​PLEASE NOTE: THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR THE SEPTEMBER 19 EARLY RELEASE PROGRAM HAS PASSED.  THE DEADLINE FOR THE OCTOBER 17 EARLY RELEASE PROGRAM IS OCTOBER 10. 
What is Early Release?
School schedules are shortened by 2 hours one Wednesday per month (September through May) to allow teachers to complete a portion of their required professional development hours.

What is the difference between the Early Release program and Aftercare?
The Early Release program is a 2 hour after school activity on Early Release days. Students that cannot be picked up or take the bus home at the early release time have the option to attend the Early Release Program.  Students must be picked up by the end of the 2 hour activity.  Students that are registered and scheduled for Aftercare will stay as if it were a regular school day.  See below for Aftercare contact information.

What is the difference between half days and Early Release days?
Early Release Days: There are 9 early release days; September 19, October 17, November 14, December 12, January 30, February 20, March 20, April 24, May 15.  Early release days are always on Wednesdays.  See below for dismissal time.
Half Days: There are only 3 half days, August 27, January 18 and June 12.   Half days are typically on Mondays and Fridays.  See below for dismissal time.  Aftercare is available for students that are registered and scheduled.  

School Schedules:
                                Regular School Day          Early Release Day           Half Day

Elementary 8:50 am-3:45 pm             8:50 am-1:50 pm 8:50 am-12:00 pm

Kinawa                    8:45 am-3:30 pm             8:45 am-1:35 pm 8:45-11:55 am

Chippewa                8:00 am-2:45 pm             8:00 am-12:50 pm 8:00-11:10 am

Need more information?
Early Release: Contact Okemos Community Education at (517) 706-5021.
Aftercare: Contact Okemos Kids Club at (517) 706-5023.

Events/Early Release
Early Release Days
Special Events