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COVID-19 Protocols

  • Participants will be assigned to cohorts by grade level. Each cohort will have 2-4 staff members. Cohorts will engage with each other, but not with other cohorts, unless social distancing can be applied. Groupmate requests can be made but are not guaranteed.
  • Children need to bring their own snacks daily. Children are not permitted to share food brought from home.
  • Groups will have their own designated learning space indoors and a designated activity space outdoors at our MJCCA Day Camps grounds.
  • We will operate in accordance with public health and CDC guidelines.
  • Children and staff are required to arrive to the MJCCA wearing a mask and should have an extra mask in their backpacks.
  • Children and staff will be required to wear masks while indoors and social distancing is not possible. When outdoors, children and staff will be allowed to remove masks while socially distanced.
  • More information on our COVID-19 protocols can be found below in our FAQ section.

Important Registration Instructions
If the birthday or grade fields are already populated, please do NOT edit those fields. Also, if you get to the “Pay” button but it doesn’t work, look at the top bar where it says questions and waivers. If the questions button is lit up in red, it means you accidentally did not answer at least one of the required questions. Please go back to answer all questions with a red asterisk next to them. If it lights up green and you’ve signed all waivers, the payment button should work. If it does not, please email clubj@atlantajcc.org and we can assist you with registration.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Club J?

Club J is the perfect way for your kids to spend time after school with friends, while enjoying amazing activities on our 52-acre campus. Your kids will be engaged and active all afternoon with ropes course, our brand-new archery range, sports, and more! This is your child’s time to explore, socialize, and experience everyday adventures and lasting memories! We will follow public health guidelines, and continue to execute the procedures and protocols we put in place in our Summer Days @ the J camp program.

What is the eligibility for enrollment?

Boys and girls must be in Pre-K-5th grade during the 2021-2022 school year to be eligible for enrollment. All children must be able to use the bathroom independently, verbally communicate wants and needs, and adhere to enhanced behavior guidelines.

How are your prioritizing registration?

Priority registration will be given to families who previously attended Club J or Club J Your Way. All enrollments are subject to space availability. Incomplete registrations will not be processed, regardless of the date and timestamp. Registrations submitted without a payment form are considered incomplete and cannot be processed until the payment form is received.

Are you creating a wait list?

Yes. A wait list for each bus and month will be established, if needed, and you will be notified if capacity has been reached. Families will be contacted if space becomes available and will be given 24 hours to contact the MJCCA to accept the space. If the MJCCA does not receive confirmation within 24 hours, we will move to the next person on the wait list.

What are the rates for Club J?

Club J
5 Days a Week: $4,250/year ($425/month)
4 Days a Week: $4,150/year ($415/month)
3 Days a Week: $4,000/year ($400/month)
Transportation Fee: additional $25 per week, per child

Transportation Only
5 days a week: $190/Month
4 days a week: $150/Month
3 Days a week: $115/Month
2 days a week: $100/Month
Transportation Only children must be picked up upon arrival to the JCC or have an afternoon activity at the JCC that starts within 30 minutes of arrival.

Transportation

  • Transportation is available from the following schools:
    • Austin Elementary
    • Chesnut Elementary
    • The Davis Academy (both campuses)
    • Dunwoody Elementary (both campuses)
    • The Epstein School
    • Kingsley Elementary
    • Montgomery Elementary
    • Vanderlyn Elementary
  • Due to COVID-19 protocols, there is an additional transportation fee of $25 per child, per week.
  • Bus spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Masks are required while riding the bus.
  • Families who provide their own transportation to Club J will not be charged the Transportation Fee.

Additional Information
All Club J participants must be current members of the MJCCA (part of a Family or Single Parent membership in good standing). Club J is a 10-month program (August-May). Club J will be closed for several religious and secular holidays throughout the year. Please refer to our calendar for specific dates of operation and closings. Fees are determined according to your child’s scheduled attendance and are divided into 10 equal payments, billed monthly from August 2021 to May 2022, regardless of the number of days Club J is operating each month. Charges for Club J are debited from your credit card or checking account on the 3rd of every month. Any changes in your child’s enrollment schedule must be approved in advance and are subject to a $25 change fee per change. Please provide written notification two weeks prior to the date the change will go into effect. Refunds for absences or missed days are not issued.

A $50 non-refundable registration fee and $100 deposit per child is due at time of registration. The $100 deposit will be applied to the final Club J payment. Registration fees and deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable after June 30, 2021, unless bus transportation is not available for your child. Tuition rates do not include membership to the MJCCA nor costs associated with School’s Out Camps.

What schools does Club J pick up from?

  • Austin Elementary
  • Chesnut Elementary
  • The Davis Academy (both campuses)
  • Dunwoody Elementary (both campuses)
  • The Epstein School
  • Kingsley Elementary
  • Montgomery Elementary
  • Vanderlyn Elementary

What happens if bus transportation is not available for my child?

If you have already registered, but we are unable to provide transportation for your child, you can continue your Club J enrollment and provide your own transportation or, to withdraw your registration, contact us at clubj@atlantajcc.org. Registration fees and deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable after June 30, 2021, except in cases where we cannot provide transportation from your child’s school.

What is the cancellation and refund policy for Club J?

Withdrawals must be provided in writing with a two-week notice. Club J is billed monthly – so once a withdrawal is requested – your family can receive a pro-rated credit for the remainder of that month. Registration fees and deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable after June 30, 2021, except in cases where we cannot provide transportation from your child’s school.

If your child’s cohort has a positive COVID-19 case – the entire cohort will be required to  quarantine for 14 days or may test out of quarantine after 7 full days have passed since exposure occurred if no symptoms are present and a PCR test is conducted on day 5 or later of quarantine with a negative result. Please note, no refunds will be given for tuition during a temporary class or school closure that lasts 14 days or fewer.

Do you offer financial assistance for Club J?

Financial assistance is available to Club J Families. To learn more or to begin the application process, please “Sign in” at https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/4LCK6 if you have used our FACTS financial assistance system before, or, click on “Create a username & password” to create an online account if you are new to FACTS. Priority will be given to the financial assistance applications that are submitted by June 12, 2021.

For more information, contact Barbara Vahaba, Financial Assistance Coordinator at 678.812.4142 or at Barbara.Vahaba@atlantajcc.org. All inquiries and financial assistance applications are kept confidential.

In order to be considered for financial assistance, a completed registration form must be submitted online.
Payment for the registration fee and deposit must be received at the time of registration. Your remaining fees will begin to be charged through our payment plan option based on a 25% discount until your financial assistance amount is determined. Once you receive your actual financial assistance award, we will adjust any remaining payments accordingly.

In the event that financial assistance is not accepted, your deposit will be refunded or credited to your account after submission of a refund request in writing by emailing clubj@atlantajcc.org.

How will cohorts be formed? How many per group?

Participants will be assigned to cohorts by grade level. Each cohort will have 2-4 staff members. Cohorts will engage with each other, but not with other cohorts, unless social distancing can be applied. Groupmate requests can be made but are not guaranteed.

Will my child need to wear a mask?

Masks will be required while riding the bus, while indoors, or during celebrations like Shabbat, where multiple cohorts are gathered. Children will not have to wear masks while outdoors with their cohorts or while eating or drinking. We will continue to follow CDC guidelines and adjust accordingly. Please send your child to the MJCCA with an extra mask. The MJCCA will have extra masks on site in the case a child or staff member needs.

Will you be providing a snack?

Unfortunately, no. To reduce exposure to outside sources, parents will need to provide snacks for their child. We find that children arrive to Club J pretty hungry and recommend at least two snacks.

Is there a lost and found?

Yes. The lost and found is located directly outside the Club J office.  Items will remain in Lost and Found for one month and then will be donated if not claimed.

What will drop-off and pick-up look like?

All drop-off and pick-ups will be inside the main building at the Club J check-out desk located to the right when you walk inside. Parents must wait at the check-out desk for children to be called for check-out. Club J participants must be picked up by 6:00 pm.

Is late drop-off or early pick-up allowed?

Yes. All early pick-ups and late drop-offs must be scheduled in advance by emailing clubj@atlantajcc.org. All early pick-ups and late drop-offs will take place at the Club J check-out desk. If no one is at the desk, please visit the Club J office.

Are visitors allowed at Club J?

For the safety of your child, the MJCCA does not allow visitors to our Club J programs. The exception will be any therapists or private support, that have been approved by the MJCCA to attend Club J.

How will Club J Directors communicate with parents?

Our staff members are always there for any parent questions/concerns. All communication will be shared electronically to the email addresses clubj@atlantajcc.org. It is the responsibility of the family to let Club J know of any email address changes. Emails will come from clubj@atlantajcc.org and/or Club J Director Dana Rifkin.

Will my child be able to receive medication?

Yes. Club J can only administer prescription medication when we receive all appropriate medical forms. All prescription medication must be in the original container with the pharmacy label. All over-the-counter medication must be in the original packaging and clearly marked with your child’s name. Medication Dispense Forms can be found here.

Will my child be encouraged to wash their hands throughout the day?

Yes. Children and staff will sanitize their hands immediately upon arrival. Children and staff will sanitize their hands between activities. Staff will carry cleaning products with them to each activity to sanitize all equipment after use. Bathrooms will be cleaned multiple times throughout the day. An art bin will be created for each group to use to minimize the sharing of high-touch objects.

What happens if a child/staff gets sick while at Club J?

  • They must visit the nurse.
  • If the nurse decides a child/staff presents symptoms related to COVID-19 (fever greater than 99.5°F, cough, shortness of breath, diarrhea, fatigue, headache, muscle aches, nausea, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, and/or vomiting), the child will be separated from the group until a parent/guardian can pick them up. They will be supervised by an adult from a 6-foot distance.
  • Anyone sent home with symptoms of COVID-19 cannot return until 14 days have passed or after 7 full days have passed and symptoms are no longer present and a PCR test is conducted on day 5 or later with a negative result.

What procedure is in place if a staff member or child tests positive for COVID-19?

  • If a person who is at Club J (staff or child) gets sick while at Club J we will follow CDC guidelines for isolation until that person leaves the MJCCA. If the diagnosis is positive, we will notify each family in the cohort individually.
  • The child/staff member who tests positive for COVID-19 will not be permitted to return to the MJCCA until they have been fever and fever medication-free for seventy-two (72) hours, other symptoms have improved, and at least 14 days have passed since symptoms first appeared. In the case of an asymptomatic person, they must quarantine for 14 days from the date of their positive test.
  • The cohort containing the child/staff with a positive COVID-19 test will be asked to self-quarantine for a minimum of 14 days or may test out of quarantine after 7 full days have passed since exposure occurred if no symptoms are present and a PCR test is conducted on day 5 or later with a negative result.
  • Individuals who are fully vaccinated and have no COVID-19 symptoms are not required to quarantine or be tested.
  • The MJCCA will work with the Board of Directors, Club J Directors, and local health officials to determine if a full Club J closure is needed for a certain amount of time.

It is important that people remain in quarantine for the full 14 days even if they test negative at some point during the quarantine period. A negative test does not shorten quarantine. – Georgia Department of Health

Please note, no refunds will be given for tuition during a temporary class or school closure that lasts 14 days or fewer.

What happens if a child/staff is exposed to COVID -19?

  • The child or staff must quarantine for 14 days or may test out of quarantine after 7 full days have passed since exposure occurred if no symptoms are present and a PCR test is conducted on day 5 or later of quarantine with a negative result.
  • The person exposed is not permitted to return to the MJCCA until they have been fever and fever medication free for seventy-two (72) hours, (if symptoms were present – other symptoms have improved) and at least 14 days have passed since exposure or after 7 full days have passed since exposure occurred if no symptoms are present and a PCR test is conducted on day 5 or later of quarantine with a negative result.
  • The child or staff may test out of quarantine after 7 full days have passed since exposure occurred if no symptoms are present and a PCR test is conducted on day 5 or later of quarantine with a negative result.
  • Individuals who are fully vaccinated and have no COVID-19 symptoms are not required to quarantine or be tested.

COMMUNICATION: If a person in a cohort has a direct exposure to COVID-19, the cohort will be notified that a person in their cohort was in direct contact with someone who tested positive – and we will be in further contact if we learn more details. We request members contact MJCCA about COVID-19 positive results and require staff to contact MJCCA with COVID-19 positive results. Communication will be sent to only the group who had someone with direct exposure.

Do I need to submit any health information for my child?

A health history form must be submitted (online) prior to the start of the program. It is the responsibility of the family to inform the MJCCA of any changes to the information submitted on the health history form.

Parents must certify that that their child is up to date on all required immunizations appropriate for the child’s age. If not, they must provide appropriate documentation for a medical exemption. (Certification by parent or legal guardian required). Only medical exemptions approved by the MJCCA will be allowed.

Why are you using 99.5 as your temperature for a fever and not 100.4?

We are putting into place as many safety measures as possible to help minimize the risk to all campers and staff. 99.5 is the temperature The Weinstein School and Club J use during flu season as recommended by local health officials.

Will staff receive additional safety training?

All Club J staff are required to attend training sessions to review all new safety protocols related to COVID-19, how to follow measures for greater health and safety, and to understand the most up-to-date CDC guidelines.

Will I need to sign a waiver?

Yes. In order to ensure that every participant in our program understands the protocols, procedures, and risks of participation, each child will need a waiver signed prior to their first day of Club J. Signing the waiver will be part of your registration process.

Do you have any behavior guidelines for Club J?

Yes. Children attending our program must:

  • Participate safely and willingly with a group of peers in a variety of settings and activities.
  • Remain with the group and follow directions provided by staff.
  • Cooperate with and respect all staff, other children, MJCCA equipment and facilities.
  • Display non-aggressive behaviors.
  • Not pose a threat to themselves or others.

Failure to adhere to any of these guidelines will result in immediate dismissal and inability to return, with no refund. More information regarding behavior can be found in the parent handbook. We highly advise reviewing this with your child before the first day. Due to the program modifications made this year as the result of COVID-19, we want all parents to acknowledge that it may not be the best fit for every child. We are unable to tolerate any behavioral issues of any kind for the safety and well-being of all children and staff. Club J behavior guidelines can be found here.

What are your inclusion guidelines?

The MJCCA’s Inclusion Program strives to provide the support and flexibility necessary to enable youth with special needs to participate in our innovative programs alongside their typically developing peers. Youth with special needs are supported by our Inclusion Team through program accommodations and may also receive individualized support. Our Inclusion Team collaborates with parents, educators, and staff to ensure the best possible program placement for youth of all abilities. The goal of our Inclusion Program is to provide the support necessary so all youth may access the transformative opportunities available at the MJCCA. For new participants seeking inclusion support, an intake process must be completed prior to confirmed enrollment. This will ensure that your child’s experience is as successful as possible. Please complete the intake process on the application which includes the questions below. Club J is a fast-paced environment with many transitional periods. While reasonable accommodations may be made, not all children will be best served in this environment. Participants who are the most successful include:

  • Children who participate safely and willingly with a group of peers in a variety of settings and activities
  • Children who display non-aggressive behaviors
  • Children who can keep their hands to themselves
  • Children who don’t pose a threat to themselves or others
  • Children who remain with the group and follow directions provided by staff
  • Children who understand the difference between right and wrong decisions

Should behavior incidents occur, each participant and incident is evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

  • What was happening before the incident?
  • What are the known challenges for this participant?
  • What are the participant’s goals (i.e. social skills, self-regulation, etc.)

Should there be challenges that consistently present themselves, it will be up to the staff discretion whether to put one-to-one facilitation in place or if dismissal is necessary. Should it be determined that facilitation will be require, we encourage all families to provide their own support staff. If you need assistance in this process, we can help you. Please note, if we are able to provide the staff for you, there is an additional charge of $350/week based on a 5 day enrollment schedule. Additionally, it may take some time to get staff hired in our system. Your child will not be allowed to return to the program until this process is completed. While we aim for a 2-week turn around, we have encountered situations where it has been longer.

The MJCCA’s Inclusion Program strives to provide the necessary accommodations and flexibility for youth who require additional support so they may access the transformative opportunities available at the MJCCA. Our Inclusion Team collaborates with parents, educators, and staff to determine if successful program placement is possible. These youth and their families are then supported by our Inclusion Team through program accommodations and may also receive individualized assistance. Click here for more information.

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