Set Up Days - Monday 8/29 or Tuesday 8/30 @ 10a-2p (pick one day to commit 2 hours of set up)
Parent Orientation Night - Tuesday 8/30 @ 7-8p
First Day of Classes/Work Days - Wednesday 8/31
Our updated policy includes the following information:
The following policies were passed by the Soquel PENS Volunteer Board by unanimous decision on August 14, 2022.
Soquel PENS will be a strictly OUTDOOR program for the first semester of this year.
Masks for students and volunteers will be optional when outdoors regardless of vaccination status.
If the indoor space must be used due to severe weather or poor air quality, masks will be required for children and adult volunteers when inside. We ask that you use surgical-grade masks or higher (no cloth).
Snack time will be held outdoors, and children will bring their own food from home and their own water bottle. Feel free to consult our snack guidelines if you want tips on what to pack.
We will follow all current Santa Cruz County Office of Education Covid-19 School Guidelines regulations for TK-12 in regards to Covid-19 included here: (2022-2023 School Guidelines - English).
All adult volunteers working in the classroom must be Vaccinated for Covid-19.
Parents are asked to do daily health assessments prior to coming to school. Teachers will require the person dropping off to answer basic health questions, then the child will be walked to the sink to wash their hands by a working parent or teacher.
Two air purifiers will be placed indoors and in-use when wet weather brings class inside. The windows stay open no matter what weather.
If a child in class contracts COVID, all families will be notified. We will follow the SCCOE Covid-19 School Guidelines regarding quarantine.
We will use our outside sinks for handwashing. Children can use the inside sinks when they go in to use the bathroom and diaper changes will also occur inside.
*These policies are subject to change based upon Santa Cruz County Office of Education COVID-19 School Guidelines and Regulations. For more information on the SCCOE Covid-19 Updates please visit https://santacruzcoe.org/covid-19-resources/
SPENS BOARD MEETINGS
Soquel PENS Volunteer Board meets the second Tuesday of every month from 6:30 - 8:30 pm.
Because we value input from our entire community - there is a dedicated half hour in meetings for our Membership to bring questions, concerns and school-related issues to the team. If you would like to attend a meeting, please send an email to the Board President using the link button below.