The city of Dublin is launching a new program that aims to support working parents by providing a place where their younger students can engage in distance learning in a small group setting at certain city facilities.
L.I.V.E 'n' Rec (Learning in a Virtual Environment) will help students in first through fifth grades adapt to distance learning by providing trained Parks and Community Services staff members for supervision, assistance and support from Aug. 17 through Sept. 25.
Students will be assigned to a stable cohort with a maximum of 12, undergo daily temperature monitoring, and practice social distancing and frequent hand washing. Supplies and equipment will be regularly sanitized.
After class time, students will take part in sports, fitness activities, playtime, arts and crafts, and "cooperative games."
Students must bring their own distance learning materials including laptops, headphones, pens and pencils, notebooks, and all other tools, as well as specific passwords and links needed to access schoolwork. No food will be provided and students must bring their own lunches, snacks and drinks.
L.I.V.E ‘n’ Rec will be offered Aug. 17 through Sept, 25, Monday through Friday, at five sites in Dublin: Shannon Community Center, Dublin Senior Center, The Wave at Emerald Glen Park, Dublin Library, and Dublin Heritage Park and Museums. L.I.V.E 'n' Rec is not offered on Labor Day (Sept. 7), and may be extended if distance learning is extended by Dublin Unified School District.
The cost of the program is $600 for Dublin residents, $720 for non-residents. For more information or to register, visit DublinRecGuide.com.