After School Program to being at rec centers in Greensboro

Lindley Recreation Center will open Tuesday, October 20th. A few others will open on November 9th.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department is planning to hold and After School program for kids ages 5-12 next week.

Kristen Herndon, Facilities and aquatics coordinator, said safety is top of mind.

“We are definitely taking the safety of all of our participants to the extreme,” Herndon said.

Beginning Tuesday, October 20th, the program at the Lindley Recreation Center is set to begin. The program will run Monday-Fridays from 2-6 p.m.
Only 8-15 students will be accepted at a site each week. It costs $30 per student.

“We miss the community just as much as the community misses there being something for kids to do. And I know that kids need a space for their kids to go where they can trust that they are not only having fun and doing their homework but they are safe,” Herndon said.

Brown, Leonard, Lewis, and Griffin recreation centers will also serve as sites beginning November 9th. Herndon said students will be screened before entering the building. Everyone will be required to wear a mask, and social distancing is a must.

“There will be handwashing and sanitizing times for the participants and staff as well,” Herndon said.

Herndon said transportation won’t be provided by parks and rec so it’s up to parents to arrange that. She suggests reaching out to your child’s school.
Parents are also asked to send the following with their kids.

“We are asking them to send you know maybe they’re own jacket and then any supplies for homework, also a pre-packaged snack and also a water bottle with their name on it,” Herndon said.

The After School Program will only start when Guilford County Schools return to in-person instruction. So if GCS pushes their October 20th start date back, the start of the After School program would be pushed back as well.

For more information and to register head to the city of Greensboro’s website.


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Tenafly suspends recreation programs after new COVID-19 cases, middle school goes virtual

Tenafly has suspended the borough’s recreation programs, and the district’s middle school has gone to all-virtual instruction after new coronavirus cases.

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Mayor Mark Zinna said the two-week suspension started on Thursday after the borough was notified that two teens who participate in recreation programs and attend Tenafly Middle School had tested positive for COVID-19. Also, the borough’s basketball courts, Soccer Cage and skate park are closed for two weeks.



a sign in front of a brick building: A former Tenafly Public Works employee, Peter Quinn, is suing his former boss Ken Kraus, along with the borough and other unnamed employees claiming he was terminated from his job in 2018 due to part to a "vendetta" against him.


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A former Tenafly Public Works employee, Peter Quinn, is suing his former boss Ken Kraus, along with the borough and other unnamed employees claiming he was terminated from his job in 2018 due to part to a “vendetta” against him.

“We did that just to be cautious because obviously the kids in school are in the recreation programs, and we didn’t want there to be any crossover to infect more people,” Zinna said.

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Zinna said the two students had tested positive after attending a religious event outside Tenafly recently where there was no social distancing or mask wearing.

Zinna said that those two were among nine new cases that occurred between from Oct. 2 to Oct. 9. The new cases last week brought the total in Tenafly to 232 as of Friday including 23 deaths. 

The mayor said the recreation programs, which have kids in grades K to 8, will be suspended until Oct. 22 but could reopen sooner if it turns out that just the two children who are infected and it has not spread to anyone else participating in the programs.

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Meanwhile, the Tenafly Middle School has been doing full-virtual instruction since last week and will continue to do so until Oct. 21 when the school resumes its hybrid schedule, according to Tenafly Schools Superintendent Shauna DeMarco in a letter posted on the school district’s website.

DeMarco said the move was done out of an “abundance of caution” and that the new cases in town had “no direct correlation to our schools.”

DeMarco said in an email to NorthJersey.com that if additional cases arose with other Tenafly Middle School students, the district “will continue to follow the practice of conferring with and receiving the guidance of local health officials when making any decisions that affect our schools, students and staff.”

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