Before & After School Enrichment Programs:
The PTA has entered into an agreement with Flex Academies, a local company that professionally manages after-school programs to provide three 8-week enrichment sessions (fall, winter and spring). http://flexyourafterschool.com/rockcreekforest
You can join the Flex mailing list at: http://flexacademies.com/join-mailing-list/ to get reminders about the upcoming programs, notification of when the online registration site goes live, and updates on enrollment.
If you have questions about PTA-sponsored before and after-school activities presented by Flex Academies, contact Kristen Clemens at email@example.com.
Will all enrichment activities be offered through Flex Academies?
Flex will manage 90% of the the enrichment activities offered through the RCFPTA. Flex does not work with 'clubs' that parents or teachers volunteer to run, so there will likely be a few activities throughout the year that the PTA will offer that will not be under the Flex umbrella.
In addition, there may be companies that choose to offer classes at RCF on their own (outside of the Flex umbrella). These companies will independently handle their own registration and operational details (such as renting space and communicating with students and parents) and -- though they may choose to advertise their programs through backpack mail and by having flyers in the front office -- they will NOT be part of our officially enrichment program and will not be marketed or coordinated by the school or PTA.
Our enrichment program was ran entirely by volunteers in the past. Why are we using Flex Academies this year?
Providing a safe, secure and fun enrichment program is an important service that the RCF PTA provides our school community. To coordinate a robust program with a variety of valuable options is also a lot of work! In the past there have been a few RCF parent volunteers who gave countless hours to coordinating RCF's after-school activities, but it was a huge task for which to be responsible. Flex Academies - with input from the PTA and community -- will coordinate with all the participating vendors, reserve rooms, manage the registration process and communicate with registered participants. They also have a paid onsite coordinator whenever enrichment activities are taking place to ensure vendors have arrived, kids get checked in and that kids get to where they need to be.