Register now for Hybrid students to attend Remote Learning Center on alternative days

by beth on October 13, 2020

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In all the recent school missives, I missed an important one. The NSBORO School District is promoting a daycare/schoolwork supervision option for Hybrid Students on their opposite Cohort days.

According to an email this afternoon, the program needed more students to proceed. The registration deadline has been extended to tomorrow, Wednesday, October 14th.

The Remote Learning Center option isn’t free, and it doesn’t cover Mondays. But it may fill a need for some working families. 

The program is run by Northborough Extended Day Program, not the public schools. Hybrid students would attend NEDP’s program two days per week from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. (Cohort A on Tuesday & Thursday and Cohort B on Wednesday & Friday.)

Registration costs $620 per month per child with no discounts for siblings. 

It will be held at the Church of Nativity, 45 Howard St, Northborough. 

The initial email on October 2nd explained:

NEDP, Inc. is licensed through the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) as a school age childcare program. NEDP is a nonprofit organization that is separate from the school district, however, utilizes the school space to provide before and after school care for the public elementary schools in Northborough.

It was brought to our attention that due to the hybrid model learning there has become a need for childcare during the remote learning days the students are not physically in school. As a result of this need, NEDP is offering a Remote Learning Center for K-5 to both Northborough and Southborough. We have secured space at the Church of Nativity to provide this service. We are thankful to the Church of Nativity who graciously supports our community, allowing us to lease their space during these unforeseen times. The program is not affiliated with the church, we are renting the space.

The NEDP remote learning center has been established to provide a safe space for students to complete their online learning during the Northborough/Southborough school district’s hybrid model. At this program site we will continue the NEDP mission statement to provide high quality childcare, nurture growth and development of children and support families and caregivers in their parenting roles.

Emails outlined a typical day: 

The educators will plan each child’s day around when they need to be logged in/out and will help them with their technology and access to the greatest extent possible.  Because each child’s schedule will be different, there will be a transition period at the start of the program to figure out the plan for the day.  In addition to the learning times, educators will build in mask break times, arts & crafts, games and free play, snack and lunch time.  There will be opportunities for the students to go outside as much as possible, especially during the good weather!  

Students will be in groups of 10, with the same students and the same two educators each time they attend the RLC.

Families are expected to send children with two snacks and a lunch that does not require heating, plus their own personal devices for online learning, headphones and charging equipment.

For more details or to register, click here. For more info on NEDP, click here.

Earlier this summer, the district posted links for other community resources and learning pods. You can find those here.

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