Family Needs During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Fall 2021: Are There Accommodations for Childcare?
Staff with concern about the ability to perform their job responsibilities are encouraged to speak with their supervisor or an HR representative regarding their needs; faculty should speak with their Department Chair and Dean of Faculty.
Academic Affairs shared the following information for faculty on August 23, 2021:
Are there accommodations for childcare? If there is an option for in-person daycare and/or school, it is expected that the faculty member will be teaching in person. If a school district moves to 100% remote learning or daycares close as a result of COVID, a faculty member can apply for an accommodation to teach remotely during this period. Faculty members are expected to follow the handbook as it relates to sick children or family members:
188.8.131.52.c: "A faculty member who must be absent from a class due to illness of self or family member or other due cause is expected to try to make arrangements for alternative instruction. The faculty member should inform the department chair and departmental coordinator of the alternative arrangements and arrange for timely notification to students, especially in the event the class must be cancelled."
If a faculty member has a sick family member, there may be an option to teach remotely during this time period (as per the attendance policy, remote teaching is to be conducted “only occasionally”).
Tutoring from CSB/SJU Education Majors
Education tutors available for CSB/SJU employees' children! If your child needs extra academic support this upcoming year, the CSB/SJU education department will assist you in finding a tutor. Tutoring could be offered in-person or virtually. This would be a paid position for the student tutor. If interested, please complete the survey at https://www.csbsju.edu/forms/D0WPKVY9UB or contact Mary Jo Leighton for more information.
Around Cloud Tutors: A new FREE resource for virtual education support!
Around Cloud Tutors, a program of the Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation, is available FREE to students in Central Minnesota and features tutors for all subjects and skills levels. Tutors are also available to provide college and career advice. Contact [email protected] for more info or visit their website at https://www.aroundcloudtutors.org/.
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
A dependent care FSA allows you to set aside a portion of your salary pre-tax to pay for dependent care expenses from licensed day care facilities, licensed pre-school and after-school programs, in home care services, and special day camp expenses. Visit the HR Intranet site for further details.
Off-Campus Child Care
The following links will help you find options for child care providers in the greater St. Cloud area:
These local child care options are often used by CSB/SJU faculty and staff:
Saint Joseph Catholic School and Montessori Preschool
124 1st Avenue SE
St. Joseph, MN 56374
320-363-7505 ext. 150
All Saints Academy Preschool
32 West Minnesota Street
St. Joseph, MN 56374
KIDSTOP is a school-age (K-6) child care program located at 14 schools in the St. Cloud, Sauk Rapids-Rice, and Sartell-St. Stephen school districts, as well as STRIDE Academy Charter School and Athlos Academy. KIDSTOP is offered immediately after school ends until 6 p.m. The program is also offered during some school holidays and during the summer.