Here is a list of our most frequently asked questions during program start up at the begining of the school year. Below are their answers:
4. Why was my application denied?
How does my child remain in program?
The program is currently funded through Oakland Fund for Children and Youth (OFCY) and the State After School Education and Safety Program (ASES) legislation which requires attendance accounting and that target numbers of students are served EVERY day if funding is to continue. Students must attend a minimum of 17.5 hours/week to be considered a full program participant. It is important that the students enrolled in program attend daily and for the duration of the program. Continual early release from program can result in the student being released from the program. Families with special situations need to discuss those situations with the Site Coordinator prior to enrolling the student in the program and sign an early release waiver.
This is NOT a drop-in program; enrolled students are expected to attend every day for the full duration of the program. Students who are absent are expected to return with a note (if they were present for school) explaining their absence. Students without notes will receive an unexcused absence and a note can be sent to parent/guardian reminding them of the current attendance policies. Over the course of programming, four or more consecutive absences without a note can result in the child being dropped from program.