BASE Enrollment and Waitlist Information


BASE Registration for FY21

BASE registration starts each April for the following school year.  Enrollment capacity is based on staffing availability at each site.  The need for BASE services exceeds its capacity, so annual waitlists are managed for each site.

Current, Returning BASE Families
Current, returning BASE families may complete their on-line registrations at this link: from Friday, April 3, 2020 at 8:00am through Sunday, April 12, 2020 at 11:59pm. 

This site will only be accessible during this time frame.  Current, returning families may also register kindergarten siblings during this time. Registration information will be aggregated during the month of April.  

New Family Lottery
Families who did not participate in BASE in FY20, families who were on the FY 20 wait list, and new families interested in BASE will register for the New Family Lottery through Family ID.

The lottery will be accessible at this link: from Friday, May 1, 2020 at 8:00am through Friday, May 8, 2020 at 11:59pm.  This site will only be accessible during this time frame.

Each family lottery registration will be coded and entered into a double-blind randomization process for each site.  Each family will get one position in the lottery, regardless of how many children are being registered.  We will not separate siblings but multiple children may be harder to place.

Available spaces at each site will be filled according to the randomized position in the lottery.  It is not first-come, first-serve so the date and time that the lottery registration is recorded during the lottery week is irrelevant.

This process gives each family an equal chance of getting a spot in BASE and is the fairest way to proceed when need outpaces capacity.

Families who are not enrolled from the lottery will be placed on the waitlist based on site, in their randomized position in the lottery.

BASE Placement Confirmations
All families will be notified of their enrollment or waitlist status by May 31, 2020.

Lottery families who are offered enrollment in BASE will be provided with instructions and timelines for completing the registration process in Family ID.

Lottery families who do not complete their BASE registrations within the designated time period will forfeit their enrollment and their spot(s) will be offered to the next person on the waitlist.

BASE Waitlist
Families requesting BASE services after the May lottery can complete the Waitlist Request form in Family ID to be placed on the waitlist.  These requests start below any lottery families, in the order in which they are received.

Families will be contacted in waitlist order if spots become available throughout the program year.

Families are added to the BASE waitlists through December 31 of each year.  To get on the waitlist, please go to:

Enrolled families who wish to extend their hours when space is not available to accommodate the extension, may enter their request in Family ID and be added to the waitlist.

Waitlist status applies to the current school year only and does not provide any preferential registration for the next school year.

Other Options
Longfellow After School Care in Wayland
This is a viable option if you have been placed on a waitlist and need to secure childcare from another source. Longfellow enrolls children in Grades K-5 and provides transportation from each Wayland elementary school. 
 Here is the contact information:
                                                                    T.C. Leger, After School Coordinator
                                                                    Karen Mahoney, Director

In-Home or Neighborhood Child Care
This is a reasonable option for families with multiple childcare-aged children or neighbors with similar-aged children.

Extra Early Release Wednesdays (EERW)

WPS has identified 4, Extra Early Release Wednesdays in the first 3 quarters of the school year as faculty professional development days. 

They are: September 30, 2020, November 18, 2020, January 6, 2021, February 10, 2021.

BASE will operate from dismissal until 6:00pm on those days on a pre-registration basis.

BASE will register up to 50 Wednesday BASE students/site from dismissal until their regular Wednesday pick-up time. 

The cost is $35/day/student. 

First-come, first-serve pre-registrations and payments for September and November will be accepted from August 31 through September 11. 

First-come, first-serve pre-registrations and payments for January and February will be accepted from November 30 through December 11. 

Families will provide lunch on these extra early release Wednesdays.  BASE will offer in-house activities, field trips and afternoon snack.

Other non-BASE options

Wayland Recreation
Wayland Recreation will register up to 40 Wednesday BASE students beginning in August.  Registration, payment and program inquiries should be made directly to their office at  Transportation will be provided from the students home school to the Wayland Town Building.

Metrowest YMCA
Will register up to 60 Wednesday BASE students for programming at Metrowest YMCA, beginning in August.  Program information, registration and payment will be made directly through their office.  Transportation will be provided from the students home school by Metrowest YMCA.

BASE Professional Development Fridays
BASE is committed to the continued professional growth of its staff and program.  Being open until 6:00pm each week night does not provide quality time for this professional growth to be provided and assimilated.  Therefore, we have identified 2 days during the school year that BASE will be closed. 

They are:  Friday, October 30, 2020 and Friday, March 19, 2021.

BASE families will need to make arrangements for their children to be picked up at school, ride the bus or go home with a friend.  It is also a great way to start the weekend!

Vacation BASE

February 16-19, 2021 and April 20-23, 2021
First-come, first-serve pre-registrations and payment for both weeks will occur from December 4-14, 2020.  There will be a maximum of 35 students per day enrolled.  The program will run from 8:00am-6:00pm at Loker School.  The cost is $80.00/day per student.  You can enroll for 1 or all 4 days.  



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