News from: The City of Indio
Effective May 3, 2021, students in grades 8 through 12 who are attending school in-person, can now participate in free after school programming at the Indio Teen Center up to four days a week. This change reflects the decision by Desert Sands Unified School District to combine cohorts, and allow students who have enrolled in hybrid instruction the opportunity to attend classes on campus four days a week.
In addition, the Indio Teen Center, located at 81-678 Avenue 46, will be open for in-person activities a half hour earlier. Hours of operation will now be from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Teens in distance learning can continue to participate in virtual programming on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. with contactless supply delivery. Wednesday programing includes culinary arts, such as shrimp ceviche and bruschetta.
Following health guidelines and safety protocols, some programming can now resume indoors. The Teen Center has a game room with ping-pong, air hockey, and foosball, a lounge, outdoor volleyball, basketball, archery and multiple art activities weekly.
All participants must have both an ITC Registration Form and JPIA waiver completed. Both can be found online at the Teen Center’s Website, or can be picked up at the Teen Center. In addition to both forms, school enrollment will be verified via current school ID and screenshot/printed copy of their StudentVUE portal that shows their name, grade and assigned cohort.
Additional COVID safety precautions and a monthly Teen Center calendar can be found here. Follow the ‘indioteencenter’ on Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat for programming information. For questions/concerns please contact the Indio Teen Center at (760) 541-4400.