School Year Program

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ONLINE APPLICATION

If you have any additional questions about qualifying for enrollment at our Downtown Bend Club, please contact our Club Member Services Coordinator, Emma Green at egreen@bgcbend.org.

Downtown Operations

Kindergarten – 12th Grade Hours

Monday: 2:30pm – 5:30pm

Tuesday: 2:30pm – 5:30pm

Wednesday: 1pm – 5:30pm

Thursday: 2:30pm – 5:30pm

Friday: 2:30pm – 5:30pm

Transportation will be provided for all K-5th grade students in the Bend La Pine School District (Bend area only).

The weekly fee for the K – 12th grade after school program will be $50 per child. Scholarships are available.

There is no transportation for middle school and high school.

 

East Bend Operations

Membership at the East Bend Club is for Housing Works families only.

If you have additional questions about qualifying for enrollment at our East Bend Club, please contact our Program Director, Amanda Mahaney at amahaney@bgcbend.org.

 Elementary

  • All elementary Club members need to be Bear Creek students.
  • Schedule: M/T/Th/F (2:30pm – 5:30pm) W 1pm – 5:30pm
  • No transportation will be provided, Club members must walk to the East Bend location from Bear Creek
    • This means that Club members who are enrolled in schools other than Bear Creek will need to go to the Downtown Club. Please contact egreen@bgcbend.org to find out about availability at the Downtown Club.

Middle School

  • All middle school Club members need to be Pilot Butte students.
  • BGCB will be offering an after school program for students 6th – 8th grade. There will not be a full day option.
  • Schedule: M/T/Th/F (2:30pm – 5:30pm) W 1pm – 5:30pm
  • No transportation will be provided to the Club. Parents and caregivers must work out their “residential” school bus options with the transportation department. The bus will drop off your child at their designated home stop. Members must walk from there to the Club.

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 COVID Prevention Protocol (BGCB) for Reopening 1.4.2021 and COVID Prevention Updates for Parents, which will detail procedures for the following:

  • Drop-Off & Pick-Up
  • Daily Health Check
  • Recordkeeping
  • Group Size & Stable Groups – group sizes are limited at 20 with staff ratio minimums of 1:15
  • Personal Protection Equipment (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 Boys & Girls Club of Bend COVID-19 Parent Waiver


Attendance

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.


About Club+

Club+ is filling the gaps created by COVID-19 for the most vulnerable youth in our community by: (1) increasing service hours due to school closures/partial schedules, (2) providing support for comprehensive distance learning, (3) ensuring food security, and (4) building social-emotional skills. BGCB provides tutoring and homework help so youth can close learning gaps and stay on track academically. In order to support distance learning, BGCB is providing educational assistance through a robust partnership with the school district, and ensuring broadband access and technology.

At our Downtown Bend Club we are continuing to adapt our programming as schools reopen. Club hours run 5 days a week, offering full day programming for those on a hybrid model, as well as an after school program for those who have returned to in-person learning. The needs of our members at our East Bend Club differ slightly, so there we are providing five partial days of programming. Our capacity initially is 135 youth in grades K-5 and up to 36 youth in 6-12.

Through generous support from our donors, we are providing scholarships to 90% of the youth in our program today. We have had great success in mitigating childhood traumas by helping children to build a toolkit of attributes and experiences that increase skills for responding to adversity with resilience. Our Club programs and services promote and enhance childhood development by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.