Thank you for your patience as we continue to navigate public health guidance to inform our programs. We are offering classes and internships both in-person and online.
Safety remains our priority and our in-person activities will follow Oregon Health Authority's guidelines outlined by the Ready Schools, Safe Learners Resiliency Framework for the 2021-2022 school year (effective Aug. 3, 2021).
Our SA2U after-school classes will follow each school's protocols which require that all participants wear masks and maintain physical distance. Weekend classes will also require masks of all participants, physical distancing, and a risk acknowledgement waiver. Any individual who is symptomatic will be isolated and must be picked up from class.
Our Saturday Academy - to - You (SA2U) classes continue to be available both in-person and online by request from schools, student groups and community organizations. Thanks to grants and donors, our SA2U classes are free to students from households with low-incomes.
Our Girls Engage Technology program will also start again this fall on weekends.
Apprenticeships in Science & Engineering (ASE) is going strong in both virtual and in-person settings. Participants are required to sign a COVID-19 acknowledgement of risk waiver and adhere to the mentor organization's COVID protocols.
The safety of our students is our top concern. With this as our guiding principle, Saturday Academy will continue to monitor and adapt to the COVID-19 epidemic. We are committed to keeping students as safe as possible, and encourage you to help by following Oregon Healthy Authority's COVID - 19 Updates including tools and resources available to help families at this time.
CHANGES TO OUR REFUND POLICY DUE TO COVID-19:
- Saturday Academy’s normal policy is to require a doctor’s note for an illness-related refund. However, given the OHA's recommendations and guidelines regarding the COVID-19 virus, if your child is being quarantined (including self-quarantine at home), we will refund the tuition paid.
- If Saturday Academy cancels a class, we will continue to offer a full refund of the tuition paid.
- All other aspects of our refund policy (see Cancellations/Withdrawals) remain the same.
Thank you again for your understanding in this very difficult period. We wish all of our families and students good health during this time and always.