CARES Act funding will assist with RALLY costs

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Juneau School District will offer full-day RALLY after CARES Act funding makes it more affordable.

    Since the beginning of September, the Juneau School District has been offering full-day K-5 RALLY programming at Harborview, Glacier Valley, and Riverbend Elementary schools from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

    Now, with recent Assembly funding, a portion of the monthly cost to families will be subsidized, making the program more accessible.

    You can learn more and register here.

    The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly on Sept. 21 appropriated $600,000 in federal CARES Act funding to offset a portion of the monthly cost to families for RALLY through Dec. 30.

    After the subsidy, all families with children enrolled in RALLY will pay no more than $515 per-child, per-month. Families who already receive or are eligible for childcare assistance through state, tribal, or federal partners can still receive funding.

    In order to assure that families with higher need have access to the K-5 RALLY program, enrollment priorities will apply.

    Students will be grouped in small cohorts by age and will remain with their cohort at all times. RALLY follows state and local COVID-19 mitigation requirements for providing a safe and comfortable environment for students. Students are required to wear masks and each family is asked to follow screening procedures before entry into RALLY each day.

    Students will participate in virtual classroom meetings with their teachers during the RALLY day and will be given time to do classwork and homework. RALLY staff will supervise students during online learning and assist wherever possible. In coordination with the district’s Food Service Program, all students attending RALLY can receive free breakfast and lunch. RALLY also provides an afternoon snack.

    For more details, refer to the RALLY contract, parent handbook, and calendar in the registration packet juneauschools.org/rally-248c4304. For any additional questions, email rally@juneauschools.org.

     

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