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Boys & Girls Club of Poplar Bluff’s 2020-2021 After School Program Policy & Procedures
DUE TO THE PANDEMIC THE FOLLOWING CAN BE CHANGED AT ANYTIME
Our Mission: To enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.
Enrollment Requirements: Sign all forms, provide shot records for Kindergarten & Lake Road members, all delinquent charges must be paid, and pay the first monthly membership fee of $20.00 per child.
Afterschool Dates: Our 2020-2021 After School Program starts on Thursday, August 24th and ends on Thursday, May 20th.
Who can attend Boys & Girls Club of Poplar Bluff: All students enrolled in traditional (in school) classes who are enrolled in Kindergarten – 12th grade are eligible for BGCPB membership.
How much will Boys & Girls Club cost 2020-2021 School Year? Enrolling parents/guardians will be charged a monthly membership fee of $20.00 per month per child for all regular afterschool days throughout the 20-21 school year. The parent that is signing the member up will be responsible for payments. BGCPB Camp days will be $15.00 per day per child.
Programming: BGC offers programming in character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, and sports, fitness, and recreation. Club members will be in groups for Power Hour and programming based on the grade they are enrolled in the 20-21 school year. A schedule will be posted on the parent board at each site for more specific information that will be taking place. BGC is not responsible for making transportation arrangements with the school. It is the parent’s responsibility to inform the school of changes in afterschool transportation arrangement.
Operational Hours and Facilities: Teen Center will be open for Jr. and Sr. High members and Middle School (4th – 6th graders) until 6:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. Kindergarten Center and Lake Road will be open until 6:15pm Monday-Friday. Eugene Field, O’Neal, Oak Grove, will be open until 5:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. Transportation will not be provided from school based sites to Teen Center or other school based sites. Camp days will be at the Teen Center open 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. to any members who are enrolled in the 20-21 school year. Drop off time during Camp days will be 7:30-9:00am and pick up will be from 3:30-5:30. There is a charge of $1.00 per child for every minute after closing (5:30 p.m. at our elementary units (EF, ON, and OG), 6:00 for Teen and Middle School units,6:15 at Kindergarten & Lake Road and 5:30 during camp days) that your child is not picked up. After 30 minutes, BGCPB is required to call authorities.
Meals: BGC will provide a full meal to members at all of our locations. Snacks will be offered to all elementary site.
Drop Off & Pick Up Policies: Due to the Pandemic our policies have changed. Each site will have a different procedure depending on the physical layout of each school. Parents will not be required to sign out their children. Special provisions can be made for parents with newborns during inclement weather or other extenuating circumstances. If a person is not listed on your child’s membership forms as an authorized person to pick up your child, we cannot release your child to them. Please make sure to bring a photo ID the first few times you pick up a member. Middle School members are required to stay until 4:00p.m.
Discipline Procedures: Step 1 will be a warning to the child. Step 2 is sentences or other appropriate consequences for the child. Step 3 will be a time out of program or In-Club Service. Step 4 your child will have an administrative meeting with the child and a parent. Step 5 is suspension. Fighting, destruction of property, refusal to cooperate with staff, or vandalism will result in immediate suspension. If a member poses a threat to their own safety or safety of others, they may be placed on a behavior management plan. This plan provides notice and accountability to avoid permanent suspension. If your child is suspended from PB-R1 schools, they are not allowed to attend BGC due to club being on school property.
Member Safety: Your Child’s Safety is Paramount at the Boys & Girls Club It is necessary to keep updated information on our club members and their parents. Please inform BGC front desk staff any member information changes such as phone number, address, authorized pick up list, etc. BGC has an emergency preparedness plan stating that in the event of an emergency causing evacuation of the Teen Center, we will transport your child to the softball field at Bacon Park. Do not send your child to club if they are sick. BGC cannot store, dispense, or apply medicine. If your child has a temperature over 98.6, parents will be notified. Once a child’s temperature reaches 100 degrees the child must be picked up immediately. In the event of an emergency, BGCPB will follow best practices per state licensing guidelines.
Other Notes: Do not allow your child to bring personal technology devices to club. BGC is not responsible for lost or stolen items. If a child changes schools, please inform BGC to check for availability. (We cannot guarantee there will be a spot available at their new school.) Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and visit bgcpb.org. You will be notified by Thursday, August 20th if your child has been accepted into our program.