STAR – Study Time & Afternoon Recreation – is Island Rec’s daily after-school program program for youth in grades K-5. The program is held at Friday Harbor Elementary School from 2:45pm – 6:00pm on regular school days, and 11:10am – 6:00pm on early dismissal days.  STAR provides a safe, supervised, fun and enriching environment! The daily program includes a snack, outside play time, organized games & activities, and homework time. 

  1. Fill out a STAR Application 
  2. Your child can Drop-In to STAR on any regular school day (early dismissal days require pre-payment)
  3. Pay at the end of each month when you receive your bill

STAR Hours:
Regular School Days: 2:45pm – 6:00pm
Early Dismissal Days: 11:10am – 6:00pm ***pre-registration and payment required
STAR is closed on days when school is not in session or when school is cancelled due to inclement weather.

STAR is based at the Friday Harbor Elementary School in the cafeteria and is staffed by Island Rec. 

Cost & Payment:
$9.50/day – Regular School Days
$17.25/day – Early Dismissal Days ***pre-registration required 
(multiple siblings receive a 10% discount)
Save 5% on your monthly STAR bill by enrolling in Auto-Pay with a debit or credit card.

You will be billed at the end of each month for the days you used. Payment is due on the 12th of of the following month. A $25 late fee will be applied to accounts not paid on time, and participation in STAR and other Island Rec programs will be suspended until payment is made. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required for early dismissal days.

Scholarships: 33% – 66% fee discounts are available for children eligible for the school’s reduced or free lunch program. A new Scholarship Application must be turned in to Island Rec’s office at the start of each school year. Don’t qualify for free or reduced lunch but still need financial assistance? Ask Island Rec staff about FANS scholarships!

Need assistance or have questions?
Call Island Rec at (360) 378-4953 or email: 

1. Read the STAR Parent Info Packet then Fill out a STAR application:
2. Click Here to complete online application or download: STAR Application 2017-2018