Frequently Asked Questions

What is Before & After Summer School?

The Before and After Summer School was created to extended the day of children attending the Temple City School Foundation (TCSF) Summer School Classes. Our Before & After Summer School program is open from 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. starting Monday, June 17, 2019 through Friday, July 19, 2019. Children will experience a well balance program with STEAM derived activities, outdoor sports and games, homework support and AM/PM snacks. TCSF classes/session(s) are at an additional cost to our program.

To enroll in TCSF Summer School session(s) please visit: http://www.tcsf4students.org

What is Summer Camp?

Summer Camp is 10-Weeks-of-Summer Enrichment Fun and Learning! Starting Monday, June 17, 2019, through Friday, August 23, 2019. We are open 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Each session revolves around a theme and the Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) activities all encourage children to explore the concept and enrich their knowledge of the theme. Each week we will either take the children out on an excursion or have special guest come and give an on campus field trip. In addition, snacks twice a day are included in the tuition coverage.  

Can my student attend both programs?

Yes! Many of our families enroll for summer school classes with TCSF and enroll in our Before & After School Program for the first 5-weeks of summer; then, they enroll in the last 5-weeks of Summer Camp.

Where is the program located and what are the hours?

Both programs will be located at Longden Elementary but will be hosted in different locations and the children may not interact with each other, apart from lunch time. We are open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. We will close on Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th in observance of Independence Day.

Who can attend the programs?

Our programs are open to all school age children entering kindergarten through those entering 7th grade. If your child is entering TK, and you are interested in our program, please call the office as we have specific questions to ask before your child can enroll.

How much is due at the time of registration?

There is a $50.00 non-refundable registration fee to all entering summer program families due, in addition to, a minimum 3-weeks tuition.

Will lunch be provided?

Parents are welcomed to pack a lunch daily or have their student buy lunch from the cafeteria. The same “pin” number student’s use throughout the school year will be valid. Families interested in having school lunches need to let the ELP office know at the time of enrollment. In order to help with the lunch count, parents will be required to pay for lunches for the entire week of attendance in advance. Lunch money not used during summer will roll over into the school year. Children who do not normally attend TCUSD schools can also purchase school lunches, please ask the ELP office for steps on how to sign up.

Can we get a lunch menu?

Menus are not currently available but, if and when we receive it, we will share it immediately with our families.

Can I enroll for just half of a session?

Yes! We have a weekly price for parents who need the flexibility to pick and choose their weeks.

Can I enroll for just part of a week or half days?

Our program is created to maximize the children’s experience during the week by providing activities that may span to multiple days, though student absences may occur, we do not offer a partial tuition cost for families wanting to attend specific days during the weeks or partial day cost. Our fees have been grouped together to include field trips, material and supplies, snacks, staffing, and other cost.

By what time do I have to drop off my child(ren)?

Our program opens its doors as early at 7:00 a.m. but the bulk of the learning and activities occur between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. We expect children to be in class by 9:00 a.m. Though circumstance may arise when a child may come in late, we ask that you please give ELP a courtesy call.

Can I pick up early?

Yes. The gates will be open as early as 2:30 p.m. and parents can come in a begin pick-up though we remind you that activities may progress further into the afternoon.

What is the refund policy?

All contracts have until Friday, May 30, 2019, 4:00 p.m. to submit an email to elp@tcusd.net with their refund request. All tuition paid with the exception of the non-refundable registration fee will be refunded to all who submit their request by the above state date and time. All refund request must be submitted through email or personally bring in a written statement stating your request.

Can I switch my weeks?

Yes! If your emailed or written request is submitted prior to Friday, May 30, 2019, 4:00 p.m. and space permits we can try make the changes for you. However, if space is already filled on the week(s) you are wanting to switch to, all we can offer you is a refund. After the refund/request grace period, we will not consider any refund or contract changes.

Can I add additional weeks?

Yes! Many families want to add additional weeks after attending a few weeks in our program. If the space permits, we would be happy to add additional weeks to your schedule. Though, we must emphasize that in previous years our Summer Camp weeks have filled quickly and space becomes very limited.

How soon must I enroll?

Open enrollment starts Wednesday, April 10, 2019, and parents will begin enrolling immediately. We encourage parents to come in and register not only to benefit from the Early Savings Registration but also because our classes fill quickly.

What can I expect after I enroll?

Once you enroll and have submitted your payment you will receive an emailed receipt as proof of your weeks payed for within 3 to 5 business days. Furthermore, you will receive a Welcome Letter, Campus Map, and a sample of our daily schedule by Friday, June 7, 2019. We ask that you check your email regularly as it is our primary source of communication.