• Chess
  • Coding
  • Robotics

Are you doing spring makeup dates?

Looking at how other areas in the country are handling things, it is not likely that we'll be back in school any time soon.  Additionally, good online learning options will help families, given that students are likely to be home for several weeks or months.

 

How are you making up chess classes?

We’re shifting our programming online, and running a special Silver Knights club within chesskid.com. It’s got lots of great learning tools and interactive features, and we’ll be hosting chess tournaments and interacting with students there! Parents should have received an email with information on how to sign up, or should be receiving it soon.

 

How are you making up coding and LEGO Robotics classes?

For Coding and LEGO Robotics, we have some great options! What exactly you're eligible to receive depends on how many days you have left.  For Coding, we can mail to the enrolled student an HP Stream laptop like the ones we use in our classes. For LEGO Robotics, we can send to enrolled students a WeDo 2.0 LEGO Robotics kit and a Kindle Fire with our curriculum on it, so they can continue learning at home! Families can join a closed Facebook group connected to our Silver Knights Facebook page for coding or robotics, and share information about their coding challenges or  photos of their robot builds and share tips on the curriculum.

Both the laptops and the Kindles are configured so that they can't easily get on to the internet, or doing anything besides Scratch coding for the laptops and use the LEGO app or pdfs of builds for the Kindles.

 

For chess, what information did you share with Chesskid.com?

We shared only your child’s first name and a three letter version of school name.  There’s nothing identifiable beyond that - we didn’t give them last names or parent email addresses, and even the school names should be pretty anonymous.  There are a lot of schools that start with "Oak," for instance.

 

My child was in a program that still had several classes left and I never got an email about these options?

We’re so sorry! Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and use the subject line “MISSING EMAIL” and we’ll sort it out.

 

Can I get a credit to a future program in exchange for a canceled winter/spring program?

Sure, fill out this google form.  Please note that we can only do this for students at schools where we took registration directly, and you signed up on skenrichment.com.

 

I’m doing my taxes and need to take the childcare credit. What’s your EIN or Taxpayer Identification Number?

Our EIN is 20-4219340.