Remote Learning Centre

Photo from Hero Images Fall 2019 at Fuse33. Masks are now required.

Fuse33 offers a unique remote learning experience in a Makerspace that also supports STEAM learning activities.

The qualified Fuse33 staff is mentorship focused and experienced in online learning to facilitate online learning provided by your child’s regular teachers from the Public and Catholic school boards. Space is limited to 12 students per term.

We are limiting our space to 12 students who would thrive in a supervised but independent learning environment to complete their online curriculum at Fuse33 Makerspace.  

Fuse33 Makerspace offers one project per week using the tools and equipment available in the Makerspace.  

We provide students in grades 7-12 with a safe and supportive learning environment that also encourages creativity and fun. We encourage each child to have a different schedule based on what they are learning. We are closely following the school boards decisions on how they will be facilitating the online schooling. We will adjust our schedule as more information becomes available.

Features

  • Supporting Grades 7-12
  • Maximum of 12 remote learning students in our 8500 sq.ft. facility
  • Enhanced physical distancing protocols
  • Learning Loft closed to the public during school hours
  • Qualified mentors to support students with their online learning curriculum

Students will be encouraged to start working on their online school activities upon arrival.

We are closely following the Public and Catholic school boards decisions on how they will be facilitating the online schooling. We will adjust our schedule as more information becomes available.

8:00 – 9:00 – Drop-off 

9:00 – 10:15 – Online Schooling

10:15 – 10:30 – Break

10:30 – 11:45 – Online Schooling

11:45 – 12:30 – Lunch Break

12:30 – 2:30 – Online Schooling 

2:30 – 2:45 – Break

2:45-4:00 – Online Schooling

4:00 – 5:00 – (personalized project) Parent Pick-up

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

What is Fuse33 Makerspace Remote Learning?

We want to be very transparent about what this service is and isn’t.  We provide an optional site for your child to learn through their online distance learning curriculum.  We are not a school and we are not teachers.  We are a community makerspace with a wealth of real world experience that would like to encourage the next generation with hands on learning projects closely related to their learning requirements.  Or staff and community members are always creating and like to share their projects with inquisitive minds.  We encourage outdoor time and a safe and healthy learning environment. We do not replace parents.  Parents will still need to be involved in their children’s education, communicating with their teachers and helping with homework in the evenings.

All participants must be registered in their schools Online Education program. We aren’t able to accommodate students who are homeschooling via a parent-led program.

All children should bring their own laptops. We have one or two to borrow if they forget theirs, but they are not available for regular use.

Covid-19 Safety Measures

Safety is our #1 priority.

Children will have an assigned, distanced, workspace each term (or year) in our co-working loft with storage for school supplies.  They will have access to wifi, filtered water and fridge space for their lunch.  With a maximum of 12 kids in the program, distancing is much easier.

Masks must be worn while kids are seated and not participating in physical activities. All staff will be wearing masks.

We have a rigorous cleaning schedule that happens during and after the day.

The facility is open only to Fuse33 Makerspace your kids are here. All online school activities will occur in the co-working space limiting the potential exposure opportunities.

Regular hand washing and sanitizing is built into our daily schedule.

All children will be required to self-assess each day before attending. Anyone showing any symptoms of Covid-19 will need to stay home.

We temperature screen all children as they enter the facility and monitor everyone throughout the day.

 

 

Dates

Term 1 runs from September 1st to January 29th. (20 weeks)

Term 2 runs from February 1st to June 25th. (18 weeks)

Most PD Days are included with adjusted programming. Please refer to the calendar at the end of this document for closures and holidays.

‍Times

Doors open for drop-off at 8am, with the main activities starting at 9am.

Pickup is between 4pm and 5pm, but we do accommodate flexible pick up and droff-off as your schedule may vary from time to time.

Price

Term 1 is $5500 + g.s.t. per child

Term 2 is $4950 +g.s.t. per child

(approximately $275 per week)

A $700 non-refundable deposit is due at registration, with the balance paid at dates throughout the term depending on payment schedule.

 

  • Do I have to bring my kids stuff home every day? No. Bins will be assigned to each child, so they can leave any school supplies at the facility.
  • What devices will my kids use for their Online Schooling?‍ Parents will need to supply a laptop or Chromebook for their child to work on. They’ll also need headphones. Don’t worry, we’ll supply a power outlet and Wifi!
  • How many kids will be there?They’ll be a maximum of 12 kids in the program. Our facility is around 8500 sqft, with excellent air circulation.  The air in our building is replaced with fresh air every 20-40 min.While the program is running the learning loft will be closed to the general public, maintaining the bubble of our cohort.
  • Is food included?We ask children to bring their own lunch and snacks every day. Filtered drinking water is available all the time for bottle refills. There is a refrigerator, microwave and kettle on site.We’ll be hosting pizza parties once a month, which are included in the price of the program!
  • Are kids required to wear a mask? Yes, masks must be worn while the children are seated for their schoolwork, and during most other indoor activities. One of our first projects will be creating a custom PPE project.All staff will be wearing masks.
  • Are your staff teachers? No, but our program is monitored by teachers.  All extra-curricular activities are kid-focused, creative and fun. We hope to engage children and assist with their learning and growth. All staff working directly with our remote learning center have a background check.Your child’s teacher is still responsible for educating them, but with the assistance of you and us.‍
  • Can I sign my child up for a couple days a week? Unfortunately not. In order to keep the cohorts the same, and limit interaction with new people, children must sign up for the entire term.
  • Do you offer sibling discounts etc? At this point we are unable to offer any discounts. Students do get a 25% discount if they wish to sign up to use the makerspace outside of learning center hours.  
  • Children that wish to use the makerspace outside of learning center hours and are under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent.Are PD Days included? Yes, with the exception of Labour Day, Thanksgiving, Winter Break, Family Day, Spring Break.The schedule and activities might be a little bit different on PD days, but we’ll be making sure the kids are engaged and motivated to create.
  • What if someone has COVID-19 like symptoms at your facility? If a child begins to feel sick at the facility, they will be taken to a designated space away from everyone else and given a disposable mask to wear. Parents/guardians will be contacted to pick up their child. If a staff member shows symptoms they will be sent home immediately. Staff or children will not be allowed to return until they have a negative test result. These guidelines are set out by AHS. If my child has a learning disability or is in a specialized program in school, can they sign up for this program?‍ We want to make sure your child is supported and in the best learning environment possible. We do not believe we can create the best learning environment for kids who need extra help with their education.