Children and Youth Happenings

May Sunday School Schedule

May 1 at 10 am: In-person Sunday school only                  

May 8 at 10 am: In-person and Zoom 

May 15 at 10 am: In-person and Zoom                                  

May 22 at 10 am: In-person Sunday school only

May 29 at 10 am: In-person and Zoom (This will be our last week of Sunday School) 

· Preschool–3rd grade will be led by Jenny Newman and our childcare staff and will meet in the primary Sunday school room.

· 3rd–5th grade will be led by Linda May and Meghan Jones and will meet in the secondary Sunday school room.

· 6th grade and up will be led by Joe Ashenden and Marcus Robinson grade will meet in the youth room (Jenny’s office).

Please note that class locations may be adjusted due to number of participants based for class when needed for social distancing.

A virtual Sunday school option will still be available at 10:15 am Sunday for those who are not yet comfortable/able to attend in person. This will be a multi-age class. Zoom link for this class will we be sent to weekly via email.

Nursery Care for infants and toddlers will be provided during Sunday school and worship (10 am until the conclusion of worship.)

Extended Session for preschool through 3rd grade will be held during worship. Children will be dismissed from the sanctuary during worship following the Time for Children and will be brought back as a group to the sanctuary at the conclusion of the worship service. We will use the Primary Sunday School Room or the Ridinger Room depending on the size of the group.

May Youth Group Gatherings

Thursday, May 12 from 6 to 7:30: In-person gathering at the church for grades 5th and up. There will be a Zoom link as well for those who can’t attend in person. 

Thursday, May 26 from 6 to 7:30: In-person gathering at the church for grades 5th and up. There will be a Zoom link as well for those who can’t attend in person. 

Those attending in-person are required to wear masks and to review our safety guidelines.

Safety Guidelines

· Masks will be required indoors for all staff, teachers, and volunteers. Masks for children over age 2 who can wear them will be required while indoors. Participants are asked to wear KN95 masks, cloth masks with KN95 filters, or double mask. Child and adult size KN95 masks will be available if needed.

· A combination of portable room HEPA filters, window air-conditioning units, and open windows will be utilized to provide room ventilation.

· In warm weather, we will be able to take Sunday school classes and extended session students outside to met in designated spaces on the front stairs or front yard.

· Rooms/spaces used for Sunday school, nursery, and extended session will be cleaned after each use. Toys and materials used will be set aside for cleaning following each session.

· Social distancing will be practiced. We will provide enough crayons, pencils, arts and craft supplies to limit sharing.

· Kids/staff/volunteers will use the restrooms one at time unless assistance is needed.

· Parents/students will be reminded to follow all guidelines in our existing General Health and Safety guidelines/policy. Parents/students will be reminded to follow all guidelines in our existing General Health and Safety guidelines/policy. Health and Safety Policy

· Completion of our registration form for children and youth will be required for all those attending Extended Session, Sunday school, and all other in-person programming. Visitors and those not in our registration system will be asked to provide contact information. Children and Youth Registration

·  We will keep attendance lists for all kids and adults for the purposes of contract tracing.

· Training will be provided for staff and volunteers about all health and building safety protocols.

· Any youth activities/meetings held in public spaces will be held in accordance with national/state health guidelines for groups meeting in public spaces/businesses. Mask will be required for unvaccinated youth who are meeting with our group in a public space.

· Self-Screening/Contact Tracing: Anyone testing positive after attending a service or church program is asked to please report it to a church staff member right away so we can do contact tracing. For everyone’s safety, we ask that individuals please stay home if the individual or anyone in your household has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or if anyone is currently experiencing or has experienced COVID-19 symptoms.

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