Gator After School Care & Enrichment Program Overview

Gator Application 4_16_21

GATOR ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

Spring 2021

Gator Enrichment Program strives to provide quality after – school program for all ABVM students. Our mission is to provide a safe environment, hands-on enrichment, innovative experiences, leadership opportunities, and youth empowerment. Including homework assistance tutoring, academic enrichment, recreation, and social skills development.

Extended Care (Gator Club) is provided for students who do not have an adult to care for them before and/or after school. All students of Assumption School are eligible for Extended Care. The program is an integral part of the school and shares its philosophy and goals. The overall well-being of each child is nourished in a Christian atmosphere. A safe and caring environment is provided to promote a sound social, emotional, and academic center for the growth and development of the whole child.

The students in Extended Care chose the name “Gator Club” because the school mascot is the alligator and our sports teams are known as the “Assumption Gators.” Gator Club is situated in the  parish Msgr. Crean Hall  with access to the parish kitchen and the playground.

The children are divided into units that correspond with their class in school. Each unit has a unit leader who is in charge of the children.   

The Extended Care Program includes:

  • Time set aside for homework with staff available for individual help
  • Art & crafts
  • Music and drama productions
  • Nature and hands-on science activities
  • A variety of outdoor and indoor games
  • Daily snacks
  • Conflict resolution/peer mediation
  • Health and safety instruction
  • Stem building activities
  • Jr. Chef
  • Christ centered yoga
  • Zumba for kids
  • and much more…..

Training of staff is ongoing with staff meetings and workshops pertaining to school-age care. A registration packet which sets forth the written policies and guidelines regarding eligibility, schedules, and procedures is available to all those who participate in the program. A bulletin board and monthly newsletter keep families apprised of monthly snack schedules, program additions, fundraisers, and the monthly calendar of events. Further information about Extended Care may be obtained from the school office or by contacting the Gator Club at (213)864-6382. 

GATOR ENRICHMENT FEES

Registration Fee:   $50.00 per family, billed upon first use of morning or after school (afternoon) program. FACTS Tuition Management will be used for the collection of all Gator fees and program charges.

MORNING PROGRAM

Morning Rate per student$5.00/Flat Rate Charge

 The Morning Program provides our students with a safe and supervised environment that meets the needs of the working family. We offer some enrichment and recreational activities. The Morning Program begins at 7:00 am   Monday – Friday. Students meet in Msgr. Crean Hall.  Students who are on the grounds before 7:40 am will be admitted to Gator and charged the flat Morning Rate (per student), unless they are on a Monthly Contract that includes Morning Gator, and the Registration Fee if not already been paid.  Morning Program parents are required to sign-in their child daily. FACTS Tuition Management will be used for the collection of all Gator fees and program charges.

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

 Daily Rate or Monthly Contract signups are due on or before April 19, 2021.  Parent/Guardian must complete and sign the Gator Enrichment Program Application and select the payment option desired.

Daily Rate

Daily Rate One Child Two Children Three Children
 12:00 pm “Noon” Dismissal $ 30.00 $ 35.00 $ 40.00
   2:00 pm “Regular” Dismissal $ 20.00 $ 25.00 $ 30.00

 

  • Gator attendance will be charged at the Daily Rate based on the schedule above
  • The Daily Rate is discounted for the second child and subsequent children in the family
  • FACTS Tuition Management will be used for the collection of all Gator fees and program charges

 

Monthly Contract

Monthly Contract One Child Two Children Three Children
Full Time Afternoon Gator $ 300.00 $ 525.00 $ 750.00
Full Time Morning & Afternoon Gator $ 400.00 $ 625.00 $ 800.00

 

  • Gator Attendance will be charged on a Monthly Contract based on the schedule above
  • The Monthly Contract is discounted for the second child and subsequent children in the family
  • FACTS Tuition Management will be used for the collection of all Gator fees and program charges

The Gator Enrichment Program

Parents and students will have the opportunity to sign up for enrichment clubs of their choice. Enrichment clubs will run 9-10 weeks.

Gator – Hours of Operation

  • “Noon” Dismissal:        from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
  • “Regular” Dismissal:    from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

We will notify you in advance if Gator close before 6:00 pm

Check-In/Check-Out

All students who attend the Gator Enrichment Program must be signed in and out daily:

  • The Gator staff will be responsible for signing students in at the beginning of the program
  • Students who arrive late must provide a note from parent/teacher indicating the reason for late arrival
  • Students may only be signed out and released to an authorized adult (eighteen years or older) unless there is a written release of responsibility on file, signed by the parent/guardian.

Only parents/guardians and authorized adults, whose names appear on the student’s application/emergency card, will be allowed to sign out a student.

Adults must present photo identification to the staff upon request. If an adult attempt to sign out a student but has not been authorized on the application/emergency card, the student will not be released. Written notification must be submitted to the Enrichment Coordinator for new adults to sign out their student.

Morning Drop Off

Students who are on the grounds before 7:40 am will be admitted to Gator and charged the flat, Morning Rate per student. (unless they are on a Monthly Contract that includes Morning Gator) and the Registration Fee if one has not already been paid.

After School Pickup

Students who are leaving campus for the day have a 15-minute grace period (from the time of dismissal) to be picked up by a parent or authorized adult.  Any student picked up later than that will be admitted to Gator and charged the Daily Rate (unless they are on a Monthly Contract) and the Registration Fee if one has not already been paid.

Athlete Pick-Up

Students who participate in sports have a 10-minute grace period in which to be picked up by a parent or authorized adult.  Any athlete picked up later than that will be admitted to Gator and charged the Daily Rate (unless they are on a Monthly Contract)  and the Registration Fee if one has not already been paid.

Late Pick-Up

If a child is left after 6:00 pm, a fee of $2.00 per minute will apply from 6:01-6:15 p.m. and $15.00 per minute after 6:15 p.m. Students who are frequently picked up late may be dismissed

Student Behaviors and Expectations

 

Students who participate in the program must adhere to the ABVM’s code of conduct and the behavioral expectations for the after-school program. Gator Enrichment Program implements a progressive discipline plan, which includes:

  • Warnings
  • Reflection Time
  • Written Behavior Reflections
  • Time Out
  • Parent Contact
  • Written Referrals

Prohibited:

  • Toys from home
  • Cell phone and other electronics are not allowed for social use, but for homework only.
  • Parents needing to speak to their child are required to contact the Gator staff by phone at (213) 864-6382 or manderson@abvmpasadena.org

Our goal is to provide students with opportunities to correct inappropriate behaviors that might impact program participation. Excessive written referrals (more than 3 per semester) may result in removal from the program. However, the following behaviors may result in immediate removal from the program:

  • Physical aggression of any kind (ex: hitting, biting, kicking, etc.)
  • Bullying
  • Behaviors that jeopardize the safety of the student or others
  • Running away from supervision and/or leaving campus without permission