About St. John’s Lutheran School ESP

St. John’s Extended School Program (ESP) is for school families who need care beyond the normal school hours. This program provides a safe environment for children to socialize, play, eat a snack, and do homework.

ESP is available for all students in grades Preschool-8th grade from 3:00-5:30pm each academic day. Spots are based on the number of staff available, with priority given to those families who schedule their ESP usage in advance using Sign Up Genius.

Because children are automatically enrolled for ESP when registering for school, there is no additional need to register your child for ESP.

Scheduling Your Child

ESP Sign Up Genius links are included on this page and in the weekly Eagle Connection All-School Newsletter. Schedules for the upcoming week must be submitted no later than each Thursday at 5:30pm. At that time, scheduling for the coming Monday through Friday is closed, and the ESP director must be contacted directly to make any changes or additions to the schedule. If availability remains, your child will be scheduled to attend; a drop-in fee of $10/child may apply, and this fee is in addition to the regular daily rate.

In the event that a particular day is full, ESP will not be available for drop-ins, and alternate plans will need to be made by the parents for their child. ESP is not guaranteed for children who are not scheduled.

Daily Rate

$10 per day per child.

Arrival and Departure of Students

Students will be checked into ESP at 3:00pm by staff. Parents must enter the building via door 7 to pick up and sign their child out. The sign-out is located in the ESP room. Children will only be released to persons who are listed as authorized. Persons on file, but not known to staff may be asked to show identification.

Late Pick-Up Fee

ESP closes at 5:30pm. Families will be charged $1 for every minute per child beginning at 5:31 pm. Parents must call the ESP room at 763-420-2426, ext. 37 to notify staff of any extenuating circumstances.


In the event of an emergency, reasonable effort will be made to contacts parents/guardians for specific instructions. If a parent cannot be reached, the staff will take necessary actions. If a child becomes ill while attending ESP, the parent/guardian will be contacted to pick up the child.

Since this is an extension of the St. John’s Lutheran School program, all policies and procedures will apply. Please refer to the Parent/Student Handbook.

For more information on our Extended School Program please see your Parent Handbook, or you may contact our ESP director, Tori Kuehne at 763-420-2426 x 32 or Tori.Kuehne@stjlutheran.org.