Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How is the tuition calculated?

A: The Fiscal Department has calculated a "mock weekly rate", multiplied it by the actual number of weeks that children are in school (excluding break weeks), and divided it by 10 months.  Even though your tuition is the same rate every month, it is to avoid some months being more money than others. Your tuition is calculated to reflect a lower and consistent monthly rate.  For more information, please see the Site Supervisor or Assistant Site Supervisor.
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Q: How do I pay my monthly tuition? 

A:  There are several ways to pay your tuition:
  • Check, money order, or cashier's check.  Tuition paid via check, money order, or cashier's check must be made payable to SUSD, and may be paid at your site or mailed to the District Office to the attention of CDP Accounting Department.
  • Personal online bill pay. Tution paid utilizing your bank's online bill pay must be made payable to SUSD, and mailed to the District Office to the attention of CDP Accounting Department.
  • Click-to-Pay.  The parent who is financially responsible for payment will be emailed an invoice monthly.  On this invoice there will be a link to Click-to-Pay.  Follow the screen prompts in order to make a payment.  Payments may be made via credit card, debit card, or automatic withdrawal from your checking account.  If the email address we have on record is not the preferred address in which you would like your invoice to be sent, please contact the District Office Fiscal Department to update the email address.
  • Electronic Funds Transfer. SUSD will automatically take your tuition payment* from your checking account on the 15th of each month via this payment option.  If the 15th falls on a weekend or holiday, EFT will take place on the last business day prior.  
    • *The balance that you owe will be automatically taken from your account (i.e. late pick up fee, balance, etc).
If you do not receive your monthly invoice via email or have any questions regarding your account, please contact "CDP Fiscal Services" at 661-294-5300.
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Q: Are you open when the school is closed?

A: Care is offered during the Fall, Winter, and Spring Breaks to currently enrolled families for an additional cost.  A separate registration form is required to be completed prior to each break in order for your child to attend.  Accounts must be current before registration will be accepted.
Additionally, Care is available on Minimum Days, Early Release Wednesdays, and Pupil-free Days.  Children enrolled in the AM Only Program or the Minimum Days, Early Release Wednesdays, or Pupil-Free Days for an additional fee.
We are closed on all District Designated Holidays.  Please refer to the calendar on our Home Page.
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Q: What if I need to change or withdrawal from the program?

A: Should you need to change your child's program, the completion of a Special Tuition Change & Charge Sheet form is required.  A $10.00 Administration Fee is charged for all program changes.  Changes or withdrawals must be made by the last day of the current month for the change to take effect at the next billing cycle (15th of the following month).  Program changes requested on or after the last day of the month are subject to review and approval.
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Q: Is lunch provided on minimum days, full days, breaks, etc.?

A: The cafeteria is closed and not available for hot lunches on any of these days.  Your child needs to bring a sack lunch.  We cannot microwave or refrigerate your child's lunches.
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Q: How are the grades separated?

A: The grades are separated into three groups, with each group having the necessary staff to maintain the ratio of 1:14.  The children are grouped as follows, staying with their group for the bulk of the day to participate in the planned daily activities:

Kindergarten & First
Second
Third,Fourth, Fifth, Sixth
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Q: What activities will my child be doing?

A: Each day, we provide outside playtime, a nutritious snack, homework time (with the exception of the kindergarteners), and developmentally appropriate activities.  Our daily schedules are located on our Parent Board inside the main CDP Building. 
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Q: What time do you close?

A: Closing time is 6:00pm.  Should a child be picked up after closing time, the parent or guardian is assessed a late fee of $1.00 per minute, per family.  Payment is due within one week of charges.  Ten late pick-ups per year may result in termination from the program.  After seven late pick-ups, a parent will receive a warning letter prior to their child being dropped from the program.
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