Before School Program

Before School Program Application


Diplomat Middle School will be operating a Before School Program for our students.  This program will provide working parents an opportunity for their child to arrive on campus as early as 7:30 a.m. and be in an atmosphere which is safe, orderly, and productive until school starts each day. The Before School Program will take place in the Gymnasium each morning that school is in session. Students will be supervised in the Gym and can play basketball, four square or other organized games with friends, they will also be able to read, work on homework assignments or socialize with friends in the bleachers. Because this is an extension of our regular school day, all Diplomat Middle School rules apply, and the SDLC Code of conduct will be followed. Cell phones and/or AirPods or other listening type devices are NOT permitted in the before school program. 

Days of Operation:  Our program will follow the Lee County School District calendar.  

Hours of Operation:  7:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. 

  • Students are NOT permitted at school before 9:15 a.m. unless they are paid participants in the Before School Program. 

Enrollment:  Parents must complete a DMS Student Before School Program enrollment form to register their child. There is a $35.00 non-refundable enrollment fee per student

Student Fees: Non-refundable enrollment fee of $35.00 for the Before School Program.  

                                             $30.00 per week.


Payment: Payment for the program must be on a weekly basis each Monday or on the students first day of attendance for that week.  Payment may be made in cash or check.  If payment is by check, please put your child’s first and last name on the check and make it payable to Diplomat Middle School.  The Diplomat Middle School Before School Program does not extend credit.  If there are not sufficient funds available in the students account they may not attend the program.   Please plan ahead, and keep funds in your child’s account.  You are only charged for days that they attend.  

Insufficient Funds:  All returned checks are subject to a $20.00 service fee.  The amount of the returned check plus the $20.00 service fee must be paid in cash. Student attendance to the Before school program will be suspended until receipt of the aforementioned payment.

Eligibility: The DMS Student Before School Program is open to all DMS 6th, 7th and 8th graders.  Students with five or more discipline referrals per quarter must obtain administration approval).

Program Rules: A priority at Diplomat Middle School is that our atmosphere is safe and orderly for everyone.  This Fee Based program is an extension of Diplomat Middle’s regular school day and the Lee County School District Code of Conduct will be followed for all discipline issues. Use of CELL PHONES and AirPods is prohibited ** Any referrals in the Before School Program can result in suspension or removal from the program.

Disclaimer:                This Fee Based program will remain available provided sufficient enrollment and

resources.  Due to the fee-based nature of our program, Diplomat Middle will require a minimum attendance of 30 students per day in order to meet our expenses for running this service. In the event we do not have sufficient enrollment, the program will be closed until a later date. 


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