Gates Best Buddies
Best Buddies provides strong peer mentor and social thinking training opportunities and social activities for ALL students to participate!
After-school Tuesdays or Thursdays 2:30-3:15: February 4/9, March 9/11, April 8/13, May 6/11 based on student cohort assignment. Attendance is expected and evaluated for continued participation.
PLEASE READ VERY IMPORTANT REGISTRATION PROCESS BELOW (NO EXCEPTIONS):
REGISTRATION FULL; Email to be placed on waitlist.
Maximum Students = 25 per class
Due to SPS COVID guidelines, Best Buddies class size is limited. This year we are ONLY registering via email to assure equitable enrollment via email time stamps.
Please email email@example.com with the following mandatory student information:
Parent Name and Cell
Student Cohort or Full Day (if Gates student)
IEP/504/DCAP or None
This information must be provided for each child you are registering. There is a MAXIMUM OF 3 CHILDREN PER EMAIL allowed. If you have more than 3 children, please send a second email to assure equitable enrollment.
Once CORSE receives your email, you will receive a follow-up email with the registration link to fully enroll your child OR notification that you have been placed on the wait list. If you receive the link, you have 3 days to enroll your child. If CORSE does not receive this registration within that time, your child's slot will be filled with a wait-listed student.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, students MUST sign up for the Gates cohort they have been assigned. For Cohort A, monthly meeting will be on Tuesdays; for Cohort B, monthly meeting will be on Thursdays. Students who are approved as FULL DAY due to an IEP/504 accommodation will be assigned a Cohort day.
Best Buddies MUST follow SPS COVID guidelines and restrictions with lower maximum enrollments and assigned seating. All activities will remain on-site and students must have the abilities to understand and follow directions and independently wear a mask for the duration of the program.
For 2020-21, these programs have been generously supported by grant funding received from the Douglas Education Fund, Grace E. Brooks Trust, Evan Henry Foundation, Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation, Edwin Phillips Foundation, Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation as well as our community fundraising supporters.