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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

  • 1. How will you minimize exposure to Covid 19 for participants?

    The Bridges to Learning Programs are  licensed with the State of New Jersey, and  follow all Department of Children and Families Health and Safety requirements and recommendations. This includes limited group sizes, daily health screenings, use of face coverings for staff and students (While indoors),social distancing protocols, promoting healthy hygeine practices, enhanced cleaning and sanitzing procedures and following proper response procedures for COVID 19 symptoms or exposures. We will update this information as we receive any changes.

  • 2. If we have travelled recently can my children still participate in the program?

    The Bridges programs will follow the same protocols and procedures as the school distrct regarding travel restrictions.

    Non vaccinated adults and children:

    •  stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel

    Vaccinated individuals are not required to quarantine for any domestic travel.

    If this guidance changes before the beginning of the program, this information will be updated.

  • 3. What is the Cancellation Policy?

    Bridges Summer Academies-Due to small group sizing, and limited enrollment opportunities, we are unable to offer any refunds once registration is accepted.

    Bridges AM and PM care during the 2021-2022 school year- Program Cancellations require 7 days advance notice.

  • 4. What is your discipline policy?

    Our staff understands child development, and works to re-direct misbehavior. However, our goal is to provide a safe and fun environment for every child. If a child’s behavior is effecting the experience or the safety of the other students, parents will be called. A behavior plan will be discussed and developed. After repeated attempts, if the behavior is not corrected, we reserve the right to expel the child, and unfortunately refunds will not be provided.

  • 5. Is Financial Assistance available?

    Families who meet certain eligibility requirements may qualify for financial assistance through our local provider, Child and Family Resources. Requirements:

    Must be a New Jersey resident.
    Must meet income requirements and not have assets that exceed $1 million.
    Must be working full time (30 hours or more), attending school full time (12 credits or more), or in job training (at least 20 hours a week).
    Depending on family size and income, may have to contribute to the cost of care (co-pay).

    To apply for financial assistance, contact Child and Family Resources at 973-398-1730 or visit their website at https://cfrmorris.org/

  • 6. When is payment due?

    Bridges to Learning is billed monthly. Payment is due before the 1st of each month. If payment has not been received by the 1st of each month, the children will be excluded until full payment has been received. We have a $15 late fee for any invoices more than 3 days in arrears.

  • 7. Do participants and staff need to wear face coverings?

    Bridges to Learning will follow the school protocols regarding face coverings. Currently staff and students are required to wear face coverings while inside a building. Staff and students are not required to wear face coverings outside.

  • Early Learner's Academy- Can my child bring items from home?

    We ask that children refrain from bringing personal belongings. Often times items are lost are broken and we cannot be held responsible for personal  items. We will have a number of show and tell days, where children will be encouraged to bring a favorite toy from home to show to the other children. 

  • Early Learner's Academy- Do the children eat lunch?

    We will have snack time, but children will not eat lunch during the program.

  • Early Learner's Academy- What if I need to pick up my child early?

    If you need to pick up your child early, before dismissal, a written note is requested stating the proposed time of pick up and who will be picking up that child. This will allow us to have your child ready to leave at that time. If you need to pick up your child early for an emergency during program hours,  please call the SSS Bridges phone at 862-309-0254.

  • Early Learner's Academy- What should my child bring each day?

    Each child should bring a LABELED water bottle each day as well as a nut-free snack. Children who are not bathroom independent should pack a spare set of clothes and diapers or pull ups.

  • Early Learner's Academy- What should my child wear?

    Because we spend time both indoors (air conditioned rooms), and outdoors, children should wear comfortable, casual play clothes, socks, and sneakers  They may also want to bring a light sweater in case they are cold in the classroom and a hat for outdoor play. They should wear a face covering each day, and should bring  a spare. Please label everything. Parents should apply sunscreen at home before drop off.

  • Early Learner's Academy- Where do I drop off my child?

    Children should be dropped off in the front of SSS between 8:55AM and 9:00AM. Health Checks, including temperature checks, will be performed and staff will escort them into the school. Please be on time. If you arrive after 9:05, you will have to call the Bridges phone and arrange to have a staff member meet you. Pick up will be in the same location between 11:50AM and 12:00PM. Children will only be released to adults listed on your registration, so please ensure the list is up to date. Please plan on providing ID until the staff get to know you.

  • Outdoor Adventure Academy -What if it rains?

    Our program is held completely outdoors (except use of bathrooms), and therefore will not occur during inclement weather. Every attempt will be made to make the decision by 6PM the night before in order to give parents time to make alternate arrangements, however we reserve the right to cancel last minute if it becomes necessary. If a sudden, unplanned storm arises during camp, we will take cover inside the school and ask parents to arrange immediate pick up. All notifications will be sent via email, so please check your email and make sure the email is correct on your registration. Unfortunately there are no refunds for canceled days.

  • Outdoor Adventure Academy- Can my child bring items from home?

    We ask that children refrain from bringing personal belongings. Often times items are lost are broken and we cannot be held responsible for personal items. If your child does bring in items from home, please note electronics are not allowed and will be confiscated. If you require your child to have a cell phone, please note they are not to be used during the program and should be turned off until dismissal.

  • Outdoor Adventure Academy- What if I need to pick up my child early?

    If you need to pick up your child early, before dismissal, a written note is requested stating the proposed time of pick up and who will be picking up that child. This will allow us to have your child ready to leave at that time. If you need to pick up your child early for an emergency during program hours,  please call the Bridges phone at 862-309-2959.

  • Outdoor Adventure Academy- What if I want my child to go home with another parent?

    If your child is going home with another parent, please send in written permission with your child on that day. Please make sure that parent is on your approved pick up list.

  • Outdoor Adventure Academy- What Should my Child Bring each day?

    Each child should bring a LABELED water bottle each day. Many children also like to carry sling bags or small back packs, which is fine. Children are also welcome to bring a snack.

  • Outdoor Adventure Academy- Where do I drop off and pick up my child?

    Children in grades K - 2 should be drop off in the front of JHS. Children in grades 3 - 6 should be dropped off from the back of the school on Monroe Street. Health checks, including temperature checks, will be performed, and students will then be escorted to their group. Parents with children in both groups should drop off all children at the front of JHS and the older child will be escorted to their correct group. Drop off begins at 8:55AM.  Please try to be on time. If you arrive after 9:10AM, you will need to call the Program Supervisor to arrange to meet you and your child. Pick up will be between 11:50AM and 12 Noon from the same location as drop off. Children will only be released to adults listed on your registration, so please ensure the list is up to date. Please plan on providing ID until the staff get to know you. If your child has permission to walk, make sure you have indicated that on the registration.

  • Outdoor Adventure Academy- Will children eat lunch?

    Children will not be eating lunch during the program. However, you are welcome to send your child with a snack. Please refrain from sending items made with nuts, as we may have children with nut allergies.

  • Outdoor Adventure Academy-What Should my child wear?

    Because we are outside, children should wear comfortable, casual play clothes, socks, sneakers and a hat. They should wear a face covering each day, and may want to consider packing a spare. Please label everything. Parents should apply sunscreen at home before drop off.


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