Now that school has started, we expect there to be positive COVID-19 cases among our students and staff. Even if students or staff test negative, they may be quarantined for a certain period of time due to exposure. Our COVID-19 Response Plan For Fall news article has been updated with a link to ACTIVE POSITIVE cases by building as we are notified by parents, staff, and/or the health department. Please DO NOT panic if your child comes home with packets of work, as many staff members are creating such work just in case.

    As previously noted in our COVID-19 Response Plan For Fall, there is the potential for building or district closure due to staffing shortages or a large percentage of students testing positive for COVID-19. Likewise, transportation plans could be altered or delayed due to driver shortages. Please be sure your family has contingency plans should a building or the district have to close due to staffing shortages or outbreaks. 


    Please remember, a staff member or student out of school does not necessarily mean their absence reflects a positive case of COVID-19. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.  

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Last Updated: 8/14/2020 4:21 PM

Sidney City Schools is proud to offer Latchkey
for the 2020-2021 school year.


Again for the 2020-2021 school year, families can get affordable, supervised before and/or after school care for district students enrolled in grades K-5. New for the 2020-2021 school year, drop-in rates and inclement weather cancellation rates available. Your child must be pre-registered prior to dropping-in. Fill out the registration form and submit the fee now. 


We promise to devote our time and effort to ensure that children are safe, happy, and cared for in a positive environment.  




Hours of Operation


Latchkey operation hours will be 5:30AM to the start of school and after school to 6:30PM. 
Full-time (AM and PM) or part-time (AM only or PM only) care is available.

Latchkey will be available starting September 8, 2020.            


Weekly Rates


The full-time rate is $65/week, each additional child is $40/week.
The part-time rate is $43/week, each additional child is $25/week. 

For 2020-2021 Latchkey will also offer the opportunity for drop-in care and care for scheduled days off or inclement weather cancellations.

The drop-in rate is $10 per session (AM or PM).
The rate for scheduled days off or inclement weather cancellations is $20/day, each additional child is $10/day.




Sidney City Schools Latchkey Registration (download)

Sidney City Schools Latckey Student Form (download)

Sidney City Schools Latchkey Handbook (download)


Please return these form with the $20.00 non-refundable annual registration fee per family to your
child’s school or mail to: 

Paige Barker, Sidney City Schools
750 S. Fourth Avenue, Sidney OH 45365


Please make checks payable to Sidney City Schools and write “Latchkey Registration” in the memo line.


Inclement Weather Policy


Closings/Delays Due to Weather or Emergencies: In case of inclement weather, please watch TV channels 2, 7, and 22. Sidney City Schools will also be using the automated call system to inform families of cancellations.

  • If school is closed before 5:30am, Latchkey will also be closed. Parents will be credited for this day in the event of a cancellation.
  • If school is on a delay, the Latchkey program will not delay and will open at 5:30am.
  • If school is on a delay and then closes, IF YOUR STUDENT IS REGISTERED FOR CANCELLATION DAYS/SCHEDULED DAYS OFF. The Latchkey program will be open all day until parent/guardian pick-up time. In this event, lunch will be provided for students.
  • If there is an early dismissal, the Latchkey program WILL run the PM session. This includes scheduled early dismissals and weather early dismissals. (*Revised for the 2019-2020 school year*)


Latchkey Calendar

Latchkey Calendar 2020-2021


Department Contact Information

Paige Barker, Latchkey Coordinator
Direct: 937-494-2008