Bonanza Educational Coronavirus Update
Our mission is to provide fun, educational, and valuable extracurricular and enrichment programming for students in the communities we serve. As the novel coronavirus also known as COVID-19, continues to impact every aspect of our daily lives, we are unable to fulfill that mission.
We respect the decisions our community leaders have made to close the schools for the safety of all members of our community. As a result, our traditional programming is also on hold until further notice.
Announcing Bonanza TV : FREE Online LEGO Classes, Weekdays at 2pm
While your kids are stuck at home, we’d like to invite them to join our daily “virtual” LEGO classes. We will be adapting popular programs of ours and creating new ones specially designed for at-home activities.
We’ve created a new homepage for Bonanza TV with more information. Check it out!
Spring Classes Are Cancelled
As of Monday, March 30th, 2020, all spring classes are cancelled due to the closure of schools through the end of the School year.
If you pre-paid for a class that was unable to be held due to school closures, you will be refunded your registration payment.
The registrar is responsible for processing refunds, and in some cases, some of our school district partners will need up to one month to return funds as they are not able to do some of the tasks from home.
If you registered with your school district, contact them for information on refunds. If you registered through us via our partner 6Crickets, all refunds were issued as of 3/31/2020 and should be deposited to your bank or card by 4/4/2020.
Some Automatic Class Reminders, Etc, May Still Come
Between us and our school district partners, a myriad of software is set up to provide you updates and reminders about classes. Once these are set up, they’re hard to stop. Please ignore any emails that you get reminding you about classes, and we apologize for the inconvenience.
Summer Camp Is Still In Our Minds
Even the most optimistic projections coming from our leaders suggest it would be unwise for us to go on trips to crowded places, travel on crowded airplanes, busses, and trains, and be away from our doctors and family this upcoming summer.
That said, news continues to come out that restrictions will be eased as soon as May or June.
Bonanza is aware that as we shift into a cautious new normal this summer, there may be space for small group summer camps to be held safely and in a way that gives parents and kids a much needed break.
Bonanza’s current summer schedule is up in the air, but as we find some clarity, we will share that with you.
The current plan is: Summer Camps this summer!
The health and safety of the students we serve, their families, our district partners, and our employees are our primary concern. We will continue to monitor this situation and we remain committed to maintaining communication with you during this time. Please continue to visit our website for updated information. If you have specific questions, please contact us.
Thank you for your loyalty and for your continued support. Take care and be well!
Today we cleaned up some old information on this page.
News continues to come out that strongly implies easing of restrictions by summer. We have been in communication with our city, school, and community partners and intend to support any summer programming we can. We’ll keep you posted.
Our online FREE LEGO Classes are now Bonanza TV. Find out more on our new portal!
Our online, livestream LEGO classes are coming in hot! Weekdays at 2pm with bonus content on the weekend. Our classes include projects you can do at home or with easy to get LEGO sets from stores.
Schools are now closed through the end of the 2019-2020 School Year. As a result, we will be cancelling and refunding all remaining deposits we have on hold.
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We will also be holding daily FREE live stream classes on Twitch.tv.
Find us on TwitchTV tomorrow (Thursday) with our first free online LEGO class.
Kryene Elementary District also announced cancellation of all programming under Community Education through the end of the school year, with no intent to reschedule.
Added additional information about Livestream classes.
Update 3/23/2020 (2nd Update)
Our partner Cave Creek Unified School District decided to cancel all enrichment classes scheduled originally to begin prior to April 10th. In the event school resumes, we will work with them to reschedule and open registration for these cancelled classes.
We added some info about our livestream classes and upcoming online courses.
School closures will be extended through at least April 10th, 2020. We remain committed to resuming programming when schools resume.
The Arizona Governor and Superintendent of Public instruction announced that all state schools, including Public and Public Charter schools, will be closed through at least March 27th, 2020.