Frequently Asked Questions

Session Dates for Summer School 2024
ALF Summer School will be held June 17 through July 12, 2024. Classes WILL be held on Juneteenth, Wednesday, June 19.  Classes WILL NOT be held Thursday, July 4 or Friday, July 5 for the Independence Day holiday.

Location
Students in grades 1-6 will attend Palm Crest Elementary (PCR) 5025 Palm Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011. A map of the campus will be sent with the Welcome Packet in June.

Cost
Students may choose to take 1, 2 or 3 class periods for $200 each. (1 class = $200, 2 classes = $400, 3 classes = $600) The one-time fee pays for the entire 4-week session.

Classes
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.

COVID-19
Guidelines for social gatherings may change 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.

Eligibility
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 2024. 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
Registration will open on Monday, March 11, 2024 at 12:00 Noon and closes Monday, June 7, 2023 at 5:00 p.m., 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 or obtain a refund for dates your student did not attend.

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.

Once you register, most of the family’s information is held in your Active.com 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 contact us at 818-790-2211 or programs@alflintridge.org. Assistance League of Flintridge Summer School reserves the right to cancel a class that does not meet minimum student enrollment.

Waitlist
ALF Summer School classes can fill quickly. Before registering, be sure to ask your student(s) for their first choice of classes and their back-up choices. If a class is full and shows “WAITLIST,“ you may sign up for it by registering but you will not have to pay. Waitlist students are ranked in the order that the request is received. If space becomes available, we will call or email you to see if your student is still interested in participating. Then once approved, we will make the transfer into the class. BE SURE to sign up for another class while you wait for a spot. We can always move the payment to the waitlist class or let you know to pay for the program right away. PLEASE NOTE – There may be some movement between classes on the first day of registration but most classes do not have drop-outs after that. The chance of being registered from a waitlist is slim. If you have any questions about the waitlist process, please contact programs@alflintridge.org or call 818-790-2211.

Transfers
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 programs@alflintridge.org 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 Saturday, June 1, 2024.  If you sign up for 3 classes that’s $90! Most classes fill well before June 1, however.

Scholarships
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 8-12. 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.  If you have specific concerns about your student, contact us.

Medications
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 packet will include a welcome letter from the ALF Summer School Chairs, a link to your online account login to check student classes and room numbers, Car Line instructions, a map of the school and other special instructions needed for ALF Summer School.  If your address, email, or emergency contact information changes after your student is registered, be sure to make the appropriate corrections as soon as you know them, by going to your online account.  If you do not receive the Welcome Packet by Wednesday, June 12, 2024, contact the ALF Summer School office. Be sure not to “unsubscribe” from Active Network or Active.com, 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.  All emails from ALF Summer School will also be duplicated on the PCR page of the website.

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 is absent, a parent/guardian must contact us by calling the Attendance Hotline at 818-952-8360 or email to alfattendance@gmail.com on the day of the absence. Please indicate the student’s first and last name, the date(s) of absence, reason and a contact phone number in case there are questions.  If you know in advance that your student will miss some days of ALF Summer School, kindly let us know by sending an email to summerschool@alflintridge.org before June 17.

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 (CEC) and are held immediately after ALF Summer School at Palm Crest Elementary.  For more information and to check holiday closures, contact:

Child Educational Center
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 programs@alflintridge.org or 818-790-2211 and we will email you a statement.

ALF Summer School Office
summerschool@alflintridge.org
818-790-2211