About Our Program
The Richmond District Neighborhood Center Elementary Program
To improve the quality of life in our community by providing youth and their families with affordable after school learning environments that are safe, fun, creativity-based, academically enhancing and culturally relevant.
We take joy in discovering the world around us.
We ask questions and think critically.
We respect our environments and value social justice.
Once the after school dismissal bell rings, the RDNC ES program begins. RDNC ES staff will greet our students and take daily attendance. Healthy snacks are provided to our students to comfort, and replenish their nutritional needs. During this time, students are gathered for daily announcements and updates.
After announcements are made, students break into their assigned groups and we begin homework time. Every student will have the opportunity to complete their homework. Staff members will support, examine, and ensure that homework is reasonably completed. In the case that a student requires more time to complete his/her assignment, students can have additional homework time during free choice. *There are allotted times specifically for homework, but please note that RDNC ES is not a homework completion program. RDNC’s fundamental core values are incorporated through our high quality interdisciplinary approach. If your student requires additional homework assistance, please contact us.
Shortly after homework is completed, students will regroup and participate in our enrichment classes. RDNC ES program provides high quality programs by subcontracting with enrichment contractors. Throughout the school year, students will be able to participate in different options! These programs are implemented in our program and at no-cost to our families. *Enrichment contractors are subject to change.
Alamo Elementary School: Young Remembrandts (Art), Gulf of the Farllones National Marine Saunctuary (Marine Science), Tree Frog Treks (Science), Brickz 4 Kidz (STEM).
Argonne Elementary School: Young Remembrandts (Art), Gulf of the Farllones National Marine Saunctuary (Marine Science), Tree Frog Treks (Science).
George Peabody Elementary School: Art with Eleanor (Art), Engineering for Kids (STEM), Girls on the run (Social/Emotional Learning), and Creative Canopy (Art).
Lafayette Elementary School: Gulf of the Farllones National Marine Saunctuary (Marine Science), Abacus (Math), and Chess (Spatial/Math Skill).
Additionally, RDNC ES program provides an extensive wellness curriculum that includes nutritional education, sports, recreational activities and off site field trips. Every Friday, students will be hands-on, participating in our project-based learning enrichment. Students are able to present their culminating project each semester at our winter and spring art showcases. The entire school community is invited to our showcases to support our students!
Community Free Choice
During the last 45 minutes, students are given the option for free play, approved board games, group activities or homework. Families will be picking up their students at this time. It’s a great time to connect with staff and other local families!
Meet Our Staff
To provide quality programming, RDNC ES program’s student to staff ratio is 10:1.
Program Manager– The Program Manager oversees the entire RDNC ES program at the school site. The RDNC ES Program Manager has an extensive background in youth work, a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, and professionally upholds our core values and philosophy. The Program Manager is the point of contact for all programming operations at the school site.
Assistant Program Manger– As a co-manager, the Assistant Program Manager constantly provides support for our staff, faculty, students and families. The Assistant Program Manager plays a vital role in managing all faucets of our program. When needed, the Assistant Program Manager is comfortably able to step-in as the point of contact for all programming operations at the school site.
Academic Liaison– RDNC ES program strives to provide high quality and relevant material to our students. The Academic Liaison is a selected teacher that provides oversight and consultation in our educational paradigm. The ability to have a school faculty member in our planning ensures our contemporary educational relevance.
After School Counselor- The elementary school environment can be intimidating and very challenging for our students. We understand the complex, social, and emotional needs of our youth. Our After School Counselors are available on-site Monday-Thursday to provide support for our students. After School Counselors support in many ways: our counselors mitigate disputes, provides counseling, conducts resource referral and participates by facilitating relevant discussions among students. After School Counselors are Marriage Family Therapist Interns (MFTI), they are supported and supervised through a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT).
Line Staff- Senior Homework Leaders, Activity Leaders and Youth Program Assistants are dedicated youth workers that facilitate our daily programming. Please meet and greet our dedicated team members!
Youth Program Assistant (YPA) – As a community-based organization, RDNC ES program promotes professional-development and employment opportunities for our local youth. Youth Program Assistants (YPAs) are high school students that are selected through our rigorous interview process and hired as assistants to our program. During this fellowship, YPAs receive training, support, leadership roles, and real world connections. Many of our YPAs were formal RDNC ES students!
RDNC ES programs occur at four elementary school sites and follow the SFUSD academic calendar. See below for hours of operation. For information on spring break or summer camp programs call 415.751.6600. Interested in a tour? Feel free to contact us at 415.751.6600 or email email@example.com for more information.
Alamo Elementary School (2:40 pm – 6:00 pm)250 23rd Avenue San Francisco, CA 94121 School: 415.750.8456 RDNC Staff: 415.867.7723 **open to kindergarteners** http://portal.sfusd.edu/template/default.cfm?page=es.alamo http://www.friendsofalamo.org/
Argonne Elementary School (2:40 pm – 6:00 pm)680 18th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94121 School: 415.750.8460 RDNC Staff: 415.867.7724 **open to kindergarteners** http://portal.sfusd.edu/template/default.cfm?page=es.argonne http://www.greatschools.net/modperl/browse_school/ca/6338
George Peabody Elementary School (2:40 pm – 6:00 pm)251 6th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94118 School: 415.750.8480 RDNC Staff: 415.867.7720 **open to kindergarteners** http://www.peabodyschool.com/ http://portal.sfusd.edu/template/default.cfm?page=es.peabody
Morning Program: Families who register for RDNC ES will be automatically registered for the morning program at no additional cost starting school year 2017-2018. Families may drop off students as early as 7:35 am in the multi-purpose room. RDNC families can utilize the program 5 days a week or as needed throughout the year. Students in the morning program will be able to finish any homework, read and play games.