ASPIRE Brochure 2023-2024
The A.S.P.I.R.E. Program (After School Program Incorporating Resources for Enrichment) is a program that provides a safe environment for students who would otherwise be unsupervised after school hours. The program provides time for students to complete homework, receive academic assistance and engage in enrichment activities. St. Simons Elementary School Staff members will work in the A.S.P.I.R.E. Program.
- To provide a quality after-school program in which students are given opportunities to complete homework and engage in enrichment activities.
- To provide a safe and structured environment which emphasizes responsible behavior, respect for others, and positive attitudes.
- To provide a caring staff who interacts with the students in group and individual situations.
- To provide communication with parents concerning their child’s welfare.
Completely fill out both sides of the registration form. Please give special attention to emergency and medical information. It is imperative to keep information on the registration form updated as changes occur. Forms are available in the school office, on the school website, or by calling the school at 638-2851. Completed registration forms should be returned to the school office.
The following fees will be effective with the 2023-24 school year:
Registration Fee $25.00 per student
1 student $35.00 per week
2 students $65.00 per week
3 students $90.00 per week
4 or more students contact program director
*Glynn County School employees are charged $25 per week per student. SSE employees see the director.
Fees may be paid in cash, by check, or money order, and should be payable to St. Simons Elementary. Note the student(s) name and the week(s) being paid on the check. Payments are due by 6:00 PM on Mondays . Fees can be paid in the school office. Cash receipts will be issued.
Fees must be paid for every week that a student is enrolled in the program. If other after-school arrangements are made for a short period of time, weekly fees must continue for the lapsed time to reserve the place in the program. If a student is withdrawn for a period of time, the registration fee must be repaid to reenroll the student if space is available.
UNPAID BALANCES AND RETURNED CHECKS
Failure to pay fees will result in termination of participation in the program. If a check is returned, a notice will be given along with an option for correcting the error. If the situation reoccurs, accounts will be placed on a “cash only” status.
Students can be denied participation in the after-school program based on an unpaid balance at any after-school program site operated by the Glynn County School System. If a child transfers from one school to another, the principal of the receiving school will be notified of the unpaid balance, and balances paid will be sent to the school where the balance exists.
HOURS OF OPERATION
The A.S.P.I.R.E Program will operate Monday through Friday from 2:25—6:00 PM on regular school days and immediately following school on early release days.
The A.S.P.I.R.E Program begins at 2:25 PM when the regular school day ends. Students will go directly to the designated location and check in. Notify the A.S.P.I.R.E Program Staff in writing of dates when your child will not attend the program.
Students will only be released to persons who are authorized to pick them up as indicated on the registration form. The parent/guardian must send written permission stating the name and telephone number of the person who will pick up your child if it is anyone other than the designated person on the registration form. In the absence of written permission, The A.S.P.I.R.E Program Staff will call the parent/guardian.
If a student is not picked up by 6:10 PM, the parent/guardian will be called. If The A.S.P.I.R.E Program Staff cannot reach the parent/guardian, other authorized persons on the registration form will be called. If no one can be reached by 7:00 PM, the A.S.P.I.R.E Program site coordinator will notify the principal and call the police to pick up the student from school.
FEES FOR LATE PICKUP
1st violation Verbal warning
2nd violation Verbal warning
3rd violation Parent will be charged $1.00 per minute after 6:00 PM. Written warning from Principal/Director.
4th violation Late fee and dismissal from program for the following week.
****Weekly fee must be paid to hold student’s place in program.***
Four violations of 10 minutes or more will result in dismissal from the program. An appeal can be made to the principal on an individual basis.
Snacks are provided at no additional cost to students. All snacks meet the nutrition established by USDA.
TYPICAL DAILY SCHEDULE
Bathroom Break/ Outside Break
Cool Down/ Reading Nook (15—20 minutes)
Rotation: Games/ Puzzles
Media Center (Chrome Books)