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Park Avenue Academy – Supervised Remote Learning Center

Registration link is at the bottom of the page. Please read through all information.

Park Avenue Penguins and Families,

At Park Avenue, safety has always been our number one priority. We have designed safety and operational protocols to help assure the safety of all our students, gymnasts, parents, and staff members. In order to maintain social distancing, Park Avenue will have a limited number of spaces available in our new Park Avenue Academy Program.
Please take a moment to review our safety guidelines and protocols. It is important that you understand these so we can work together to assure your child(ren)’s safety and help facilitate their educational success!

As you know the current situation in our community is ever changing due to the spread of COVID-19. At Park Avenue Academy, we will all be learning and growing in this unchartered territory. It is going to require a level of patience from all people involved: students, parents and Park Avenue Academy instructors. We are really looking forward to being able to provide a new service to help our community. We still have spots available – register now and get in on the introductory rate 

Thank you for understanding!
The Park Avenue Gymnastics Family

 

What set us apart from others doing this same type of virtual learning program? 

Research has shown that short physical activity breaks in the classroom improved students’ behavior, increasing the effort they put into their activities as well as their ability to stay on task. Both students and teachers benefit from using unstructured breaks to reduce stress.

Download the Spot TV App in the App Store or Google Play, then select Park Avenue Gymnastics.

  1. We have SpotTV which will allow you to peek in on your child’s day and see what they are doing.
  2. We have an emphasis on athletics and physical education.
  3. We have a swimming pool.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students 

      • Students will have their temperature checked upon arrival.
      • Students will not be allowed in the facility if they have a temperature at or above 99.9 F.
      • Students must stay home if they, or anyone in their household or direct contact, are showing any symptoms of COVID-19.
      • Students will practice social distance at all times.
      • As per Broward County Emergency Order 20-22, students must wear their face-masks at all times.
      • Students will not share any personal items.
      • We will have plexi-glass dividers to give each child their own safe space to do their school work.
      • Each student brings his/her own laptop and will not share work-spaces.
      • Students will attend class with comfortable clothing, preferably, sports wear.
      • Students should wash hands before they arrive. They will be sanitizing hands after each rotation throughout the day.

Please understand that if your child is not able to respect social distance and follow safety instructions, he/she will not be able to participate in the Academy Program for his/her own safety and the safety of other students and staff.

Parents

      • Your students must be kept home if they, or anyone in your household, are showing any symptoms of COVID-19.
      • Parents will have their temperature checked in order to enter the building.
      • Students must be dropped off and picked up through our car-pool lane at the front of the building. Please loop around the north side of the building to insure the kids get in and out safely. If you enter the wrong way, we will ask you to go around.This is for the safety of the children.
      • At the time of registration you are committing to Quarter #1 of the 2020-2021 School Year (August 19th – October 16th).
      • All payments must be taken care of in a timely manner. The first half of your quarter will be charged on August 14th and the second half will be charged on September 15th.
      • Parents must follow our guidelines for online safety by helping us with blocking certain websites which are proven to be a distraction. We will have a list of our suggestions available shortly.
      • Parents will also need to have a lockdown browser installed on their child’s computer so that they are unable to open an additional window when taking a test. This will assure that they are unable to cheat.
      • Park Avenue will provide access to a secure video streaming service so parents can drop in and view their child(ren) from the comfort of their home or workplace. (Spot TV)

Please understand that if your child is not able to respect social distance and follow safety instructions, he/she will not be able to participate in the Academy Program for his/her own safety and the safety of other students and staff.

Staff

      • Staff will have their temperature checked upon arrival.
      • Staff must agree to social distancing practices and follow CDC guidelines during their non-working hours.
      • Staff must wear a mask at all times.
      • Staff must sanitize and wash their hands frequently throughout the day.
      • Staff must stay home if they, or anyone in their household, are showing any symptoms of COVID-19

Facility

      • Our facility is disinfected frequently throughout the day. High touch areas and bathrooms are cleaned hourly. The entire gym is cleaned and then disinfected with a spray sanitizer every evening in preparation for the next day.
      • Hand sanitizing stations can be found throughout the building.
      • Our water fountains are “out of order” until further notice.
      • We have a set traffic pattern throughout the gym to insure social distancing.
      • We will have plexi-glass dividers to give each child their own safe space to do their school work.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Park Avenue Academy?
Park Avenue Academy is a safe environment where we will help facilitate your child’s virtual learning while incorporating the importance of fitness and fun.

When is this program offered?
Monday-Friday 7:30am.- 2:30pm. The cost is $1,800.00 for the quarter ($200.00 per week). You must commit to a full quarter.

What if I can’t pickup at 2:30pm?
Please call and ask for more information.

Who is this program for?
We are accepting children between 1st Grade and 8th Grade.

When will I be charged?
All payments must be taken care of in a timely manner. The first half of your quarter will be charged on August 14th and the second half will be charged on September 15th.

Will Park Avenue Academy include physical activities?
There will be structured physical activities daily, we are hopeful that it will be more than they would get in a traditional school setting. However, the amount of activity each child will get may vary depending on the curriculum their school sets. We will know more once school begins.

Who will be helping the children with their schoolwork?
Park Avenue does not have a teacher on staff. However, we have many college graduates and/or current college students who will assist in facilitating the curriculum that your child’s school has set. Our staff will make every effort to assist with school work and will help the child(ren) learn to reach out to their teacher if they don’t understand something.

Is Snack or Lunch provided?
No, we will not be providing snacks or lunch. Each child will have to bring their own snacks and lunch daily. A large water bottle is also required since our water fountain is out of service at this time.

B.Y.O.D. (Bring Your Own Device)
Each child must bring their own computer, charger, headphones, and ethernet cable. We will not allow students to share devices. It is imperative that they arrive in the morning with a fully charged computer.

What does my child need to bring?
Your child should bring paper, pens, pencils & any other traditional school supplies they may need.

Is there anything else my child needs to bring?
The following items are needed for personal use; A box of tissues, hand sanitizer & Lysol wipes.

What happens on days off of school and half days of school?
For Quarter #1 we will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 7th. There are two additional days off of school and one ½ day during this quarter.

      • Monday, September 28th (Day Off)
      • Friday, October 16th (½ Day)
      • Monday October 19th (Day Off)

On these no school days, the kids will have a scheduled camp that they are welcome to attend at no additional charge. On the ½ day, they’ll get their work done then the fun will begin.

What if School Gets Back to Normal During the Quarter?
In the event that the Public School returns to their “physical” classroom in the middle of the Quarter, Park Avenue will credit your account and you will be able to use the funds towards classes or competitive team tuition. We will not be able to refund this tuition.

What happens if the BCPS school start date is delayed and I’ve already enrolled in Park Avenue Academy?
If BCPS school’s start date is delayed, we will move back the start date for Park Avenue Academy to follow the same calendar as Broward County Public School.

Is there a Sibling Discount for Park Avenue Academy?
There is a 5% discount for 2nd, 3rd and 4th siblings. Team members will receive a 5% Discount.

What are the Post-COVID-19 safety protocols the gym has set in place?
Please refer to the “Doing our Part Agreement” that you signed on our website.

What is required to register for the Park Avenue Academy?
To register for Park Avenue Academy, please enroll online and pay the $250 non-refundable deposit per child. This deposit will be applied to your first payment towards the Park Avenue Academy which is due on August 14th.

Park Avenue Academy Registration