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After a forced hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation homeschool program is gearing up to start again this fall.

Erica Lewis, school liaison officer with Child and Youth Services, wants homeschooling families with access to the Arsenal to know about the resources CYS offers for them.

The homeschool program will resume in September and will meet every Tuesday from noon to 2:30 p.m. The program, which serves students from kindergarten through 12th grade, is designed to enhance current homeschool curriculum and will offer physical education, science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM activities, art activities, and a monthly cooking and nutrition class.

Lewis said the services that will be provided will assist families in meeting academic needs and goals.

Before the pandemic, the program had around 30 students who regularly participated. Lewis said they are seeking to add that many or more to the program this year, emphasizing that staffing for the program will grow as enrollment grows.

Lewis also wanted to emphasize the safety measures that CYS staff will take to ensure each student’s health.

“We are following the CDC guidelines as far as social distancing,” she said, adding that, “since we are on the Arsenal, masks are required.”

Families that are interested in enrolling in the program must register through Parent Central Services, which is located in the Pershing Welcome Center, building 3443 on Aerobee Road. Students in grades K-5 will meet at the School Age Center, building 3155, and sixth-12th graders will meet at building 3148.

For more information, call Parent Central Services at 876-3704 or call Lewis directly at 842-9642.

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