2023 SUMMER PROGRAMS
For summer school questions, please contact your school's front office, NEST Coordinator, or the Expanded Learning office at (831) 633-3343 x1606.
2023 SUMMER PROGRAM ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR FAMILIES
What are the dates and programs offered?
The elementary and middle school programs will be in session June 12th-July 14th
High School June 6th- July 7th
Extended School Year June 7th- June 29th
No classes June 19th and July 4th for all programs
Where will summer school programs be located?
Prunedale Elementary will host Prunedale and Castroville students in current grades TK-5. Elkhorn Elementary will host Elkhorn and Echo Valley students in current grades TK-5. NMC Middle School will host middle school students in current grades 6-8.
Before and After School programs will be offered at Prunedale, Elkhorn, and Middle School. Transportation will be provided for the regular summer school program ONLY. Transportation will NOT be provided for the Before and After School programs.
When are applications due?
Priority enrollment is Friday, April 14th. Applications received by that date are guaranteed enrollment. Applications will be received through Friday, May 12th.
What if I turn in my child’s application late?
Late applications will be accepted through May 12th. After that date, families will need to wait until the first day of the summer program to submit an application.
What if I want my child to attend a different site than they’re assigned to? For example, my child attends Castroville so they’re assigned to Prundedale for the summer. But I want them to attend Elkhorn.
Please indicate the request on your child’s application. Staff will try to accommodate your request but it will depend on enrollment numbers at each site. In these situations, families will be responsible for their own transportation.
What if my student is a current 6th grader?
If you would like your current 6th grade child to attend the summer program, they will need to complete the middle school program application that was sent home. Current 6th graders will attend program at the Middle School.
What if my student is a current 8th grader?
If you would like your current 8th grade child to attend the summer program, they will need to complete the middle school application that was sent home. Current 8th graders will attend program at the Middle School.
How will I know my child has been accepted into the Summer Program?
Enrollment lists will be posted at each school site the week of May 22nd.
Will transportation be provided?
Transportation and regional routes will be available based on student needs. Further information will be provided at a later date with more specific information on routes once students' needs have been identified. Transportation will be provided for the regular summer program only. Transportation will not be provided for the Before and After School programs.
Do I have to pay for my child to participate?
There is no charge for the summer program.
Do I have to pay for my child's meals?
There is no charge for meals during summer program.
What meals will be provided?
Students will be provided breakfast, lunch, snack, and supper depending on their enrollment.
Will there be before and after school programs during the summer?
Yes, there will be before school care starting at 6:00 am and after school care until 6 pm. Families who want to participate will need to mark the appropriate section on the summer application form. Transportation will not be provided for before and after school care.
Can I miss a week for a family vacation?
We encourage students to attend all program days. However, if students are not able to attend the entire program, please indicate this on the summer program application.
Can my child attend Summer Program and the Migrant Education Program?
Yes. The Migrant program offerings are occurring outside of the academic summer program hours. Your child should be able to attend both programs if they qualify.
Is Summer School offered to incoming Kinders?
Enrollment is currently limited to students who are already enrolled in the district.
What is the summer core program about? What will it be covering?
The academic portion of the day will be designed to review Language Arts and math concepts while also preparing for next school year. The enrichment portion of the day will include socio-emotional learning, music, art, and other enrichment activities.
What is Extended School Year (ESY)?
Extended School Year (ESY) is for students with special needs receiving their primary instruction in a Special Day Class setting. IEP (Individualized Education Program) teams determine whether ESY is necessary each year.
Can my child attend the Extended School Year (ESY) and Summer Program?
If families of students with special needs are considering enrolling in Summer Program, it is important for them to reach out to the Special Services Department (831) 633-6168 to further discuss the program.
Can I turn in my application at the FRC?
Yes, the FRC can receive applications through May 12th. After that date, parents will need to wait until summer program begins to enroll.
BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
SCHOOL YEAR PROGRAMS
We run several different before and after-school programs: General Child Care, Kid Zone, 21st Century and ASES. Scroll down to read more about each program.
ASES and 21st Century Community Learning Centers
North Monterey County Unified School District conducts the After School Education and Safety (ASES) program and 21st Century Community Learning Centers for grades TK - 12th at the following sites:
- Castroville Elementary School: ASES
- Echo Valley Elementary School: ASES
- Elkhorn Elementary School: ASES and 21st Century Community Learning Centers
- Prunedale Elementary School: ASES
- North Monterey County Middle School: ASES
- North Monterey County High School: 21st Century ASSETS Grant
Enrollment is limited in the ASES Program and 21st Century Community Learning Centers. The ASES Program and 21st Century Community Learning Centers collaborate and integrate with the regular school day and other extended learning opportunities while providing a safe physical and emotional environment, opportunities for relationship building, and promotion of active student engagement through:
- An academic component
- An enrichment component
- A recreational component
The educational component includes tutoring and/or homework assistance designed to help students meet state standards in one or more of the following core academic subjects: language arts, mathematics, history and social science, science, or computer training.
The enrichment component offers an array of additional services, programs, and activities that reinforce and complement the regular academic program to support positive youth development. Enrichment activities are designed to enhance the core curriculum.
The program does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, color, or mental or physical disability in determining which children are served.
21st Century Community Learning Centers Program Evaluation is available upon request by calling 831-633-5975 or emailing email@example.com.
Hours of Operation
The ASES program and 21st Century Community Learning Centers operate every regular school day, even if there is a “minimum day” schedule. The before-school program begins at 6:00 A.M. The after-school program begins at the end of the regular school day and ends at 6:00 P.M. There are no ASES programs and 21st Century Community Learning Centers services on federal holidays.
Elementary school students are highly encouraged to participate in the full program every day that it is in operation. Middle school students must participate at least nine hours per week and three days per week. Priority for enrollment shall be given to students who attend daily.
During the school year, applications can be submitted to the NEST Coordinator at your child's site. During the summer, applications can be submitted to the Castro Plaza Family Resource Center. Enrollment is open to all students. Applications will be reviewed with the first priority in the program being students who are identified under McKinney Vento, Foster Youth, or qualify for free or reduced-price meals.
Castroville Elementary School
ASES Coordinator: Hernan Ramirez-Zavala
Kid Zone Teacher: Sofia Cruz
11161 Merritt Street
Castroville, CA 95012
Echo Valley Elementary School
ASES Coordinator: Daniela Cordova
Kid Zone Teacher: Norma Armenta
147 Echo Valley Road
Salinas, CA 93907
Elkhorn Elementary School
ASES Coordinator: Cathy Machuca
2235 Elkhorn Road
Castroville, CA 95012
Prunedale Elementary School
ASES Coordinator: Bryan Cruz
Kid Zone Teacher: Gardenia Garcia
17719 Pesante Road
Salinas, CA 93907
North Monterey County Middle School
ASES Coordinator: Louisito Celestial
10301 Seymour Street
Castroville, CA 95012
North Monterey County High School
ASSETS Coordinator: Edgar Lopez-Ortiz
13990 Castroville Boulevard
Castroville, CA 95012
General Child Care Program
Subsidized child care is provided before and after school, and during non-school days and throughout vacation periods. The subsidized child care services may qualify for free child care services through the State General Child Care program. The program operates at each elementary school site on regular school days and on non-school days at Castroville Elementary School only. For more information, call the Castro Plaza Family Resource Center at 633-5975.
Kid Zone is a fee-based child care program at Castroville, Echo Valley, Elkhorn, and Prunedale Elementary School and on non-school days at Castroville Elementary School only.
Students enrolled in Transitional Kindergarten through 6th grade may enroll in the Kid Zone Program. All enrollment is conducted at the Csatro Plaza Family Resource Center.
Required enrollment documentation includes:
- Proof of Immunizations
- Recent physical examination results
- Proof of family income
- Birth Certificates for all children in the family
- Proof of need for childcare
Important Kidzone Forms:
- Rate Schedule
- Enrollment Contract
- Tasa de Cuotas
- Contracto de Matriculación
Kid Zone Program Office
Castro Plaza Family Resource Center
10601 McDougall Street
Castroville, CA 95012
FAX 831 633-5981
Main Office Staff
Noemy Loveless, Assistant Superintendent
Jesualda "JuJu" Pennoni, Office Assistant 831 633-5975
Site Staff Directory
Castroville Elementary School Kid Zone
Teacher Sofia Cruz
Echo Valley Elementary School Kid Zone
Teacher Norma Armenta
Elkhorn Elementary School Kid Zone
Prunedale Elementary School Kid Zone
Teacher Gardenia Garcia