POLICIES 

OPENING DAY 

BCNY afterschool fall 2021 programming starts on Tuesday, October 12. Fall 2021 Saturday Academy starts on Saturday, October 16th.  

Eligible Ages 

To register at Abbe Clubhouse and Gerry Clubhouse, members must be currently enrolled in 2nd to 12th grade. 

SCHOOL HOLIDAY CLOSURES 

BCNY is closed when NYC public schools are closed. Please view the BCNY calendar included with this form. For closures due to inclement weather, please be on the lookout for messages from BCNY. 

COVID 19 MEMBER VACCINATION REQUIREMENT 

BCNY requires all members eligible for a Covid 19 vaccine, currently 12 years old and up, be vaccinated with at least their first dose by October 12th, 2021, and fully vaccinated by November 16th, 2021.  

Please upload the member’s Covid 19 vaccination proof (a photograph of member Covid 19 vaccination card) here by October 12th and, if applicable, proof of the second dose by November 16th. Don’t hesitate to call your local clubhouse with questions or if you cannot upload member vaccination proof, please hand it in directly to the clubhouse registrar. 

We understand there are named conditions that would preclude a child from being vaccinated. If this is the case, we need you to submit documentation by your child’s physician exempting them from the Covid 19 vaccine in lieu of vaccination proof by October 12th, 2021 here. 

COVID 19 STAFF VACCINATION REQUIREMENT 

All BCNY employees and volunteers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 

ATTENDANCE POLICY

  • ATTENDANCE

    Registered members must attend BCNY a minimum of 3 days a week. 

    Saturday Academy: Registered members are expected to attend every Saturday but can miss up to 2 days throughout the cycle. 

    Members who cannot meet these expectations may have their membership reviewed or suspended. 

    Arrival 

    All clubhouses open at 2:45 pm. Some clubhouses provide school pick-ups. Please contact your clubhouse director for more information. 

    Dismissal 

    Please check with your Clubhouse offices for up-to-date information on dismissal times and procedures. 

    Dismissal times and procedures vary according to age. We ask that guardians and caregivers are aware of their child’s dismissal times before programming begins. Members who cannot comply with dismissal times and are picked up past their dismissal time may have their membership reviewed or suspended. 

    To assure the safety of our members, parents/guardians must remain in the designated “Visitor Waiting Area” when waiting to pick up their members. 

     

    Visitors 

    Due to COVID 19 safety precautions, we no longer accept drop-in visitations. 

    During dismissal and scheduled programming, parents, guardians, and visitors must wait in the designated “Visitor Waiting Area” for their BCNY member to arrive for pick-up. 

  • MEMBERSHIP

    Upon registration for afterschool programming, new participants automatically become BCNY members. Saturday Academy participants will become official members at their program graduation. 

    The BCNY $5 membership fee has been temporarily suspended due to the pandemic. 

  • WAITLIST

    Please note that space is limited. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. If registration is full, your child will be placed on a waitlist. 

  • SOCIAL MEDIA

    BCNY’s social media accounts are part of our mission to remain connected, especially during these challenging times. We encourage our community to submit memories, photos, and stories of their or their member’s BCNY experiences here. Anyone sharing this user-generated content must have the right to do so and has the permission of the photographed individuals. 
    Please do not post photos BCNY members without the permission of a parent or guardian. 

    All BCNY members sign a media waiver upon registration. BCNY has consent to post pictures of program participants and members on social media. Staff members may not post photos of members on personal social media accounts.