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Albany JCC Snow Day Insurance

Snow Day Insurance

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Description: Snow Day Insurance is intended to provide parents with Child Care on days where Albany Schools have closed for a “Snow Day”. Parents may purchase* Snow Day Insurance for the school year if they intend on needing care for their child(ren). Program is for Kindergarten to 6th Grade Children Only. Limited to 40 children. Program takes place at the Albany JCC at 340 Whitehall Road, Albany, NY, 12208 in the JWV Room and Front Lobby Area and runs from 8:30am – 6:00pm (unless otherwise specified and based on weather conditions).

Activities: During snow days, children will be able to enjoy a variety of activities including playing in the gym, arts and crafts, free swim for an hour (if Indoor Pool is open), free play, and time to play in the snow if the temperature allows.

Items to Bring: Nut Free Lunch, weather appropriate clothes (including a winter jacket, snow pants, hat, gloves), sneakers, bathing suit and towel. Morning and Afternoon snacks (Nut Free and Kosher) will be provided.

*Important Notes: Child Care on Snow Days is only available to those who purchase Snow Day Insurance in advance. Drop-ins cannot be accommodated. In extreme weather, the Albany JCC reserves the right to delay openings, close at an earlier time, or close Child Care program entirely. Refunds will not be given for any unused time or if the Albany School District does not declare snow days during the season. To register, please turn PDF registration (page 1) into Andrew Katz at the Albany JCC, 518-438-6651 x113 or or 518-459-0924 (fax).

Cost: $300/$275 JCC Member for the School Year.

  • 10% Sibling Discount for 2nd and 3rd child.
  • Payment Due at time of registration. Check back in August 2020 for updated registration!

Snow Day/Inclement Weather Policy & Tips

The Albany JCC strives to remain open, even during snowy or inclement weather. There are, however, guidelines that are put in place in order to ensure the safety of program participants and our staff members. Moreover, during times of bad weather, we reference Albany School District’s status of operation (i.e., delays or closings) and have built policies to coincide with their decisions. In the rare event that it is determined that it is too dangerous to open the program, Albany JCC Directors will announce that the program will remain closed for the day.

While it rarely occurs, there may been instances where we need to close the program earlier than 6:00pm due to impending weather conditions. Again, this is to ensure that everyone is able to return home safely. Should this occur, the Directors will send an email and Remind text to every parent explaining the plan that has been put in place for that day. As emails and Remind texts are the faster way to reach everyone at once, we ask that you respond to the email or text to state that you have in fact received the message. If a parent has not responded, we will follow up with a phone call. It is expected that all children are picked up by the time specified by the Director.

The following are general guidelines and policies for Snow Day Programming. Please read them carefully and refer to them as needed.

1) If Albany Schools are closed for a snow day, we will open for Snow Day Program at 8:30am, unless otherwise specified on the announcement.

  • Please refer to local news stations, the Albany JCC website, or the Albany JCC Mobile App for any updates.

2) There are many helpful ways to stay informed of Weather Delays and Closings.

  • Watch any of the local TV news stations and look out for updates posted by “Albany City Schools” and “Albany Jewish Community Center”.
  • for Albany School updates via text and email.
  • Albany JCC Facebook Page and Afterschool Parent Groups.
  • Download the Albany JCC app for Android and iPhone users.
  • We will use the Remind Text and JCC Email to communicate updates on Snow Day Program.

Any questions, please contact Andrew Katz at the Albany JCC by phone at 518-438-6651 x113 or by email.



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