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Mayra Chavez
ASES Coordinator
mayra.chavez@wjusd.org
(530) 867-2150
 
Tutors: 
TafoyaASES@gmail.com
 
Katie Bruner 
1st & 2nd grade
 
Mary Huynh
3rd grade
 
Christian Pesqueda
4th grade
 
Alicia Chavez-Alcaraz
5th grade
 
Melissa Gramajo 
6th grade
 
Lindsey Bruner 
Sub-coordinator / Enrichment project leader

ASES

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The purpose of Tafoya's ASES program is to provide safe and educational opportunities for its students. The program has three components: academic, enrichment, and recreation.  The academic support is provided by experienced tutors, UC Davis student tutors, and credentialed teachers. Focus is on language arts and math, but all academic areas are included. Enrichment and recreation are also provided by teachers and tutors with a focus on art, music, nutrition, agriculture, science, and sports.
 
Attendance Policy
Attendance for the ASES Program is mandatory.  Students are expected to come every day there is school and to report to the program right when the bell rings.  Attendance is mandatory because there is such a waitlist and demand for the ASES Program and also because this program is funded through the state, which looks at attendance as one factor for continued funding.

Since attendance is mandatory, students are given up to three unexcused absences before they are dropped from the program. Coordinators may do so at their discretion.

Excused absences (that do not count towards dropping a student from ASES) include:
  • Doctor appointments
  • Dentist appointments
  • Illness
  • Family trip/vacation
  • Family emergency/crisis
  • Going out of town
  • No available transportation
 
Unexcused absences are anything not mentioned above, such as vacation, special events, running errands etc.