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  • Bear FUNdamentals

    School Year 2020-2021 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! (as of 8/12/20: Limited Space Available) More Bear FUNdamentals Information can be found at https://communityservices.isd624.org/youth/bearfundamentals **New for 2020-2021 School Year student must be 4 years old by September 1 (changed from October 1). Bear FUNdamentals is a year-before-kindergarten full day program focused on providing, nurturing and engaging opportunities for learning and play that prepare children for kindergarten. Located at Birch, Hugo, Lakeaires, and Otter Lake Elementary Schools from 9:00 am-2:45 pm, you can also register for Extended Day hours before or after school. Click here for a complete list of fees, deadlines, and more information. Bear FUNdamentals focuses on children's emotional, social, physical and intellectual growth. Children work on listening skills, language and literacy, thinking and math skills, and social development through meaningful, interactive play. Content is based on Creative Curriculum, and the program is staffed at a 1:10 ratio, taught by passionate instructors who encourage curiosity, discovery, and problem-solving in a stimulating, structured, and fun environment. Choose from a variety of different contract options! Additionally, transportation may be available to your child depending on school choice and current routes. A minimum contract of 3 consistent days per week is required. Registration fees are charged at time of registration and are non-refundable. School Year 2020-2021 Registration Fee- $40/kid Full Day Contracts (6:30 am-6:00 pm) include AM & PM Extended Day care and Bear FUN programming from 9 am-2:45 pm and no additional registration is required. If you are only needing AM or PM Extended Day option in addition to Bear FUN you will want to register for a School Day Bear FUN Contract and also register for Extended Day, this is now an option to add under your BearFundamentals contract. Not sure what days you want/need or what to register for? Call 651-407-7511 for help!
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  • Extended Day & Elementary Tier 1

    The Extended Day Program is youth-focused and choice based, offering students the opportunity to develop strong social skills and positive relationships with peers, increase literacy and math skills, participate in individual and group activities, and work on special projects. Program activities include health and fitness, service projects, arts and crafts, creative play, languages and literacy, cooking, science, and much more. The program is designed to meet the needs of families, with flexible scheduling. Out of School Time Programming for All Students Fee-based programming before school, after school, and all-day Fridays. Options for all students, grades K-8. Independent learning support for students on Fridays. Hands-on enrichment, recreation activities and social emotional learning opportunities in a safe, fun, and engaging environment. Extended Day (Grades K-5) Extended Day is offered at all elementary schools. Extended Day provides before and after school programming Monday through Thursday as well as full-day options on Fridays for all community families. Registration deadline to start on the first day of school is Tuesday, August 25. After August 25, registrations will be accepted on a space available basis, with the soonest start date the week of September 16. SCHOOL YEAR 2020-2021 REGISTRATION UPDATED: 8/20/2020 Registration Deadline has been extended to August 26th Tier 1 Critical Worker- more information HERE Extended Day additional Rates & Information HERE Not sure what your School Year 2020-2021 needs are? Get registered and we will work with families to update contract needs, you will have until August 19th to make changes without penalty, we will also work with you to update your contract to meet your school schedule needs. **Subject to change due to possible School Year 2020-2021 changes. Questions?? communityservicesbilling@isd624.org or 651-407-7511
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  • FLEX

    Middle school-age programming
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  • Middle School Athletics

    White Bear Lake Area Schools Community Services and Recreation department offers middle school students a variety of athletic opportunities. All middle schools students in grades 6-8 may participate in any of the activities listed. Middle School Athletics Website
  • White Bear Lake Area Preschool

    UPDATE: 08/12/20 Our preschool classes are now open for enrollment, scroll down to enroll. Thank you for your patience while we create safe environments for all of our families. Early Childhood Protocols Masks to be worn by adults and children ages Kindergarten and up in buildings Masks are recommended for children age 2-5 but not required there will be opportunities for children to practice wearing masks in class if they choose to bring one We have limited the number of people coming into the building to a line with MDH & MDE guidelines District follows the MDH COVID Exclusionary policy for all staff and students Cleaning of materials is done after each class and the classrooms are sanitized each night Contact tracing of people in the building White Bear Lake Area Preschool offers school-year long classes for children ages 3 to 5. The program includes: Licensed teachers and trained assistants in every classroom Low child/teacher ratio Ongoing assessment using Teaching Strategies Gold to measure students growth in all areas of early childhood development On-site specialists to meet individual needs Creative Curriculum used in all classes Outdoor play area and gyms designed and equipped especially for young children Click here for 2020-2021 Preschool Registration Guide
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