PS 8 Micro-Pods

Kids Orbit is partnering with the PTA of PS 8 to provide supervision, learning assistance, and recreational activities for children in blended learning micro-pods.  Micro-pods will meet twice a week in PS 8 family homes or other locations established by the PTA.

Program Overview

  • We anticipate that the program will operate from Thursday, September 24, 2020 - Tuesday, June 22, 2021.  Families will register for one trimester at a time. 

  • The trimesters will be:

    • Thursday, September 24, 2020 – Friday, December 18, 2020

    • Monday, January 4 – Friday, April 9, 2021

    • Monday, April 12 – Tuesday, June 22, 2021

  • Micro-pods will be 4 - 8 children who are members of the same class and team with one staff member.  To improve the social and recreational experience, micro-pods may meet up with the other micro-pod from their cohort during the day.

  • Team A micro-pods will meet on Thursday and Friday from 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM.

  • Team B micro-pods will meet on Monday and Tuesday from 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM.

  • When a school holiday falls on a micro-pod meeting date, that micro-pod will meet on Wednesday of the same week.

  • Micro-pod leaders will attend weekly remote meetings with classroom teachers to review lessons and materials for the upcoming week, as well as students’ progress and behavior.

Should a micro-pod be required to quarantine Kids Orbit staff will provide assistance remotely.  If learning at PS 8 becomes 100% remote for all students, Kids Orbit intends to continue operating this program with modifications suitable to the circumstances, subject to the availability of host families and locations.​​


 

 Photos taken pre-COVID 

Fees


$250 per child, per week, payable in 4-week increments.  Payment Installments will be charged as follows.

  • $1000 at the time of registration

  • $1000 on October 20, 2020

  • $1000 on November 13, 2020

 

​We offer sibling discounts of 10% for the second child in a family and 20% for the third child.  In the event fees are unequal, discount applies to the lower fee.


The PS8 PTA will provide scholarships and subsidies up to 100% of micro-pod fees to any family that makes a request. Please refer to the PS8 PTA with any questions.

 

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