Programs @ Otay
STRETCH (After School Program)
Safe Time for REcreation and Tutoring of CHildren (STRETCH) - STRETCH is a partnership between the South Bay Family YMCA and the Chula Vista Elementary School District.
The goal of STRETCH is to create a dynamic, and stimulating after school environment that gives children the boost they need to succeed academically and socially. This free program provides structured academic activities for K-6th grade students at fifteen of Chula Vista's Title I elementary school sites. Programs generally operate immediately after school until 6pm daily. STRETCH does not operate when school is closed, or during school intercessions, vacations and holidays.
All K- 6th grade students who attend STRETCH schools can apply, however, priority is given to students grade 1-6, referred by school personnel, who can attend for 5 days a week, and who can attend for the duration of the program. Enrollment is also determined by total space available in the program at each school, and the number of students enrolled from each grade group.
Applications become available in the spring of each year for the following school year. There is an initial enrollment period where all applications received are evaluated for enrollment. Applications received after the initial enrollment period will be added to the waiting list and enrolled according to a needs assessment, not the order received. Each site maintains a waiting list and students are enrolled as space becomes available.
To participate in the program, children are required to sign-in with their STRETCH Youth Leader each day within 5 minutes of school dismissal. We ask that parents inform the Site Supervisor when their children will not be in attendance or need to leave early. STRETCH staff cannot be responsible for children who do not sign-in or who leave the school grounds.
Parents or other authorized persons must sign students out.
Morning Hours: 6:15-8:00am
Afternoon Hours: 2:25-6:00pm (1:15-6:00pm Fridays)
Supervisor: Coach Angel
Contact #: 619-425-4311 x4289 or 619-730-8044
VAPA (Visual &Performing Arts)
5th & 6th Grade Hip Hop Dance Club: Thursdays from 2:30 - 3:15 p.m
Our 5th and 6th grade dance team members are given the opportunity to choreograph , practice, and perform their own dance routines to in front of our Otay audiences. It is a great opportunity not only for our dancers to enjoy dance moves but also to take pride in leadership and ownership of their self-produced performances. --Coach Demby
Beginning orchestra: Mondays 7:30am
Beginning Ukulele: Mondays 2:30 pm.
Baile folklorico: Tuesdays 2:30pm
Guitar: Wednesdays 2:30pm
Advanced Ukulele: Thursdays 2:30pm
Beginning orchestra: Fridays 7:30am
Weaving and textile art for 2nd grade: Mondays 2:30pm
Second grade students learn traditional weaving techniques they can use while they weave with looms and weaving sticks. They will express themselves artistically as they design works of art, including frienship bracelets
Weaving and textile art for 3rd-4th grade: Tuesdays 2:30pm
Students learn weaving techniques on looms and weaving sticks. They use color theory and textiles to create weaving projects they can wear and use to decorate.
Garden and Home Arts for 5th and 6th graders : Wednesday 2:30pm
Students will learn weaving techniques on a loom and integrate natural objects in their artwork. Students will also work on garden art, such as wind chimes. They will also have a chance to design garden art with recycled materials.
Advanced Art Club for 4th-6th grade: Thursdays 2:30pm
Students will learn needle crafts, such as crewel embroidery. They will design artwork that incorporates fabric, yarn, ribbon, and embroidery floss. Students will also create friendship bracelets, belts, scarves, and jewelry.
Extended Day & Power Half Hour (Tutoring)
Power Half Hour tutoring support is done in grades K-6 from 2:30-3:00pm, 3 days a week.
Extended Day is offered in Language Arts and Math for grades 3-6. Check with your child's teacher for information regarding days and times.
Jumpstart is offered in Language Arts and Math for grades Kinder-2nd. Check with your child's teacher for information regarding days and times.