There are several factors that will determine when and at what level programming will begin again, many of which are outside of our control and determined by our elected officials in the best interest of public safety.
What we know now is:
Registration for Fall 2020 preschool is now open. Registration for Fall before and after school programs is to be determined.
Licensed summer day camps are now open for registration, and will run at limited capacity to follow social distancing guidelines. 10 weeks of camp will begin on June 22, and will run at 21 sites.
For questions or information on refunds, please contact your local recreation facility.
Go here for more information on how to apply for recreations scholarships.
We recognize that our recreation instructors and program staff are some of the most talented, dedicated and devoted professionals in the field, so the actions forced by this pandemic have been extremely difficult. Our staffing model is primarily dependent on revenue produced by programs and services delivered by staff and instructors to the community.
As a result of programs being cancelled until further notice, all instructors and many of our other employees working in recreation based programming have been laid off. All employees who have been laid off can apply for unemployment benefits through the Washington State Employment Security Department.
The Washington State Employment Security Department is responsible for determining who is eligible for unemployment benefits. Traditionally, Independent Contractors are not eligible for unemployment benefits, however some provisions were made during this crisis and more information can be found here.
Please email Sonia Flores at [email protected] and she will put you in contact with the department that best fits your needs.
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