Welcome to Puesta Del Sol S.A.F.E. Program
Welcome 2020-2021 School Year
SAFE Programs are eager to begin before and after-school programs upon the start of hybrid learning currently scheduled for September 8th. All students previously registered for SAFE are eligible to attend programs once in-person instruction begins district-wide on September 8th. All students interested in registering for programs upon the reopening of school campuses should visit the registration link and complete the waitlist form for the specific school or enrollment.
All waitlist forms will be considered based on individual school/site capacity, staff to student ratio guidelines for social distancing and all Covid-19 safe practices
Waitlist forms are found under the "More" Tab at the top of this page
Individual site information is found by clicking "SAFE Site Websites" at the top of this page
The information below describes our process, procedures, and expectations for families and students.
Please see the S.A.F.E. Handbook for additional expectations and program guidelines
NO DROP-IN SERVICE
A parent cannot pay for only certain days of the week. Whether the child attends SAFE or not, the space is reserved for the child. We do allow parents to select the Wednesday afternoon only as an option at the eight schools that have early release on Wednesdays. Except for the Wednesday only option, families are responsible for paying the full tuition based upon the payment option the family selected: quarterly (every 9 weeks) or weekly.
SIGN-IN / SIGN OUT
A child cannot sign him/herself into or out of the SAFE Program. For the safety and security of your child(ren), parents/guardians must sign each child into and out of the SAFE Program daily by using the piloted electronic system or the paper attendance sheet provided. A student may be signed into S.A.F.E. one time upon drop off in the AM and will be released to school at the close of S.A.F.E. and a student may arrive at S.A.F.E. in the PM and be signed out by an approved adult at the time of pick-up. At no time can a child be signed out of S.A.F.E. and then re-signed in a second time. Once a child is picked up in the PM, their time in S.A.F.E. is done for the day. In the AM, once a child is signed into S.A.F.E., the child will need to be signed out from the office at the start of the school day should aneed arise for the child to leave with an approved adult.
You and each of your emergency contacts (authorized persons) will be asked to provide picture identification when picking up your child(ren). Your child(ren) WILL NOT be released to any person who is NOT on the emergency contact list. The authorized person who is picking up a child will record on the daily attendance sheet the date and time of a child’s pick up from SAFE.
SAFE refers to the emergency contacts listed in the SAFE application. Additionally, we use the emergency contact information located in the RRPS student information system, PowerSchool, to verify who is authorized to pick up your child(ren). If you want someone who is considered non-authorized because he/she is not on the school’s emergency contact list, please talk with the coordinator for specific directions at least 24 hours in advance. We cannot “authorize” someone to pick up your child(ren) via telephone call. If you know there will be a change to your emergency contacts, please be proactive and let the school and your coordinator know as soon a possible, so the emergency contact list can be updated in our records and PowerSchool. This procedure exists for your child’s protection.
The coordinator or his/her designee will take attendance every afternoon to assure your child is present. However, it is your responsibility to notify the coordinator when your child will be absent. A SAFE staff member will contact parents or emergency contacts when a child is absent from SAFE and the coordinator had not been previously notified that the child would be absent.
BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS OF STUDENTS.
Every SAFE Program follows the policies, procedures, and rules outlined in the school’s parent-student handbook. You may locate the handbook at www.rrps.net and follow the links on the district website to the webpage of your child’s school. All SAFE children are expected to follow the rules and procedures of the SAFE program. If a student has a behavior intervention plan (BIP), the SAFE staff will collaborate with school staff to understand how to implement the BIP accommodations in the SAFE setting.
In most cases, when a child is not meeting behavioral expectations, the student will be re-directed by a staff member or assigned to a short time-out from the activity. On occasion, however, the behavior will warrant a suspension from the SAFE Program. All such behavioral events will be documented, and the parents will be informed of the event that transpired and the assigned consequences. As per the federal law called, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, FERPA, we cannot discuss the consequences or circumstances regarding another student in the SAFE Program.
Students who exhibit chronic misbehavior will be subject to the procedures outlined in the RRPS elementary school discipline matrix and the school’s parent-student handbook. The coordinator, and possibly the Director of Student Services, may meet to develop a plan of next steps. In the event of severe behavior, a student may be dis-enrolled from the SAFE Program.
Electronic devices such as phones, iPads, laptops, games, etc. may not be out or used while a child is attending SAFE. NO DEVICES!
DIS-ENROLLING YOUR CHILD FROM SAFE
We require a ten (10) day notification of a student’s dis-enrollment from SAFE.
INCLIMATE WEATHER PROCEEDURES FOR SAFE
We have recently experienced a early dismissal due to inclimate weather so I would like to high light some important procedures if this happens again. If PDS closes down during or close to the end of the day due to inclimate weather this means that afternoon SAFE will be canceled. In turn if the weather continues and we have a school closure snow day; SAFE will also be canceled in the morning and afternoon that day. It's important to have an alternative pickup for your children. Thank you ....