The Get Out & Play program is most suited for 1st through 5th graders, due to the extended hours, and large participation numbers, and larger group lesson sizes of the program. By first grade, students are used to a full day of school activity, and can therefore handle an afternoon with the program. We, however, understand that there are some kindergartners out there who can easily tolerate a full day schedule, and therefore might do well in this program. Ultimately, it is the decision of the venue as to whether or not kindergartners are allowed to participate.
PCMR AND CANYONS will allow kindergarteners to participate with the following agreement from parents:
1. Parent will be available to get child ready at school and loaded on bus. If parent cannot be available every Friday, they must arrange for another parent to assist their child. Teachers are NOT expected to assist with GOAP. They have planning and meeting.
2. Parent will be reachable by phone during the program hours and available to pick up child, should they not want to participate that day.
3. Parent understands that if child decides NOT to participate for the remainder of the program, they will be removed with no refund.
UOP AND WHITE PINE strongly discourages kindergarteners. UOP terrain is advanced, and not suitable for younger kids. The main form of transport up the mountain is a steep rope tow, not a chairlift. A club coach recommendation is required to register a kindergartner. The sport of cross country skiing is exhausting, and although this program is mostly games and activities, this can be too much for younger kids, discouraging them from the sport. White Pine encourages kids to enroll once they are in 1st grade.
PARK CITY ICE ARENA will be allowing kindergarteners this year. Although the program is extremely limited in size, and they feel that it would be more suited to 1st through 5th, they will allow kindergarteners to participate with the parent agreement to the above stated guidelines #2 and #3.
WEILENMANN SCHOOL OF DISCOVERY will NOT be allowing ANY kindergartners to participate. The school schedule in this grade makes it difficult to accommodate the after school program. This decision has been made by the school principal, Mary Kimball and the kindergarten teachers, and will not be reversed this year.
Although it may not work to have your kindergartener in the program this year, they still have 5 great years to look forward to!