A program of the Richmond District Neighborhood Center, Richmond District After School Collaborative (RDASC) provides elementary aged youth and their families with affordable after school environments that are safe, fun, enriching in the arts, academically enhancing and culturally relevant.
Tuition and snack fee payments:
To apply for Richmond District After School Collaborative (RDASC) 2016-2017 school year, use this link:
PARENT/GUARDIAN PERMISSION SLIP AND RELEASE FORM FOR:
1. RDASC Walking Field Trip: During the course of the after school program, there will be days when we will go on walking field trips to local parks. These walking field trips will be within an eight-block radius of the school.
2. PR Release: RDASC and RDNC use photos of students and student projects often in promotional materials, such as brochures, newsletters, advertisements and event programs; as well as in social media outlets, such as the RDNC website and Facebook.
3. Academic Information Release: Since public monies and grants fund the RDASC Program we need to evaluate the program yearly. For us to adequately evaluate the progress of the program we need to have access to your child’s test score information and his/her progress reports and/or report cards. In order for us to obtain this information we need to have your signature indicating your consent for us to obtain this information from the teacher/counselor at your child’s school site. I/We as Parent(s)/Guardian(s) give the Richmond District After School Collaborative (RDASC) permission to have access to my child’s school information contained in his/her personal file, specifically test scores, progress reports, and IEPs.
4. Mental Health Services: In order to maintain a safe, cooperative and healthy after school environment, RDASC employs After School Counselors, who observe and interact with children and provide support to RDASC staff and families in managing behavioral issues. I/We as Parent(s)/Guardian(s) give consent to have my child and/or family participate in RDASC mental health services. I understand that information about my child will be kept confidential and RDASC will keep my child’s record in a secure location. I further understand that information must be disclosed in certain situations, for example, if there is a reasonable suspicion of child abuse, or if there is a threat to the physical safety of my child or others.
RDASC procedures regarding behavior incidents are:
1. Students are expected to respect the staff, their surroundings and other students. Staff will use reasonable efforts to work with a child who is misbehaving. Reasonable efforts include conflict resolution strategies, removing privileges, reflection time or restorative practice.
2. Staff will document disruptive, dangerous or repetitive behavior with an incident report. A copy will be given to RDASC Administration and After School Counselor.
3. If a pattern of disruptive behavior continues, the After School Counselor will establish a Child Study Team. The CST will meet to discuss strategies to improve behavior. Parent conference will be held as necessary. Parent conferences are mandatory for continued enrollment.
Consequences for not following agreements include the following:
- Time-outs. (Counted 1-2-3 and receiving a timeout. If a student receives a 4 after a timeout, an Incident Report is written).
- Reduction/removal of privileges such as free time.
- Speaking to parents about child’s behavior at pick-up time.
- Calling parent to pick up child from the program immediately (same-day suspension).
- Repeated misbehaviors or extreme/dangerous behaviors will lead to mandatory parent meetings, in-house/home suspensions and/or expulsion from the program.
Note to parents: If a child requires 1:1 attention, it is the parent’s responsibility to provide that support (i.e Golden Gate Regional Center, SFUSD, etc.). A child who requires 1:1 attention may be asked to leave the program temporarily and can return only after parents have secured a 1:1 aide for their child. *Once a 1:1 is secured, parents are required to meet with the Site Manager and/or Program Manager before their student begins RDASC*
SUSPENSIONS AND EXPULSIONS
If efforts to improve behavior through Restorative Practice fail, students will be suspended from the program for 1–5 days. Students may be asked to complete an in-house suspension and asked to work with the Site Manager and Counselor to develop positive behavior strategies. If suspended off-campus, students will not be allowed on grounds during program hours. Two suspensions may result in expulsion from the program. Certain dangerous or extreme behaviors including violence or theft will result in notification of the School Principal and may warrant immediate expulsion from the program.
Each child receiving services from the Richmond District After School Collaborative Program shall have rights which include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. To be accorded dignity in his/her personal relationships with staff and other persons.
2. To be accorded safe, healthful and comfortable accommodations, furnishing and equipment to meet his/her needs.
3. To be free from corporal or unusual punishment, infliction of pain, humiliation, bullying, intimidation, ridicule, coercion, threat, mental abuse, or other actions of a punitive nature, including but not limited to: interference with daily living functions including eating, sleeping, or toileting; or
withholding of shelter, clothing, medication, or aids to physical functioning.
4. To be informed, and to have his/her authorized representative, if any informed by the licensee of the provisions of law regarding complaints including, but not limited to, the address and telephone number of the complaint receiving unit of the licensing agency and of information regarding confidentiality.
5. To not be locked in any room, building, or facility premises by day or night.
6. To not be placed in any restraining device, except a supportive restraint approved in advance by the licensing agency.
7. Staff will make all possible efforts to work with any child who is not behaving in an appropriate manner.
8. Staff will employ conflict resolution strategies when dealing with any disruptive or confrontational behaviors.
The representative/parent/guardian has the right to be informed of the appropriate agency to contact regarding complaints, which is: Richmond District Neighborhood Center / Address: 741 30th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121 / Phone: 415.751.6600
MEDICATION AND EMERGENCY
For a Site Manager to dispense medication to a child, please provide: 1. Express written consent from the child’s physician and a parent/ guardian. 2. The time to administer the medication. 3. The proper dosage and how it is to be administered. 4. Any side effects of the medication which might affect the child’s behavior (i.e. behavior problems, drowsiness). 5. Whether the child needs to be supervised during the procedure. * If your child changes medication and side-effects may occur, we ask you notify the Site Manager. * For the health and well-being of the overall program, we ask that if your child is ill that they not attend our program until they have gone 24 hours without a fever.
In the case of an accident or emergency the Site Manager will: 1. Notify the parent/guardian or an emergency contact about the problem. 2. Check the child’s application form for special instructions. If injury is serious, Site Manager will call 911 for emergency help. 3. Notify the RDASC Administration of the problem. 4. Complete Incident Report within 24 hours.
ELIGIBILITY and REGISTRATION PROCEDURES
Applications for Argonne, Alamo, George Peabody, and Lafayette Elementary are being accepted for the 2016/2017 school year on April 4th, starting at 9:00am via the registration link below.
Completed applications are due no later than April 29, 2015 at 5:00 pm. Applications can ONLY be *submitted online*.
Once the completed application is received, you will be notified via email in early May if your child is accepted or placed on a wait list.
Alamo, Argonne, George Peabody, and Lafayette accepts a limited amount of Kindergarten–5th grade students. Students must attend the partner schools in order to enroll in the RDASC program. If accepted, Kindergarten students are on a three week trial period to determine if they are able to adjust to the long school day. If they are unable to participate fully, we can evaluate their participation mid-year.
The following criteria is used during the selection process:
• We are not a first come first serve program but do give high consideration to families that submit their application by the deadline (April 29, 2016).
• We balance gender and grade levels.
• We consider academic and financial need.
• We give high consideration to families that attend family nights.
Additionally, RDASC works closely with the partner School Principals and school faculty to identify and assist families. Each year we work with our schools and families to eliminate the wait lists at our sites. Families can apply for the RDASC program by completing an online application (link above).
If you are interested in qualifying for the sliding scale options you must include your 2015 income tax return form 1040 or talk to RDASC Administration. Be sure to include your medical information. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Please see Tuition Sliding Scale Eligibility Chart below:
Payment is due on the 5th of each month. Late payments will be charged an extra fee of 10% of monthly payment. Families who miss one tuition payment will become delinquent in their accounts and will be given a deadline to make these payments in full. Failure to meet this deadline will result in immediate suspension from RDASC until payments are made. Please see fee schedule below:
Alamo & Argonne families pay according to the sliding scale of $75/month, $150/month, $225/month, or $300/month.
George Peabody and Lafayette families pay according to the sliding scale of $20/month, $70/month, $135/month or $200/month.
A one-time snack fee of $165 (Alamo and Lafayette) and $185 (Argonne and George Peabody*) will be added to your first month’s tuition payment. Our current snack provider is Canyon Market, San Francisco.
*George Peabody’s snack fee also includes registration and access to the Morning program. Please see description below under Program Schedule and Structure for more details.
If you are eligible for subsidized child care or personal assistance (i.e. Children’s Council or Golden Gate Regional Center) please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name and phone number of the contact person we should call.
If you have any questions regarding availability or eligibility, please call 415.751.6600.
Pay RDASC Program Fees using Pay Pal. This is payment option is ONLY for RDASC (Elementary) After School & Summer Camp payments. For Richmond Village Beacon payments (Middle & High School), please do not use this Pay Pal link. To make Richmond Village Beacon payments, contact the Beacon main office at 415-750-8554.
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PROGRAM SCHEDULE AND STRUCTURE
The daily program includes:
– Classes in music, puppetry, drama, digital storytelling, and nature art
– Tutoring and homework assistance
– Recreational activities and field trips
– Counseling services
“There is no other after school program that compares to RDASC. It is affordable, organized, structured, and provides educational support and extracurricular exposure to the arts. There is genuine care at RDASC – the people really care! As a parent and teacher I see the great value and benefits of your program.” – Lafayette Elementary School Parent
RDASC 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.
Alamo Elementary School (2:40 pm – 6:00 pm)250 23rd Avenue San Francisco, CA 94121 School: 415.750.8456 RDASC 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 RDASC 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 RDASC 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 RDASC will be automatically registered for the morning program at no additional cost starting school year 2016-2017. Families may drop off students as early as 7:35 am in the multi-purpose room. RDASC 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. Any questions can be directed to Tara Anastasi at email@example.com or 415-867-7720.
Lafayette Elementary School (1:50 – 6:00 pm)4545 Anza Street San Francisco, CA 94121 School: 415.750.8483 RDASC Staff: 415.867.1113 **open to kindergarteners** http://portal.sfusd.edu/template/default.cfm?page=es.lafayette http://lafayettedolphins.net/
We look forward to feedback and input from parents. To learn more about when the next quarterly forum is, please ask your Site Manager.