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Right at School

Right At School provides families flexibility in enrollment options including day camp during school closure and before and after school care during normal times.  RAS has developed a comprehensive enrichment curriculum to keep students engaged while they participate. Students will have a healthy snack and engage in dynamic fitness activities, student-driven projects, team building, leadership development, and have the opportunity to complete homework. The program also features an enriched curriculum in the form of two-week units. Examples of units include: 
  • Getting Down to Business : students are introduced to money and commerce; 
  • Icky Experiments : students experiment with sticky substances to learn chemistry; and 
  • Variety Show : students rehearse and perform individual talent acts. 
For those families who are interested in the RAS day camp program, it will be available to provide a safe and effective working environment for students of essential workers -- both school district and city staff, as well as parents of SMUSD students.  When schools physically reopen, RAS will provide a high quality and engaging before- and after-school program from 7:00 am until 6:00 pm every day school is in session. Families will be able to work with Right at School to create flexible monthly schedules to support their families' busy lives. Drop-in care as well as punch cards are also flexible options and Right At School will be available during normal school breaks, non-school days and summer. 
 We encourage you to visit Right At School's website , for more information about their organization and dynamic curriculum. 
San Marino USD families may register with Right At School using the San Marino USD Parent Link .

The information below is accurate when we are in traditional in-person schooling and have been discontinued during distance learning.

The San Marino Recreation Department and the San Marino Chinese School offer programs for Valentine Elementary School students.

We have provided below a brief description of each program. Click on the title above for each program and you will be sent directly to their website for more information and registration.


CLICK HERE:  For registration information for the San Marino Chinese School Program.


The San Marino Recreation Department

                    Kindergarten Care     

                                  Before School Care on the Valentine campus

                       After School Care until 3:00 PM on the Valentine campus

                       Stoneman After School Care until 6:00 PM

                       Minimum Days Day Care

Day Care staff include two supervisors, an assistant supervisor and three program counselors. Transportation is provided by a certified bus company and children are accompanied by staff on the bus.The program coincides with the school calendar year. Child care services are available during minimum days and some school vacations.

Registration information, you can call 626-403-2200.  The Day Care classroom phone number is 626-403-2206. The Day Care cell number is 626-236-0973.

 Before School Care

This program is located in the Valentine Little Theatre opening at 7:00 AM until 8:15 AM when students are dismissed to the Valentine playground. Board games and activities provided. Cost: $140 monthly or $10 per day per child.

 Limited After School Care

This program is designed for children who are dismissed at 2:30 PM and need to wait for their siblings who are dismissed at 2:50 PM, or for parents who need extra time during the day. Children must be picked up at Valentine by 3:30 PM when the After School Care Bus leaves for Stoneman.  Cost is $140 monthly or $10 per day per child.  

Stoneman After School Day Care

The After School Care Program is available from 2:30 to 6:00 PM for children in grades kindergarten through fifth grade. Students meet in the Lunch Court at dismissal each day and are transported to Stoneman. Homework time, sports, activities and crafts are part of the daily schedule. The program is assigned to Room 9 (626-403-2206) and Room 10 at the Stoneman School. Office: 626-403-2200.

Cost:  5 days/$355    4 days/$316    3 days/$237    2 days/$158    1 day/$79

Daily rate is $25 per day. Payment, registration and emergency forms must be received before your child can attend. This is not a drop-in program. The office is closed on Fridays. Register by Thursday for Friday care.

Minimum Day Care (until 3 PM)

Students are released from school at 12:30 pm on Minimum Days. This program provides day care on all Minimum Days. Regular day care participants do not need to register for this program in addition to after school day care. The program is held at Stoneman School and is supervised by San Marino Recreation staff. Cost is $25 per day or $169 for all Minimum Days.  Additional $25 if care is needed from 3-6 PM.