Welcome to Reality Santa Barbara
1. RSB has one Sunday gathering that offers Sunday School for kids at 9:00am.
If it’s your first time attending Reality Santa Barbara, welcome! We are looking forward to meeting you. You’ll want to show up a few minutes early. This will allow you to get registered, checked in, and find your classroom(s). Classes open up about 10 minutes before the start of the gathering. Gatherings last about 1 hour and 30 minutes. A small snack is served during Sunday School. Please notify the teacher if your child requires gluten free snacks.
Our class/age breakdowns are as follows:
*We ask that you please check your child into the correct age group*
Infants (babies who are not yet walking)
Toddlers/2 Year Olds
3 & 4 Year Olds
2. RSB uses Planning Center Online for registration and check-in.
Our check-in system is to ensure your child’s safety. With this system, we are also able to contact you in service if attention to your child is needed. To sign up as a first time user or update your contact information:
Each Sunday, you’ll sign into your account using your name, or 10-digit phone number. After selecting the correct classes for your kids, Check-Ins will print out a name tag for your child and a guardian receipt for you. Please place your child’s nametag on them to be worn throughout service. Both tags will have the same 2-digit security code in the lower right-hand corner.
If for any reason we need to contact you during the service, we will post your code in the sanctuary (in red numbers, on the lower right side of the stage). In order to pick up and and check out your child, you’ll need to show your guardian receipt so we can match the numbers on your guardian tag, with your child’s name tag. Volunteers are instructed not to release your child until a guardian receipt has been presented and verified.
3. Policies and Procedures.
a) RSB Volunteers have been background checked, fingerprinted via LiveScan, and interviewed by RSB’s Kids Ministry staff.
b) Each RSB class is staffed with a minimum of two volunteers.
c) We ask that you please check your kids into their correct age group.
d) There are kids-only restrooms located upstairs in our kids area. Female volunteers may enter to assist kids as needed, but adults will not be allowed to use the kids-only restroom themselves. There are restrooms downstairs that you are welcome to use.
4. My child is nervous about coming to Sunday School.
If this is your first time, your child may feel a bit apprehensive about checking into class, and that’s okay! We are glad your family is here, and we want to do our best to make this a safe and loving environment for you and your kids. Separation anxiety/unease can be quite common in the younger ages and usually goes away fairly quickly. However, in certain circumstances, we may talk with you about creating a plan to help your child with the transition. Communication is key!
a) Crying – If your little one is crying, how long would you like the classroom team to comfort them before paging you? Often we are able to comfort and console (and distract) your child within several minutes after you leave. Sometimes it can make the transition more challenging for your child if you stay upstairs and keep peeking through the door. We promise we’ll page you if we need you!
b) Siblings/friends wanting to stay together – Depending on the ages, we may allow siblings to stay together in class for one to two Sundays in order to get comfortable with the environment and routine. After that we will ask you to have each child begin attending their correct age-level class. Each of our classes is specifically designed for that age, and we feel that’s the best place for them.
c) Mom/Dad/Grandpa/Auntie/etc wants to stay – If you, the guardian, feel you need to remain with your child for their first time at Sunday School, you may get a parent visitor tag from a Kids Gathering Coordinator and attend Sunday School with them for one Sunday. After that you’ll need to talk with a RSB staff member to discuss next steps.