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Las Vegas-Clark County Library District renews Vegas Strong Academy for Semester Two!

January 21, 2021 by  
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Las Vegas-Clark County Library District renews Vegas Strong Academy for Semester Two!

The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District will continue its partnership with the City of Las Vegas in hosting four Vegas Strong Academy locations that will support distance learning for the second semester for the 2020-2021 school year, which begins on January 4, 2021.

Library District locations include the Clark County Library, Windmill Library, West Las Vegas Library, and East Las Vegas Library. All enrolled children will enjoy free breakfast and dinner, crafts, activities, safe, caring and affordable options for distance learning and support for students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

The West Las Vegas Library location includes limited seats for high school-age participants. Vegas Strong Academy curriculum for high school students will focus on leadership skills, community service, workforce development, and college preparation, while providing a safe, distance learning environment.

Registration is now open online for the second semester of Vegas Strong Academy at www.lasvegasnevada.gov/VegasStrongAcademy. Information on how to apply for financial aid can also be found there and more details are outlined. The program restarts on January 4, 2021, but sign-ups are ongoing based on availability.

According to Fred James, acting director of the Library District, “We are proud to continue offering this excellent distance learning program for children in kindergarten through 8th grade. Parents will find an environment that closely mirrors the school experience, with support for online learning and fun, age-appropriate activities with other children. It’s an ideal solution for both parents and children during this challenging time.”

The Library District is currently closed due to the increase in COVID-19’ cases in Southern Nevada. However, Mr. James emphasized that all urban library branches will reopen on January 4, at 25% capacity (and no more than 50 people), and urban branches will once again offer Early Open hours for students Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m.-10 a.m. Students can also find hundreds of free online learning resources on the Library District’s website at LVCCLD.org.

Parents are urged to register early for Vegas Strong Academy locations, as seats are limited due to social distancing and the governor’s 25% capacity mandate.

Temperature checks, social distancing, hand washing, and sanitizing protocols will be adhered to at all Vegas Strong Academy locations as well as Library District branches. In addition, staff and students at Vegas Strong Academies are required to wear face coverings.

Vegas Strong Academies are offered at the following Library District branch locations:

  • Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road.
  • East Las Vegas Library, 2851 E. Bonanza Road.
  • West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd.
  • Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane.

The cost for all academies is $20 per day per child, or $100 per week. There is also a one-time $20 registration fee. Financial assistance is available for qualifying families based on household size and income. Aid is not applicable towards registration of late pick-ups fees.

Applications are available at all academy locations or online at www.lasvegasnevada.gov/VegasStrongAcademy. Completed applications must be submitted in-person at an academy location and will take approximately one week to be processed. For more information, call 702-229-CARE (2273).

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