After School Program

Welcome to the new Freshwater After School Program!

 

We are so excited to be back and operating – accommodating upwards of 80 students for the 2021-22 school year. We are off to a great start and are having so much fun! 

 

Our team is committed to providing top quality care and producing a program that is full of fun and engaging activities, encompassing learning and growth in all areas. Science, math, arts and crafts, games, sports and engineering will fill each student’s afternoons with fun! Healthy snacks, help with homework, and free time to play and socialize with friends (which we’ve all missed!)  will be a part of our afternoons as well. We’ve got it all covered!

 

Our After School Program offers care to children from TK-5th Grade.

The only registration schedule we are able to accommodate is:

FULL TIME – Monday – Friday from dismissal up to 6pm for children in grades 1-5

and 

Tk/Kindergarteners needing care from 1:30-3pm or 1:30-6pm

 

At this time, and for the duration of the 2021-22 school year,  we are not able to offer drop-in or partial week or daily schedules due to Covid-19.

 

Hours of Operation: 

 

Office hours: 10 – 12:30

Student hours: 1:30 – 6pm

 

ASP Staff

 

Director – Audrey Hildebrand

Assistant Director – Mikaela Seely

Leader – Katja Cragun-Rehders 

Leader – Max Buzzard

Leader – Carina Ludwig

Leader – Jocelyn Gennuso

 

Program Contact Information

 

Email the Director: AHildebrand@freshwatersd.org

Call the Room: (707) 442 – 3703

 

We have moved our Registration and Billing Platform to Brightwheel! 

 

This new program has amazing features that parents will love! Our staff will be able to send messages, alerts and reminders (and even the occasional photo) easily to your Brightwheel message inbox or directly to your smartphone.

Parents/Guardians (caregivers, emergency contacts, etc) can download the app to their phone and be in direct contact with our team, plus utilize the digital sign-out for contactless pick-ups, and paperless billing linked directly to your bank account, plus the ability to set up auto-pay. (Cash and check payments are still accepted!) 

 

Payments:

 

Payments are due on the last day of each month.

We will be accepting payments through Brightwheel’s online billing platform – where you can use a credit card or link your bank account (service fees apply) and even set up an optional auto-pay schedule. Easy-peasy – Take it right off your to-do list, parents!

 

In-person payments for cash, money order or cashier’s check will be accepted via the locked box located in the ASP classroom. *Please leave exact change in a sealed envelope (provided) and clearly label it with the parent / child’s name and date on the outside.

 

Check payments can also be made to the locked box in the ASP classroom. *Please make checks payable to: Freshwater Afterschool Program and include child’s name and billing date in memo portion of check.

 

We are accommodating Subsidies from Changing Tides.

 

 (If you have a different subsidy you’d like to use, or another 3rd party payment you’d like to arrange please contact the Director for approval and set up.)

 

Kindergarten Rates:

 

“Gap K 4-day:” 1:30 – 3pm Tuesday – Friday   

*For parents of TK and K needing care only until siblings in other grades are dismissed

*All children have early release on Mondays at 1:30

 

$7.50/day + 4 days a week = $30/week {equates to $5/hr}

 

OR

 

“All Day K:” 1:30 – 6pm Monday – Friday

*For parents needing all day every day care for their Kindergartener

 

$20/day + 5 days a week = $100/week {equates to $4.45/hr}

 

Grades 1 – 5 Rates:

 

$15/day + 5 days a week =  $75/week {equates to $4.55/hr}

 

DISCOUNTS:

 

1 Sibling discount of 10%  = + $67.50/week  {Enrollment for 2 children = $142.50}

2 Sibling discount of 20% = + $60/week {Enrollment for 3 children = $202.50}

 

Low income families are encouraged to connect with Changing Tides or another subsidized care program to see if they qualify for financial assistance. 

 

Applications for Hardships – financial or otherwise – are available and will be processed and considered on an ongoing basis. Please communicate with the Director if you would like an application and/or to discuss options.

 

Program Requirements/Policies: 

 

*Only Full Time Registration is being accepted at this time. 

*A child must be registered and accepted as “enrolled” prior to attending the After School Program.

* A payment method must be arranged (either through Brightwheel’s billing/auto-pay or planned cash or check payment) prior to the student’s first day in the program. 

Payments will be due on the last day of each month.

A late fee of $20 will be applied to bills that are not paid on time.

*Registration schedules will stay in effect throughout the school year, unless otherwise communicated in advance with the Director. – If you need to stop care at any point, please contact us as soon as possible – we require 30 days advance notice, and all outstanding amounts owed must be paid in full to change a registration status. 

*Students must be signed-out daily by a parent/guardian or authorized pick up person.

*Authorized pick-up persons must be listed as such on the child’s registration form, OR be pre-approved by a parent/guardian and must show proof of ID. 

*A late fee of $5 will be billed for any late pick- ups between 6pm and 6:05, with an additional $1/minute from 6:05 on. Please pick-up on time, our program closes at 6pm.

 

A Note to Families Regarding Safety and Planning : 

 

We have revised and updated the Covid-19 Re-Opening Plan to reflect what we now know to be pertinent to our daily operations. The After School Program plans to adhere to the CPP (Covid Prevention Plan) that will be in use at Freshwater School, and guidance from the CDPH for Child Care Centers: (https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Child-Care-Guidance.aspx) Given the current climate and climb in Covid rates across the county we want the students and families using our program to feel safe and have a reliable childcare option that can remain open.  We are structuring our program with that projection in mind: