Newport County YMCA Virtual Distance Learning Program

As a parent, the most important thing is knowing that your child is spending their day in a safe, structured, and enriching environment. While schools are going remote, the Newport County YMCA Virtual Distance Learning Program is designed to help students stay focused and on-task while engaging in remote learning, without missing out on the social enrichment, peer interaction, and physical activity the Y is known for.

Program Components

Remote learning is now a critical aspect of every child’s education. Our program blends in-person academic support with engaging extracurricular activities that helps your child succeed academically and thrive individually.

  • Remote Learning Assistance: Our staff will facilitate all student’s remote learning. They will follow each school’s plan and daily schedule to ensure your child is attending live/synchronous learning sessions and working on assignments. Students should bring any schoolwork or supplies (including Chromebooks) so our staff can support them, as needed. Please also provide any log-in information needed to access their school work.
  • Social and Emotional Learning: Social-emotional learning teaches skills that benefit a student’s academic performance, while also focusing on their emotional, mental, and behavioral health. Learning skills to resolve conflicts, work with others, form healthy relationships, and make good decisions to prepare students to overcome challenges. Through age-appropriate games and activities, students will learn strategies to help manage emotions, navigate peer relationships, and achieve academic success.
  • Physical Activity: Physical Activity teaches children how to enjoy playing while not sitting in front of a screen. In our program, children are provided with opportunities for moderate and vigorous physical activity for at least 60 minutes per day. This includes activities that increase their heart and breathing rate as well as bone and muscle strengthening. Active play will take place outdoors whenever possible.

Health and Safety

Your child’s health and safety is our top priority. All Newport County YMCA staff are trained in extensive health and safety protocols including how to screen for symptoms, handwashing, maintain physical distance, frequent cleaning, and what to do if someone develops signs of COVID-19.

Here’s how the Y will keep your child safe:

  • Curbside or door side child drop off and pick up systems that keep families physically distant.
  • Y Staff and all children wear face-covering at all times
  • Wellness check performed daily upon entry.
  • Group sizes and child: staff ratio limited to minimize contact with new individuals
  • Fresh air and outdoor time maximized to the fullest extent possible
  • Mealtimes staggered and space to prevent mixing groups
  • Meals must be brought from home, reduces less contamination between children
  • Tables and eating areas spaced and sanitized before and after each usage
  • All programs located in areas with adequate handwashing facilities.

How to Register

To register, please fill out the registration packet and submit back either in person at the Y or via email to rachelc@newportymca.org