**UPDATE 10/6/21: SPARK Squad is currently full for 

2021-22 AFTER SCHOOL CARE  

 Please email virginia@sacpa.org with any questions or to be added to the wait list,

call (360)775-2119 or (360)477-0862 (SPARK Squad cell 12-5:30pm).

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S. P. A. R. K.

Swim Play & Active Recreation for Kids

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The mission of SPARK squad is to provide a quality enrichment program for youth in the Port Angeles community by:

     - Having a structured schedule of recreation and education activities

     - Facilitating individual student growth through learning opportunities

     - Creating a safe environment based on equality and compassion

FALL 2021-22 School Year

FALL 2021-22 **COVID-19 PROTOCOL TO BE DETERMINED AFTER UPDATES CONFIRMED THROUGH SUMMER.

AT CURRENT TIME, MASKS STILL REQUIRED FOR LEADERS AND STUDENTS. 

REGISTRATION FOR OUR AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM IS NOW FULL

Please email virginia@sacpa.org to be added to our wait list.

 

Location: SPARK Squad is now located at our new facility on the Shore Community Center side of the building adjacent to City Hall off 5th St. 

 

Attendance Limit: 60 enrolled (due to COVID-19 limitations and precautions)

 

Dates/Times:  2-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday

Transportation: We have one van for transportation that we use for the furthest stop at 9th & B for Hamilton students, and have confirmed pick-up at 6th & Chase (right next to City Hall) where leaders meet and walk to SPARK Squad. This stop is offered currently by only Franklin and Jefferson schools. Roosevelt students are currently being dropped off at 5th & Chambers and walking with a leader to SPARK Squad. For more details email virginia@sacpa.org

 

Cost: $16 per day or $300/month, paid in advance of month's attendance (+$20/month if you would like your child involved in 2x/week swim lessons). Card on file can be auto-billed each month or you can log in to your user account using a link we provide. Scholarships are available, please download the form below this message or pick up a copy at Shore Aquatic Center. 

 

Daily Activities: Each day SPARK will include group games, leadership and team-building activities, reading time, arts & crafts, science experiments, free play time, and swimming! 

 

SwimmingSAC does not provide swimsuits and towels for each SPARK Squad kiddo. We have extra swimsuits, but we encourage parents to send children’s own swimsuits and towels and we will wash and dry and put back in their personal cubby after each swim. 

We offer SPARK swim lessons on a 2x/week schedule, M/W or T/Th; each child is tested and placed in an appropriate level upon registration. Every Friday we have open swim time with the SPARK leaders 3-4:30pm.

 

Snacks: SPARK Squad participates in the USDA Food Service program; a healthy snack will be provided each day when kids arrive or after swim lessons. Additionally, we do provide gluten and dairy-free options.  

 

Questions: Please email virginia@sacpa.org or call (360)775-2119 or SPARK cell (360)477-0862

The precautions we are taking to protect your family during COVID-19:

 

  • Please limit 1 parent, student at check-in location, once that parent has left the building then the next family may enter.

  • We will do wellness checks for all children at sign-in. A parent must sign off on symptoms within the last 48 hours. All children will have their temperature recorded upon entry into the building. If a child has a temperature at or above 100.4 degrees or shows any signs or symptoms, per the local Department of Public Health, they will not be able to remain at SPARK Squad and may be asked to quarantine before returning.

  • Staff members are required to wear masks, per state guidelines, and children are also to wear masks while at the program. I reusable mask per child is provided. Masks are kept on location for use while they are at SPARK Squad.

  • Our staff members are doing frequent cleaning and disinfecting of all spaces and objects that are used during the day.

  • We will be on heightened alert for symptoms and enacting a more stringent sick policy to avoid having sick children or children with potential contagious symptoms in the program.

  • Students sit 6ft apart for activities, and kept in small groups of moving activities to limit possible exposure.

  • Increased frequency of hand-washing for staff and children throughout the day.

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