Before and After School Care

At Central Lutheran, we offer a structured before & after school program for the children of CLS in preschool through 8th grade. This program was designed to serve the families of CLS in multiple ways:  


  • Provide children with a safe, structured environment.
  • Allow children to focus on academics with time to complete homework, read, and receive assistance.
  • Fill a childcare need expressed by the families of CLS.
  • Generate cost savings to parents by offering flexible hours & reasonable rates.
  • Encourage positive social interaction that will help strengthen interpersonal skills through game play, creativity, & expression.

Morning Care Hours 6:30 AM - 7:15 AM

AfterCare Hours End of School day - 5:30 PM

$1.00 for every 15 minutes

Important Contact Information


Please feel free to contact us at anytime. We look forward to getting to know you and making the before/after school program a wonderful experience for you, and your children. If we are unable to answer the phone, please leave a message via phone or email with a telephone number where you can be reached.


Central Lutheran School Office...........................................(260) 493-2502

Chargers Beyond the Bell...................................................(260) 493-2502 ext. 345

Pam Cobb-Director Before/After School Care....................


After School 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, & on Wed. from 2:30-5:30 PM. After school care is located in the Cafeteria/Auxiliary Gym/Playground . Charged by the 15 minute intervals. Late pick up charge: between 5:31 PM- 5:45 PM-$10; $5 for each additional 5 minutes after that.


** Please note- We will be open for delays, but if CLS closes, parents must pick up their student by the time the delay ended.


Arrival & Departure Morning Procedure: Students are to be dropped off at the entrance to the cafeteria, and will need to be signed in if on school property, and not under parental supervision prior to 7:15 AM. Preschool students will be walked down to the preschool at 7:35 AM. Afternoon Procedures: Students will proceed directly to the cafeteria. Any child not picked up by 3:00 PM will be sent to Chargers Beyond the Bell until the parent arrives. Each child will need to be signed out of after school care, and only parents/ family members listed on pick up sheet will be allowed to sign out each child. When sending a snack, it is strongly recommended that parents send a healthy snack. After school there will be snacks provided for the students. If you would like to provide your child with a certain snack, you are welcome to do so.


Chargers Beyond the Bell rules are essential to providing a safe environment for our students. All school rules must be followed at extended care. School rules are available for review in the school handbook. Please leave personal belongings at home or in your Backpack - (cell phones will not be permitted during before/after school care).


Illness/Emergency Procedure: Children who become ill, possibly contagious, or who develop a fever while in Chargers Beyond the Bell will be sent home. A staff member will notify the parent of a child's illness. If a parent cannot be reached, the child's emergency contact will be notified to pick up the child. It is expected that the child will be picked up as soon as possible. Until the parent arrives the child will be excluded from activities with other children and will rest quietly under the supervision of a staff member. If a serious medical emergency exists requiring medical treatment beyond what can be provided at school to maintain safety and or/life, the student will be transported by EMS to the emergency room of the nearest hospital, and the child's emergency contact will be notified.


Aftercare is available for all student athletes to help families bridge the time between after school and team practice time.  The student will be allowed to go change for practice 15 minutes before practice begins and coaches will need to stop by aftercare to pick up student so that aftercare can release supervision of student to coach. Standard Beyond the Bell rate will apply while the student is under Beyond the Bell Supervision.