Since 2008, the Santa Ana Unified School District has utilized outside companies (Think Together) to manage its after school programs. Due to changing conditions, there will be a District-run after school program staffed by employees of the Santa Ana Unified School District. This program will begin after the winter break on Monday, January 5, 2015. The current after school program companies will continue to provide services through December 19, 2014.There will be a seamless transition for students.
The new after school program called “Engage 360°”, will provide increased opportunities in such areas as physical activity, academic support, visual and performing arts, science, technology, mathematics, engineering, specialized movement, and leadership. All students currently enrolled in the after school program will automatically be placed in the new after school program Engage 360°. Parents do not need to submit any additional paperwork. The program will continue to be offered at no charge to parents.
The Engage 360° after school program will include the following components:
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When will the afterschool program, Engage 360°, begin?
A: The program will begin after students return from the winter break on Monday, January 5, 2014.
Q: Why is the District changing its after school provider and program?
A: Due to a legal issue, the District will provide an exciting, new after school program called “Engage 360°” that will be staffed by employees of the Santa Ana Unified School District beginning on January 5, 2015.
Q. I currently work in the after school program. Will I need to apply to be considered for employment in the new after school program, Engage 360°?
A: Yes. If you want to be considered for the new afterschool program, Engage 360°, you must submit an application. Applications and job descriptions will become available on Friday, September 19, 2014, on EdJoin.
Q. How will this affect my family?
A. Students will continue to be supervised in a safe, enriching environment that will support their academics while providing additional enrichment opportunities.
Q. Do I need to submit a new application for my student to be enrolled in the program?
Q. Will the after school program continue to be offered at no cost to parents?
More information on this exciting new program will be available soon at all SAUSD elementary and intermediate schools.