In-Person Learning Resources for the 2020-2021 School Year | Kids Out and About Austin

In-Person Learning Resources for the 2020-2021 School Year

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Fall 2020 on-site learning pods

We have a limited number of spots available in our on-site learning pods.

Elevator pitch below! Keep scrolling for more detailed information!

  • low ratios of 1 adult with a maximum of 9 children

  • full day programming-- Mon-Fri, 8 am - 3 pm

  • guidance and assistance with online/distance learning (both synchronous and asynchronous)

  • progress monitoring on grade specific Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

  • supplemental curriculum that is aligned with the TEKS and developed in collaboration with learners and parents

  • opportunities for group studies and clubs in a wide variety of areas including, but not limited to: music, theatre, foreign languages, arts, movement based activities, etc. 

  • thorough health screening procedures and hygiene measures that include facilitating communication among the parents of each learning pod

    ***Because at this time we have limited information on exactly what each child’s school day will look like, we do not yet know how much time there will be for supplemental curriculum and clubs, etc. We ask for patience and flexibility as we navigate this new program and manner of schooling.

More details:

  • We are asking all families who sign up to commit for the entire fall semester. Why is this? We assume that if school opens back up before January and we don't require the on-site folks to stay on, we might find ourselves in a situation where several families drop. It'll leave us providing care for the remaining families at a level of loss that could very quickly put us under. If everything miraculously turns around in a way that most/all families are able to safely go back to school and we are able to serve a large number again, we'll happily let everyone off the hook and go back to doing after-school. It just doesn't seem likely for the fall. 

  • Tuition is on a sliding scale, from $800- $1,200 per month. We recognize that none of you were planning on paying what ends up being private school tuition, and we acknowledge the precarious nature of life/work/sanity right now. Please know that when we tell you we need to average $1000/mo per child, this is just to help us stay afloat, and we're not looking to make a profit right now. Our rent is quite high, and because we are only able to serve about 1/3 of our normal capacity, the amount we're charging is necessary in order to sustain our program. You'll be asked on the registration form to tell us the amount you plan to pay each month. Please don't hesitate to reach out if the amount that you are able to pay shifts during the semester; we're here for you and will do everything we can to make it work. 

  • August tuition will be prorated. You'll be charged a little less than half the regular amount you'll be expected to pay for other months.

  • On Monday, August 17th, we'll do our in-person KID ORIENTATION! It'll only be from 8a until noon, so you just need to send snacks, a water bottle, and your child's wifi-enabled device. The goal will be to get everyone's device set up so that we're ready to go on Tuesday morning, which is when the semester officially starts. We'll also play games, set expectations for the students, and meet one another! (Attendance isn't mandatory for this day, but it'll help the first day run much more smoothly if your child attends, FYI.)

  • The fall semester runs from August 18th through December 23rd. Aside from the closure dates listed below, we'll provide care, guidance and fun every weekday from 8a to 3p. 

  • No extended care available at this time. We understand that many families need care beyond 3 pm. In order to maintain stable groups and also be able to provide our staff with some planning and cleaning time at the beginning and end of each day, we are only able to offer care during the posted hours. (They’re working straight through the day and eating lunch with the kids as it is!) We are, however, open to the idea of providing transportation home at the end of each day. Contact us for more details!

  • Make note of the dates we'll be CLOSED:

    • Monday, September 7th (Labor Day)

    • November 23rd - 27th (Thanksgiving week)

    • December 24th - January 3rd 

    • ***Please note: if there are other dates on the AISD calendar on which schools are "closed" but we're not, we'll provide other fun and educational programming during the regular hours of 8a to 3p.

  • Assuming conditions in the spring semester are similar to the present, we will resume programming as of January 4th, as long as we have enough families sign up. We will reach out to all of you by December 1st with an update on this.

  • There will be a mandatory one-hour PARENT ORIENTATION via Zoom for every learning pod. Once we've solidified enrollment and assigned everyone to a pod (max. 9 kids), we'll reach out to the families within each pod to schedule a one-hour meeting time that will work for everyone (likely in the evening, sometime between August 3-14). During this meeting, you'll get to meet the smsc directors and staff, and one another. We'll discuss our community agreements, drop-off/pick-up procedures, ask and answer questions, etc. We believe that having everyone actually see and speak to one another (albeit virtually) will enable us to share the responsibility of keeping one another safe. 

  • Masks are required for everyone, and only students/staff are allowed to enter the building each day. Please make sure to have a clean, well-fitting mask for your child each day. Staff will wear them all day, and students will be required to wear them during certain times (we'll come to a consensus within each pod during orientation as to when exactly students will need to have them on). Additionally, only students and staff will be allowed to enter the building each day. This is a Child Care Licensing rule; if you are brand new to the program and would like to schedule a time to get a quick tour of the building before August 14th, feel free to email us!

If you are interested in signing up or learning more, please email us at info@spilledmilksocialclub.com!

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Kid's Art Lessons
620 Art Gallery & Studio

This year, students may miss the hands on instruction they would normally receive at school within the art room. At 620 art, your child can still receive in person, high quality art instruction from a Texas art certified teacher with over 13 years of public art education experience! Our class sizes are kept small to ensure safety and individual attention. Students will explore art through a variety of processes and media including drawing, painting, collage, printmaking and sculpture. Students also experience fine art by viewing the artwork in our gallery space. Sign your young artist up today at 620 Art Gallery & Studio in Round Rock!

Visual arts / crafts
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
$
Parque Zaragoza's Diversity Grove Tree Identification Activities
Amigos de Parque Zaragoza

Welcome to Zaragoza Park's Newly Planted Diversity Grove 'Tree ID' Activities Hub

Tree ID sign 

In March 2019, City of Austin Urban Forestry planted more than 60 baby trees, or saplings, comprising 30 species in Parque Zaragoza Neighborhood Park.   Our website and Parque Zaragoza Neighborhood Park provides free educational fun activities for learning more about the park's new Diversity Grove and how to identify trees.  You can use the Grove Tree ID Location Map to identify the 30 various species we have growing in Parque Zaragoza. Many of the new saplings provide an excellent opportunity for children reaching the heights of many of the tree's canopies an up close leaf identification experience.The 'All Things Trees' pdf information pack provides educational and fun facts about all the trees in the park including height, fruit, and various wildlife each tree provides shelter and food for. Make sure to also checkout the instructions and downloadable template for making eco-friendly DIY tree identification signs and other kids activities for all ages.Don't forget to hug one of our 200 year old heritage Oaks too. 

And contact parquezaragozana@gmail.com if you have photos you would like to add of a family or school park event to our website or social media. We would love to share your experience! 

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Preschoolers
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Parque Zaragoza's Diversity Grove Tree Identification Activities
Amigos de Parque Zaragoza

Welcome to Zaragoza Park's Newly Planted Diversity Grove 'Tree ID' Activities Hub

Tree ID sign

In March 2019, City of Austin Urban Forestry planted more than 60 baby trees, or saplings, comprising 30 species in Parque Zaragoza Neighborhood Park.   Our website and Parque Zaragoza Neighborhood Park provides free educational fun activities for learning more about the park's new Diversity Grove and how to identify trees.  You can use the Grove Tree ID Location Map to identify the 30 various species we have growing in Parque Zaragoza. Many of the new saplings provide an excellent opportunity for children reaching the heights of many of the tree's canopies an up close leaf identification experience.The 'All Things Trees' pdf information pack provides educational and fun facts about all the trees in the park including height, fruit, and various wildlife each tree provides shelter and food for. Make sure to also checkout the instructions and downloadable template for making eco-friendly DIY tree identification signs and other kids activities for all ages.Don't forget to hug one of our 200 year old heritage Oaks too. 

And contact parquezaragozana@gmail.com if you have photos you would like to add of a family or school park event to our website or social media. We would love to share your experience! 

Academic - General
STEM - General
Nature
Preschool
Preschoolers
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Adults
Parque Zaragoza's Diversity Grove Tree Identification Activities
Amigos de Parque Zaragoza

Welcome to Zaragoza Park's Newly Planted Diversity Grove 'Tree ID' Activities Hub

Tree ID sign

In March 2019, City of Austin Urban Forestry planted more than 60 baby trees, or saplings, comprising 30 species in Parque Zaragoza Neighborhood Park.   Our website and Parque Zaragoza Neighborhood Park provides free educational fun activities for learning more about the park's new Diversity Grove and how to identify trees.  You can use the Grove Tree ID Location Map to identify the 30 various species we have growing in Parque Zaragoza. Many of the new saplings provide an excellent opportunity for children reaching the heights of many of the tree's canopies an up close leaf identification experience.The 'All Things Trees' pdf information pack provides educational and fun facts about all the trees in the park including height, fruit, and various wildlife each tree provides shelter and food for. Make sure to also checkout the instructions and downloadable template for making eco-friendly DIY tree identification signs and other kids activities for all ages.Don't forget to hug one of our 200 year old heritage Oaks too. 

And contact parquezaragozana@gmail.com if you have photos you would like to add of a family or school park event to our website or social media. We would love to share your experience! 

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Preschool
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Music Lessons (In-Person & Online)
Band Aid School of Music

Band Aid School of Music is Austin's premier music school, teaching hundreds of students from infant to adult. Whatever instrument you or your child wish to play, odds are we teach it: Piano, Guitar, Drums, Bands, Voice, Singing, Brass, Woodwinds, and more.

We are OPEN and offering private, group, and band lessons (in-person at our South location, online, or home visit options available). We are taking extra precaution during this time by requiring masks to be worn by all parents, students, and staff when meeting for all in person lessons, in addition to social distancing. We are also sanitizing each practice room and all equipment after each lesson.

Want to join our growing Austin Family of music lovers? Sign up online or email info@bandaidschoolofmusic.com :)

Music
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Preschoolers
Early Elementary School
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Supervised E-Learning Program at Code Ninjas Round Rock
Code Ninjas Round Rock

Have to work or have other commitments during the day, but don’t want to send your child to a crowded school due to COVID concerns? Then, send them to Code Ninjas in a safe, engaging environment by enrolling them in our new Supervised E-Learning Program. We have very limited seating and high demand for this, so email us at roundrocktx@codeninjas.com

Read below for more information:

 

What is the Supervised E-Learning program at Code Ninjas Round Rock?

This new program offers parents the freedom to focus on the workday along with the peace of mind that their children are safe to focus on the school day. Our staff will follow your child's school schedule (as provided by you) and ensure they are on-time to their virtual sessions and actively participating whether it is a synchronous or an asynchronous session. 

 

Program Overview:

  • Seats Available: Only 14 (to allow for social distancing)

  • We will provide laptops. We will also provide headphones, if needed.
  • Program cost: $10 an hour

  • Days: You will pick which days of the week your child will attend the Supervised E-Learning at Code Ninjas Round Rock. Example: Tuesday & Thursdays. We follow the school calendar for days of operation.

  • Time Spots:

    • Half Day mornings (8:00am - 11:30am)

    • Half Day afternoons (11:30am - 3:00pm)

    • Full Day (8:00am - 3:00pm)

    • We are flexible with the time spots. Please let us know if you need a time-frame outside these and we will see if we can accommodate it.

    • Student/Teacher Ratio: 7:1

    • To guarantee a spot, you must prepay for the days you need in August. 

    Academic - General
    Misc
    Early Elementary School
    Late Elementary School
    Middle School
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    Elementally Intuitive Movement
    Elementally Functional Family Fitness

    EIM is a flow-arts based functional movement practice; intended for all ages and stages of (self-propelled) development. 

    It includes Elementally Intuitive Movement 101 and Elemental Implement Manipulation. 

    I offers in-person guidance through the six levels of EIM, for pod/groups of 12 or less; the rate is the same ($80/hr), regardless of class size--gather together, separately, and save--plus it's fun to gather together, knowing we are giving each other enough space because EIM requires each body have at least 6 feet of space, or more, to explore their sphere freely. 

    We wear masks to help reduce airborne particulate (like pollen and dust); to show our respect for each other; and as a form of eustress training (choosing to do something uncomfortable bc we CAN--and getting better at it because we are choosing to practice getting better at it). 

    My goal is to provide you with a daily practice that you can maintain on your own, with minimal guidance on my part--because you have learned how to listen to your own body's signals, as it communicates to you, the navigator. 

    After 17 years working on human bodies, I want to help prevent the wear & tear I witnessed on my massage table--EIM is a gentle practice that helps keep my own (very particular) vessel mobile, and relatively pain-free (after a lifetime of chronic pain). I'm eager to share it with you and your loved ones, at your preferred outdoor location--be it your back/front yard, or at a local park. 

    Nature
    Dance
    Exercise / Health / Yoga
    Sports
    Early Elementary School
    Late Elementary School
    Middle School
    High School
    Adults
    $
    Improv Outside for Pre Schoolers
    Excused Absence Comedy

    ColdTowne Theater's ExAb Comedy brings you this outdoor, early improv class for kids ages 3.5 to 5. High energy, creative and low pressure. Six weeks of class and a 7th week of performance. Held outside at 1410 Larkwood, 78723. Read more about ExAb at www.excusedabsence.com 

    Theater
    Preschoolers
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    In-person & In-studio Music Lessons | Franklin Music Academy
    Franklin Music Academy

    PBS music education benefits kids

    Whether you’re planning on a season of at-home micro school, home school, or conventional in-person classes for your child this fall, safe music instruction can easily fit within your plans. Franklin Music Academy offers online music lessons as well as safe in-person instruction designed to fit your budget, schedule, and child’s unique interests.

    We know firsthand how music education benefits kids because we see it every day. For years, many parents have trusted our expertise.

    Group music lessons are a phenomenal way to round out a pandemic pod learning experience by adding fun to your child’s weekly routine. In this music education format, kids learn from an expert instructor as well as their peers, and they’re perfect for social learners.

    In private online and in-person lessons, Franklin Music Academy offers instruction for how to play guitar, piano, drums, keyboard, and even expert guidance on how kids can write, record, and produce music from home. Every kid can benefit from the fun, excitement, and personalized attention that private music lessons deliver.

    Our world is more complicated than ever. Music is an easy choice.

    Learn more about our lessons and discover how music education benefits kids. 

    How Franklin Music Academy is prioritizing safe in-person music lessons during the pandemic

    While music is profoundly meaningful to us, we know we have a big responsibility. Nothing is more important to us than the safety of the families we work with and our staff. To ensure safe in-person music education, our instructors and kids must follow a strict set of Daily Pandemic Safety Procedures. We’re committed to keeping our kids safe and staff safe. See our guidelines below:

    Daily Pandemic Safety Procedures

    • Students and instructors are asked to wear a face covering over the mouth during lessons
    • We closely monitor daily updates and recommendations from the CDC
    • No physical greetings
    • Seats, piano keys, tables, and doorknobs are sanitized after each lesson
    • Our staff is trained in thorough and frequent hand-washing: fronts, backs, wrists, between fingers with soap and water for at least twenty seconds each time
    • Supervised 20-second hand washing is required for every student before lessons 
    • Employees have been instructed to never come to work if they experience fever or any COVID-19 symptoms. We ask at this time that students and families do the same 

    More about Franklin Music Academy 

    Franklin Music Academy was founded after educator JP Ahmad saw how much the kids in his fifth grade class enjoyed performing Beatles songs. Word quickly spread around Austin about the school, and its curriculum quickly expanded to offer new programs, instructors, and instruments. The academy is now seen as a staple in Austin’s music education community. We’re proud to offer lessons on a variety of instruments for students of all ages and musical backgrounds. 

    We’re here for your kids during this tough time. Music can help.

    To learn more, fill out this contact form and we’ll be in touch!

    Tutoring
    Music
    Late Elementary School
    Middle School
    High School
    Adults
    $
    IW Story Time
    Inflatable Wonderland

    IW Story Time on Thursdays at 11:30 AM.  Then stay and Jump, Laugh, and Play.  It is discount Thursday so the cost is $7.00/kid.  

    Reading / Writing / Literacy
    Babies/Toddlers
    Preschoolers
    Early Elementary School
    Late Elementary School
    $
    Small Learning Pods for School Assistance
    Mindworx Enrichment Programs & Camps

    Don't do school alone! Mindworx has small group learning pods to help your child along with their school day for the Fall while they are attending their ISD virtually. Grades 1 - 6. Students will need to bring in their own laptop and laptop charger loaded with all school software/websites necessary to complete their virtual learning school day. Any school supplies such as personal notebooks will need to be brought in a backpack. 

    Please provide a labeled lunch, snack, and water bottle. Mindworx will provide a pizza lunch on Friday, complete with fruit and a juice box. Your child will need to bring a full lunch all other days. We have a microwave, but utensils will not be provided. Thank you.

    Doors will open at 8:00 am for in-person virtual school assistance. Your child's school schedule will be followed until 2:55 pm, at which time you will pick up.  If you require early drop-off between 7:30 am - 8:00 am, there will be an extra $25 charge per week. Register at https://mindworx.asapconnected.com/#ProgramID=6116

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    Mathematics
    Reading / Writing / Literacy
    STEM - Computers
    STEM - General
    Visual arts / crafts
    Early Elementary School
    Late Elementary School
    Middle School
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    Petit Architect
    Petit Architect

    Maïa Tarassoff started Petit Architect in 2017, with the mandate to make architecture more accessible to children and youth and inspire them to become educated citizens involved in their cities. She teaches fun, hands-on after-school programs and intervenes in schools, for all ages ranging from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Her curriculum is focused on sustainability, social impact and energy efficiency. In parallel, she continues to work as a passive house and interior designer.

    Academic - General
    Mathematics
    Early Elementary School
    Late Elementary School
    Middle School
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    Home school cooking lessons, age 9-13 years
    Pinny and Trowel LLC

    A fun series of lessons for home-schoolers, with 5 lessons over 5 weeks, each lesson is two hours long. We will be making peach gelato and waffle cones, ratatouille, butterfly cakes, tortilla's and salsa and cannoli with a traditional filling

    Misc
    Late Elementary School
    Middle School
    $
    Home school cooking lessons, age 5-9 years
    Pinny and Trowel LLC

    Fun Fall cooking classes, for five weeks, two hours each Tuesday morning, for children aged 5-9 years. We will be making peach gelato, ratatouille, tortilla and salsa, cannoli and filling plus butterfly cakes

    Misc
    Early Elementary School
    Late Elementary School
    $
    School of Rock San Antonio: In person lessons for guitar, bass guitar, drums, vocals and keyboards
    School of Rock San Antonio

     

    School of Rock Performance-Based Music Programs Rock Socializing— With Social Distancing

    Kids have been inspired in the School of Rock community for the last 8 and half years, learning music by playing music– together. Through programs designed for all skill levels, students go from lessons and rehearsal to performance– developing confidence, talent and teamwork skills along the way. Students, ages 7 to 18 engage in a private, one-on-one lesson. Those weekly lessons come with a bonus: the chance to be a rock star. Once enrolled, students become part of a band as well, and play in a socially distanced rehearsal each week. Bands are determined by skill level and age. They practice together for a season (about 4 months) and then play a show. This unique approach allows students to use what they learn from their teacher in the real-world setting of a band, comprised of their peers. They learn to rock on stage and in life.

    School of Rock community members also have access to our one-of-a-kind, fully integrated Method app. The App provides an enhanced learning experience and reinforced practice schedule. Parents and students know what should be worked on and progress can be tracked.

    Programs—Something For All Ages

    Rookies

    Ages 5-7. Fun musical activities and hands-on experience with guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and singing, so they can discover which instrument interests them most.

    Rock 101

    Ages 7-12. Your budding rock star applies music fundamentals learned in their private lessons to playing in a band. Rock 101 is a fun, low stress environment where basics are mastered while playing songs with other kids.

    Junior Performance

    Ages 9-12.  Upon completing Rock 101, your young rocker learns harmonies, musicianship and much more about performing as a band.

    Performance

    Ages 12-18. For beginner to advanced players. With several show themes each season, your team will excel from one level to the next– all while playing music they love.

    Rock 101, Junior Performance and Performance Programs include a weekly private lesson and weekly band rehearsals.

    Just how safe is School of Rock San Antonio? Click on the following link to take a personalized virtual tour and find out!

    Virtual Safety Tour of School of Rock San Antonio

    Give us a call today to schedule your in-person tour and free trial lesson: 210.314.7671.

    Music
    Early Elementary School
    Late Elementary School
    Middle School
    High School
    Adults
    $
    Spruill Center for the Arts- In-person Art Classes
    Spruill Center for the Arts

    Spruill Center for the Arts is offering a wide variety of youth programs to complement students’ remote learning this fall. To help provide hands-on learning experiences during a virtual learning fall semester. 

    Fall Break Camps

    Weekday Afternoon Art Classes

    Wonderful Wednesday School Break Day Camp

    Thanksgiving Break Camp

    Weekend Art Classes

    Early Elementary School
    Late Elementary School
    Middle School
    High School
    Adults
    Stages Improvisation for Beginners and Next Level
    Stages (A Magical Journey Thru Stages)

    Improvisation for Beginners and Next Level

    Grades 5 - 8

    Directed by Hilary Bluestein-Lyons

    Nov 2 - Dec 14 (No class Thanksgiving week)

    Mondays (4:30 - 5:30pm)

    Join us for an hour each week to learn improvisational comedy and games that will have you thinking quick on your feet and laughing deep in your gut.

    A fun, fast-paced, interactive showcase will be recorded on the final day to share with family and friends. Talented and slightly wacky performers of all backgrounds are welcome to join us!

    Theater
    Middle School
    $
    WonderKids Pre-K Prep Program
    The Little Gym of South County
    WonderKids Club™ is a 3-hour preschool prep program in Austin that extends The Little Gym experience with active learning and center activities, arts and crafts projects and various art media, story time, and creative play with LEGO® DUPLO® bricks. Our immersive play and learning activities help prepare kids for success in school. For parents, like you, WonderKids Club provides a few hours of much-needed grown-up time and the confidence that your child is happy and growing in a safe, structured, familiar environment.
    Call to to learn more & enroll today: (512)-713-6421
    https://www.thelittlegym.com/AustinSouthTX/classes/wonderkids-club
    Exercise / Health / Yoga
    Preschool
    Preschoolers
    $
    Valor Digital Learning Camp
    Valor Martial Arts Georgetown
    Parents!  FOLLOWING G.I.S.D.’s decision to start school virtually we will be hosting an exciting Digital Learning Camp for school aged children, from August 20-September 9! 
    SPOTS AVAILABLEThis is the PERFECT option if you are worried about how to stay on top of the distance learning requirements for your kids. We are offering a safe solution with daily schoolwork assistance, martial arts fitness and VERY limited participation to ensure everyone stays healthy.
    The first 15 students to reserve their spot can expect: 
    Curbside Drop-off & Pick-up
    Supervised & Distanced Learning
    Individual School Supplies
    Hand Washing, Disinfectant, & Temperature Checks
     Separate Belongings Storage
    Distanced Martial Arts Training & Drills
    Spots are filling up quick and Digital Learning Camp starts August 20...
    To learn more call or text us at (512)630-7648.
    Academic - General
    Martial arts
    Early Elementary School
    Late Elementary School
    Middle School
    $