ASES Important Information
The Oakdale After School program is conducted by the Arcade Creek Recreation and Park District and is funded through grant monies.[ASES and 21st Century]
Important information you may want to know:
The program is conducted from 3:35 pm – 6:30 p.m. daily. On minimum days, the program starts when school ends. No program is conducted on holidays.
All staff met educational requirements as well as background checks and safety training. Most staff have college degrees. Staff are mandated reporters.
There is an average of 87 students in the program daily. Children must attend Oakdale or be an overflow student starting at Oakdale.
There is a $10 per year fee
Children must attend daily. Excessive absences result in removal from the program. Children must also stay until at least 6 p.m. on a regular basis. Early dismissal is on a case to case basis. Only parents/guardians or those they have approved may pick up the student.
Once students have checked in or at 3:35, they may not leave the program unless we have a parallel program form signed by the parent/guardian. This includes helping teachers in the classroom, sports programs, and special events. If a student leaves the program, they must be returned to the program by the adult conducting the activity.
The child’s behavior must be appropriate and safe for all students and staff. Behavior contracts will be signed by all. The program follows and upholds all school/district rules and regulations on a daily basis to ensure seamless campus respect.
The program also participates in all school activities and various community events as invited. At Oakdale Elementary the program contents consist of:
Homework assistance, Kids Literature, Kids Math, CA Treasures, SPARK, Imagine Learning, Dream-makers, Character Counts, Steve Spangler Science, Girls and Boys Circle, Anti Bullying exercises, Tutoring, Envision Math, Zoophonics, Geocaching, Character Counts, Reader’s Theatre, Skilltastics, Golf, Archery, Cooking and Nutrition, Arts and Crafts, Gardening, Science, Sports, Computer Learning /Games, Speed Stacking, Robot Deluxe, School Beats Academy, Service Learning and field trips.
Students are also provided dinner daily.
Students are generally separated into 3 groups by age. K-2, 3-5, and 6-8. Some 5th graders may be included with the older students in some activities.
An average days’ schedule:
3:35 – 3:55 Check in – Outside Play
3:55 – 4:15 Dinner
4:15 – 4:45 1st Rotation – Physical Education, Enrichment, Literacy, Math, Science
4:45 – 5:15 2nd Rotation- Physical Education, Enrichment, Literacy, Math, Science
5:15 – 6:00 Homework
6:00-6:30 Homework, games, computers, self-directed activities
Homework is conducted daily. Staff help, but they do not give answers. The program cannot MAKE a child do their homework.
Students are rewarded for good attendance, grades etc. Rewards include limo trips, treasure chest prizes and more.
The program takes a trip yearly to the Exploratorium via chartered bus.