Change in Hours for Classroom Connections

Change in Hours for Classroom Connections
Posted on 09/29/2020
The Classroom Connections program has been challenged with maintaining consistent staffing. At this time, we are unable to sustain the current hours of operations for some of our program sites.  Therefore, effective Monday, October 5, the Classroom Connection program's hours at all of the Boys & Girls Club locations will change to 8:00 am - 3:30 pm for elementary sites and 7:30 AM-3:30 PM for middle school sites, Monday-Friday.  

The Classroom Connections program is a partnership staffed by both Appleton Area School District support staff and staff from the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley or from the YMCA of the Fox Cities. Our three organizations have worked extensively since August to recruit the appropriate number of staff required to maintain operations as originally designed. Unfortunately, due to a widespread shortage of qualified staff a reduction in hours for the Boys & Girls Club sites is necessary. 

At this time, there will be no change to the hours of operation for the YMCA Classroom Connections program sites. Our three organizations are currently working together to evaluate, coordinate, and make adjustments in staffing at the YMCA Classroom Connections sites. We remain committed to providing a safe, supportive, and effective program for AASD students and families during this trying time. 

The Classroom Connections staff will continue to adhere to the safety protocols aligned between the three organizations, assist students with technology, and help children remain connected with their teachers throughout the school day.