Dowell Elementary School

Christine Dinizio, Principal

Tangela Hendrix, Assistant Principal  |  Maxine Miller, Assistant Principal

2121 West Sandtown Road
Marietta, GA 30064
Phone: 678-594-8059
Fax: 678-594-8061

 

Dowell Elementary

After School Program

Shifting Gears

Welcome to Dowell Elementary After School Program!

Hours: 2:10 pm until 6:00 pm
YEARLY Registration Fee: $10.00
Cost is $7.00 per day AND MUST BE PREPAID
$1.00 PER MINUTE LATE FEE

We are dedicated to creating a fun, safe learning environment for our students who choose our after school care. Inside and outside activities are planned and supervised along with an opportunity for students to do homework or study.

The After-School Program (ASP) operates each school day from 2:10 to 6:00 p.m. and is a PREPAID PROGRAM. The program does not operate on teacher work days or holidays. During conference week and early release days, the hours are extended 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to cover the early release time. The cost is $35.00 per week or $7.00 per day per child plus a yearly $10 registration fee. Students receive a snack and there is a mandatory homework period.

LATE PICK UP: Anyone arriving after 6:00 p.m. (by the school clock) will be considered late and charged a late pickup fee of $1.00 per minute for each child being picked up. This is a Cobb County School District policy and cannot be pardoned.

Payment should be made out to DOWELL ASP and put in the ASP safe located just outside the Media Center doors. Students will not be allowed to attend ASP unless they are prepaid. This will be strictly enforced per Cobb County policy. Please have your student’s name and teacher on the payment envelope, envelopes available at the ASP desk or front office.

Only people designated on the registration form will be allowed to pick up students. Identification will be required for all pick-ups. Your child must be signed out at the desk every day. It is very important that contact information (email addresses and phone numbers) are accurate and up to date, so please notify us of any changes throughout the year.

The After-School Program is a privilege and students are expected to behave properly. The same behavior expectations apply in the After-School Program as during the regular school day. Inappropriate behavior may result in suspension or withdrawal of a student.

Students may also be suspended or withdrawn from the After-School Program for the following reasons:

  • Excessive late pick-up
  • Discipline problems
  • Nonpayment of tuition and/or late pick-up fees
  • Uncooperative parents

 

If school closes because of inclement weather or any other reasons, the After-School Program will also close. In this case, instructions will be followed from the inclement weather form given to the student’s homeroom teacher.

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ASP STAFF:

Director: Glenda White (glenda.white@cobbk12.org)

Account Clerk: Aundrea Davis (aundrea.davis@cobbk12.org)

Donna Flurry: Bookkeeper (donna.flurry@cobbk12.org)

If you have questions about your account, please email Ms. Flurry or Ms. Davis 
or call 678-594-8059, ext. 238 to speak with Ms. Flurry or Ms. Davis.

* Please do not send transportation changes to these email address.

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For questions concerning ASP, please contact us at:

678-594-8059

DAILY FEES“Pay Before You Stay”

  • The prepaid fee is $7.00 per child per day. Please read the “DELINQUENT PAYMENT” section below so you understand the procedure that will be followed to keep accounts paid in advance.
  • Payments are accepted daily and balances will carry over if your child does not attend ASP.
  • The full fee of $7 is charged to all students who are present when attendance is taken, regardless of how long a student stays each day. Please refer to #5 on form FS-393.
  • Payments of cash, personal check, money order, or online credit/debit card payment (through MyPaymentsPlus accounts) are accepted until Spring Break.
  • After Spring Break, only cash, money order, or online credit/debit card payments through MyPaymentsPlus will be accepted.
  • ASP checks should be made payable to “Dowell ASP”. If your child has a different last name, please put their first and last name on the check so that funds are credited appropriately.
  • DO NOT include payment for any other school items/services (i.e., lunch money) with your ASP tuition. We also CANNOT make change.
  • To insure proper credit, please use brown ASP envelopes for all ASP payments, which are available at the ASP desk.
  • You may pay for multiple children using one envelope. Unless you indicate otherwise, the payment will be evenly split between the children.
  • To create a MyPaymentsPlus account to pay online, click the link on the Dowell website or go to www.MyPaymentsPlus.com. Click, “Register a Free account” and follow the simple on screen instructions. You will need your child’s student ID number. Your child's ASP account will not show up immediately if they are new to ASP--it will be created overnight after the first time they stay in ASP. Then the ASP "shopping cart" (payment screen) will show on screen the next day.  Click here for a screen shot of My Payments Plus

 

RETURNED CHECKS

  • If your check is returned once, only cash, money order, or online payments will be accepted for your child’s account.

 

DELINQUENT PAYMENTS

Because ASP is a “pre-pay” (pay BEFORE you stay) program, an account becomes delinquent any time payment is not received in advance of a child staying in ASP. If the balances are not kept current, your child will be suspended from ASP.

The procedure for collecting on delinquent accounts is:

  • If your account gets behind by any amount, you will be alerted by a phone call or email that the account is past due and that your child is not able to stay in ASP until payment is made in full. A note will also be written on the sign-out sheets. If the balance in not paid, your child will not be allowed to stay in ASP.
  • If your child’s account repeatedly becomes delinquent, we will evaluate the need for a longer-term suspension from the program.
  • Paying online eliminates the worry of delinquent payments, and it eliminates remembering to write checks. If you make an online payment to clear your late balances, please forward your confirmation email that shows your child’s name, amount paid and the confirmation number to donna.flurry@cobbk12.org or aundrea.davis@cobbk12.org so that we know payment is pending and you do not receive an unnecessary email or telephone call. The payment will batch overnight and show in our system the next day.

 

UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR

Our ASP staff works very hard to maintain a safe environment for your children. A big part of this is done by enforcing the ASP rules with consistency and understanding. Some infractions for which your child may receive an official write-up are:

  1. Physical contact (fighting, pushing, hurting another child)
  2. Disrespect to staff members
  3. Disobeying staff members (not following rules or directions)
  4. Throwing rocks, sticks, dirt, pine cones, etc.
  5. Inappropriate language-swearing
  6. Defacing and/or destroying school or peer’s property
  7. Leaving a supervised area without permission

The following consequences will be implemented if ASP rules are not followed:

  1. First Write-Up: The Director or ASP Desk Worker will contact parent about the offense committed. Depending on the severity of the offense, your child may be suspended for one to several days.
  2. Second Write-Up: Same as #1.
  3. Third Write-Up: Same as #1 and #2, but in addition, the child will be suspended from the program.

Our goal is to make your child’s stay in ASP a positive and rewarding experience. Please discuss the above behaviors and consequences with your child or children as we are requesting your support and cooperation in helping us maintain an environment where your children feel safe. Please know that ASP has the right to dismiss a child from ASP permanently if he or she consistently engages in behaviors that violate school rules and policies.

If you have any additional questions about the program, please let us know.

Glenda White
ASP Director, Dowell After School Program

Download the ASP Registration Form Now!

 

 


 

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