April 2021- Please read!

Super Friday families,

This week, April 2, is a Super Friday HOLIDAY, due to Good Friday. Enjoy your day!

We return on April 9 for the remaining FOUR WEEKS of our spring semester. We are making a few changes and improvements to our pickup procedures. Please read the important info below!

If you have children in both Early Childhood (EC) and Older Childhood (OC) parts of our program, we will merge students for those families into ONE pickup line beginning April 9. Parents in this group will pick up all of their children in the EC line. The older siblings will receive a name tag for the next few weeks telling them where to go for End Of Day dismissal instead of their usual atrium group. Staff members will also assist them as they move to the EC pickup area.

IF YOU ARE PICKING UP OLDER AND EARLY CHILDREN, DO NOT GET INTO THE EC PICKUP LINE BEFORE 12:15. Older children are not dismissed from 3rd period until 12:10 and will not be available for pickup before 12:15.

Parents who have ONLY EC students may get into the EC pickup line at their usual time.

Parents who have ONLY OC students will use the OC pickup line at Entrance D as usual.

Parents who wish to walk up for pickup instead of driving up need to park their car (unless you walked from home :o) and walk up to entrance J (glass doors to the right of the gym). Do not enter the building, you will be met at the door by a staff member who will take the name of your student(s) and atrium #. They will get your child(ren) and bring them to the door to meet you. Please be aware that with two car lines moving through the parking lot, it is very important to be very cautious walking back to your car with your children. PARENTS OF EARLY CHILDHOOD STUDENTS MAY NOT WALK UP FOR PICKUP.

Here’s a little flowchart to help! (credit to Su Bahler :o)

One more reminder! As our Covid protocols state, all persons 10 and up entering, exiting, or moving through the halls should wear a mask or face covering. This applies to staff, parents, aides and students, unless there is a medical exemption. Once students and staff are seated and spaced in the classroom, they may remove their masks if they choose to do so. We will revisit our protocols after the end of the current semester and inform everyone of updated policies for fall semester before registration opens this summer. If you have any questions, please let me know. We are so thankful for all of your cooperation as we provide a safe Super Friday for everyone involved.

In His Grace,

Dawn Pruyn

Spring dates and updates!

What a wonderful SUPER FRIDAY spring semester we are having, now that we have all thawed out from the crazy freeze! Just a few notes and reminders as we spring forward!

This coming Friday, March 19 is spring break, so we do NOT have Super Friday this week. I hope and pray that you and your families enjoy the beautiful warm weather and some time to relax. We return to Super Friday on March 26, then we will be off on April 2 for Good Friday. Then we’ve got the next four Fridays to finish off our semester.

Several of you have reached out with questions regarding Covid protocols. At Super Friday, we will complete our remaining 5 weeks following the policies and protocols already in place, as these are what we registered with. Governor Abbot and CDC both still recommend wearing masks when social distancing is not possible, so we will continue to require masks for everyone age 10 and up when entering, exiting and moving through the building, and when classroom activities do not allow for social distancing. We will also continue to disinfect and hand wash as much as possible to provide a safe and clean environment. We will certainly review and revise our policies over the summer break and have a new plan in place before registration for Fall 2021 opens.

I have also heard from several parents regarding pickup procedures at the end of the day. For the best possible safety and security of our students, we will continue to use the car pickup line moving forward. Overall, this is much more secure and efficient than having parents come in to pick up. However, we are going to make some tweaks to our system after spring break to help make everyone’s Friday pickup a little smoother and quicker. This will include letting parents of both EC and OC children pick up in ONE line and providing a separate pickup point for those who would prefer to park and walk up (or walk from home) rather than using the car line. We are working out the details, so watch your email in the next week!

We are so very thankful that we can gather together each week for Super Friday and for the cooperation of both staff and families that has made these two challenging semesters such a success! Enjoy your spring break. :o)

Super Friday begins in 4 days!

At long last, Super Friday spring 2021 begins this week, Friday, January 21!

Attached you will find all of the important documents for this semester. Please take the time to read them carefully and let me know if you have any questions.

If you have not yet sent your Medical Liability Form, please do so BY WEDNESDAY NIGHT. You can scan and email it to me at dawnpruyn@homerunministries.com.

If I haven’t received your form by then, your students’ name tags will be pulled and you will need to turn your form in before they can head to class.

If you have not paid your full balance (or made arrangements with Anne Trapani for a payment plan), please do so before Friday in order for your students to participate.

ALL FAMILIES WHO DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN FALL 2020 NEED TO FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW AND COMPLETE THIS MEDICAL ISSUES, EXCEPTIONS AND BEHAVIORS FORM. If you attended in Fall 2020 and have no changes, you do not need to complete the form again.

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All of us at Super Friday are excited about all of the fun that we have planned this spring! If you have any questions, please let me know.

In His Grace,

Dawn Pruyn

Spring 2021 Information and Deadlines

Top view planner calendar with monstera leaf copy space

Emails with invoices and links for payment went out on Tuesday, December 15.

All families registered for Super Friday Spring 2021 should have received an email with your invoice and a link to make payment. If you don’t see the email in your Inbox, please check your Junk Mail and Spam. If you still don’t see it (subject line will read Pledge #### from Home Run Ministries, Incorporated), email Carmen Keeton at carmenkeeton@homerunministries.com to ask her to send it again.

You are welcome to pay your full balance (shown on the invoice) by this Friday, December 18. If you would like to break your balance into two payments, you can change the amount to pay once you follow the link. First payment should include all class fees, supply fees and at least ½ of your tuition balance. After December 18, a late fee of $15 will be assessed and your child’s spot in classes may be lost.

Final payment is due January 8, 2021. After January 8, a late fee of $15 will be assessed and your child’s spot in classes may be lost.

You can view your child’s schedule at any time by logging into www.homerunministries.com and clicking Student Profile and Schedule.  If you have any questions regarding your child’s schedule, please email me at dawnpruyn@homerunministries.com

FIVE important documents also linked here, please read them thoroughly and let me know if you have any questions!

Fall wrap up and Spring plans and dates

We are in the final stretch of our fall semester, with just two Super Fridays left to go!

On our last day, November 20, a few of our classes are inviting parents to join for performances. If your student is in one of these classes, you should receive an email regarding times and specific protocols. If you are arriving after 9:30am, please enter at Entrance J, where you will go through our quick health check and receive a name tag. All visitors will need to wear a mask at all times in the building.

Ring Those Christmas Bells, CYT Musical Theater and CYT Our Gang will perform for everyone who’d like to attend at 1pm in the gym. This will be a fun holiday themed for all ages! We will space seating as much as possible, but please plan to wear masks while you are in the building.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR SPRING 2021 SUPER FRIDAY

Spring 2021 Super Friday will begin on January 22!

Beginning on November 20, Schedule Preview will be updated and available on our website at http://www.homerunministries.com. Just login and click the green Schedule Preview button and browse through all of the options for your child(ren). Students who were in Early Childhood for fall semester will remain in EC for spring. Class assignments will be sent out in January.

Registration for Spring 2021 will open as follows:

Staff families- November 30 at 8am

Families who attended either Spring or Fall 2020- December 2 at 8am

New families or families who didn’t attend in 2020- December 7 at 8am.

1st payment (class fees and 1/2 tuition) due on December 18, 2020.

2nd payment (1/2 tuition) due on January 8, 2020.

Email any questions to dawnpruyn@homerunministries.com.

Notes and Reminders

The Reason Why Americans Refer to Autumn as Fall | Mental Floss

Good day Super Friday Families!

I hope that you are all enjoying the beautiful fall weather that has finally arrived.

Our semester is going better than we ever could have imagined! Thank you to everyone for your patience and grace as we continue to figure out how to navigate 2020. Please remind children 10 and up that they need to wear their masks during class change, entering and exiting the building, and when they are not seated and distanced from other students. It is so important that we continue to follow our protocols each week to provide the safest environment for everyone.

Afternoon pickup has certainly been our greatest challenge, but that is moving so smoothly now. A few notes that will make it go even better:

  • Take a few minutes to make sure your child knows and recognizes their last name. :o)
  • While phones are a great form of distraction and entertainment while waiting in line, please put your phone down and look up when the line starts moving.
  • If your child has a sewing machine, we will have them lined up at the pickup door. Please be ready to hop out and load it up, or let us know and we will be glad to put it in the car for you.

Week 4 Important info!

A huge thank you to everyone for the patience and grace you have shown as we fine tune our arrivals and dismissals. This week went just beautifully, even with Photo Day thrown into the mix!

Moving forward, we will no longer have name tags for students. This will make arrivals a little quicker.

Parents of Early Childhood—You will still need to walk your child in. Masks are required for adults entering and walking through the building.

Parents of Older Children—You need to park and walk your children up to Health Check and answer question. You do not have to enter the building (we can health check right outside the door), but if you do enter the building, you must wear a mask.

Parents of Older Children (7 and up), please take a few moments to write your child’s schedule and End Of Day location (GYM for staff kids or Atrium #) down on a card on sticky note and put it in their backpack. We will be able to direct them to the correct room, but they need to know which class they are headed to.

If you don’t know your child’s classes, you can access them on the website. Just log into the website at www.homerunministries.com, then click on Student Profile and Schedule by their name.

If you don’t know your child’s Atrium #, email me. You should also have this number on your Windshield Sign for end of day!

We are still very much in need of subs! If you might be willing to spend an occasional Friday subbing (it really it a lot of fun!), please email me and let me know.

In His Grace,

Dawn Pruyn

Portrait Day this Friday, Sept. 11

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We are thrilled to offer student portraits at Super Friday by Digismiles again this year. This is completely optional, but a great opportunity to have convenient professional photos and a wonderful value.

If you’re interested, please complete the google form linked below BEFORE NOON ON THURSDAY, SEPT. 10. We are not using printed forms this year. Then just drop your payment (cash or check made to Digismiles) in the basket at health check entrance Friday morning.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfy3alhFIynSPHVEnJGRy7wIEpPgJ44X2SNMyL9xM43zWiQVg/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0&usp=mail_form_link

Arrival and End of Day Procedure

Well, we’ve finally made it here! Super Friday will begin this Friday, August 28.

We will be handling arrivals and end of day in a completely new way this year, in order to make our day as safe and efficient as possible.

Information just went out in an email, or you can find the Arrival and End of Day Procedures under the Document tab on our website.

Please, please, please, please read this document carefully!

Many are asking about Hurricane Laura and how that may affect our first day. We are watching the forecasts and tracking carefully. We will make a determination about Super Friday late Wednesday or early Thursday.

If you have questions, shoot me a text or email.

We’ve nailed down the details….

And we are going to be “Grateful to Gather”!!

Documents have been emailed out and are also posted on the website at http://www.homerunministries.com in the Documents Tab.

Here are the details:

Super Friday Covid-19 Protocols (as of August 3, 2020)

Super Friday will follow State and Local guidelines and mandates, as required by law and by the facility where we meet. These mandates are subject to change and we will adjust our protocols accordingly. Families will be notified of any changes moving forward.

  1. We are planning to meet in person, beginning August 28, 2020. If we have to cancel due to Covid 19, either for a week or two or for a longer time period, refunds will be provided based on the document Fall 2020 Super Friday Covid Refund Policy. We are not planning to implement online learning this semester for Super Friday.
  2. All facilities and surfaces will be cleaned and sanitized between each Super Friday by cleaning staff of Woodridge Baptist Church.
  3. Frequent hand-washing and sanitizing will be encouraged.
  4. Sharing of supplies or other items will be minimized and avoided when possible.
  5. It is imperative that parents monitor their students’ health closely throughout the week before attending Super Friday. If your child has a fever, cough, difficulty breathing or other symptoms of illness, please keep them at home. If your child is in attendance at Super Friday and is noticeably not feeling well, we will notify you to pick them up. If your child is ill (non-Covid-19), we ask they not attend Super Friday until they are symptom free for at least 24 hours.
  6. If a child or staff member is found to be Covid-19 positive, contact tracing within the program will occur to allow families to self-screen and determine if quarantine is warranted. Woodridge Baptist staff will be notified of any positive case in our population. Classrooms and supplies will be sanitized.

Based on CDC guidelines, the individual will not be allowed to return to campus until:

  • 14 days have passed from first symptoms AND
  • 72 hours have passed with no fever (and no fever reducers) AND
  • Respiratory symptoms have improved
  • If a child or staff member has been in direct, close contact (ie. family member, member of household or other non-distancing contact) with someone who is Covid-19 positive, that child or staff member will not return to campus until 14 days from last contact.
  • We plan to conduct a brief health check of each person as they enter the building. This will include a no-contact temperature check (over 100.4 degrees defined as fever) and three questions, which can be answered by the parent or caregiver for children.

1. Have you been fever-free without the use of fever reducing medications for the last 72 hours?

2. Have you had any unusual respiratory distress including cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell, or chills in the past 72 hours?

3. Have you been in close direct contact with anyone with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days?

A YES answer to any of these questions will result in that family not being admitted to Super Friday on that date. Return to campus will be determined based on diagnosis.

  • We will require that students/teachers/administrators/parents wear a mask when moving from place to place in the building and in any situation where social distance is not possible. It will be suggested that all persons keep a mask handy in the event they need to approach someone; however, while seated in most classes we should be able to separate students by the suggested space for social distancing so as to allow masks to be stored while sitting.  In some classes where students must work in close proximity to another student or staff member, masks may need to stay on throughout the class.  Of course, anyone who feels more comfortable wearing a mask or face covering at any time will be encouraged to do so.  In addition, children under the age of 10 are not required to wear face coverings. 
  • We will not be having our large group gatherings in the gym either before classes or for snack time until further notice. Students will proceed directly to 1st period in the morning. Snacks will be eaten in 2nd period.
  • We will also be implementing new drop off and pick up procedures to minimize crowds and traffic within the building and make the process safer and more convenient. More information will be shared closer to our start date of August 28.

Our motto this fall will be “Grateful to Gather”! We will do our very best to provide a safe and fun environment for our students and staff. We will show respect to each other in the way that we speak and behave, even if we believe differently about Covid-19 and the risk it presents.

I understand that you will need to assess these protocols and determine what is best for your family. Any withdrawals on or before August 14 will result in a full refund of tuition and class fees paid. Other refunds will not be issued other than the situations outlined in the document Fall 2020 Super Friday Covid Refund Policy. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Dawn Pruyn, dawnpruyn@homerunministries.com.