UPDATE: August 17, 2020
We appreciate your interest in Extended Day and the trust you have placed in us. Due to the overwhelming interest in Extended Day services, and limited student capacity, a random lottery process is being used to enroll students and create a waitlist. The deadline for the lottery for the 2020-2021 school year took place on August 14th, and families have begun receiving notification emails. All lottery applicants will receive an email letting them know if they made it in or not. If you have not yet received an email, it is because we are still determining site specifics, and cannot enroll students yet. We appreciate your patience while we work out the details.
Lottery preference was determined using the following criteria:
- First = EDCOE/School District/Extended Day employees
- Second = Healthcare essential workers
- Third = All other essential workers as determined by Governor Newsom's Executive Order N-33-20
- Fourth = Non-essential workers
Families selected through the lottery were sent emails detailing how to proceed with the registration process. All required paperwork must be completed prior to students attending, and by the date noted within the acceptance email. Failure to register by the deadline, including payment for current fees, deposit, and any past due on the account, will forfeit your student's spot which will then be given to the next student on the priority waitlist.
Those students who did not get placed through the lottery will be placed on the waitlist in the order in which their names were drawn, and if space does become available, Extended Day will contact waitlist families via the email address provided. Families will have to respond within the time frame provided. Failure to respond within the given time frame will result in forfeiture of the space, and placement will be offered to the next family on the waitlist.
We ask that you please refrain from calling the Extended Day office regarding your status. We are currently unable to predict how many, if any, applicants may decline a placement offer which will affect your waitlist position.
As a reminder, families that were selected and enrolled at an Extended Day site need to complete a COVID-19 self-screening before students arrive at their Extended Day site each day. Parents/guardians must assist children with daily screening. Self-screening is as follows:
- Anyone with a fever of 100.4 degrees F or higher must not board a bus or go to an Extended Day site.
- Anyone exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days or who has COVID-19 symptoms must not board a bus or go to an Extended Day site.
- At Extended Day, staff and students will be monitored throughout the day for signs of illness; students and staff with fevers of 100.4 degrees F or higher, cough, or other COVID-19 symptoms will be sent home immediately.
The safety of our students and staff is our first priority, and we are working collectively with local health officials, school districts, and community stakeholders to provide a safe environment. The reopening of schools and Extended Day sites has presented significant challenges, and we want to thank you for your patience and understanding during these difficult and uncertain times. Stay safe and be well.
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