TO THE SARANAC LAKE YOUTH CENTER
We provide a healthy, substance free, supervised environment for teenagers offering programs which develop social skills, personal growth and responsibility in a fun and supportive atmosphere.
HOURS OF OPERATION
HOURS FOR 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR:
Monday-Friday (following SLCSD calendar)
As of 11/16/20
Grades: 6-12 2:30-6:00PM
NEW SLYC MEMBERS: Youth must sign our Saranac Lake Youth Center contract (code of conduct, center rules, contact info) upon arrival to the Center for the first time.
Please remember that if the school dismisses early or cancels school due to weather, the Youth Center will be closed as well! Please "like" our Facebook page or follow us on our Instagram page to get notifications on Center closures.
***Post from our Facebook page***
SLYC Members - Welcome Back! We are so excited to see you again! 6th graders - We are so excited to meet you! Parents/Guardians/Youth - We have some IMPORTANT information to share with you so PLEASE READ through it all.
The Saranac Lake Youth Center will be open to youth in grades 6-12 on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 for the 2020-2021 school year. Due to the SLCSD hybrid schedule, we are adjusting our open hours for this school year. We will be open in the morning and afternoon on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 7:30-10:00am and from 2:30-6:00pm, HOWEVER IT VARIES BY GRADE!
Grade 6 - M, T, Th, F - 7:30-8:45am and M, T, Th, F - 3:15-4:30pm
Grades 7, 10 & 12 - T & F - 7:30-10:00am and M, T, Th, F - 4:30-6:00pm
Grades 8, 9 & 11 - M & Th - 7:30-10:00am and M, T, Th, F - 4:30-6:00pm
Youth are allowed to come for the morning session on the days that they have class at their school. Like the district, we will close on Wednesdays for prep and deep cleaning. The LGBTQ youth group is back on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month from 4:00-5:30pm. That will be the only weekend event planned at this time. The SLYC follows the SLCSD calendar in regard to holidays, snow days, and COVID-19 related closures.
In accordance with state guidelines and our SLYC Health & Safety Plan, we are only allowed to have 25% maximum capacity (17 people including staff) in our facility at one time. However, during the morning sessions with only 1 staff member on duty, a maximum of 10 youth will be allowed in the facility. Masks must be worn (except when eating) and social distancing maintained. When eating, youth must be seated a minimum of 6' apart from peers and remain seated until their mask is back on. Each person will also be asked the standard COVID-19 health questions and may have a temperature check upon entry. Someone will always be stationed in the front room to monitor the entrance and do the sign-in/health checks.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT IF WE ARE AT CAPACITY, YOUTH WILL BE TURNED AWAY! IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOUR CHILD HAS A BACKUP PLAN IN THE EVENT THIS HAPPENS. It is highly encouraged for parents/guardians/youth to call the Youth Center at 518-891-5846 to find out if we have space available, especially for the morning sessions! DO NOT JUST DROP OFF YOUR YOUTH IN THE MORNINGS AND ASSUME THERE IS AN OPENING! A sign-in sheet is maintained and headcounts are taken throughout the sessions to determine if we have openings. A sign will be placed at the entrance indicating if we have openings. A sign will also be placed at the exit door and on the window nearest the Church/Woodruff St. intersection.
If we need to close due to a snow day, COVID-19 exposure, general staff sickness, or other reason, we will post it immediately on our Instagram page @saranaclakeyouthcenter and on our Facebook page. It will also be posted to our website at saranaclakeyouth.wixsite.com/slyc but not immediately.
Attached are photos of the forms that need to be filled out. The youth contract is what staff reviews with each new member. Please fill out the contact information completely. The code of conduct is for you to review with your child and return signed. The permission form is for parents to sign and return. PLEASE MAKE SURE I HAVE YOUR UPDATED CONTACT INFORMATION!! IF YOUR CHILD IS ALREADY A MEMBER AND YOU HAVE CHANGED YOUR CONTACT INFO, PLEASE GET ME THE CURRENT INFO ASAP!
Our pool table, foosball table, crafts, and games are available for youth to use. We will also have volunteers and space available to give homework help to youth who need/want it. Please let us know if you want us to help your child with their studies. Snacks are available for both sessions.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to Aleacia at 518-891-5846 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be patient with us as we navigate through these challenging times. Have a wonderful and safe school year!
Be well everyone!
Aleacia Landon, Director
Saranac Lake Youth Center
If you would like a copy, please contact the Youth Center.
23rd Annual Olga Memorial Footrace!
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO SPONSORED OR PARTICIPATED IN THE 23RD ANNUAL OLGA MEMORIAL (VIRTUAL) FOOTRACE! I want to give a huge THANK YOU and SHOUT-OUT to St. Regis Canoe Outfitters, Rice Furniture, and Fogarty Bed & Breakfast for sponsoring us again this year!
Your support allows the Saranac Lake Youth Center and the Rotary Club of Saranac Lake to continue our youth programming. Stay tuned as we will be posting pictures and more updates on our Olga Memorial Footrace Facebook page and on our Instagram page!
We are always looking for people who are willing to share their time and talents with the youth. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact SLYC Director, Aleacia Landon at 518-891-5846.
NOTE: You must have a background check completed prior to working with the youth in our center.