Expanded Learning - After School Programs
Goleta Union School District
After School Programming, 2021-22
Expanded Learning - After School Program Update - April 2021
The mission of the Goleta Union School District is to maximize academic, intellectual, and personal growth in order for each student to prosper in, and positively influence, a diverse and dynamic world.
Expanded Learning - After School Programming
The After School Program strives to support the GUSD mission by providing a safe, engaging and supportive environment for students. We believe that children benefit from self-directed and creative play, organized games and sports as well as arts and crafts. The purpose of @Afterschool is to provide families with high-quality care with an emphasis on wellness and socio-emotional learning. We emphasize that an environment in which everyone is “Safe-Respectful-Cooperative-Kind” supports our community.
Children must be enrolled in the school to take advantage of the after school care services. After school child care will be offered at all 9 district schools; Brandon, El Camino, Ellwood, Foothill, Hollister, Isla Vista, Kellogg, La Patera, and Mt. View.
We maintain a staff to student ratio of approximately 1:15. Our caring staff consists of qualified child care providers, college students, and other experienced adults who genuinely enjoy working with children. All program employees are fingerprinted and trained in First Aid and CPR.
Healthy snacks are provided during the Kinder Bridge program and the After School program. Snacks are provided by the GUSD Food Services Department. In addition, your child may choose to finish their lunch or eat an alternative healthy snack at this time.
Site Based Enrichment Classes
Students may attend site-based enrichment classes and then attend the After School Program. At dismissal time, students must go directly to the enrichment class in which they are registered. At the completion of the enrichment class, students will go to the After School Program and sign in. Once signed in, students are considered in attendance at the @Afterschool Program and will only be dismissed to an adult listed as a contact in the Parent Portal in Sandbox. Site based enrichment programs are not part of After School services and are run by independent vendors.
Parents, guardians and approved adults must walk into the building and clock out their child. Once clocked out, a child may not return to the After School program that day. Children will not be released to anyone other than a parent, guardian, or person listed as a contact in the Parent Portal in Sandbox. The staff may require a photo identification of any person picking up a child from the After School Program. Children will not be allowed to leave the After School Program unattended.
Emergencies and Safety Protocols
In the event of any emergency situation, we will use the Standard Response Protocol (K12) as adopted and implemented by GUSD. As circumstances dictate, staff will direct students to Lockout, Lockdown, Evacuate, or Shelter in Place. After School staff has been trained and will be in communication with the @Afterschool Coordinator and other GUSD Management Staff in the event of any emergency situation. Parents will be informed and kept up to date using district communication alert systems.