ASEP is facing a shortage of funding at this time. You can support ASEP through these challenging times and help us be prepared and ready for our students when they return back to school. Please consider donating to ASEP below.
The health and safety of ASEP students, staff and community partners remains our top priority as an organization. In an effort to keep ASEP families up to date regarding ASEP's plans and preparedness for impacts of the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 in our community, we will continue to keep this page updated.
In response to the COVID-19 health crisis, The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) announced on 4/7/20 their decision to close all school sites through the end of 19/20 school year. With all of ASEP's after-school programs operating at SFUSD sites, we will also be temporarily canceling all of our regular after-school operations during this time. With out the income of tuition, ASEP will face a significant funding loss during the months of April and May.
It is our goal to continue to pay ASEP staff their regular hours to reduce the economic burden brought on by this pandemic. Keeping staff employed will also ensure that when schools reopen, our after school program will be ready to re-open with the same dedicated ASEP staff that work with our students every day. If you are able to support ASEP’s staff during these challenging times, we encourage you to donate whatever you can to our non-profit organization. We will continue to serve our community during this time of need. Below is a summary of the services the ASEP team will continue to provide SFUSD families in partnership with McKinley and Daniel-Webster administrators during the school closure period:
Virtual check ins with focal student(s) to support distance learning
Virtual check ins with families to support them to support their students
Virtual physical activity time to support health & wellness
Support day school teachers in breakout groups during virtual zoom classes.
Support distribution of laptops and technology at designated SFUSD sites
Support the SF Marin Food Bank at SFUSD designated sites
Development of a bi-lingual online learning resource hub for families. On our website provides grade and subject specific lesson plans that are easy to access for students and families. These activities are meant to supplement the learning initiatives of day school teachers with video and lessons led by ASEP staff. Click here to access our distance learning hub!
ASEP staff will participate in professional development training focused on supporting our students re-entry into schools.
If your family is facing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, please contact ASEP’s Program Director Ramiro Lule (Ramiro@asepsf.org) and our team and we will be able to provide full or partial tuition scholarships.
ASEP’s management team will continue to keep families up to date with any information and resources made available by the city and SFUSD. Please find links below where you can find information regarding free meals and emergency childcare during the school closures: