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YMCA OF GREATER MONTGOMERY

YMCA Learning Academy

The YMCA’s Learning Academy will provide students with a safe environment for distant learning when they can’t be in school. The program will be hosted at the East YMCA, Goodtimes YMCA, and Cleveland YMCA and will include academic support and enrichment programs with a holistic focus (body • mind • spirit). The program will be offered from 7 AM to 6 PM. 

Throughout the day, students will receive help with access to their online learning portals. There will also be opportunities for students to access some of their favorite YMCA activities such as devotion, arts and crafts time, games, and recreational activities. Lunch and snack will be provided.

Register for YMCA Learning Academy

Weekly Cost: Members – $100 | Non-Members – $120

Y's Learning Academy at Grandview YMCA

Our YMCA will be offering a virtual learning program for the rest of the week for Coosada Elementary students at the Grandview YMCA.

Parents will need to call in or e-mail the registrations for their kids.

To register at the Grandview YMCA, please contact Lindsey Atchison or Crystal Moody at 334.290.9622 or by    e-mail at  [email protected] or [email protected]

Y's Learning Academy at
Wetumpka YMCA

Our YMCA will be offering a virtual learning program for the rest of the week for Holtville Elementary students at the Wetumpka YMCA.

Parents will need to call in or e-mail the registrations for their kids.

To register at the Wetumpka YMCA, please contact Wendy Powell by phone at 334.567.8282 or by email at [email protected].

YMCA Learning academy manual

Please make sure your child has a laptop/chrome book (fully charged every night), headphones, the charging cable, face mask, refillable water bottle and backpack with school supplies they will need to do their schoolwork each day. Please label your child’s name on everything.

Your child should follow their school dress code including closed-toed shoes. 

Be sure to send with your child all login and password information and a daily schedule with all the teacher’s names.  Without this, the counselors cannot help your child login.  Also, make sure that your child has the necessary apps needed.

If you receive school assignments or additional meetings that you did not know about before dropping your child off, please do not call the YMCA with this information.  Send a detailed email with your child’s name, school, grade and teacher that includes any schedule changes or different meeting/passcode info.

You should stay in contact with your child’s teacher each day.  The children will be using headphones, so we do not know what their assignments are.  The YMCA is providing a place for your child to do their virtual learning, but we are not teaching your child. You will still need to make sure your child is doing their assignments every night.

Lunch and snack are provided by us or can be brought from home.  Children will have some outside time, gym time or playground time.  Arts and crafts along with other indoor activities will also be available each day.  Once they have had a break from schoolwork, we will have a snack and homework time so they can work on assignments.  If they don’t have any assignments, they can use this time to read, color or do activity sheets.

Please make sure your child is here 30 minutes prior to login.  That gives them time to get to their group and set up. 

For drop off, you will pull up to the door and stay in your car while your child gets out and has his/her temperature checked and enters the building.
If your child runs a fever of 100.4 or higher, they will not be able to return to the program without medical clearance from a physician.

YMCA Learning Health Protocols

The health & well-being of our staff and participants is our utmost concern. All students will be temperature checked, prior to entering the building.  If he or she has a temperature at or higher than 100.4 degrees, or if he or she answers positively to the below questions, they will not have access to the Y Learning Academy and a 14-day self-quarantine may be required.

All Y Learning Academy students will be required to answer the following questions before entering the building each day: 

• Have you been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days?

• Are you experiencing a cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat?

• Have you had a fever in the last 48 hours?

• Have you had a new loss of taste or smell?

• Have you had vomiting or diarrhea in the last 24 hours? 

If a student answers YES to one or more of the above questions or fails the temperature check, he or she will not have access to into the building. If a student answers NO to ALL the above questions and passes the temperature check, he or she will have access into the building. 

While at the Y Learning Academy, social distancing will be enforced, meaning: 

• All students must remain 6 feet away from others. 

• All students should avoid contact with others, such as handshakes or embracing fellow students and friends

• All students should avoid touching surfaces touched by others to the extent feasible

• All students should avoid anyone that appears to be sick, or is coughing or sneezing

All students will be reminded to wash hands frequently throughout the day, especially during these circumstances:

 • Presume your hands are contaminated with viruses and bacteria after touching common surfaces, as well as any surfaces you touch thereafter.

• Entering the Y Learning Academy and back to home.

• Before eating & drinking.

• After touching your nose or mouth.

• Before and after bathroom use.

• After blowing nose, coughing or sneezing.

• Before taking medication, if applicable.

Y Learning Academy students are asked to remember, when washing hands with soap and water:

• Wet your hands with clean running water and apply soap. Use warm water if it is available.

• Rub hands together to make a lather and scrub all surfaces. Continue rubbing hands for 20 seconds: Sing the “Happy Birthday Song!

• Rinse hands well under running water

• Dry your hands using a paper towel or air-dryer

For Y Learning Academy Facility Protocols:  

• Facilities will be sanitized prior to opening every day.

• ALL equipment utilized by students will be sanitized between use

• High touch areas will be sanitized periodically during the day.

• Hand sanitizing stations will be located in strategic locations in the facility.

• Staff will wear face masks when interacting with each other, students, and parents.

• Sneeze guards added at each front desk location.

• Directional signage will be in place to help members maintain social distancing recommendations.

• Social distancing markers will be in place in strategic areas. 

• Check-in will be done on Daxko Roll Call• Check-out signature will be done on IPAD.

• Water fountains will not be available including bottle fillers.  Children will bring water.

• Children will remain in the same cohort group all week long with the same counselors limiting their exposure to others

• Staff will maintain social distancing among students

• Children to wash hands frequently