News Flash Home
The original item was published from 8/10/2020 2:56:00 PM to 8/12/2020 8:24:01 AM.

News Flash

Home

Posted on: August 6, 2020

[ARCHIVED] ‘School of Rec’ Puts Learning, Safety & Fun All in One!

Recreation staff helping child with distance learning

Autumn is almost here, which means the kids are back in school…OR ARE THEY? Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks has been working hard coming up with solutions to the COVID-19 distance-learning challenge! We are proud to offer a brand-new program designed to provide a safe and fun experience for your child, while also helping to enhance your child’s education through distance-learning support.

Join us beginning August 24th for the first of two, seven-week sessions to be held at Steele Lane Community Center and the Finley Community Center Complex. Participants ages 6 to 11 will join learning hubs of up to 12 youth each and designated staff, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. They’ll have their own dedicated room with powerful WIFI to support their video classroom meetings and will receive staff assistance to help them with their more challenging subjects and projects*. Then, when your kids are not learning in their online classroom meetings or completing their homework, they will have a ton of fun participating in all sorts of arts, crafts, hiking, games, stories, movies, swimming and much more! Each site has access to a nearby park for fun outdoor activities. 

School of Rec is designed in part by a veteran teacher of 26 years with input from parents, teachers, and school principals. It promises to provide a supportive educational environment with just the right amount of fun!

*Participants must bring earbuds and a functional WIFI-capable Chromebook, laptop or tablet (IPAD).

About Learning Hubs


Groups will be comprised of up to 12 children, with staff assigned just to them, and will stay together throughout the session. Family members remain together and may make one friend request. While we plan to inject some fun into the distance-learning process, we will have fun safely with COVID-19 precautions firmly in place – including facial coverings as required, social distancing, rigorous sanitation and safe hygiene practices. We are closely following all CDC protocols and Sonoma County health orders to present these programs for our Santa Rosa community. 

Safety Protocols & Frequently Asked Questions


Learn more about the measures being taken to make your child’s experience a safe, educational and memorable one here.

Assistance for Income-Qualifying Families

Scholarships 


Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks has dedicated $10,000 ($500 per child) from its Scholarship Fund to help offset the cost of School of Rec for income-qualifying families. 

Apply for a Scholarship


Reserve your space in the program by signing up at full price using the Registration link below and then contact us at 707-543-3737 for further information and to make an appointment. Scholarships will be provided first-come, first-served to those who meet income qualifications and with proof of eligibility.

Donate to the Scholarship Fund


The Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks Scholarship Fund is made possible through fundraising and generous community donations. Please consider making a tax-deductible gift to the Fund if you are able. Visit srcity.org/1139/Donate-or-Make-a-Contribution.

School of Rec


Monday-Friday, 7:30am – 5pm | Ages 6-11 
7-week sessions: Fall 8/24 – 10/9 & Winter 10/12 – 12/12* 
Steele Lane Community Center & Finley Community Center Complex
$250 per child, per week
*Must register for entire 7-week session. Weekly payment plans are available.

REGISTER ONLINE (Beginning 8/7 at 9am)
or call 707-543-3737

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Home

9.26.20 Heat Advisory

Heat Advisory in Effect 9/27 & 9/28

Posted on: September 26, 2020
Amended Health Officer Ordered Issued

Health Order Amendment

Posted on: September 23, 2020
News Flash_City Logo

Statement from the City of Santa Rosa

Posted on: September 22, 2020
StoneFarmLeases_AgArea 300x189

Parcel for Lease - Stone Farm

Posted on: September 8, 2020
News Flash_City Logo

Ford v. City of Santa Rosa

Posted on: August 25, 2020
Man wearing mask, serving food outdoors

Stay Safe Santa Rosa

Posted on: August 6, 2020
News Flash_Public Safety Subcommittee Meeting_8.7.20

Public Safety Subcommittee Meeting

Posted on: August 5, 2020
Checklist

Council Goal-Setting

Posted on: July 31, 2020
buffered bike lane E Street

E Street Bike Lanes

Posted on: August 5, 2020
News Flash_Serving During COVID19

Serving Santa Rosa During COVID-19

Posted on: July 31, 2020
News Flash_Board Vacancies

City of Santa Rosa Board Vacancies

Posted on: July 30, 2020
NF_StatementfromtheChief

Statement from Chief Navarro

Posted on: July 14, 2020
City of Santa Rosa

Actions for Change

Posted on: June 29, 2020
City Connections Newsletter

City Connections Newsletter

Posted on: January 1, 2020
City of Santa Rosa logo on American Flag background

Santa Rosa Remains an Indivisible City

Posted on: February 19, 2020
Get involved in your community

Applicants Sought for Board Vacancies

Posted on: February 18, 2020
"Welcome home" keychain with flowers in background

New Milestone Reached in Rebuild Areas

Posted on: February 13, 2020
Chinese dragon dance at public event

Community Promotions Funding

Posted on: February 13, 2020
Joe Rodota Trail Update

Joe Rodota Trail (JRT)

Posted on: February 3, 2020
Downtown Accessibility Improvements News Flash

Downtown Improvements

Posted on: January 30, 2020
Joe Rodota Trail Update

Joe Rodota Trail (JRT)

Posted on: January 16, 2020
CA Census 2020

Census 2020

Posted on: January 1, 2020
Vice Mayor Victoria Fleming

New Vice Mayor

Posted on: November 26, 2019
Coffey Neighborhood Park Construction News Flash home page

Park Construction Underway

Posted on: November 25, 2019
BFC Silver Designation Announcement News Flash main

Silver-level National Recognition

Posted on: November 25, 2019
Downtown Parking Update

Update on Downtown Parking

Posted on: November 21, 2019
Last October

City Wildfire Documentary

Posted on: October 4, 2019
Get involved in your community

Applicants Sought for Board Vacancies

Posted on: February 18, 2020
FEMA Public Assistance Project Dashboard

FEMA Public Assistance Projects Dashboard

Posted on: December 19, 2018
Public Art Walk_news flash

Public Art Walk

Posted on: September 19, 2018
Santa Rosa Parks Foundation Logo

Help Restore Santa Rosa City Parks

Posted on: March 22, 2018
Rows of crops at a farm with an orange sky in the background.

Community Promotion Funding

Posted on: December 28, 2016
PED_newsflash_permitsantarosa_300x189

Permit Santa Rosa

Posted on: December 28, 2016