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Attendance & Behavior Policies

It is our goal to provide a safe, fun, and productive environment for our after school programs. Below, you'll find helpful information

Please read the policies and expectations provided below and acknowledge that you and your child have read these.

Attendance Policy


Students who attend the HELP Program will have the opportunity to earn rewards (scholarships, no-fee field trips, etc.).  In order to qualify for these rewards students will be held to an attendance policy. Attendance will be documented daily.  Rate is based on the attendance record for each month.


0-25% Attendance Rate: No rewards - students will be allowed to attend field trips but a small fee may be required.

25-49% Attendance Rate: Students will be able to participate in day trips/field trips at no cost.


50%+ Attendance Rate: Students will be eligible for no cost field trips & scholarships.


Example: The center will be open 3 days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) - approx. 12 days per month. In order to qualify for the 50% attendance rate, a student should attend at a minimum 6 of the 12 days.


If your child is involved in a sport or other extracurricular activity that will limit their attendance, please let us know.  Participation in extracurricular activities will not affect receipt of rewards.

If you child cannot attend on a particular day, please let us know in advance, if possible.

Behavior Policy

A child's behavior is expected to be consistent with the following:

  • Use of appropriate language at all times

  • Cooperate with staff and volunteers by following directions

  • Respect yourself, other children, staff/volunteers, equipment, and facilities

  • Maintain a positive attitude

  • Keep hands, feet, and other objects to self

  • Stay in designated program areas

If a child is unable to comply with the above expectations after requests and redirection from staff and/or volunteers, parents will be notified. Continual non-compliance will result in suspension from the after school program.

Behaviors resulting in immediate dismissal from the HELP: GRACE - Millen (but are not limited to):

  • Any action that could threaten or pose a direct threat to the physical/emotional safety of the child, other children, or staff/volunteers

  • Fighting or bullying

  • Possession of a weapon of any kind

  • Vandalism or destruction of facility property or property of others

  • Sexual misconduct

  • Possession of or use of alcohol or drugs

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