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Early Release Policy

 Student Absence and Early Dismissal Policy


The State of California provides funding for the After School Education and Safety (ASES) program. As a funding requirement, students are expected to attend the ASES program (5) days per week for three (3) hours each day.

 The ASES program understands that situations do occur that cause students to need to leave early or miss a day altogether.  The bulleted items contain examples of excusable reasons for signing out of early or missing the ASES program.

  • Medical appointments.
  • Family Emergency.
  • Illness.
  • Weather conditions.
  • Custody agreements and court appearances.
  • Observance of religious holidays or ceremonies.
  • Extreme transportation constraints.
  • Parallel Program (Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts, sports league, religion classes, etc.).
  • Parent choice (e.g. elementary school students attend a minimum of 15 hours per week).
  • Walkers; ASES students authorized by their parent/guardian to walk home.  These students will be signed out of ASES 30 minutes before dark during the winter months.

 It is a policy that “Early Releases” need to be kept to a minimum.

 The ASES program encourages students to attend Monday – Friday after school until 6:00pm in order to gain the most benefit from the program and to be academically and socially successful.

 For students picked-up before 6:00 p.m., we ask “authorized adults” to write their qualifying condition for early release in the Note/Early Release line next to their signature on the student sign-out sheets.  In the event that a student needs to leave early on a set of days, the parent/guardian is asked to write the program a letter, with signature, for the specific days, dates, and time.