The Orpheum Museum Children's Science Museum is offering learning pods for your school-aged kids currently learning remotely. Pods are limited to six children (in first through fifth grades), and each spot is $225 per week. From the museum:
As the school year begins for 2020 we know that many families may be struggling to balance virtual learning for their students with parent jobs and responsibilities. While the Orpheum Children’s Science Museum has closed our museum facilities at the Orpheum Theater, we still want to serve the community as an educational resource for families both now and into the future. It remains the organization's mission as we transition out of our current physical facility to be a resource for learning and fun. In order to continue this mission, we would like to establish an Orpheum Children's Learning Pod for six students where we will facilitate their participation in virtual education through their school at our museum facility. We will provide space and oversight during virtual school instruction as well as additional learning experiences and opportunities for social interaction for students. We are choosing to limit our pod to six students so our staff and students can best practice social distancing. Masks will be required and temperature checks will be conducted each day when students arrive as part of our effort to keep both students and staff safe. These measures will remain in effect until recommended changes are issued by the CDC.
All students within the pod should be enrolled in 1st through 5th grade as well as be in all virtual education or homeschooling at this time. We will adapt the time the pod is running based on the needs of each week when their scheduled classes occur and parents work schedules. It is our hope that an adaptive schedule will allow us to best meet the needs of both students and families during this unusual time. We will also provide supplemental activities for students to engage with during free times after they complete any assigned school work. The cost per week is $225. We are currently accepting registrations through the week of October 12th-16th.
If you would like to register you can fill our registration form found here: https://orpheumkids.com/pods
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like additional details or have any questions.
Top image screenshot from the Orpheum Children's Science Museum Instagram page.