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A.S.K. Registration Information and Forms

2019-20

Please print and fill out the Registration & Field Trip permission forms.

Morning Session: 7:00-8:15 a.m.
Wednesday Mornings: 7:00-9:15 a.m.
Afternoon Session: 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Every day that school is open
For Questions Call
(360) 836-9538

Welcome to the ASK program
The purpose of our program is to offer a service to families which provides supervision outside of school hours, as well as a chance for students to engage with their peers socially, catch up on schoolwork, and participate in a variety of games and activities.

Our daily schedule is as follows: *
A.M.
7:00-7:35 – Meet in classroom
7:35-8:15 – Play in Elementary Gym
8:15 – Dismiss children to their classrooms (we will escort Kindergartners to their rooms until they are comfortable enough to make the trip unassisted)
P.M.
2:45-3:00 – Meet Kindergarten classes in hallway
3:00-3:10 – Sign in/snack time in Cafeteria
3:10-4:00 – Play outside or in Gym (a sign will be up on the ASK room door showing where the group is located)
4:00-4:30 – Study hall time in the ASK room and library
4:30-5:15 – Special activity
5:15-6:00 – Free play time

Our weekly schedule of organized activities are as follows: *
Monday: Organized game in classroom (heads up seven up, four corners, silent ball, etc.)
Tuesday: Bingo
Wednesday: Craft/art activity
Thursday: iPads
Friday: Movie and popcorn
* (Subject to change, depending upon weather, availability of facilities/supplies, etc.)

La Center ASK Program
The ASK program is intended for students attending La Center Elementary School in grades K-5. Older brothers/sisters are not allowed, even on a drop-in basis.
HOURS: Program hours are 7:00 a.m. until the start of school and then 3:00-6:00 p.m. When the start of school is delayed or released early due to inclement weather or emergencies, the ASK program will not be available. Parents must make alternate plans.
FEES: Services are charged via time blocks. Morning session requires a fee of $4.50, while Afternoon Session requires $9.00. Afternoon session on early release days is $18.00. If a child is in attendance with the program for less than 10 minutes, there will be no charge to their account for that time. A $15.00 non-refundable registration/supply fee is required when a child is enrolled. Families must fill out a new enrollment form annually.

PAYMENT:  Statements will be sent out by mail on the 10th and 25th of each month reflecting the current bill to the account. Payments are due on the 1st and 15th of each month. Payments can be made via check, credit card, or online payment. Check or credit card payments can be made in person upon pick-up from ASK or mailed to the address reflected on the statement. See below for information on how to pay online. Accounts 15 days past due will result in your child being suspended from attending the ASK program until the account is paid in full. There will be a $1.00 per minute overtime charge for children not picked up by 6:00 p.m. This charge will be added to the account. If your child is not picked up 30 minutes after the program ends, and ASK staff are unable to contact the parent or an authorized emergency person, then Child Protective Services will be contacted to pick up your child. Please make sure emergency contact names and phone numbers are up-to-date.

ONLINE PAYMENTS: ASK families now have the option to make online payments. To do this, log onto the La Center School District website and select the Payments tab at the top. Then follow these steps: Shop: Items at all schools School type: Alternative School: A.S.K. Program Categories: ASK payments Select ASK Payments, QTY 1 and enter the amount to be paid. ASK Registration is prepopulated with the $15.00 registration fee. Click the buy button, which will bring up the payment screen to check out and pay.

SIGN IN/SIGN OUT PROCEDURES: Parents/Guardians will sign children into the program during the morning session. Additionally, it will be the responsibility of parents/guardians or other authorized adults to sign children out of care for the afternoon session. It is important that all persons who pick up your child(ren) are authorized to do so via the registration form and have picture ID to show staff.

DISCIPLINE: The ASK program operates on a three-strike policy. A strike will be issued when a student is a danger to themselves or others, destroys property, or is disrespectful to others. When a student receives a strike, the family will be notified at pick-up and an email will be sent detailing the occurrence. Conferences can be arranged at the request of the family regarding any incident warranting a strike. Upon receipt of three strikes, the student will no longer be allowed to participate in the program for the remainder of the school year. An additional week of care will be offered for families to make alternative care plans. In cases of severe misconduct, the ASK program reserves the right to immediately exclude a student without enforcing the three-strike policy.

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