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Student Absence and Early Dismissal Policy

The State of California provides funding for the After School Education and Safety (ASES) program. As a funding requirement, students are expected to attend the ASES program (5) days per week for three (3) hours each day.

The ASES program understands that situations do occur that require students to leave early or miss a day altogether. The bulleted items contain examples of excusable reasons for signing out early or missing the ASES program.
 
  • Medical appointments
  • Family Emergency
  • Illness
  • Weather conditions
  • Custody agreements and court appearances
  • Observance of religious holidays or ceremonies
  • Extreme transportation constraints
  • Parallel Program (Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts, sports league, religion cless, etc.)
  • Parent choice (e.g. elementary school students atten a minimum of 15 hours per week)
  • Walkers; ASES students authorized by their parent/guardian to walk home. These students will be signed out of ASES
  • 30 minutes before dark during the winter months.
  • It is a policy that "Early Releases" need to be kept to a minimum.
 
The ASES program encourages students to attend Monday-Friday after school until 6:00pm in order to gain the most benefit fro the program and to be academically and sociall successful.
 
For students picked-up before 6:00 p.m., we ask "authorized adults" to write their qualifying conditions for early release in the Note/Early Release line next to their signature on the student sign-out sheets. In the event that a student needs to leave early on a set of days, the parent/guardian is asked to write the program a letter, with signature, for the specific days, dates, and times.