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Posted on: May 25, 2020

COVID-19 Education Update

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A Message From Parker Arts Education

Parker Arts Summer Camps will open June 1 with limited capacity.

In order to run camps during this unprecedented time, Parker Arts and contracted camp providers have set into place new practices to conduct in-person learning and hands-on activities while continuing to keep all participants safe and help prevent the spread of COVID19.

Camp Safety Guidelines:
◦Limited enrollment (9 students, 1 instructor);
◦Students, Staff and Camp Instructors will be screened for symptoms upon arrival to ensure they are symptom-free.
◦Social distancing practices inside the classroom (one student per table);
◦Consistent grouping of students and instructors to limit exposure;
◦Eating snack inside classroom;
◦Eating lunch outdoors with sufficient social distancing;
◦Ensure adequate supplies to minimize sharing of high touch materials, limit use to one student or one group where possible, and clean materials between uses;
◦Adhere to scheduled hand sanitizing breaks inside classroom;
◦Complete classroom disinfection; and
◦Require staff and students to stay home if someone they have come in contact with has recently traveled, known to have the 2019 Coronavirus, or if they have the onset of cold/flu symptoms or respiratory symptoms.

Student Procedures:
◦Daily temperatures must be taken of children at home prior to attending camp;
◦Entry and Exit will be through the exterior classroom door and not through the lobby of the PACE Center;
◦Exterior doors will be propped open at the start and end of each camp;
◦Family groups will be guided to line up (socially distanced) at stanchions leading to the exterior classroom door of their camp;
◦Instructors will sign each student in and out on the roster (No passing of documents or pens will be permitted.);
◦Only students will enter the classroom (Parents/guardians are not permitted inside.);
◦Students will immediately wash their hands at the sink prior to taking a seat; and will abide by a handwashing schedule between activities, and at least once per hour;
◦Students will be instructed to keep their selected seat throughout the duration of the camp;
◦Students should come with minimal belongings; limited to a water-bottle and peanut-fee snack (or peanut free lunch if staying for both morning and afternoon and doing Lunch Bunch). Items will be placed in a cubby when possible or under their assigned seat; and
◦Students are encouraged, but not required, to bring a mask for when social distancing is not possible for a camp activity or when leaving the classroom for restroom breaks.

Regarding refunds, our policy is: patron cancellation and transfer requests must be made five business days prior to the scheduled start of a camp. There is a $10 processing fee for refunds. If Parker Arts must cancel camps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), registered participants of canceled camps/classes will automatically receive a credit to their account, for future use when Town of Parker programs and facilities re-open. Credit can be used for any cultural class or camp, as well as recreation services including memberships, pool passes, recreation admission and class registrations for any family member. If your household is still in need of a refund, please understand that due to the high volume of financial requests, and our limited ability to process refunds by credit card, refunds by check is preferred.  Credit card and check refunds may take up to four weeks to process

We understand that there is uncertainly around where things will be in June, but we encourage you to feel confident in registering with Parker Arts, as we will continue to monitor the situation and adjust as necessary. If and when camps are cleared, we will work with our providers to take the utmost care and caution this summer.

Sincerely,

Parker Arts Education Staff

 

2020 Summer Recreation and Cultural Brochure

Given the rapidly changing environment due to COVID-19, and as we are considering cost-saving measures, we have decided to cancel the printing and mailing of the Summer 2020 Recreation and Cultural Activity Brochure and offer an online-only edition here.

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