Club Rewind offers parents peace of mind
The Cy-Fair school district is launching the new Club Rewind" before- and after-school program at each of the district's 52 elementary school campuses.
Kristina Perez, Cy-Fair ISD's director for community programs, said the district created the Club Rewind program to meet two primary goals: to provide a high quality before- and after-school program for students; and to bring in much-needed revenue to alleviate the district's budget constraints.
We believe we can provide a safe and effective program for our students," Perez said.
By creating Club Rewind, parents have peace of mind knowing their children remain at the same campus in a high-quality program. The children will participate in games and hands-on activities."
Perez said Club Rewind is not an extension of the school day, but teachers will be present for one hour of the program to support students in the completion of homework.
It will be a wonderful opportunity to play and build positive relationships," she said.
Enrollment started in April and is ongoing. Parents can choose to enroll their children in morning care, which begins at 6:45 a.m.; afternoon care, which starts immediately after school and runs until 6:30 p.m.; or both. The children will be divided by age/grade and there will be a staff-to-child ratio of 1:20 in the morning program and a 1:16 ration in the afternoon program.
Cy-Fair ISD officials said that students in Club Rewind will participate in a variety of activities on topics including arts/culture, healthy living, literacy, recreational games, math/science, and leadership.
Perez said the cost for a child to enroll in both the before/after-school program is $260 per month. There are rates for before only and after-school only, with special discounts for siblings, and children who qualify for reduced or free lunch. A rate/price chart is available online at the Cy-Fair ISD website.
Beginning in summer 2011, the district will offer Camp Club Rewind and Cy-Fair Fun Camps, she said. The day camps are offered on specific days and cost $25 per child.
It is a separate enrollment and children do not have to be in the regular before or after-school program to participate," Perez said. In the summer of 2011, we will begin summer options for full-day care and enrichment."
Perez said Club Rewind's operational costs will depend on the total number of registered children. Revenue is expected to cover all costs, and to generate an additional $2 million.
Our district has been challenged financially because of the inequitable and inadequate state funding system established by the Texas Legislature," Perez said. As a result, we believe establishing this new program will help bring in revenue to alleviate our budget constraints."
Perez said district officials have worked hard to respond to specific questions raised by private providers who operate similar programs in the Cy-Fair community.
Last year, Cy-Fair ISD had 41 elementary campuses that had YMCA after-school programs," Perez said.
This year, we will only be adding 11 additional elementary school programs and are charging approximately the same as the YMCA had been charging. Private childcare facilities have been successfully competing against the YMCA program for many years."
For more information on Club Rewind, call 281-807-8900, e-mail email@example.com or go to www.cfisd.net/campuses/clubrewind.
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