Frequently Asked Questions

Session Dates for Summer School 2022
ALF Summer School will be held June 20 through July 15, 2022. There will be no classes on Monday, July 4 for Independence Day.

Students in grades 1-6 will attend Paradise Canyon Elementary (PCY) 471 Knight Way, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011. A map of the campus will be sent with the Welcome Packet in June.

Students may choose to take 1, 2 or 3 class periods for $185 each. (1 class – $185, 2 classes – $370, 3 classes – $555) The fee pays for the entire 4-week session.

All classes are four weeks and students should plan to attend the entire session for the full benefit of the program. The program is Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM and includes up to 3 class periods and 2 outdoor breaks. If your student does not take all three class periods, they cannot be on campus during their non-class time except for travel to and from classes. For example – a student cannot register for 1st and 3rd periods and just “hang out” during 2nd period. There is no class credit or homework during summer school.

Guidelines for social gatherings are changing frequently and we will continue to monitor Los Angeles County advisories, as well as follow La Cañada Unified School District safety protocols for ALF Summer School.

All students entering grades 1-6 may participate in ALF Summer School. Students should register for the grade they will be entering in the fall of 2022. Students entering kindergarten or T-K in the fall are not eligible. We do not require that the student live in La Cañada Flintridge.

Registration will open on Monday, March 14, 2022 at 12:00 Noon and closes Monday, June 13, 2022 at 12:00 PM, or whenever full. Late Fees apply after June 1. The cost of the program includes the entire 4-week session. ALF Summer School does not offer 1-week sessions so you may not enroll a student for any particular week individually. Classes that are already full will be indicated with the word FULL when registering. 

Parents have asked if they can pre-register their student(s) in order to get through the registration process quickly. The simple answer is “no.” However, you may review the “Preparing for ALF Summer School sheet to learn what information we will ask you during registration so you can begin compiling it. Also, if you have an account, you can update the family’s information prior to registering.

Once you register, most of the family’s information is held in your account, making it easier to sign-up the next time. You may return to this online account at any time to update information such as the student address or parent contact phone number. The link is also in your confirmation email.  If you have trouble registering, please call us at 818-790-2211.

Assistance League of Flintridge Summer School reserves the right to cancel a class that does not meet minimum student enrollment.

If a class is full and shows “WAITLIST ONLY and your student is not able to register, you can ask to be added to the Waitlist. Simply complete the information as if you are registering but you do not have to pay. Students are ranked in the order that the request is received. If space becomes available, we will call you to see if your student is still interested in participating then make the transfer into the class. An email is sent to alert you to pay for the program right away. PLEASE NOTE – Most classes do not have any drop-outs and therefore the chance of being registered from the Waitlist is slim. BE SURE to sign up for another class while you wait for a Waitlist spot. If your student gets in, the fee for that class can easily be moved over to the Waitlist class. If you have any questions about the Waitlist process, please contact or call 818-790-2211.

We realize that mistakes are made and sometimes students simply change their minds. We will transfer a student to a different class, provided the class is still available at the time of the request. You may email to or call 818-790-2211 to make this request. After the first day of classes, transfers will only be made as an exception and with the consent of the Summer School Chairmen.

No Refunds
Assistance League of Flintridge has a NO REFUND policy for philanthropic program enrollment. This means no refunds for changed minds or impromptu vacations. Also, we do not offer credits or refunds for partial attendance. NOTE ABOUT COVID:  If a class is required to close due to LCUSD requirements, no program fees will be credited or refunded, as all Summer School preparations, such as curriculum planning and supplies, staffing commitments, and administrative work will have already been outlaid.

Late Fees
PLEASE REGISTER EARLY! A late fee of $30 will be applied to each class registration beginning Wednesday, June 1, 2022.  If you sign up for 3 classes that’s $90! Most classes fill well before June 1.

A limited number of scholarships are available to La Cañada Unified School District students based on need. For more information and/or to obtain an application form, please contact the principal of the school your student is presently attending. All financial information will be kept private.

Instrument Rental
Instrument rental is available for most instruments (except percussion) for a fee of $50. This option is available during the registration process. Students who have rented an instrument should receive their instruments on the first day of Summer School and must return them during the final week of July 11-15. A late fee may be incurred if the instrument is not returned to the instructor or to ALF by the last day of class.

Special Needs
During the registration process, we ask that you list any special needs that your child may have. We share these notes with the Summer School staff, teachers and health clerk so they are aware of your student’s special needs. Be assured that the student’s medical information will be held in strict confidence.

Students who require medication to be taken during Summer School hours must have a Physician’s Recommendations for Medication form on file in the Summer School Health Office. The form must be updated every time a prescription changes and is valid through the duration of the summer session. A new form must be completed each year.

Behavior Standards
Assistance League of Flintridge programs are intended for students who are genuinely interested in the “joy of learning”. Because of the necessity for harmonious group interaction, a situation in which any student is discourteous, disruptive or uncooperative will be managed in the following manner:

  • Initial infraction: The student will be warned and the warning recorded.
  • Next infraction: The student will be warned and parents notified. The warning will be recorded.
  • Final infraction: The student will be excluded from participation in the program.

Program fees will not be refunded if a student is excluded from participation. In addition, the ALF Summer School Principal sets the Student Conduct & Responsibility guidelines for the school location. These guidelines are included in the ALF Summer School Welcome Packets that are sent to parents in June and also posted on the school page of our website.

Welcome Packet
Welcome Packets will be sent out electronically approximately one to two weeks prior to the first day of school. The email will include student classes with room numbers, a map of the campus and special instructions. If you do not receive this packet by Wednesday, June 15, 2022, contact the ALF Summer School office. Be sure not to “unsubscribe” from Activenetwork or, our registration and communications company and check your spam regularly. During Summer School, we will use the same email address(es) to send out important notices and communications from the principal.

What to Bring
ALF Summer School provides all the school supplies for the classrooms. You will want to send your child with a small snack and a water bottle with his/her name on it. Sunscreen should be applied before leaving home.

Report an Absence
Consistent daily attendance during the entire 4-week session is highly encouraged for the full benefit of the program. If a student needs to be absent, a parent/guardian must contact the Attendance Hotline at 818-949-4881 on the day of the absence. Please indicate the student’s first and last name, the date(s) of absence and a contact phone number in case there are questions.

Child Education Center, Summer Program
Assistance League of Flintridge does not provide child care before or after school. Summer Exploration Camps are available through the Child Education Center and are held immediately after ALF Summer School at Paradise Canyon Elementary.  

Contact Child Educational Center (CEC)
140 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
Main Office 818-354-3418

For other La Cañada Unified District programs not listed here , contact the district directly for more information at 818-952-8300.

DISCLAIMER- Assistance League of Flintridge is in no way connected with any child care or after-school program. The information provided here is for information purposes only.

Tax ID #95-2258153
Assistance League of Flintridge is a nonprofit 501(c )(3) organization.  If you need a statement showing the classes your student(s) attended and the amount you paid, you may go to your online account using the link in your confirmation letter and print one.  You may also contact the Programs office at or 818-790-2211 and we will email you a statement.

ALF Summer School Office