September 2020 Updates

September 10th, 2020: We are offering after-school programs for both GES and ISD 166 students receiving care at the school. Registration is open now!



This program is designed for students in kindergarten-5th grade. Great Expectations School (GES), Cook County Independent School District (ISD 166), and children who are homeschooled are all welcome to participate!


Monday-Friday, from school dismissal to 5:15 pm. The After-School All-Star Program will run on school days.


YMCA and ISD 166 campus. ISD 166 students and homeschool students will be picked up at by the preschool rooms at 3:10 pm and students from GES will be picked up a 2:15 pm and walked up to the YMCA.


ISD 166 Students 3:15-5:15pm: $36/week, GES students 2:15-5:15 pm: $40/week. Scholarships are available. Free and reduced lunch families easily qualify for scholarships.


Yes! Click the Register for Programs button in the upper right-hand corner of this page. Click log-in to access your account or choose Find My Account if you are already a member. Search for after-school programs. Select the weeks your child will be attending and answer the questions (Returning students should update all information). Once registered, you can view a summary of your enrollment, make payments, or schedule payments.

Sawtooth Elementary students will go to the Eagle doors to meet All-Stars staff at school dissmissal time: 3:10 pm. GES students will be picked up at school dismissal at 2:10 pm by staff and walked up to the YMCA campus.

Pick up areas change depending on the activity. Communication about the pick-up areas will be sent out each week to registered families. Pick up will often be at the YMCA.

It is required that a parent signs their child out, so children are not allowed to ride their bikes or walk home alone. We want to have verbal and visual contact with each parents at the finish of each day so we can pass along any important information.

It is required that your child is registered ahead of time. If a child is not on the roster, they will not be able to participate. They will remain in the school office and parents will be notified.

To cancel your child’s enrollment for a refund, you must notify the YMCA by Friday the week before the program. If your child is signed up for a day and can no longer attend, please notify us by contacting the YMCA Membership Desk.

Here’s a list of things that your child will need for the program

  • Bring a water bottle, layers of clothes to accommodate for changes of weather or accidents, weather appropriate footwear for outside play, and any medicine or required medical devices such as Epi-pens and inhalers.
  • For Tuesdays Pool Day, bring a swim suit and towel.
  • NOT allowed: valuables, bikes/skate boards, or any electronic devices.

Payments are due on Monday the week of camp. By registering for the program, you agree to have your credit card or bank account automatically charged weekly on Monday for that week for every week your child is enrolled.

Yes! For families that qualify for free lunch, there is a 50% reduction in the price. Families that qualify for reduced lunch get a 25% scholarship. If more scholarship is needed than that, please fill out a personal pricing plan. Thank you!