If you have been offered a spot in the 2020-21 School Year Program and would like to read more about our COVID-19 prevention protocols, distance learning approach, and Club policies, please review the documents in the far right side bar. You will be asked to sign these documents on the first day of Club at drop off.
Downtown Club Schedule Elementary Program (K – 5th grade)
Start Date: September 15th
Weekly Operations: We are offering full day programming for one cohort of elementary students 4 days per week.
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 7:45am – 4:45pm. Closed Wednesdays.
*If the schools are able to re-open for in-person learning, elementary students will be on a cohort model. In this case, BGCB would transition to a cohort model as well, with students attending Club during the days their cohort is not at school. We will remain closed on Wednesdays, allowing time for our staff to prepare, meet, and receive ongoing training.
Downtown Club Schedule Middle & High School Program (6th grade – 12th grade)
Start Date: September 14th
Weekly Operations: Depending on interest, we will either offer two full days per week for two cohorts of middle and high school students OR four full days per week for one cohort of middle and high school students.
- Monday/Tuesday: Cohort A from 7:45am – 4:45pm. Closed Wednesdays.
Thursday/Friday: Cohort B from 7:45am – 4:45pm. Closed Wednesdays.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (just one cohort) from 7:45am – 4:45pm. Closed Wednesdays.
East Bend Club Schedule (No Kindergarten)
Start Date: September 14th
Weekly Operations: We are offering a four hour program five days per week at our East Bend Club. In order to qualify for enrollment at this Club, you must meet certain income and geographical criteria. Housing Works residents that reside within Ariel Glen, Ariel South and Healy Heights will be given priority. Additional members must live in the area immediately surrounding the Club. If you have questions about qualifying for enrollment at our East Bend Club, please contact our program director, Keith Hillard at email@example.com.
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (8:45am - 1:15pm)
Health & Safety
BGCB will be adhering to guidelines specifically designed for early learning and childcare by the Oregon Health Authority. Parents and caregivers will receive a copy of BGCB’s Prevention Protocol which will detail procedures for the following:
- Drop-Off & Pick-Up
- Daily Health Check
- Group Size & Stable Groups – group sizes are limited at 20 with staff ratio minimums of 1:15
- PPE for Children and Adults – face coverings will be required for all
- Handwashing & General Hygiene
- Cleaning & Sanitization
- Responding to Possible and Confirmed Cases of COVID-19
Parents & caregivers will also be required to sign a copy of BGC’s parent waiver and Operational Prevention Protocol. These documents are still being finalized and will be sent once available.
In order to run programs this fall, BGC must operate as an Emergency Child Care provider with limited cohort sizes. This means that we can no longer accommodate the flexible model where families send their children on a drop in basis. Capacity is limited, so the expectation is that Club members attend on a relatively full time basis so that we can maximize our services for those who need regular care. Granted, we understand that there will be occasional absences for various reasons.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend’s new model for the school year is Club +. We will offer a hybrid of Club programming and a learning environment during the day. Our Club programming focuses on Arts, Education, Health & Wellness, Leadership & Service, and Sports & Recreation. We also provide mentoring, daily meals, and access to other supports within the community.
Academic Success is one of BGCB’s three core outcome areas. In our typical afterschool program, we provide homework help, tutoring, and high-yield learning activities.
With schools operating Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL), we are working closely with the district to determine how we can support engagement in CDL for the youth in our program while they are at Club. The specifics of these plans are still in development with the school district and other partners.
While we will do everything we can to support distance learning, please understand that BGCB is not a school and our staff are not licensed teachers. We will communicate further once we have more information.
Fees & Scholarships
- Program fees will be $180 per week, per child. This breaks down to $5 per hour.
- Youth ages 13 and up will pay the $25 membership fee (no weekly fee).
- Need based scholarships will be available and we encourage you to apply. Scholarships will be determined and communicated along with enrollment status.
Email Sent 8/21/2020
Dear Parents & Caregivers,
I hope this email finds you well despite the difficult circumstances you are all facing in regards to school starting online this year. Raising children has never been easy or simple, and the added burden of trying to support your family financially while ensuring that your children are safe and educated while away from the classroom, makes your role even more challenging. If you’re feeling anxious or stressed out, we empathize with you and encourage you to stay positive. You’ve got this!
I’m sure it comes as no surprise that Boys & Girls Clubs school year program will look different this fall. Just like you, we had to adapt and come up with a new game plan. We are so excited to announce that we will be running programs at both our Downtown Club and our East Bend Club! This year, our process for enrollment will look different too. We will be collecting applications and then notifying families if they have a secured spot or are on the waitlist, rather than having a first-come, first-served registration process. Those who have a confirmed spot will be asked to complete additional registration and payment steps.
All of our best,
Application & Notification
To apply for a spot in BGCB’s school year program, you must complete an online application by noon on Wednesday, August 26th. To get the online application, email our Business Manager firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note, completing the application does not guarantee a spot for your child(ren). BGCB will notify you of your enrollment status and your scholarship award after reviewing all applications. If you are offered a spot, you will need to:
- Provide additional registration information
- Submit documentation of paystubs (if awarded a scholarship)
- Read and sign all BGCB waivers & agreements
- Pay deposit and membership fee
Activity Calendars by Grade