An Out of School Learning Space for Oregon, Wisconsin.
It takes a village to raise a child. We believe that is true, now more than ever. Thanks be to God for the Village of Oregon! Faith Lutheran Church is grateful to be partnering with others in our community, including the Oregon School District, to provide a space for children to go during the day while they engage in distance education.
Out of School Learning Space. Faith Lutheran Church intends to open a very low-cost, supervised space for up to 15 children ages 7 and up to attend during the school day.
Rationale. Many children who need to do online learning have a single parent or both parents who work during the day, and so have nowhere to go. The Faith Study Center seeks to provide that space. We will hopefully be partnering with other churches in Oregon soon to provide varying levels of supervised care.
- How much will the Study Center cost?
We are still working out the details, but based on the number of students, cost will likely be between $70-120 per week, per child.
- Why the range?
We can only have up to 15 students. The more students, the lower the cost per student. We plan to employ only one staff person to coordinate the center and supervise students all day, each day. Volunteers will be sought to provide other help and supervision. We are currently seeking grants and donations of needed items to cut the cost even more. If you are willing to donate, please contact us.
- Who will be supervising the center?
Mr. Brian Saeger, a trained teacher who previously served as a director for an early learning center, plans to be the director of the Faith Study Center.
- What hours/days will the center be open?
The plan is to provide supervised care from 7:45-3:15, five days a week, for as long as students are doing virtual/distance learning.
- Will there be any tutoring?
According to the county health mandate, there can be no in-person teaching (with the exception of religious services or instruction). This prohibits even tutoring. That said, the supervisor can assist students who need help with distance learning.
- What about Transportation and Food?
The school district is able to provide bus service to and from the Study Center at Faith. Meals will also be available from the School District through a grant program to those who desire or need them.
- Will any other services be offered?
One of the greatest needs identified by Oregon community leaders for the Fall of 2020, is the mental health of children and parents. Because we are a Christian Church, we believe that the Gospel is able to provide cleansing for guilt, healing for anxiety, and able to replace loneliness with solitude. So to further offer support for our community, we will offer short times for meditation before the Study Center officially opens. A free, hour and a half long catechetical service, one day a week, will be offered to any student who wishes (no need to register for the study center).
- When will the Study Center open?
Soon. We hope. But we need help.
We need to determine the viability (are there enough students to support our staff person?), and getting our space ready (A church normally doesn’t need internet to support 15 people streaming video at the same time). We are in need of volunteers to help clean up in the evenings between groups. If you are interested in helping in any way, please email us.
Interested in Registering?
Use the form below to express interest and get your child(ren)’s name(s) on a waiting list.