Saturday, April 18th, 2020
Dear Robotics for All Community:
We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during these difficult times. As schools across the country are closing through the end of the school year, Robotics for All is monitoring the situation at hand. We remain committed to keeping the safety of our volunteers and students our paramount priority in all the decisions we make.
As a result, Robotics for All will be cancelling all classes through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Unfortunately, that means that sessions that started before the shutdown will not resume. According to most mathematical models, we anticipate being able to resume classes at the start of the 2020-2021 school year. We are following all the latest advice from experts and we will adjust that date pending the situation. When we resume classes, we will follow all recommended health protocol in the classroom, included but not limited to sanitization and distancing.
Unfortunately, it remains highly unlikely that we will have robotics classes this summer. Our final deadline to make that decision is April 30th, 2020, but at this point I highly doubt that the information we have right now will be any different them. It takes at least one month to coordinate the logistics for summer classes, so that is why April 30th is the latest we can start the planning process.
I understand how disappointing this news may be to our volunteers and students. However, we greatly appreciate your understanding as we do our very best to make the best decisions for our volunteers, students, and the communities in which we serve.
We will get through this together, and in the meantime, please stay safe.
Founder and CEO of Robotics for All