Fall 2020 Virtual Classes
116Kids will offer Virtual programming every weekday from 3:00-4:00pm. Classes will be offered in 5-week mini sessions. Enrollment for Fall II is closing soon!
Each session will have a theme that will weave throughout all of our activities. Students will spend 1 hour each afternoon working on maker-style projects led by Ms. Roxanne that incorporate art, science, technology, and engineering. All supplies will be sent directly to your child, wherever you are!
We can also offer group or individual virtual enrichment sessions focusing on areas of interest for your child(ren) built to fit their schedule! Email us for more details.
Please note that all outstanding balances must be addressed before you can enroll for a new Session.
We are happy to announce that we will continue our Remote Programming throughout the Fall Session. Ms. Roxanne will offer her exciting and enriching maker-style classes on Mondays through Fridays from 3-4pm. Remote classes are open to all students (those enrolled in remote school-day programming as well as those who attend in-person school day programming but who will be picked up at regular school dismissal time).
We also have dance, art, vocal, drama, sign-language, reading, and writing instructors available. We can accommodate private or small group instruction. Additionally, we are now scheduling Virtual Playdates for small groups, Virtual Academic Enrichment for one-on-one support for your child, and Virtual Birthday Parties for remote celebrations. We will work to tailor a program specific to your needs.
Please read on for information on our proposed plans for on-site operations during the 2020-21 school year. Please be aware that these plans will not start for Fall 2020.
116Kids plans to offer daily on-site programming to provide the necessary and vital service of after-school care for your child(ren). We will at all times maintain best practices protocols for health and safety as provided by the CDC, DOE, and DOH/OCFS guidelines. Detailed information on our Health & Safety Plans can be found here.
In-person classes will be held daily only for those students in physical attendance during that given school day. Students will be grouped first by their school day pods, and then by grade. These groups will remain static throughout each daily offering of our Mini Sessions, with the same students and the same instructor (unless in case of illness). All students will be picked up by their specific instructor directly from that student's teacher. All classes will be held outside (inside on inclement weather days) with proper social distancing at all times. Snack will be provided and will be eaten in the yard while students remain with their pods. Each day will include dynamic programming that involves movement activities, homework/reading time, arts activities, social time, and game time.
So as not to further combine pods by offering a group Extended Hour program, as we have in the past, we have instead extended regular program hours to end at 5:15pm. We ask more than ever that all parents arrive promptly and we will enforce strict late fees for any family that does not arrive by 5:15pm. Each student will be dismissed in the yard directly to their caregiver at a designated spot for that child's pod. Please pick up your child and leave promptly. We cannot accommodate socializing in the yard at pickup time.
Dismissal time is strictly enforced. All students must be picked up by 5:15 for the 2020-2021 school year. There is a $5 fee for late pick-up between 5:16-5:20. The Late Fee increases to $10 for late pick-up between 5:21-5:25, and increases again to $20 for late pick-up between 5:26-5:30. After 5:30, the Late Fee increases to $50. Subsequent late pick-ups may result in expulsion from our program. Please avoid these fees by always picking up your child on time.
Early Dismissal Policy: For the Fall 2020 session, we ask that early pickups be limited to emergency situations only, so as to limit interactions with students beyond their specific instructors. If you need to pick up your child early, you must notify 116Kids in advance by email or voicemail. We will not be able to accommodate early pickups without advanced notification. No early pickups can be accommodated before 2:15pm or after 4:45pm.
Cell Phone Policy: All students enrolled in 116Kids must abide by the school's cell phone policy. Please make sure that your children know that the PS116 cell phone policy applies to all on-site after-school programs. Cell phones should stay in the "off" position and remain in the student's backpack while they are on school premises. If your child needs to reach you during our program, they can let our staff know and staff will be the conduit for all communications. If you would like to view the full PS116 cell phone policy, please visit: http://www.ps116.org/cell-phone-electronics
Emergency/Accident Procedures: If your child becomes ill or is hurt while at our program, he/she will be brought immediately to a designated safe area. For any significant illness or injury, the parent/guardian will be immediately notified by phone. If the parent/guardian cannot be reached, the emergency contact will be called. If no one can be reached, a letter will be sent home in the child’s book bag. For serious medical problems, staff will call 911 immediately. See further details regarding illness and isolation of sick children as it concerns COVID-19 here.
Staff are on site every day that are certified in CPR/AED and first aid; however, please be aware that at this time, 116Kids staff can not administer any medications (including Epinephrine Auto Injector, Asthma Inhalers or Nebulizers). If your child is in need of medication, the parent/guardian will be immediately notified by phone and/or staff will call 911. If your child has allergies and needs medication, either occasionally or frequently, please discuss this with our after school staff as soon as possible.
Please respect our policies as they are in place to keep your children safe.
116Kids strives to maintain an environment where children feel safe. All children should:
show respect for others, their space and their property, as well as the space and property of the classrooms in which we hold our classes,
cooperate with 116Kids supervisors and instructors,
remain at their designated table during snack and while waiting for 116Kids instructors to take them to class, remain with their instructors during classes and until a parent/guardian signs them out at pick-up.
Unacceptable behaviors include: using profanity, disrespecting others and their space, failure to comply with directions, excessive horseplay, and inappropriate or violent physical contact. 116Kids may report incidents of unacceptable behavior to the parents/guardians of all children involved. If your child becomes disruptive or does something dangerous, it will result in a suspension of the child’s next class. If the behavior continues, it could lead up to dismissal from 116Kids. 116Kids reserves the right to remove a child from the program for unacceptable behavior.
Additionally, we ask that all children adhere to the Health & Safety Guidelines of our program, which adhere to best practices protocols as outlined by the CDC, DOE, and DOH. We ask that you review these guidelines with your children and reinforce the importance of following all recommended practices. If adherence proves too difficult for a child, we will ask that they be picked up immediately. Repeated instances of non-compliance may result in removal from the program to meet health and safety requirements.