After School Program
As the landscape of learning continues to change, the YMCA remains committed to serving you and your child through these uncertain times. In recent days, the school district began sharing proposed plans for returning to the classroom in 2020-21. We know you have questions about how you can work, while also supporting your children’s schedules. We are willing and confident in our ability to help children continue to learn, grow and thrive during this difficult time.
Due to United Way grant funding and membership fees, we have been blessed to offer the after school program at no additional charge, as long as your child had a membership to the YMCA. With the recent challenges and restrictions placed on the YMCA from COVID 19 and the number of people allowed in the building we have to take measures to ensure we meet operational guidelines. Unfortunately, the restrictions and losses in membership funds that help sustain the afterschool program have placed the Y in a difficult and challenging position requiring a nominal fee and registration for the program.
The Y will be able to work with any family and ensure that no child is turned away due to their inability to pay, by offering financial assistance to those in need. There will be discounts for multiple children in families and we are able to keep the Middle School students free through our Middle School Initiative program. With the daily fee in place, we will be able to continue to pay dedicated employees and keep higher staff to child ratios.
In the event the school district switches to remote learning, we will modify our plans accordingly and communicate any changes. The Y tentatively plans on offering full or half day supervision in the event of remote learning. We will give families who are in the after school program first right of refusal to enroll.
Homemade Pasta Class