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Before & After School Care

A supervised program licensed by the EEC that provides a safe and secure environment for children.

2020-2021

After School Program of the Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires

Remote Learning Center for Pittsfield Elementary School Children 

Sept 14*- TBD

*Remote Learning starts 9/15



Parents/Guardians,

Please read through this information carefully as it has the program information for this upcoming school year. 

Hours: 7:30-5:30

Price:

Half Day Hybrid- $115 Week 

Full Days* $150 a week

*From Sept 1st- Start of in school learning, or $150 a week. 

**No daily rate available. 

Active Membership required.


School Hours: 8:15-2:45

Drop off must be done by 8:10 at the front lobby to ensure all children can start their remote learning at 8:15 

*We do NOT provide breakfast.


Masks:

Must be worn at all times when in the facility.

This includes parents during drop off/pick-up. 

Excludes lunch/snack time, where social distance measures can take place. 


Screening:

In order to make the screening process run smoothly, parents (and teachers) will be given a daily self-screening form to complete before they arrive at school. This form will list the following symptoms:

Fever of 100.0 degrees or above, chills, cough, sore throat, difficulty breathing, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, fatigue (accompanied by other symptoms), headache, a new loss of smell/taste, new muscle aches and any other signs of illness.  On this form, we will also ask if, in the past 14 days, they have had close contact with a person known to be infected with COVID 19.  

At this time, the designated screener will “visually” screen the child, looking for signs of illness that may include: flushed cheeks, rapid or labored breathing, cough, congestion/runny nose, fatigue and excessive fussiness. If any of these symptoms are present, the child will not be allowed to attend school that day.

Parents and staff will be required to sign a daily Attestation Form with regard to potential exposure to COVID 19.  Parents will also have to attest to the fact that they have not given their child any medication to reduce a fever. Health Check responses will be signed, recorded and filed daily.

INDIVIDUALS WHO DECLINE TO COMPLETE THE SCREENING QUESTIONNAIRE WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO ENTER THE PROGRAM SPACE

Remote Learning Center Information:

-Students will be divided amongst 3 groups, (k-1, 2-3, 4-5)

-Each student will have a designated learning area during their school day.

-1-2 staff will be in the learning area to assist with technical issues and to support the students.


After School Program:

-At the end of the school day students will go to their designated program area to finish their day. Daily snacks are provided. Activities in the program range from gym games, crafts, board games, free play and more. 


Frequently Asked Questions:


Q: I don’t need remote learning care, but can my child attend the program once hybrid learning starts?

A: When more information is released by Pittsfield Public Schools our program intends to make the necessary accommodations. Enrollment is open. 


Q: Are masks required?

A: Yes, the only time a mask is not required is during eating times.



Q: Is lunch provided?

A: No, we do not provide lunch & we can no longer order from restaurants. Please send your child/children with a lunch and a snack that does NOT require being heated up. 



Q: Will there be bussing during Hybrid learning.

A: At this time Pittsfield Public School Bus Operations is unable to provide transportation.



Q: Will the staff be assisting the children with their school work?

A: Program Staff are expected to assist to the best of their abilities. The students should have the ability to talk to their teachers and ask for their help. Our staff will be able to help them with technical issues, but are not trained teachers. 


Required Supplies:

-School Issued Chromebook

-Headphones

-Class supplies as designated by teacher/school.


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