Meadowbrook Middle School ASES

Before and After-School Activities

858-748-0802 x2901

[if there is no answer at x2901 between 2:30-5:45, call the computer lab extension at 2218]

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October 2010: Informational letter for all ASES families.

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2010-2011 ASES Program - As I’m sure you realize our program is very full. In fact, registration for ASES exploded this year, exceeding everyone’s expectations. As a result, we have not been able to provide services to everyone who is interested in our program. In order to meet the education code of the grant that funds ASES we must adhere to the principles of this grant which stipulates that priority must be given to students who stay the full duration of time in ASES; this means five days/week until 6:00 PM. Furthermore, if a child checks out before 4:15 their attendance does not count. Please keep in mind that attendance is monitored closely via computer scanning, and students who fail to meet the four day minimum will be dropped. We appreciate your support by helping to remind your child that it is imperative that they scan in and out everyday.

 

Absences: The grant that funds ASES does not recognize an excused absence. According to the grant, a student is present or they are not. We certainly understand that illnesses and emergencies occur, and we are not looking to drop a child from the program that has an occasional isolated absence or who is absent from both school and ASES due to illness.

However, it is necessary to reiterate that absences from ASES due to a doctor’s appointment, a dentist appointment, sports, private lessons, or any other personal commitment cannot be excused and will count against your child’s attendance. While I truly appreciate your efforts to notify me of your child’s absence, please understand that I cannot excuse an absence. Rest assured that each day we are checking our absence list with Meadowbrook’s attendance report, and are aware of students whose ASES absence coincides with an excused school absence, therefore it is not necessary to contact us concerning your child’s absence

Lateness: Our program ends at 6:00pm. We can, and will stay for a short period of time after that with your student.

School Year 2010-11

The ASES (After School Safety & Education) Program is free and provides a fun, safe, stimulating environment for students whose parents cannot be home when their children return from school.  Studies show that participation in the ASES Program increases students’ attachment to their schools, improves test scores, and keeps kids out of trouble.

We are pleased to offer a free before and after-school program.  In accordance with the intent of the state legislation that provides funding for the Poway Unified School District’s After School and Safety Program (ASESP), it is expected that students attend the after-school program every day for the full range of hours offered, 2:25-6:00 PM. We are bound by the Education Code of the grant to give priority to students who can stay the full duration of time.

The California ASES grant that funds this free program requires families to document any late arrival (after 6:00 AM) in the morning, or early release (before 6:00 PM) in the afternoon.  The PUSD policy requires that parents or students document the appropriate reason for late arrival/early release on the daily attendance sheets

Review of ASES rules that align with MBMS rules throughout the school day:

2:25 – end of regular school day

2:35 – ASES activity begins; student is scanned in for attendance and is in a supervised area

3:30 – end of first ASES activity and students move directly to their next activity.

 

Sports.  The sports program does not include any “cuts.”  Each season typically runs for six weeks.  Practices are held M-Th 3:30-4:30.  We ask students to attend at least 75% of the practices to participate in the District events.

The program is centered in the school library.  This means that the library is open until 5:45 PM every school day! The computer lab is available for use five days a week where students can also complete their homework assignments. In addition we provide Compass Learning when has proven to help students achieve a higher level of academic success!! Students may work on their homework at a time that works best with their other interests and their individual needs.  Occasionally, a student may even use the library the entire time in order to complete a large project.  Our goal is to have students go home with their homework completed without sacrificing their involvement in extracurricular activities.

Students who stay on campus after 2:30 must be involved in one of the scheduled activities or with a teacher or staff member.  Students may not leave campus and then return unless accompanied by a parent/guardian. 

What does your child’s time at the after-school program look like?

What can parents do to help us be successful?

 

I appreciate your support and feedback concerning our ASES program. Please feel free to contact me through email (csnell@powayusd.com) or by phone: (858) 248-6616.

 

Thank you,

Christina Snell

MBMS ASES Site Coordinator

858-748-0802 x2901

[if there is no answer at x2901 between 2:30-5:45, call the computer lab extension at 2218]


Updated Aug 30, 2010

Text Box: Please note that all activities and sports are subject to change or cancellation based on attendance, advisors, or funds.  All updates will be posted on the MBMS website.  
 
Christine Donnelly
Before and After-School
Activities Coordinator
858-748-0802 ext. 2901
cdonnelly@powayusd.com

 

Please note that all activities and sports are subject to change or cancellation based on attendance, advisors, or funds.  All updates will be posted on the MBMS website.