Russell Elementary School

Tammy Watson, Principal | Michelle Gillham, Assistant Principal

3920 South Hurt Road
Smyrna, Georgia 30082
Phone: 770-437-5937
Fax: 770-437-5939
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Russell After School Program

ASP Director: Tamarra Engle

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Welcome to our After School Program! The After School Program (ASP) provides a safe, fun, and nurturing environment for the care of elementary students from after school until 6:00 PM on each school day. ASP is a self supporting program. Participation should be considered a privilege.

Every Student attending the After School Program (ASP) must have a current ASP Registration Form on file at our school.


A non-refundable annual registration fee of $10.00 per student. (The registration fee is transferable between Cobb County elementary schools.) Prepay $7.00 per day per student. If your child account becomes past due, your child may not attend the program, and other after school arrangements for after school care must be made.

Payments must be made prior to attendance. Enclose all ASP payments, cash, or checks, in the ASP payment envelope and drop the payment in the school’s safe or drop box. ASP checks must be made payable to the school. Do not include other school money, such as lunch, PTA or field trips. Change will not be given. All money will be credited to the student’s ASP account.

If your check is returned unpaid, the check will be forwarded to the District’s collection agency. Checks returned unpaid may be recovered electronically along with the state allowed recovery fee. If the collection agency is unable to collect the amount due from you, the check will be charged back to your student’s ASP account. If the ASP account becomes delinquent, you will have only 3 days from the date the school notifies you to bring the account current. Failure to pay within this time period will result in your student being withdrawn from the ASP. If 2 checks are returned, only cash or money order payments will be accepted the remainder of the school year.

The hours of the program are from the time school ends until 6:00 PM on the days that school is in session. Attendance will be taken 15 minutes after school dismissal and the student’s account will be charged.

A Late Fee of $1.00 per minute per student will be charged for every minute past 6:00 PM according to the school clock. YOUR CHILD WILL BE WITHDRAWN FROM THE PROGRAM AFTER THE THIRD LATE PICK UP.

All ASP refunds must be requested in writing. The request must be received no later than Monday of the last week of the school year.

Monthly or Summary Student ASP Account Statements are available by request.


The same behavior expectations apply in ASP as during the regular school day. All Cobb County School District policies in the student handbook apply to ASP. Inappropriate behavior may result in your child’s suspension or withdrawal from the program.

To ensure the safety and security of all students in ASP, if an emergency occurs that threatens the welfare of a student, a school official will contact the Cobb County Police Department. Late pick-up from ASP may be considered such an emergency.

If school closes for inclement weather or any other reason, ASP will close also. In this case, the instructions given to your student’s homeroom teacher on the inclement weather form will be followed.

For the protection of your child, only people designated on the registration form will be allowed to pick up your student. IDENTIFICATION WILL BE REQUIRED. Each child must be signed out at the ASP desk every day.

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

  • Three Late Pick-ups
  • Nonpayment or Late Payment of Tuition & Fee
  • Discipline Problems
  • Principal’s discretion

If you have additional questions please contact
Tamarra Engle, Director or Cynthia Diggs, ASP Clerk,770-437-5937 after 2:45p.m.