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  • Melissa Weissinger

Family Update 8/25/21

Thank you for your continued participation in the dialog about Community Montessori's COVID Safety plan for the 2021-2022 school year. We hosted a call on August 25th giving an update on Covid in our community and sharing some tweaks to our plan. You can view that call here:

Also, on the call we discussed options for Covid PCR testing in our community and shared a Google Sheet of options that can be found here. Please feel free to make comments about additional sites that we can add to the list.

For those of you who were with us last year, we will be reinstating the Family Support Program (FSP), to support staffing absences and any necessary reduction to on-campus learning due to increased infection. This program will only be used if necessary. Although we are not able to reduce any fees at this time for the paid programs like our early education program (3 and 4 year olds) or our extended learning program, we will remove families from our extended learning program without notice if you request to do so. If you want to re-enroll, you will most likely be placed on a waitlist.

What is the Family Support Program(FSP):

This program is for families on the main campus, not enrolled in the Community Nurtury. The FSP program is for families who are in the most need for their children to be ON CAMPUS when we need to reduce the number of children on campus. PLEASE, only enroll in this program (by using this survey) if you have an exceptional need - ie. you do not have back up childcare and both parents work outside the home.

  • If a child is enrolled in the FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAM (FSP) they can attend M-F during their regular school hours through the Family Support Program.

  • This program will be filled on a first-come basis through September 3rd. If you feel you have a secondary need you can sign up to be on the waitlist through the same survey.

  • There are limited spots for the FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAM available that will be filled on a first-come basis. There is no additional cost for this program. When all the spots are filled, any new enrollments will be added to a waitlist.

  • If FSP learners need to be at school before or after their standard school hours, they will need to enroll in the Extended Learning Program. (If they are not already and if spaces are available.) You can email Prerana to check for available spots for your learner(s) or to be added to the waitlist.

  • Families who are not in need, but would like to be considered for this program if spaces are available, can enroll on the waitlist for the Family Support Program on the survey.

To reduce the chances of needing to enact the Family Support Program(FSP), we are moving up our Substitute Workshop to this Tuesday, August 31st at 5:00pm. You can RSVP here and the link to the workshop is here.

If you already signed up for the workshop, you will receive an email from Signup genius with the changed date for the workshop.If you are pre-registered but unable to attend due to this change, we will reach out to you with a recording of the workshop!

We are also making arrangements to provide Chromebook devices for learners that need to be off-campus either due to a quarantine situation or because of illness. Families that need Chromebooks can email Glenn requesting one and he will support you with the next steps.

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