As we move closer to the beginning of the school year on August 23, I would like to remind all parents of the purpose of two childcare services that will meet before or after school.
The first is the Student Adventures Afterschool Program in which your child must qualify based on academic need. The criterion for students to qualify is to fall below the 40th percentile as measured on the Iowa Assessments. The program is available at all four elementary schools and the middle school. Its description on the district website is as follows:
Our program has an emphasis on academic assistance and academic enrichment activities. The youth experience learning through visits to museums, science and art activities, multi-cultural activities, health and physical fitness activities as well as tutoring in math and reading and general homework assistance. Additionally, youth participants have the opportunity for recreational activities such as swimming, roller skating and bowling, among others.
The second childcare service is offered by the YWCA. Based on demand, after school childcare will be offered at the following elementary schools: Jefferson, Bluff, and Whittier. At this point, not enough interest by Eagle Heights’ families has been shown. However, transportation to the other sites will be provided if an Eagle Heights family would like childcare. Unlike the school based program, there are no requirements to qualify for the YWCA program.
If you have interest in or questions about this program, please contact Shannon Sander-Welzien at email@example.com
Thank you for your support of Clinton Schools!