AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
The After School Program (ASP) operates every day that school is in session, from the end of the school day until 6:00 pm. ASP is offered to all students across all grades levels within the boundaries of the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District. The goal of the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District After-School Program (ASP) is to align and expand on the regular day curriculum by introducing hands-on enrichment activities coupled with a connection to cultural experiences to stimulate the brain and educate the senses. Simply said, the ASP staff strives to connect with every child in a meaningful way every day.
Enrollment in the program will be based on meeting the following criteria:
1. Homeless and Foster Youth will have first rights to the program.
2. Students attending more than 90% of school days for the 2016-17 school year.
3. Students identified at-risk as measured by the district early literacy assessment.
Once enrolled in the program students will be suspended and/or removed for the following reasons:
1. Students absent 10% or more days, at any point in the 2017-18 school year.
2. A student is picked up before the 2hr mark without an early release code marked more than three times during the 2017-2018 school year.
3. A student is picked up after 6:00 pm more than three times during the 2017-2018 school year.
4. Receiving more than three behavioral referrals.
The elementary and middle school programs, within NCLUSD, are funded through the After School Education and Safety (ASES) program. The ASES Program is the result of the 2002 voter-approved initiative, Proposition 49. The ASES Program funds the establishment of local after-school education and enrichment programs. These programs are created through partnerships between schools and communities to provide literacy support, academic enrichment, and safe, constructive alternatives for students in kindergarten through grade nine (K–9) (California Education Code [EC] Section 8482). Besides the recent increase to the grant provided by Governor Brown signing the 2017- 2018 state budget, funding for ASP has not increased for over a decade. With the increased staff wages, staff benefits and increased program enrollment the district felt the program would have to increase program costs to parents and guardians to cover the growing cost of the program.
The cost of the program is as follows:
• Group A – Families that qualify for the Free/Reduced lunch program will pay $30.00 per month per child or $300 for the full year
• Group B – Families not qualified for the Free/Reduced lunch program will pay $40 per month per child or $400 for the full year
• Kinder Care – All Families will pay $60 per month per child Maximum charge per family not to exceed $100 per month Please note:
• ASP does not prorate the short months as the entire cost of the program, per child, is divided evenly over 10 months. Please contact your site coordinator if you are experiencing a hardship and are unable to make a payment.
In an effort to ensure students are provided the time they need for homework and academic enrichment, ASP will provide the following time for homework:
• K-2: at least 45 minutes of academic support
• 3rd-5th: at least 1 hour of academic support ASP will provide the following support to students with homework whenever possible
• ASP Leaders and Student Tutors will assist students with their homework
• Homework will begin at approximately 3:15 or after snack
Please note: • ASP leaders cannot check a student’s backpack for homework.
• If a student says that they do not have homework, the leader will take the students word and mark the student’s response on the homework checklist.