LETTERS
FROM NETTER
Weekly news updates and enrichment activities brought to you by the Netter Center team 
September 21ST, 2020

Dear UACS families,


We are thrilled to be kicking off our University-Assisted Community Schools (UACS) virtual fall programming this week! Enrollment is open and you can find more information on site-based virtual and in-person programming below. We can't wait to see you on-screen, and safely in-person for some of you, too! Now that programs have begun, the newsletter is back with weekly updates for you. 

Wishing you good health, 
The Netter Center

Enrollment for UACS sites is live! 

Enrollment for all UACS sites will start this week! If you have questions or would like assistance with your enrollment application, please contact your Site Director. See more detailed enrollment information below! 

What's an Access Center? 

Access Centers provide Philadelphia students with a safe place for digital learning when caregivers work outside the home and have no childcare supports. Access Center staff provide meals, activities, and student supervision to K-6th graders across the city. 
The UACS team will be supporting in-person programming at the Kingsessing Recreation Center locationThe program is free and registration is required. The application process is first-come first-serve, and families that qualify will be referred to Access Centers based on availability of spaces and parent interest. Click here for more information and a link to the registration page, or call (215) 709-5366
K-8 UACS Programming

Comegys Cyber Fall Programming 

Enrollment is Open! 
Call or text Comegys Site Director Ms. Aurora with questions.
Phone: (215) 913-0599
Lea Cyber Fall Programming
Enrollment is Open!
Contact Lea Site Director Arttia Watts with questions.
Email: arttiaw@sas.upenn.edu | Phone: 215-898-5351
Hamilton & Mitchell Cyber Fall Programming
Enrollment is Open! 

Attention 8th graders! 

The Philadelphia School District's High School Application is NOW OPEN! Students have until November 6th to submit their application. For more information about the application process click here

Need help with your application?  Reach out to Ms. Candace, our High School Program Manager by email: eatonc@sas.upenn.edu

High School UACS Programming
West Philly HS Fall Programming
Enrollment is Open!
Contact WPHS Site Director Corey James for more information. 
Email: coreyj@upenn.edu
Sayre HS Fall Programming

Enrollment is Open!

Contact Sayre Site Director Joseph Brand for more information.
Email: jbrand@sas.upenn.edu | Phone: 215-898-5351
City-Wide Updates

Indoor dining is back in Philadelphia as of September 8. Most of Philadelphia’s guidelines and restrictions are consistent with statewide rules—all of which aim to keep people healthy while gradually and safely reopening.

The city looks forward to continuing to expand allowable operations for Philadelphia’s restaurant industry, as well as reopening additional indoor businesses. To read more, click below. 

Click for: City Updates

Penn Updates

The health and safety of the Penn community remains the University's highest priority. As students and faculty enter the fourth week of the fall semester, Penn stays committed to reducing the risk of COVID-19 spread within the community. Read the most recent University Health and Safety update by clicking below. 

Click for: Penn Updates

School District of Philadelphia Updates

The District, along with the City of Philadelphia, continues to provide grab-and-go meals to students at sites across the city, including District schools.

Site list, hours and dates of pickup have been updated as of September 10. Click below to see the changes and find your nearby meal site. 

Click for: SDP Updates

Are you ready to vote? 🗳 ☑️

Stay informed about deadlines and requirements for voter registration, mail-in ballot applications, polling locations, and more by clicking here

YQCA is Back! 

YQ Coaches and Big Quakers are pumped to be back on Zoom leading  your favorite activities, including lacrosse, track, exercise circuits, team building, and more! Lax sessions are Tues. and Fri. 4-5pm, Track sessions are Thurs. 4-5pm. Please call YQCA Assoc. Director Paige Lombard (215-292-7871) with questions. 
Community Share-Outs

Mark Your Calendars for Give Kids Sight Day! 

This year GKSD is providing care virtually via tele-health, by appointment. Vision screenings will be provided for 475 children from 9-5 on Oct. 10th. Children who do not pass the screening will be scheduled for in-person eye exams, and those who need glasses will receive two free pairs.  
Call 215-563-5848 x21 to make an appointment. 
Click here for more information on GKSD.  Click here to volunteer for the call center. Click here to volunteer as an intepreter.  

This week is Community Schools Coordinators Appreciation Week! Shout out to all the UACS Site Directors and Program Directors for their amazing work all year long, and thank you to the Coalition for Community Schools and Institute for Educational Leadership for organizing! #CoordinatorsRock  

An enormous shout out to Sayre's own UACS student K. Coleman, along with other Cross-Grade Sports girls, who were leading the charge in this march. They have been asked to speak to PA state reps to share their reforms for increased police training and more leadership in action. Click above or here to read the full article. 

Join us for a roundtable discussion on Wednesday, September 23rd, 4:00-5:30pm. During the first half you can hear from diverse initiatives in Philly targeting the topics above, and in the second half there will be a moderated discussion that includes how we can address these concerns in our schools together. Feel free to stop by for part of the time!

Register using the Eventbrite Link here

Click here for UACS Site Director Contact Information
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