Cardinal Muscle

What is Cardinal Muscle?

Cardinal Muscle is NO cost, on-site, before and after school care for Central Decatur Students. CD’s student success coordinator, Kerry Welch, leads the program. Cardinal Muscle students enjoy a healthy snack, academic support, and physical activity.

Each night, CD teachers and paraprofessionals, community members, and high school students work to support students in the program. Students complete a variety of activities, including homework, physical fitness, and enrichment.  Students utilize the school facilities and resources, including the gym, library, and computer lab (iPads & laptops).

Elementary student smiling in a computer lab

Students need to be picked up each night by 5:00 at the student’s attendance center. Families may choose to have children ride one of the bus routes to Decatur, Davis City, or Grand River.

Cardinal Muscle before school is provided from 7:15-8:00 am Monday-Friday.  Cardinal Muscle operates Monday-Thursday, after school from 3:05-5:00 pm at South Elementary (grades K-2) and at North Elementary (grades 3-6).

Longer programming (from 12:45-5:00) is provided on early out days.

Elementary student smiling in a school gym

Each month, the online sign-up sheet will be emailed to all parent/guardian emails on file in PowerSchool, posted to the school’s Facebook page, and included in the documents on PowerSchool. Families need to complete the sign-up form and indicate the days students will be staying for Cardinal Muscle. Students are welcome to attend as many days of the week or month that they wish.

Elementary student on a climbing wall