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REACH

What is REACH?

REACH (Recreation & Education Accelerating Children's Hopes) is a grant funded after school program operated by the City of Pico Rivera Department of Parks and Recreation in partnership with El Rancho Unified School District.

How much does the REACH program cost?

The REACH program is FREE. There is a one time $40 registration fee, and financial assistance is available upon request.

Who can apply for the REACH program?

REACH currently services students in Transitional Kindergarten through fifth grade in the El Rancho Unified School District.

What are the hours of operation for the REACH Program?

REACH runs concurrent to the regular school day.  The program operates from the first day of school until the last day.  REACH begins immediately after the conclusion of the school day until 6:00 p.m.

How do I sign up for the REACH Program?

You can pick up an application at the Parks & Recreation office or download an application at pico-rivera.org. Submit the application, along with payment to the Parks & Recreation office, 6767 Passons Blvd. 


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What activities does the REACH After School Program have to offer?

The REACH After School Program focuses on three well-designed components that involve students in academic, social, and personal achievement goals. Once students check-in to the program they will receive a nutritious snack provided by ERUSD Food Services. Students will then focus on their daily homework under the supervision of Classroom Leaders for one hour.  Staff will proceed to engage students in outdoor recreation activities for 30 minutes.  Students will then move on to the academic component for the next 45 min.-1 hour, where we will focus on literacy development through the award winning LitART Curriculum and club extensions. 

Clubs will be grade appropriate and will occur twice a week for a nine week session.  Students will learn new concepts such as Science, Theatrical Arts, Culinary Arts, Physical Fitness, Visual Arts, Dance, Sports, Technology, etc.

How does my child check-in and where do I pick up my child?

All students must check-in with their Classroom Leader every day in the cafeteria.  Parents, legal guardians, or authorized pick-up persons must sign students out each day in the cafeteria.  Students will only be released to those individuals listed on the authorization to pick-up form.  Photo ID's will be checked for your child’s safety.  People who do not have proper ID or are not listed on the proper forms will not be allowed to pick-up your child.

What is the earliest time I can pick up my child?

Your child must remain in the program until 5:50 p.m. unless they have an early release form.
On modified days, your child must remain in the program until 5:00 p.m., unless they have an early release form.

What do I do if my child is ill and cannot attend the program?

If your child will not be attending the program please give a courtesy call to the Site Coordinator and indicate the reason for the absence.  Students are allowed 3 unexcused absences before they are dropped from the program.  Also, if your child needs to be picked-up early for any medical reason, please provide documentation from your health provider and turn it in to the Site Coordinator. 

What is an Early Release Form?

Regular program attendance is a requirement of the grant; however, students may be released early from the program to attend regularly scheduled appointments, dark 30 or extracurricular activities such as registered classes (religious, music, dance, sports team participation, scouting, etc.)  Parents must fill out an Early Release Form and provide proof of enrollment prior to the first day of activity.

What do I do if I am running late and cannot make it by 6:00 p.m.?

If you are running late, please make a courtesy call to the Site Coordinator indicating the approximate arrival time.  If your child is picked-up late, there will be a $10 late fee for every 15 min. late or fraction thereof. Two staff will remain on site until your child is picked up.

What is the expectation in regards to student conduct?

Participation in the program is a privilege. Students must follow the rules of the program. Disruptive or disrespectful behavior toward other students or REACH staff is reason for suspension or dismissal. Parents will receive a Parent/Guardian Notification to notify of behavior problems and if the inappropriate behavior persists the child is eligible for three notifications prior to being dropped from the program.