**UPDATE 10/14: As your child returns to school in the A/B Hybrid model, we plan to open SPARK Squad at 1:30. However, we are limited to only one child per row in our vans so we're not able to pick up children except at the
6th & Peabody stop where our leaders will walk to meet the groups at about 1:45 and bring them back to the new SPARK side of the building (by City Hall).
The schools on the list with that stop include Franklin and Jefferson Elementary.
Please call (360)477-0862 or email with any questions or concerns. -VS
S. P. A. R. K.
Swim Play & Active Recreation for Kids
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 2020 School Year
FALL 2020 Phase Alpha-PUSD Online and Hybrid A/B
Location: SPARK Squad will continue to operate at Lighthouse Christian Center until the Shore Aquatic Center (SAC) opens and then SPARK Squad will transition to the SAC permanent facility.
Attendance Limit: #30 enrolled
Dates/Times: 2:15-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
Cost: $16 per day. Scholarships are available, you can find the form below this message.
Daily Activities: Each day SPARK will include the following: group games, snack, swimming, reading time, crafts, science experiments and free time.
Swimming: (Swimming will start when the program moves to the Shore Aquatic Center)
SAC will provide swimsuits and towels for all SPARK Squad kids who participate in swimming. We encourage parents to send children’s own swimsuits in a clear zip lock bag with your child’s name on the bag and swimsuit tag.
Monday-Thursday we will incorporate a 20-minute lesson/30 minute free-time in the pool. Fridays will be all free-swim days.
Snacks: SPARK Squad participates in the USDA Food Service program- a healthy snack will be provided each day when kids arrive at SPARK. Additionally, we do provide gluten and dairy-free options.
Payments: SPARK Squad will return to monthly billing, sending a bill via email out on the 1st of each month, with payment due by the 10th.
Questions: Please email firstname.lastname@example.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.