PLAY. LEARN. GROW. with CML Museum School: Schoolseum!
  • K – 5th Grade
  • Monday – Friday, starting September 8
  • 7:15am -2:45pm*
  • $275/week
  • After School Care available

At CML, we know that families are struggling to navigate this challenging and ever-changing educational environment. We are committed to supporting families by facilitating CCSD’s Full-Time virtual and distanced learning and enhancing this experience with hands-on play and small group social interaction with our newest program offering: Schoolseum!

Schoolseum will:

  • support children’s academic progress by ensuring full participation in remote learning academy lessons and assignments,
  • provide a small, nurturing classroom environment, and
  • engage students in supplemental hands-on, play-based learning experiences.

All Schoolseum participants will have the access to different museum exhibits daily. These free-play experiences build social/emotional skills and support fine and gross motor development. The Museum’s dynamic new exhibits will further enhance academic enrichment by encouraging your child’s imagination and providing hands-on STEM learning experiences.

who?

Schoolseum offers small learning cohorts for children in Kindergarten –  5th grades. Children will be grouped by grade level with no more than 10 children per educator.

All students must be enrolled in CCSD’s Full-Time Virtual Academy or their school’s Temporary Remote Option in order to participate. Each student must commit to 9 weeks of Schoolseum.

when?

Schoolseum will begin Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

The daily schedule is dependent on CCSD’s Virtual Academy schedule but will likely be approximately 7:15am-2:45pm Monday – Friday.

All Schoolseum participants will also have the opportunity to register for After School Care programming if needed.

what to bring?

  • Laptop or Chromebook device and charger for remote learning* (caregivers will need to supply usernames and passwords for eLearning sites)
  • Headset or headphones with microphone
  • Any school supplies requested by teachers (notebooks, folders, etc.)
  • Nut-free lunch
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Mask or face shield required

*Laptops or chromebooks may be requested from Charleston County School District for use during remote learning.

cml provides:

  • Dedicated learning space with internet connection and outlets for each child.
  • Supervision of remote learning ensuring that students are connecting with their Virtual Learning educator during required times and completing assignments. CML educators will provide immediate assistance when needed and relay information to caregivers regarding schoolwork.
  • Individual supply box with pencils, scissors, crayons, markers, colored pencils, ruler, glue or glue stick.
  • Craft materials for special projects
  • Morning snack

School Orientation

Families are required to attend school orientation on Thursday, September 3 by dropping in anytime between 3-7pm. Please bring your student’s computer so we can set up internet access.

Health and Safety Measures

CML will be operating Schoolseum with the same practices and procedures that we have used throughout the summer for our camp program.

  • CML will not be open to the public during school hours.
  • All students and staff will use personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • All students and staff will have their temperatures checked daily.
  • All students and staff will travel across shoe sanitizing mats and wash or sanitize their hands upon entry to the building.
  • Student work spaces will be spaced apart, and transparent dividers will be used on the tables whenever possible.
  • We will continue to clean with our hospital-grade cleaner, as well as UV sanitizers. We have also doubled or even tripled the quantity on a variety of our high-touch items so that we can even more frequently rotate and sanitize them.
  • CML has obtained a Certificate of Temporary Operation from DSS.

COVID-19 Protocol

Families are responsible for notifying CML staff if their child or someone with whom their child has recently had close contact: (1) exhibits symptoms of COVID-19, including but not limited to fever, chills, cough, trouble breathing, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or new loss of taste or smell; (2) tests positive for COVID-19, has been diagnosed by a medical professional as having COVID-19, or is awaiting test results for COVID-19; or (3) is exposed to a confirmed outbreak of COVID-19 or a person who has tested positive for COVID-19; or (4) has traveled internationally or to a highly impacted area within the United States within the last 14 days. Any child that meets any of these criteria will be sent home immediately. No refunds or credits will be given. Students meeting the above criteria may return to school with written doctor’s permission.

Registration and Tuition

Families commit to the first 9-weeks of school.

School Day Tuition is $275 per week for a total of $2,475. A processing fee of 6.25% is charged by Active.com upon registration.

If tuition is paid in full, CML will discount $155 to cover the Active processing fees.

Payment plans are available.

You must accept the 2020 Schoolseum Terms and Conditions (see below) for your child to participate.

After School Care (3-6pm) is available at $85 per week. After School Care includes homework assistance, snack, free-choice enrichment activities, and Museum play.

Additional Policies

Health & Wellness Policy

All students and staff will have their temperatures checked daily via a no-touch forehead thermometer. Students may have their temperature taken at any time during the day if staff feel it is warranted. If a student registers a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher, he/she will not be able to attend Schoolseum until a written medical clearance by a physician is provided.

Families are responsible for notifying CML staff if their child or someone with whom their child has recently had close contact: (1) exhibits symptoms of the Coronavirus, including but not limited to fever, chills, cough, trouble breathing, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or new loss of taste or smell; (2) tests positive for the Coronavirus, has been diagnosed by a medical professional as having the Coronavirus, or is awaiting test results for the Coronavirus; or (3) is exposed to a confirmed outbreak of the Coronavirus or a person who has tested positive for the Coronavirus; or (4) has traveled internationally or to a highly impacted area within the United States within the last 14 days. Children meeting any of these criteria should not attend school and will be sent home immediately and no refund or credit will be given.

For the health and well-being of all, a child with other contagious illnesses within 24 hours of the start of the school day may NOT attend school. Contagious illnesses include a cold, cough, sore throat, excessively runny nose, fever, chills, conjunctivitis (pink eye), diarrhea or vomiting. Should a child exhibit any symptoms of a contagious illness, CML Staff will call the child’s contacts to have the child picked up from school.

Personal Protective Equipment

All students and staff are expected to wear face masks. CML staff will work to make this experience a learning opportunity for our students and will handle this request with empathy and patience. Families are expected to provide a face mask for their child. Please label face masks. CML face masks for children are available for purchase from exploreCML.org/shop.

Additional Safety Measures

CML will not be open to the public during school hours. All students and staff will travel across shoe sanitizing mats and wash or sanitize their hands upon entry to the building. All students and staff will engage in frequent handwashing or sanitizing between activities.

Material & Equipment

Students will use individual sets of items instead of communal ones. We will continue to clean with our hospital-grade cleaner, as well as UV sanitizers. We have also doubled or even tripled the quantity on a variety of our high-touch items so that we can even more frequently rotate and sanitize items. Transparent dividers will be used to separate work spaces for students.

Computers

Caregivers are responsible for providing a laptop or Chromebook device and charger for remote learning. Caregivers can request a district laptop from CCSD. Students and caregivers are expected to abide by CCSD’s most current Internet Safety and Acceptable Use of Technology and Academic Integrity Policies.

Access to eLearning Sites

Caregivers will need to supply usernames and passwords for eLearning sites to CML educators.

Inclement Weather

In the case of severe or inclement weather, primary caregivers listed on the students’ registration will be notified if school times or procedures need to be adjusted. You may also call the main Museum number at 843.853.8962.

Electronic Devices

Other electronic devices are not allowed at school.

Meet the Team

Cody Mathews joined CML in 2020. Cody earned a B.A. in History from Old Dominion University and previously served as Campus Director for the Boys and Girls Club. He has worked in both formal and informal learning environments as a Special Educator, Kindergarten Assistant, Naturalist, and an English teacher in Taiwan.

Kevin Powers earned a B.A. in Elementary Education at the College of Charleston. Kevin joined the Children’s Museum in 2011 as a Visitors Services Associate and joined the Education team in 2015. 

Meghan Fisher earned a B.A. in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Development from Mercyhurst College and a Masters of Education in Science and Math from the College of Charleston. Prior to joining the Children’s Museum, Meghan taught math at Northwoods Middle School and served as a Lead Instructor for Mad Science, a local informal science education organization.

Savannah McMullen joined CML in 2019 as an Education Specialist. Savannah earned a Masters of Arts in Museum Studies with an Education Specialism from the University of Leicester in the UK as well as B.A. degrees in History and Cultural Anthropology from Duke University. She previously worked at The Infirmary Museum and George Marshall Medical Museum in the UK.  She also served as an AmeriCorps Museum Educator with Providence Children’s Museum.

Starr Jordan is the Director of Education at CML. Prior to joining the Children’s Museum in 2013, Starr served as Director of the Lowcountry Hall of Science and Math at the College of Charleston, where she developed, implemented, and evaluated professional development opportunities for K-12 educators and outreach events in STEM for K-12 students. Starr is a graduate of the College of Charleston with a M.Ed. in Science and Math Education and a B.S. in Geology.

Questions? Contact Starr Jordan at starr@exploreCML.org or 843.853.5335.