Dear Camp Fire Families,
Thank you to those of you who completed our survey. Your input is very important as we continue our work to develop what our programs will look like this fall.
The school district announced this morning that due to the increase in the daily average of COVID cases in our community, they will start school in a high-risk model which means five days of eLearning and no in-person school.
We are working on what this means for Camp Fire programs, but wanted to share what we know now:
* We are extending our Summer Adventure Camp for an extra week at both Denali and Alpenglow elementary schools. Next week, we will open registration for August 3-7.
* We are planning to open school programs in late August with a full day model. The plan will be similar to our Emergency Programs in April and May, which involved a limited number of sites (2-3) and weekly registration to accommodate health and safety protocols. We will operate in this model while the school district is running in high-risk or full eLearning mode. Registration will open in mid-August with a priority period for families who were previously enrolled for fall.
*We are also developing plans for Medium-High and Medium-Low risk as experts believe we will fluctuate between risk levels throughout the school year. These models will likely involve a combination of full days and before/after school times at a reduced number of sites from our usual 30 sites, but an increase from the 2-3 sites during periods of high-risk.
*We are working out the costs of our various program models, taking into account the additional costs of health and safety requirements and what funding is available to help support program delivery. We will release information about programs and fees shortly. We also want you to know that we have scholarships available for anyone who is in need of assistance.
Our goal is to continue serving your family by providing safe, reliable childcare that you can count on, while considering the health and safety of all—families, kids, staff, and community members—in our decisions.
Let’s work together to reverse this recent surge in cases and get our kids back to school and back to Camp Fire. We miss you and our staff misses their kids.