Survey for WFU faculty/staff with school-age children

The following information was emailed to faculty and staff this morning by human resources:

Faculty and staff have expressed concerns to WFU human resources about the recent Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools (WS/FCS) announcement to move to virtual learning for the first nine weeks of the school year. Sharpened set of colored pencilsWe understand colleagues with children in other school districts are grappling with similar challenges and uncertainties.

Imprints Cares, the largest provider of before- and after-school care in Forsyth County, would like to measure faculty and staff interest in enrolling their school-age children in an e-learning enrichment center and childcare program. Responses from this short Imprints Cares interest survey will help inform possible locations and whether a program for only Wake Forest families is feasible. Parents or guardians with school-age children are asked to complete the survey by Monday, August 3.

Imprints Cares has continued to offer Crisis Care and Summer Enrichment Camps throughout the pandemic while adhering to strict safety guidelines. Although weekly rates have not yet been identified, tuition will be competitive with other local providers. This care would complement Imprints Cares’ year-round community offerings, already utilized by many faculty and staff.

We recognize that this opportunity does not address the childcare challenges our families with Pre-K children and younger may still be facing and that it may not meet the needs of all families with school-age children. We continue to ask managers to remain flexible and work to meet the family needs of individuals whenever possible.

Additional resources for parents and caregivers are available on the Women’s Center website.