Expanded Learning Opportunities Program

Overview

The Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELOP) provides funding for afterschool and summer school enrichment programs for transitional kindergarten through sixth grade.

“Expanded learning” means before school, after school, summer, or school break learning programs that focus on developing the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs and interests of pupils through hands-on, engaging learning experiences. It is the intent of the Legislature that expanded learning programs are pupil-centered, results-driven, include community partners, and complement, but do not replicate, learning activities during the regular school day and school year.

MVWSD's Program

Students qualify for this program due to their status as:
Student who qualifies for free or reduced-price meals; or
* English Learner; or
* Foster Youth; or
* Student whose family is designated as McKinney-Vento (unhoused).

MVWSD's program provides academic support, enrichment, and connections for students beyond the regular school day and will be provided through partnerships with Beyond the Bell, Right at School, and the YMCA.

The program will run five days per week for approximately three hours after each school’s dismissal time. During some school breaks and summer weeks full nine-hour days will be offered. 

Start dates will occur throughout the year based on staffing and space availability, and will vary from school to school.

Law

The Expanded Learning Opportunities Program is authorized by Item 6100-110-0001 of the 2021–22 Budget Act (Senate Bill 129, Chapter 69, Statutes of 2021), and Assembly Bill (AB) 130, Chapter 44, Statutes of 2021, as amended by AB 167, Chapter 252, Statutes of 2021.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers


Question 

Response

Does my child qualify for this program?

Your child qualifies if he/she is:

* Eligible for free or reduced price meals OR
* Is an English Learner OR
*
Is a foster child

How late can my child stay?

Until 6:00 p.m.

Is there a cost?

There is currently no charge to qualifying families.

Does my child have to attend every day?

While we hope that all students attend as much as possible, we understand that they may miss some days or may need to leave early.

Where is this program?

At each school site

How do I register?

You will receive a link to register when there is a space available at your school.

There will also be an informational meeting where you can learn more and get help to register your child.

Can I register my student for the before school program?

The before school program is available at some schools, but requires parents to pay for those before school hours.

Who provides the activities and supervision?

We are partnering with Right At School, the YMCA, and Beyond The Bell to deliver the program at the school sites. These are experienced child care providers who are already working with our schools to 

What will my child do during this program?

They will have homework help, games and  activities, and outdoor recreation activities as well as a small snack.  

Who can pick up my child?

During the registration process, you will list the adults that can pick up your child. Children will not be released to adults who are not on this list.

How will my child get to the program at dismissal time?

Each school has procedures for students going from the classrooms to the after school programs.  Students in K-2 will not go alone, and students in grades 3-5 will be trained in the procedures to go from their classroom to their afterschool room.

Where does my 6th grader attend the program?

6th grade will attend the program at their own school

Is my child’s sibling automatically included in the program?

If the sibling also meets eligibility requirements and is within the same school, you’ll have the option to enroll the sibling at the same time.

When do the programs at each school open, approximately?

We are planning to open some classes at Castro, Mistral, Theuerkauf, and Stevenson in mid October.  Other classes will open as the Right at School and the YMCA are able to hire more staff.

Which school breaks have child care programs?

Some weeks during June and July will have child care programs.

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