Last week of LCSD’s 2nd Day Supports Program w/100 Elk. Learn more about Project Dream 2nd Day Supports that start on 10/12

Lake County School District’s 2nd Day Supports Program with 100 Elk

We are excited to enjoy one more fun and enriching week at 100 Elk Outdoor Center in Buena Vista! 

Great news: Starting on October 12th, Project Dream and community partners will be stepping in to make sure your student(s) have a safe and enriching place to go when they are not in their classroom as we continue in the “yellow” or “hybrid” model until December 17th. See below for more information about Project Dream 2nd Days. 

Schedule for Final Week

  • B track students will be at 100 Elk on: 
    • Monday, October 5th
    • Wednesday, October 7th
  • A track students will be at 100 Elk on:
    • Tuesday, October 6th 
    • Thursday, October 8th

Attendance: 

Attendance is not required (students can do their school work at home). However, if you decide to keep your student home, please send a text with your student’s name and grade telling us they are not attending. Text 719-293-5169.

Students should come to 100 Elk with academic work, as they have time to complete it with support from 100 Elk staff.

Update from The Project Dream Team: 2nd Day Supports begin October 12th!

West Park Elementary:

Project Dream programming will begin October 12th and go through December 17th!

Instead of our typical after school programs Project Dream and community partners will offer 2nd day programming that will take place in classrooms on the west wing of Pitts Elementary. Programming will run the length of the school day. Students can be dropped off between 7:45-8:10 and picked up between 3:00-3:10. Pick up and drop-off will take place at the 5th St. entrance of Pitts. Students may also take their regular bus to programs. Students may attend our programming on their “off-days” (T/TH for A Day Students and M/W for B Day Students). Programming will include: breakfast, literacy homework help time, math homework help time, Crew, social-emotional lessons, outdoor activities and a Spanish club! Adult staff will be working with each cohort and caring for students throughout the day. This program is optional, and families who wish to keep their WPE students at home during this time may continue completing their remote work at home. Students who were participating in the 100 Elk program will automatically be registered for these school day Project Dream programs. 

Remember to check out our daily virtual club! To access virtual clubs please join our Project Dream Google Classroom using the Class Code zo3i7x6. In your Google Classroom home screen Click on the + → Join Class then enter the Class Code. After you watch a video please comment so we know how many students are accessing the virtual offerings!

If you have any questions about Project Dream 2nd Day Supports, please reach out to Taylor Trelka ttrelka@lakecountyschools.net or 719-427-7003.

Lake County Intermediate School:

Beginning on October 12 all LCIS students will be able to come to school Monday through Thursday thanks to our new hybrid LCIS/Project Dream partnership!

Beginning October 12 all “in person” students will attend school at LCIS Monday through Thursday using a half-day model approach. Students will remain with their current cohort and spend half of the day with their classroom teacher receiving academic instruction and spend the other half of the day engaged with enrichment programming provided by Project Dream. The enrichment programming will include “homework help” every day so that students have time to complete their assignments. Here’s an outline of the day for both A and B students.

Remember to check out our daily virtual club! To access virtual clubs please join our Project Dream Google Classroom using the Class Code zo3i7x6. In your Google Classroom home screen Click on the + → Join Class then enter the Class Code. After you watch a video please comment so we know how many students are accessing the virtual offerings!

LCIS FAQ:

My student is currently with a small cohort. This sounds like all of the students will be in the school at one time. Will my child now be mixing with other groups of students?

  • No. Your child will remain with their small cohort throughout the day. Cohorts will not be mixing.

Where will my child be when they are not in the classroom with their teacher?

  • Every cohort in the school now has two designated classroom spaces: one space for classroom instruction and one space for Project Dream.
  • Project Dream has hired an amazing staff to support the learning and activities that will take place during the Project Dream time.
  • Project Dream will also be operating in additional spaces such as the community field, the Mineral Belt Trail, the LCIS playground.

In the past when my child has attended Project Dream programming, they have been able to choose their activities. Will students be able to choose their activities?

  • No. In order to follow our social distancing procedures, we will need to keep students in their cohorts and have therefore designed a schedule that allows students to rotate through a variety of enrichment activities. 

What about social distancing procedures? What will that look like?

  • All students will complete the health screener as they enter the building. 
  • Students will continue the practice of washing their hands at the start of school, before eating, after playing on the playground and before entering a new classroom space. 
  • All students will wear face coverings. 
  • All students will remain in their small cohort for the entire day allowing students to keep 3-6’ of distance between them.

So, no more 100 Elk?

  • That’s right. Our last day of programming with 100 Elk is on 10/8. This new hybrid model will allow all students to attend school every day and receive additional academic support and enrichment activities.

My child currently rides the bus to school two days a week. Can they now ride the bus Monday-Thursday?

  • Yes. If your child is currently riding the bus, they may continue to do so every day as needed.

I’m noticing that only the classroom instruction is required. Can my child only be at the school for that part of the day?

  • Your child is expected to be in school for Classroom Instruction part of the day, Monday-Thursday. If you would like to opt out of the Project Dream time, you may.

Will the school provide transportation for my child for the half day part of school if we opt out of the Project Dream programming?

  • No. LCSD will provide transportation at the beginning and end of every school day. If you choose to only send your child for the Classroom Instruction part of the day, you are responsible for their transportation.

Do I need to opt in to Project Dream for the rest of the semester?

  • It is preferable that you commit to the programming so that we are able to adequately staff and plan for a consistent number of students.

Teachers have already begun talking with the students about this exciting shift in how we will be offering school at LCIS for the rest of this semester. Based on the questions they have been asking, we believe that you also may have many other questions. It is extremely important to us that you have the information you need. 

We truly hope that you are as excited about this new opportunity as we are and that we will see your student all day, every day Monday through Thursday beginning on October 12. 

If you have any questions about Project Dream 2nd Day Supports, please reach out to Taylor Trelka ttrelka@lakecountyschools.net or 719-427-7003.

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