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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why was Right At School selected?

A:  Right at School, as part of our agreement, is also able to align their enrichment activities and academic supports with Edmonds School District. They provide extensive training to their staff, who will come from our community, and have offered to pay their staff to attend the professional development the District offers teachers throughout the year. Additionally, they have agreed to integrate our curricula and school-based behavior expectations into their programs so that children have a seamless transition from childcare to the classroom. Right at School offers flexible pricing options with no waitlists. They will offer scholarships and reduced rates for families who need financial support.


Q: Will Edmonds School District make a profit from partnering with Right at School?

A: No. We currently ask our before and after school providers to pay a rental fee to use our space. This fee covers the cost of cleanup and utilities. We made an agreement to not charge Right at School rent; instead, they are providing us a percentage of their revenue to cover the cost of maintenance and utilities. Any funding that is left over, if any, will be returned to families via scholarships. Edmonds School District will not be making any profit from Right at School.

Q:  How do we learn more about the Right At School program?

A:  Learn more about Right At School at their website: https://rightatschool.com/

Q:  How much will the program cost?

A:  Families will be able to choose if they want to participate in the before school program, after school program, or both; as well as other options. There are also discounts based on income and number of siblings. Click here to see pricing options.

Q:  What hours will Right at School programs operate?

A:  Before school care will begin at 6:30 a.m. and after school care will end at 6:00 or 6:30 p.m. depending on location and community need.

Q: Does Right At School honor state assistance payments for qualifying families?

A: Yes, Right At School honors state assistance payments for qualifying families. 

Q:  How do I register my child for Right At School?

A:  More information and pre-registration is available on the Right At School website: https://rightatschool.com/program-finder/

Q:  What does a typical day in the Right at School program look like?

A:  Click this link to learn more about a typical schedule: https://rightatschool.com/pdfs/Day_in_the_Life_at_RAS.pdf

Q:  Will there be school bus transportation provided to the Right At School program?

A:  No. The before and after school program is a supplemental service to families who choose to use it. The district will not provide school bus transportation.

Q:  Does Right At School offer programs on supplemental days, professional days, early release, etc.?

A:  Yes, Right At School will offer programs on days when staff report to school but students do not.

Q:  Does Right At School offer programs on winter and spring breaks?

A:  Yes, Right At School will offer programs on winter and spring breaks.

Q: Will Right At School offer programs for my child with special needs?

A: Yes, Right At School accepts children in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and all other relevant federal, state and local laws.

Q: Is there a waitlist for Right At School?

A: Right At School does not have a maximum attendance at each site. They will staff according to student enrollment.

Q: Can I speak to someone directly?

A: Families can speak directly to Right At School personnel anytime by calling 855-AT-SCHOOL (855-287-2466) from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm (Central Standard Time). During program hours, parents will be able to call their child’s Right At School Site Manager on a dedicated phone that each Site Manager carries.

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