General Information

Parent Board Information | DHS Contact Info I Payment Options I Enrollment I Waiting List Summer Care I After School Alternatives I  Late Pick Up Fees | Absence Notification 

Unexpected Closings and Inclement Weather

Program Hours


After School | M,T,W,F | 2:55-5:45pm
After School | Th | 1:55-5:45pm

Before School I M-F I 7:00-7:55am

Conference Days* | 7:00am-5:45pm



Conference Days* = $30/day  $25/sibling

 * - Conference Days are not included in monthly tuition. Pre-registration required.

BAsp parent board 2019-20

President - Kate Nesbett - (319) 321-0498 or

Vice President - Blaise Boles

Treasurer - Joseph Kardos

Secretary - Alyssa Cabrera

Payment options

If you are in need of childcare assistance to cover tuition there are options through DHS or the ICCSD BASP Tuition Fund.  If you have any questions about, or would like assistance with the application process please contact the director.

Click here to download the district's scholarship flyer and application.


Shimek BASP currently has no waiting list.  To enroll in our before and/or after school program for the 2017-18 school year, please contact the director or fill out the waitlist application at our "important forms" section of this website.

waiting list

Children who cannot be enrolled immediately will be placed on the waitlist.  A waitlist application is available in the "important forms" section of this website.  Shimek BASP follows the ICCSD waitlist procedure and timeline shown below:

District-Wide BASP waiting list policy 

school year, including siblings of current families.

- Programs will accept applications from new families interested in a position at

program. A lottery list will be generated from this pool of applicants.

submit an application for the lottery system for the 2017-2018 school year.

list. If the program is already full, children will remain on the lottery waiting list.

Summer Care Options

Lincoln Shimek (run through Lincoln Elementary BASP) - (319) 430-4196 or

Camp Goosetown (run through Horace Mann BASP) - (319) 325-4080 or

Both summer camps run through the first week of August.  Each camp has a curriculum that varies from week to week.  You may enroll only for the weeks that you need.

Alternate Care Options

Iowa Child Care Resource and Referral - (855)- 244-5301

- CCR&R can put you in touch with local, private care providers based on your individual needs.

Taproot - (319) 325-0695  or

- Taproot offers care on select days after school and picks up students at their school building. Their curriculum focuses on being outdoors and being active.

Frequently Asked Questions

Late Pick Up Fees

BASP closes at 5:45p.m. Parents whose children remain past 5:45 p.m. (all time determinations are based on the gym clock) must pay late pickup penalty fees of $1.00 per minute per family.

A bill for the fee will be put in the parent file. Chronic problems with late pick-up will be reviewed by the Board of Directors, and a child may be discharged from the program upon the occurrence of three or more late pickups.

Absence Notification Policy

If your child will not be attending BASP because of scheduled appointments, vacations, or other planned absences, please notify the Child Care Director in advance. Absences without prior notification may be mistaken for a missing child and unnecessary concern and time spent in searching for the child may occur. If a child does not arrive at the program as expected, the Child Care Director will contact the parents. If the parents cannot be reached, the Director will contact the child's emergency persons.

Unexpected Closings and Inclement Weather

Unscheduled No-School Days

Announcements of unscheduled school closings are made on local radio stations. There will be no morning or afternoon BASP on days when school is canceled.

Unscheduled School Delays

Announcements of unscheduled school opening delays are made on local radio stations. There will be no morning BASP on days when the opening of school is delayed.

Unscheduled Early Dismissal Days

Announcements of unscheduled early dismissals are made on local radio stations. There will be no afternoon BASP on days when school is dismissed early

Early Pickups in Case of Inclement Weather

The Child Care Director is authorized to make early contact with parents at their emergency numbers to ask for possible early pickup should weather conditions dictate the need.