The Woodburn After School Club has been hard at work developing new distance enrichment programming for ASC members. This has all been new to us, but we have been studying best practices and working very hard to develop a great program. We think we have accomplished that goal.
The Woodburn ASC Distance Enrichment Program takes a two-prong approach to providing opportunities for students:
Paper packets are distributed every Friday from Noon to 5:30PM at 1390 Meridian Drive in Woodburn.
ASC is using Google Classroom to deliver online content to students.
Both programs cover the approximately same content each week. Packets include some of the materials needed for the program, while the online forums allow interactivity with staff and other students. Optimally, students should both collect a packet and participate online for the best enrichment experience.
ASC is providing enrichment in the following content areas:
Art (including language arts and music)
STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math)
SPARK (Physical activity and Nutrition)
Distance Enrichment is available free of charge to enrolled ASC members during until June 30. Complimentary enrollment is available through June 30 for Distance Enrichment for all WSD Families.
The only requirement is that we must be able to track participation for grant requirements so we will be asking for families to let us know occasionally how they like the packets and if they are being used.
With the closure of all Oregon schools by mandate of Governor Brown, the Woodburn After School Club was also required to close. Initially, we were told this closure would be temporary, however the Governor decided later to extend that closure through the end of the year.
Therefore, the WASC has already taken steps to cancel all current future payments and charges in Cayen and in CardPointe through June. Families should not receive any other charges to their account for this year.
Additionally, if you have funds left in your account, you will receive an email with a link for your to determine how you would like ASC to dispose of those funds. There will be three options:
1. Request a refund. ASC will issue you a check. Please allow 30 days for that refund to process.
2. Donate the funds to a student in need.
3. Leave the funds in your account and plan to use it for future programs.
Please note: leaving funds in your account does not guarantee a spot in future programs. Admission to all programs is governed by our admission policy.
Even though we have been closed, the ASC STEM Project at one of our sites has completed itself naturally. A Butterfly project was taken home by the site leader there and they have come out of their cocoons! Here are the photos from that!
La naturaleza continúa incluso si estamos en cuarentena…recuerdas nuestro proyecto científico? Las orugas formaron la crisálida and ahora son mariposas. Estoy alimentándolas con agua con azúcar y naranjas. Ellas mandan saludos!!!
As you know, Governor Brown ordered on Tuesday that public schools are to remain closed to students from March 16, 2020, through April 28, 2020. This means that Woodburn After School Club will remain closed until such time as we are permitted to resume operations. As such, we will be suspending all ASC dues/payments for the month of April. We hope to resume operations on April 29th.
April Payment FAQ
All payments are made in advance of the month your student is attending. (Payments are processed on the 20th, due on the 25th, and late on the 1st.)
For example, payments due by on the 25th of September are for October’s fees, those due on the 25th of October are for November, and so forth*.
Therefore, the payment that would have processed on or about March 20th (and due on the 25th) is for April. (You already paid for March last month)
Since we have been closed by Gov. Brown’s order until at least April 28th, there will be no dues charged for April.
We have already deactivated the charge in Cayen as well as in CardPoint so hopefully it won’t go through. If it does go through on your account please contact use via email at email@example.com and we will correct the error.
Please do not call. We are not in the office during this closure.
Woodburn ASC is a month-to-month arrangement.
If you have any funds in your account currently, they will carry forward to the next month.
At the end of the year, any remaining funds stay in the account and may be applied to summer camp or next year’s dues.
We recommend that you do NOT keep a large balance in your Cayen account as there is no benefit to you in doing so.
Instead, we recommend keeping only 2 months balance at a time, with small monthly deposits into your Cayen account from your credit/debit card to maintain that balance. This has several benefits:
It costs less up front.
You have better control over your money
You will not have a balance left over at the end of the year.
We can set-up auto-replenishment into Cayen through our payment terminal (CardPointe). This is easily accomplished in the office (once we are allowed to re-open).
Governor Kate Brown ordered on Tuesday that public schools are to remain closed to students from March 16, 2020, through April 28, 2020—unless that period is extended or ended earlier by the Governor.
This means that Woodburn After School Club will remain closed until such time as we are permitted to resume operations. Consequently, all membership fees will be suspended for the month of April. Once we receive more information we will be able to determine how to best proceed with future programming and fee reinstatement.
We hope you are all safe during this suspension of programming. We will post additional information as it becomes available to us.