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    Building Bridges to Student Success


    Last updated March 23, 2021


    The Bridges program is hiring part-time staff. For more information please contact Debbie Timpson at (916) 971-5933 or Yvette Cheam at (916) 979-8321.


    Bridges After-School/ASSETs anticipates operating a 3.5-4 hour in-person after school enrichment program as the district returns to in-person instruction. Specific days per week, start/end times and cohorts served, will follow the instructional model adopted for the district and the instructional release time at each site.  Start dates vary and are determined as staffing is secured for each program. The program will follow district health and safety procedures and requirements for in-person programs. It is important to note that the capacity of each Bridges/ASSETs program will be significantly reduced, lowering the total number of students that can be served at each site, to allow for adherence to health and safety practices.


    2020-21 Bridges/ASSETs Information: Bridges/ASSETs programs will provide remote enrichment activities, support and resources until the district returns to on-campus instruction. Please continue to check www.sanjuan.edu and this Bridges After-School webpage for updates.


    Staff are confirming enrollment for remote program participation through direct contact with families of students enrolled at the time of the closures in March. Additional enrollment opportunities will be available as capacity permits. The enrollment process for on-campus programs will be opened once more information is available for on-campus return dates. If a student was enrolled in the 2019-20 Bridges program at the time of school closures, they will be considered priority once on-campus programs are back to full operation. Please note that state guidelines related to COVID-19 may impact program capacity.


    The district has established a family resource hub for parents and guardians where they can find answers to many of their questions about distance learning as well as tips for how to best support their child.

    The San Juan Unified School District's Bridges After-School/ASSETs Programs provide homework support, enrichment and pro-social recreation in a safe and positive environment. The Bridges After-School/ASSETs Programs currently serve approximately 3,000 students, grades K-12, in 29 programs at 28 sites. Student success is supported through the implementation of each of the four components of the program: Homework support, enrichment/disguised learning, pro-social skills/recreation, and parent support and empowerment. Strong relationships between program staff, school staff, parents and students are key!




    Debbie Timpson

    Secretary, Bridges After-School/ASSETs Programs


    For more information call one of our regional offices:
    Arden Arcade Region 916-979-8324
    Carmichael Region 916-971-7386
    Citrus Heights Region 916-979-8399


Enrollment & fees

  • Enrollment

    Applications will be available at your Bridges program or regional offices. Priority enrollment will be given to students who qualify under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and Foster Youth. For more information about continuing and priority enrollment, please view Frequently Asked Questions.


    Enrollment Application

    To apply for enrollment in the Bridges After-School Program, please complete the Bridges After-School Application Packet below. Send the forms to school with your child and give them to the designated Bridges After-School Program Site Coordinator. Applications are also available at your Bridges program or regional offices. 

    Space is limited and students are enrolled in program on a first come, first served basis once priority order has been applied. For information about priority enrollment, please view Frequently Asked Questions.
    2020-21 application packets for the Bridges After-School on-campus program will be here when available.

    Fee Policy

    The Bridges After-School Program charges a registration fee and monthly participation fees. Rates are purposefully kept as low as possible to ensure that San Juan Unified School District parents are able to access services at the lowest cost possible. In addition, full and partial scholarships are available based on need. Fees are waived for students who qualify under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act or Foster Youth. Please contact Debbie Timpson, at 971-5933, for more information regarding scholarships.

    Registration Fee: A $30, nonrefundable, registration fee is due at the time of confirmed enrollment. Please do not make a payment until enrollment is confirmed by telephone.

    Program Participation Fees:

    • Monthly fees are determined using a sliding scale based on a student’s free or reduced lunch rate eligibility.
    • All fee rates include early release Thursdays and all other scheduled minimum days.
    • Fees are calculated with all non-school days during the school year (including holidays) considered. Fees will not be applied for school year program days in August or June. The regular year monthly rate will be applied for, each month, from September through May.
    • Where summer programs are available, the fee will be for one month and include participation for summer program days available in June and July, beginning in 2019. 


    Bridges After-School Program Monthly Rates:

    Lunch Eligibility Status Monthly Rate
     Full Lunch  $50.00
     Reduced Lunch  $40.00
     Free Lunch  $30.00

    Payments by check or money order:

    • Payments are due by the 10th day of each month.
    • Checks and money orders are made payable to San Juan Unified School District with Bridges After-School in the memo line. Please write your child’s name and school on the check or money order.
    • Mail to: Attn: Bridges After-School Programs/San Juan Unified School District, 3738 Walnut Ave., Carmichael, CA 95608
    • Payments may be dropped off at one of the Bridges After-School regional offices:
    Arden Arcade Region - 2641 Kent Drive, Sacramento 95821/Room 5, 979-8324.
    Carmichael Region - 6230 Rutland Drive, Carmichael 95608/Room 24, 575-2386
    Citrus Heights Region - 7901 Rosswood Dr., Citrus Heights 95621/Room H7, 725-6499
    • Payments may not be dropped off at program sites.

    Payments by credit card:

    Visa and MasterCard payments are accepted online at the My School Bucks website. My School Bucks is a fast and simple, online payment center for parents. Myschoolbucks.com has features such as: Paying for tuition, meals and other school items in one central place; email reminders of payments due; set up of automatic payments on given dates and more.

    Late Fees:

    • If payment is not received within 5 business days of the due date, a $25 late fee will be charged.

    Non-Sufficient Funds (NSF):

    • Checks returned by the bank will incur an additional $25 charge. A money order is required for replacement of NSF check.
    • Checks will not be accepted as form of payment after the bank has refused a second check.

    Cancellation Policy:

    • Families are required to give a two week notice, in writing, when ending a child’s participation in the program. If a participant leaves, prior to the end of the designated two weeks, full payment is still required for the duration of the two week period 

    For more information regarding enrollment in Bridges After-School, please call the regional office of the site you are interested in listed below.

    Arden Arcade Region - 979-8324

    Elementary Bridges After-School Programs

    • Cottage
    • Del Paso Manor
    • Dyer Kelly
    • Greer 
    • Howe Avenue
    • Thomas Edison
    • Whitney

    Middle School Bridges After-School Program

    • Encina

    High School ASSETs Program

    • Encina

    Carmichael Region - 575-2386

    Elementary Bridges After-School Programs

    • Cameron Ranch
    • Carmichael
    • Charles Peck 
    • Deterding 
    • Pasadena
    • Starr King K-8
    • Thomas Kelly

    Middle School Bridges After-School Programs

    • Churchill 
    • Will Rogers

    Citrus Heights Region - 725-6499

    Elementary Bridges After-School Programs

    • Carriage
    • Coyle
    • Grand Oaks
    • Kingswood K-8
    • Lichen K-8
    • Mariposa 
    • Northridge
    • Ottomon
    • Skycrest

    Middle School Bridges After-School Programs

    • Sylvan

    High School ASSETs Program

    • San Juan

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