Remote Enrichment Center (REC)

Safe, Supervised & Supportive Environment for Self-Guided E-Learning



As you figure out your plans for this school year, rest assured the Lisle Park District and our newly created Remote Enrichment Center is here for you. Your child will spend the day in a safe, supervised and supportive environment, conducive to self-guided e-learning. This full-day program will allocate time for assigned schoolwork based upon the educational goals of your school district and child. Daily schedules will be centered around assigned learning, with structured breaks throughout each day for meals, indoor/outdoor recreation, as well as a variety of enrichment activities. Additionally, weekly special options will be offered that encourage social, mental and physical well-being.

The Remote Enrichment Center has been designed to safely meet the needs of all participants in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Students will be provided their own learning station with tables spaced at least six feet apart, and separate quiet space will be available for interactive virtual learning such as video conferencing with teachers. Supervisors will ensure students are able to connect to classroom meetings and stay on task to complete daily assignments. We'll utilize our large indoor space and 100+ acres in Community Park to safely spread out during enrichment activities, which are critical to maintaining academic focus and healthy habits.





GRADES

Kindergarten – 8th Grade





OPERATING DATES

Opens August 31

The Remote Enrichment Center will open on August 31 and is intended to be offered for the duration of the 2020-21 school year. However, this is subject to change based upon local, state and federal guidelines. The program follows the Lisle School District 202 academic calendar with our traditional programming options available on applicable holidays or days off of school.

You DO NOT have to be a student in Lisle School District 202 to attend the Lisle Park District's Remote Enrichment Center.





SAFETY PROCEDURES

The Lisle Park District follows the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity guidelines as set forth by the State of Illinois to ensure the safety of our participants and staff. Program-specific safety procedures will be communicated to participants prior to attending the program. You can view a current list of safety procedures below.


View Safety Procedures





REGISTRATION

Resident registration begins August 3
Nonresident registration begins August 12


We understand that determining the best environment for your child this school year is difficult given the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic. Our goal is to provide a full-day option for in-person learning that matches the needs of your family. The program will be offered from 8am-3pm each day .

To provide as much flexibility as possible, you may register on a weekly basis, with 5-day, 3-day, and 2-day options. To properly plan and staff accordingly, you must register by the Wednesday before the week you attend.

There will be a $10 fee increase after the registration deadline.



Full Day

# of Days per Week Time R / NR Fee per Week Reg. By
5 days 8:00am - 3:00pm $240 / $255 Wednesday of week prior to attending
3 days* 8:00am - 3:00pm $145 / $160 Wednesday of week prior to attending
2 days* 8:00am - 3:00pm $95 / $110 Wednesday of week prior to attending

*Upon registering for the 3 or 2-day options, you must provide the days of the week your child(ren) are attending, so our staff can plan accordingly.

Online Registration Path: Register > Remote Enrichment Center

Click Here To Register Online



 

FAQs Frequently Asked Questions

We know this school year is going to look different. We are here to help and answer your questions.


Why should I enroll my child in the Remote Enrichment Center?
This program is designed to help our community and provide families with a dependable, flexible, and high-quality option to achieve the remote learning goals of your child. Providing a safe and supportive environment for your child to complete their required schoolwork is our top priority and something we take very seriously. However, we are also a park district, and we like to provide amazing experiences! The supervisors and staff of the program include an outstanding blend of individuals with vast knowledge and expertise in a combination of areas such as childcare, education, and recreation. Together, this team will supplement daily schoolwork time with unique enrichment activities to foster the physical, social, and mental well-being of your child.

Where does the program take place?
The Recreation Center has been reconfigured to provide ample space for individual learning stations and the various enrichment activities that will take place each day. The program space includes controlled and secure access, including entrances/exits and restrooms that are solely for the use of the Remote Enrichment Center staff and participants. We will also be outside within our beautiful Community Park as much as possible for structured activities, supervised free play, meal breaks, etc.

What if my child needs help with their schoolwork?
Our supervisors consist of experienced professionals who lead an array of early childhood, youth, and teen programming. While we are not a replacement for your child's schoolteachers, our experienced and skilled staff will do their best to assist your child, so they are able to complete assigned schoolwork during their time at the Remote Enrichment Center.

What enrichment activities will take place?
Activities will be offered each week that supplement the remote learning schedule of your child. Some examples of enrichment activity options will include cultural arts, nature-based play, physical exercise, mental and social development games, science exploration, and much more!

What safety guidelines does the Remote Enrichment Center follow?
The Lisle Park District has carefully and creatively adapted our programs, services and amenities under Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan. We continue to evolve our plans and procedures to ensure the health and safety of our participants and staff. During Phase 4, the District will adhere to guidelines provided by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), the Illinois Association of Park Districts, and CDC recommendations.

Will my child have internet available to access remote learning?
Yes, providing the necessary internet connection is an essential aspect of the Remote Enrichment Center. We have Wi-Fi access at the Lisle Recreation Center to ensure your child(ren) can access digital assignments, educational applications, and virtual learning tasks.

Can I change the number of days per week my child attends the Remote Enrichment Center?
Due to the evolving education plans from surrounding school districts, our pricing model allows you to register on a weekly basis, in which you can adjust the number of days depending on your school's model or needs of your family.

Will the weekly fee change if there is a holiday or school institute day(s)?
The weekly cost will be prorated if there is a national holiday, school holiday, or institute day. The Lisle Park District offers School's Out Quest, a variation of Camp Summer Quest, on days off of school. Although School's Out Quest dates align with Lisle School District 202's academic calendar, both residents and nonresidents are able to attend.

Will my child be required to wear a face covering?
The safety of your family and our staff is of the utmost importance to us. To provide the safest environment possible, participants will wear face coverings upon entering and exiting the building, as well as whenever social distancing can't be guaranteed. While most activities will provide for social distancing, all students, parents and staff will be expected to wear face coverings when inside the facility. Face coverings will not be required outside when participants can maintain at least 6 feet of distance from one another.

Is the Remote Enrichment Center a replacement for school?
While we strive to enhance your child's education, the REC is intended to support a safe environment for your child to follow the curriculum of their school. The program is designed to coincide with the learning model of your child's school, whether they are enrolled in a hybrid or remote learning model. Participants will be expected to perform schoolwork in a self-guided manner, in which they are responsible for completing their required daily assignments.

While we do have the ability to store and dispense medication according to our medication dispensing procedures, please be aware that the Lisle Park District does not have nurses or other mandatory school staff on-site. We also do not receive the funding (federal or state) that schools receive and are not subject to statutes, regulations or requirements which are applicable to schools. As a result, the Park District will not be able to administer medication or perform other services that school nurses typically provide and will not be subject to individualized education plans (IEP) or special support programs that schools are responsible for and equipped to accommodate.

Moreover, the Lisle Park District welcomes and supports the participation of individuals with special needs in all programs, activities, and services. If any person wishing to participate in a Park District program has special needs that must be accommodated to enable participation, that person (or parent/guardian) must notify the Park District. The Lisle Park District will do what is reasonably possible to satisfy those needs in partnership with SEASPAR (South East Association for Special Parks And Recreation).

View ADA Accommodations & Assistance


How does the Remote Enrichment Center differ from the EDGE Program (Before & After School)?
The Remote Enrichment Center is available to any student in grades K-8, no matter what school they attend and is located at the Lisle Park District Recreation Center at 1925 Ohio Street. The EDGE Program provides extended day experiences before & after school to students in grades K-5 who attend in-person learning at Lisle District 202 schools. The EDGE program will be offered on-site at both Lisle Elementary School and Tate Woods during the 2020-2021 school year, as long as in-person school is taking place and is deemed appropriate.

If Illinois reverts to a previous stage of the Restore Illinois Plan will you still be offering this program?
Due to the evolving nature of the effects of the pandemic, the Remote Enrichment Center will be prepared to adapt as further guidelines and mandates are developed. We have every intention to continue offering the program to support you and your family through this unpredictable school year. If a state order mandates DuPage County back into a previous phase of the Restore Illinois Plan and/or schools are closed for in-person learning, we will evaluate and adjust our safety procedures and guidelines accordingly to comply with state restrictions.





Still have questions?

Please contact Debbie Breihan via email at dbreihan@lisleparkdistrict.org or call 630-353-4344.