Beyond the Bell


Triad is pleased to offer safe, high quality, before and after school programming for K-5 children enrolled in Triad Community Unit School District #2 buildings. Beyond the Bell provides extended-day care in each of our elementary schools that successfully connects the educational school day with those additional hours that children may need to stay at school. Each building offers the ideal combination of quiet time, homework time, play time and fun. 

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Program Benefits

  • Enriching activities and homework support in a structured, nurturing environment
  • Access to computer labs
  • Educational and recreational projects based on curriculum themes
  • One-on-one assistance to promote academic success
  • Interactive opportunities to play sports and games, both inside and outside
  • Breakfast (standard rates apply) and afternoon snacks (included)


  • All staff members are trained, employed and supervised by Triad CUSD2.
  • A minimum of two Program Assistants will always be present at each site, with a maximum ratio of 20:1
  • The Program Coordinator, Ellen Bruns, will have a regular presence at each location. Parents can be confident that questions and concerns will be addressed promptly and professionally
  • The Program Administrator, Mr. Jay Simpson, is at St. Jacob Elementary School

Fees and Services (all prices per month)

  • Mornings OR Afternoons for 3 Days a Week:
    • First Child: $170
    • Each Additional: $150
  • Mornings OR Afternoons for 5 Days a Week:
    • First Child: $250
    • Each Additional: $180
  • Mornings AND Afternoons for 3 Days a Week:
    • First Child: $210
    • Each Additional: $180
  • Mornings AND Afternoons for 5 Days a Week:
    • First Child: $310
    • Each Additional: $220

  • Childcare payment assistance may be available through the Children's Home Aid Society (CHASI) Child Care Resource Referral Child Care Assistance Program. Contact 800-847-6770, ext. 360 to see if you qualify.

Beyond the Bell Quick Info

  • Students who choose to eat breakfast in the mornings are walked to the cafeteria at 8:25am each morning. Breakfast must be purchased separately, through your student's school.
  • Elementary schools use a key card system to access the buildings. When you register for Beyond the Bell you will be given a key card, each family can have up to 2 cards.
  • Beyond the Bell is not open on school holidays, school vacations, or snow days.
  • During half days of school attendance, Beyond the Bell is offered at each elementary school. On these days the students must bring their own sack lunch.
  • During the afternoon Beyond the Bell each student will receive a snack. Outside food is not allowed unless a medical issue dictates this to be a necessity.

Contact Information

Ellen Bruns  Program Coordinator
618-667-5401 x 6219 

Registration begins on July 19 and can be completed in person on online through this link: Register and Pay Fees


Henning Elementary (map)
520 E. Highway 40
Troy, IL 62294

St. Jacob Elementary (map)
305 Jacob Street
St. Jacob, IL 62281

Silver Creek Elementary (map)
205 N. Dewey Street
Troy, IL 62294

Marine Elementary (map)
725 W. Division Street
Marine, IL 62061