The After School Education & Safety (ASES) grant provides funding for children that reside within the City of West Sacramento to attend the KidZone and Club West program at no cost to parents.
The goal of the ASES program is to provide a safe, engaging environment to motivate and inspire students’ learning.
In collaboration with the City of WestSacramento, Washington Unified School District offers after school programs at the following sites:
Minimum abilities required to participate
In order to properly maintain a safe and healthy environment of all children attending KidZone and Club West, children must maintain the following minimum standards:
Ability to understand and follow basic directions and rules of the program for staff to maintain proper supervision and safety standards.
Ability to maintain basic self-control to ensure the safety of themselves and others in the program.
Ability to handle own personal hygiene/bathroom needs.
ASES Student Enrollment Guidelines
WUSD Board of Trustees has approved the following priorities for students to enroll in the ASES after school program:
1. Homeless or Foster youth.
2. Students in 6th, 7th & 8th grades that attend daily.
3. Students identified in need of supplemental or concentrated support by LCFF.
4. Siblings of enrolled 6th, 7th & 8th-grade students already in the program.
5. Students identified as in need of academic remediation or support at the discretion of the principal or designee.
6. Remaining K-5 spots will be filled at random.
7. If a student qualifies, parents will be notified by March 6.
8. Remaining spots will be filled from the waitlist as they become available.
9. Applications received after February 21st will be placed on the waitlist.
Schedule and Attendance
KidZone and Club West begins at the end of the regular school day Monday through Friday. State guidelines require children to regularly attend the after school program until 6:00 pm. Students are required to attend daily, 15 hours a week for kindergarten through 5th grade and 9 hours a week for 6th through 8th grade. If your child attends the regular school day, he/she must attend the after school program. After three (3) unexcused absences participants may be dropped from the program.
ASES Program Elements
Academic Support – Includes 45 minutes of homework support Monday through Thursday. During this time your child will be encouraged to complete their homework assignments. Staff will supervise and assist students and provide one on one help if needed. Students who do not have homework will have time to read a book or participate in other academic activities.
Enrichment – Enrichment experiences allow children and youth to explore investigate, learn and build skills that enrich the educational, physical and social-emotional development. Enrichment activities may include fine arts, character development through curriculum and play, nutrition education, etc. Enrichment components will be scheduled throughout the year and will follow a weekly schedule. Outside instructors may provide extra enrichment services to the students.
Recreation - Recreation opportunities for students including arts & crafts, games, sports, clubs, and other special recreation activities. At least 30 minutes of physical activity will be provided at least four days a week. Other recreation activities may be scheduled for 2-3 times a week.