 2023-24 school year.

    Rate is $54 per day, per child. A minimum three-week enrollment (three days per week) is required. Full-day rates apply with no hourly rate or sibling discount.



    Summer Express is billed monthly and payments are 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% late payment fee on the unpaid balance up to $50.

    No illness or vacation credit will be given during Summer Express

    Schedule changes must be received in writing (email preferred) at the Express Billing office by the 23rd of the month to take effect the following month and will be accommodated based on available space.

    The last day to withdraw from early registration for the Summer Express program and receive a refund of any tuition you paid is June 7. All withdrawals must be in writing (email preferred) to the Express Billing office.

    Four ways to make payments:

    • Pay online through your Parent Portal.
    • Use the after-hours drop box at 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 the district cashier, available during the summer from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Program Hours & Locations

    Monday, June 24, 2024, until Friday, August 16, 2024

    6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    Express will be closed July 4 and 5, 2024

    No services after August 16, 2024

    (Available to incoming 1st graders through 6th graders)

    Franklin Summer Express P#143327 (South)

    • 2627 E. 17th Ave. • 354-2627• 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)

    • 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)


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

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  • Contact

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    Phone: 509.354.7312
    Fax: 509.353.5464

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