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I’m Safe After School Program

Vision Statement

The I’M SAFE Program will strive to ensure that all students are academically socially, culturally, and physically healthy. In collaboration with the YMCA of San Diego County, along with the Museum School, children, and their families we will work together to assure that our program serves in promoting entire student development and lifelong learning.

  • The I’M SAFE program is a partnership between the Museum School and the YMCA of San Diego County.
  • The program is made possible through the ASES Grant from the State of California
  • The I’M SAFE program is designed to give students the opportunities to be successful in both school and life.

I’m Safe Program Activities

Homework Assistance

  • The I’M SAFE program provides an academic enrichment component on a daily basis.
  • Students may receive daily homework assistance and/or academic enrichment and participate in special events and curriculum throughout the school year.
  • Youth leaders assist students with their homework but cannot provide one on one assistance with each student.
  • Family members are encouraged to check their child’s homework for completeness and accuracy.

Enrichment Activities

  • The I’M SAFE program provides enrichment activities on a daily basis including:
    • Music
    • Dance
    • Computer Science, programming, robotics
    • Drama
    • Sports & Games
    • Board Games
Enrollment - I'M SAFE Program

The I’M SAFE program is free to all participants. The ASES Grant is designed to serve students with the greatest needs. We hope to be able to serve all students who apply, but enrollment will based the following criteria:

  • Previously enrolled in the Primetime program for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Date of application/interest form submission
  • Number of days student will attend program
  • Length of time student will attend program
  • Students not accepted for participation will be placed on the waitlist and will be accepted as space becomes available.
  • Families must re-apply each school year as current enrollment does not guarantee enrollment in future school years.

TO APPLY FOR THE I’M SAFE Program, please click on the link below:

I’M SAFE After-school Program Application Form 2017-2018

Attendance Rules

General Attendance Rules

  • ASES Grant requires attendance policies and procedures.
  • Students must attend for the full duration of the program on a daily basis.
  • Enrolled students who do not attend daily or for at least half the program time may be dis-enrolled.
  • Families may be enrolled for AM, PM, or AM and PM programs.

AM Program Attendance Rules

  • Priority will be given for participants for students who attend every morning from opening time of 7:15 until school begins.
  • Students must arrive within the first half of program operation and be signed in by an adult.
  • Students arriving after the program start time of 7:15 must have a late arrival form on file.

PM Program Attendance Rules

  • Priority will be given for PM participants who attend from school dismissal until closing time at 6:25PM.
  • Parents/guardians and authorized adults may begin signing their children out at 6:00 PM for a 6:25 PM pickup.
  • Any pickup prior to 6:00 PM is considered an early pickup.
  • If pickup is needed before 6:00 PM, an early release form must be filled out and placed on file prior to the pickup.
  • Even with an early release, all students must stay for a minimum of half of the afternoon operating hours (5:15 pm on MTW & F, and 3:45 pm on Thursdays) to count for attendance.
  • It is the family’s responsibility to notify the site supervisor if their student will be absent from the program.
  • Students with multiple unexcused absences throughout the school year are subject to disenrollment.
  • All adults signing students out must be prepared to show a valid photo ID.
  • Only the enrolling parent/guardian can make changes to the emergency contact/authorized pickup list.
Contact Information

I’M SAFE Program Supervisor

Carlos Ojeda – caojeda@ymca.org

Phone Number: 619-548-9201

I'M SAFE Program Parent Handbook

I’m Safe Parent Handbook

All parents must receive and have a signature of receipt on file for the I’M SAFE Program Parent Handbook.

An electronic version of the handbook can be found here: 2017-18 I’M SAFE Parent Handbook 8-24-17

Integrated Museum School Staff Programs

As a part of the I’M SAFE program, Museum School staff members will provide a variety of classes, activities and supports. Please see below for the various options.

After School Gamelan Classes - Thursdays

Please check back for more information and times.

After School Tutoring

The Museum School will provide the following tutoring sessions for students:

Grades 3-5 each Tuesday from 4:15 until 5:15 & Thursdays from 2:15 to 3:15

Middle School MTF from 8:15 until 9:00


Future Cities - Middle School

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Outside Vendor Classes

Additionally, outside vendors will provide classes to participants (and non-I’m Safe participants) for a direct fee. For information on these opportunities please click on the boxes below.

Chess Classes - Thursdays from 1:30 to 2:30 (September 7th through December 14th)

Chess classes will be held each Thursday from 1:30 to 2:30 from September 7th through December 14th. Classes are typically held in the Art Room.

The classes cost $210 for the whole session (14 classes) and should be paid directly to Mountain Lake Chess Camp. Please use this Chess Class – Fall 2017 flier to register.

USA Freestyle Martial Arts

USA Freestyle Martial Arts begin classes on Thursday afternoons at 1pm until 2pm for students in Kindergarten through grade 4 starting October 26th. Please see this Museum ASP Fall 2017 flier for more information.


Mad Science

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Clay Munchkins - Wednesdays - Starting September 6

Clay Munchkins will provide a four week course, beginning September 6, each Wednesday from 4:15 until 5:15. The course fee is $99 and can be paid directly to Clay Munchkins. A flier will be available soon with more information will be available soon.

I’m Safe After School Program Calendar

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