Dear Parents/Guardians:

 

We have opened registration for the beginning of the 2020-21 school year! There are significant changes to our program offerings due to the COVID-19 virus, so please read through the options for your child/ren before selecting the schedule your family requires.

We will not only be offering the Before School Program from 7:00 – 8:35am and the After School Program from 3:30 – 6:30pm daily, but we are working in coordination with the HVRSD to provide a “GAP” Program from the 12:30pm dismissal time through 3:30pm during which time all children will have assistance with their required remote instruction each day.

Your child can be registered for a Full-time option for all 5 days every week which would be in conjunction with the Virtual Learning Centers being offered by the HVRSD on the alternate days of your child’s hybrid schedule; or a Part-time option which have them attending only on the days that they will attend classes in school in accordance with their hybrid schedule with an alternating 3 days one week and 2 days the next week revolving schedule.

If you have not yet confirmed your interest in having your child participate in the Virtual Learning Center (hours will be from 8:35am – 12:30pm daily) you must contact the HVRSD as soon as possible.

If you are a returning family, before completing a new registration please reach out to Kathy via email at: info@hvymca.org or phone at: 609-737-3048 to restore your previous file in our system as all families who have not been enrolled with us since the March 13th school closure are now inactive. Kathy can quickly restore your file, and shorten the steps to enroll your child in our programs for this year. Please remember to check all listed contacts and phone numbers as you process your enrollment as some contacts may have been lost when your file was inactive.

If you are a new family please click on this link to our website, HVYMCA Online Registration Portal, and follow the prompts to complete the registration process online. You will need to submit a copy of your child’s most recent physical examination and immunization record from your child’s pediatrician prior to their first day in our program. These forms can be faxed to us at 609-737-8081 or emailed to us at info@hvymca.org at any time.

 

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**New for 2020; Due to the pandemic and the guidelines provided by the government in response to the pandemic, changes have been made to the registration process. To accommodate these changes and to apply appropriate social distancing, families will need to register via the wait list when signing up for all programs. Once the wait list reaches the necessary threshold, the registered families will be processed into the appropriate program, and then will be notified of the change in registration status. The children will be placed in pods of 10 per the DCF guidelines with the same children on their scheduled days.**

We are certain that all of our families have many questions as this very unusual school year is about to begin. We are still working out some of the basic details with the HVRSD at this time, so additional emails will be sent out to all registered families regarding drop off and pick up procedures; remote instruction and wifi issues; breakfast, lunch, & snack purchasing procedures; potential COVID-19 related quarantine or school closure situations; holidays & school closing day plans; how pod groups will be organized at the schools; and many more topics.

Please know that the HVYMCA has been in full operation since March 16th when the HVRSD was shut down by Governor Murphy and we have followed all Department of Children and Families, Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control guidelines and regulations since that date. We will continue to update our families with any additional requirements communicated to us by any of these agencies that we will be required to follow once school begins as necessary.

Sincerely,
 
Karen Sharp
Child Development Director
HOPEWELL VALLEY YMCA
62 South Main Street, Pennington, NJ 08534
(P)609 737 3048  Ext. 5994

 

(LAST UPDATED9/3/20, 12:18 PM)

 

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