We are thrilled to announce that we will be opening a Club site at Mary Purcell Elementary for full-day programming, Monday through Friday. This Club site is only for students of the Sedro-Woolley School District. Please use the form link to register.
Mary Purcell Elementary
700 Bennett St. Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
Person-In-Charge – AM: Christina Trader: email@example.com
Person-In-Charge – PM: Ray Lacko: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours: 7:00 am to 6:30 pm. All members must be checked in on or before 9:30 am and not picked up before 3:00 pm and or after 6:30 pm.
Program Fees: Because of a generous anonymous donor, the majority of the ~$300 per week cost per child is subsidized. The Credit Card you placed on file at the time of registration will be charged weekly, for the week previous (no charges for April 1-3). These will occur on Tuesdays, beginning April 14th (for the week of April 6-10). Any billing questions should be directed to email@example.com.
- Non-Free/Reduced Price Lunch Students: $100 per child/$200 household maximum
- Reduced Price Lunch Students: $50 per child/$100 household maximum
- Free Lunch Students: $25 per child/$50 household maximum
- Non-Free/Reduced Price Lunch Students: $100 per child/$200 household maximum
Preparing for Club Programs:
- Please have a conversation with your child regarding boundaries and appropriate safe distancing.
- If your child has attended Club programs in the past, it is important they are prepared for activities and sessions to look and feel very different.
- Inform your child they will be provided an individual space, with all necessary supplies. They will not be able to interact with their peers in real-time.
- Outside and recreation engagement will be very different, with limited choices, especially initially.
- Students will need to understand in advance they must follow the instructions of a staff member the first time. For everyone’s health and safety, any child(ren) unable to follow instructions provided may not be allowed back in the program.
- **If your child will not be attending the program on any given day, please call the site to let them know. If your child is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, it would be helpful to have that information as well.
- Please review all of the relevant information contained within this document, in advance, with your child.
- No backpacks should be brought to the Club, only layers of clothing. Any food from home must be sent in disposable containers and a disposable bag. No Peanut products of any kind.
Arriving at the Club:
- Parents must accompany their child(ren) for drop-off, and try hard to arrive daily within the same 15-minute window.
- All parents should arrive driving north along Bennett, so that Mary Purcell Elementary School is on your right.
- Parent and child(ren) should remain in their vehicle until a staff person approaches.
- Daily, a temperature reading will be taken by an infrared thermometer. Any temperature greater than 100 degrees F will result in an inability to access the program.
- Daily, a Health Screening Questionnaire will occur. Any yes answers will result in an inability to access the program:
- In the previous 72 hours, has your child(ren) or anyone in your household experienced a fever greater than 100 degrees F?
- In the previous 72 hours, has your child(ren) or anyone in your household taken fever-reducing medication?
- In the previous 72 hours has your child(ren) or anyone in your household experienced any of the following symptoms:
- Shortness of Breath
- Sore Throat
- Runny Nose
- In the previous 14 days, has your child(ren) or household members experienced any known COVID-19 exposure?
- The information will be collected daily and logged into a system.
- *Students will be directed to their group on the first day. Their group will not change through the duration of programs.
Meals: Food will be provided by the School District. Students with dietary restrictions may bring food from home, but may only eat it during designated meal times and in appropriate areas. No refrigeration or heating is available. Food brought from home may only be packed in disposable bags. Students may not share food from home or food provided at the program.
Logistics: There will be four cohorts of students, in four different portable classrooms, each of which will contain a maximum of 2 adults and 8 youth. Siblings and youth in the same household will be grouped together, and further classification will occur when possible, including grouping individuals with parents at the same employer or in the same industry. All groups will be multi-grade level as a result.
Once assigned a cohort group, that will be the child’s cohort until circumstances resolve. Cohorts will not occupy the same space, except for outside recreation, when two cohorts may engage in activities at the same time, though students will not be able to intermix. To the best of our ability, we will work to maintain 6 feet of distance between youth in our programs.
Protocols are developed to do everything possible to be responsible and limit any risk of contamination of students or staff. For instance, our Restroom Routine:
- A Cohort Staff member will communicate via radio that bathroom assistance is necessary.
- A child washes their hands before leaving the classroom.
- A staff member dedicated to restroom usage arrives at the classroom, wearing gloves. They will open the classroom door to get the student, and all doors through to the bathroom, escorting the child to their cohort’s assigned bathroom. The staff member will remain outside and listen for appropriate hand-washing activities.
- The dedicated staff member will return the student to the classroom, opening all doors.
- The child will wash their hands again upon entering the classroom.
- The dedicated staff will return to the bathroom to sanitize surfaces used, dispose of their gloves, and wash their hands again.
Health & Safety: Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County is committed to providing your child(ren) with a High-Quality Club Experience, and Safety is our highest priority. In light of this, please remember to keep your child home if they are sick where they can rest and recover. If anyone in your household becomes diagnosed with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) or has come into contact with someone known to have been diagnosed, please let staff know immediately, and plan to keep your child home for at least 14 days.
In addition to COVID-19 related-symptoms, in the event your child shows any of the following symptoms while in our care, you will be contacted to pick them up immediately:
- Fever above 100 degrees
- Body rash, including ringworm
- Pink eye or eyes with pus or mucus draining from them
- Sore throat – especially with fever or swollen glands
- The presence of lice, nits, or scabies
- Ongoing Coughing
- Simply not feeling well: Unusually tired, pale, lack of appetite, difficulty remaining awake, unusually irritable, or demonstrating ongoing confusion.
A Nurse with the Sedro-Woolley School District will be reviewing all registration forms and will communicate individually about processes involving the dispensation of any medications during the program day.
An Emergency Response Plan is developed to respond responsibly, as an event occurs. We are committed to providing your child(ren) with the best care possible at all times. We will hold drills on procedures, and review emergency scenarios in order to be able to handle a wide variety of crises.
Behavior Expectations: Every program participant is expected to respect their peers, staff, and equipment and to adhere to the rules and policies of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County and Sedro-Woolley School District. Our primary method of discipline is to reinforce positive behavior, providing children strategies for building successful relationships with peers and rewarding displays of good character. Bullying of any kind is not tolerated by the Boys & Girls Club. Staff members are trained to take immediate steps to address such issues. If you suspect that your child has been bullied, please report it to Club staff immediately, and encourage your child to do the same so staff can intervene.
We work to provide a positive environment where a child can grow, learn, and develop. For this reason, we ask parents and other household members to behave in a manner that demonstrates courtesy, decency, and respect. Individuals who violate this will not be permitted in the facility thereafter.
Departing the Club: A staff member will approach your vehicle to ask what child you are picking up. You may be asked to provide photo identification by any staff person. Please always carry this with you. Your child will be called via radio. Please then pull forward to wait. A final temperature check will be conducted and documented. If it appears as though your child has developed any fever during the day, you will be informed. Please maintain consistent pick-up times within your 15-minute window. If an exception is needed, please call the Club in advance. The Club closes at 6:30 pm. After the first late pick-up, a friendly reminder will occur. After that, a $1 per minute late charge will be assessed to your account.