Latchkey and Summer Adventure Camp

Last Updated: 10/17/2022 5:05 PM

Enrollment for 2022-2023 is Open

Registration for 2022-23 Latchkey is open! Please see the following dates below to find out when you can register:

  • Friday, April 15th: Current Latchkey Families and Little Raider's Families
  • Monday, April 25th: All other district Families DK-5th

Latchkey is a before and after school program for students ages 3 years-5th grade. The program runs at Oakwood Elementary on all days school is held. Please fill out a form for each individual child you plan on having attend the program. If you fill out a form prior to your assigned date noted above, your registration will not be valid. Thank you for your understanding!

Click here to open and complete the Registration Form.

Jorie Rutkowski, Latchkey Director (

Summer Information

Portland Summer Latchkey Registration is now open to currently enrolled families and staff! To enroll, please complete the online registration form available at
All other families within the district may begin enrollment on Friday, March 25th.

For more program information, please view our program flier below.

School Year Latchkey

Information is coming soon. Registration will open for current latchkey families and staff first, then to the public. Check back here after Spring Break for more information.

About our Program

Welcome to Portland Public Schools Latchkey and Summer Adventure Program!

We are a licensed childcare center in the State of Michigan


We believe that each child is unique and has specific individual needs. It is our priority to provide a high quality program for our families!

 Our goals are:  

To provide a  safe, nurturing and relaxed environment where children feel welcome and secure.

To provide dependable childcare, at a convenient location and reasonable costs. 

To provide fun and hands on activities which encourage your child’s social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development. 

To provide an open communication system that fosters a positive link between home and school.

To Implement Oakwood’s PRIDE system in our interactions with children.

 The core values are:

  • Prepared

  • Respect

  • In Control 

  • Determined 

  • Engaged.


Each site is staffed with a Supervisor, Head Teacher and Teacher Aides. PPS Latchkey and the Summer Adventure Program maintain  a ratio as set forth by the State of Michigan Department of Human Services. Depending upon the planned activities, the ratio may vary. The ratio for all school-aged children is 1:18.The ratio for children 3 years of age is 1 to 10 and 4 years of age  is 1 to 12. 



Oakwood and Westwood Before and After School Latchkey are both housed at Oakwood Elementary. Westwood students are  in the art room and Oakwood students are in the cafeteria. Both programs have gym and recess time at this location.


Before School: 6:30  – Start of School Day 

End of School Day – 6:00 P.M. 

Summer Adventure Program (Children entering Little Raider  through 5th grade): 6:30-A.M. – 6:00 P.M.



$7.00 Before School

$8.00 After School 

$25.00 Half Day (no lunch)

$30.00 Half Day (with lunch)


If you have any questions, feel free to contact Jorie Rutkowski, the program director, at 647-2989 extension 4300 or through email at


Latchkey Information

Hours of Operation
6:30 - 8:30 a.m. & 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Direct Phone