LETTERS
FROM NETTER
Weekly news updates and enrichment activities brought to you by the Netter Center team 
October 5TH, 2020

Dear UACS families,


Happy October! We are heading into our third of UACS virtual enrichment programming and we look forward to bringing you highlights soon. We are still enrolling students, and you can find more information on site-based virtual and in-person programming below. 

Wishing you good health, 
The Netter Center

Enrollment for UACS sites is live! 

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 SDP's High School Application is NOW OPEN! Applications are due Nov. 6th. 

Click here for more information. 

Reach out to Ms. Candace, our High School Program Manager for assistance. 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

Calling All High School Students! 

Stay active with UACS Sports. Join the kick-off event this Tuesday, Oct. 6th, at 4pm using this Zoom Link

UACS Nights Goes Fall! 

UACS Nights is back with new and innovative classes starting this week!   
Make sure you like us on Facebook for news and updates. 
Please direct any questions to: ashleyamapp@gmail.com
City-Wide Updates

Have you heard of Philly's Fridge Movement? Or maybe you've seem one in person? it’s part of a growing mutual aid movement as citizens across the country seek to heal during a pandemic, and after weeks of protests about racism and police violence. The fridges are stocked by volunteers, or anyone passing by looking to donate perishable goods, and crews of volunteers clean and maintain them daily. Click below to learn more. 

Click for: City Updates

Penn Updates

This week we would like to honor the life and work of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away on Sept. 18, 2020. Penn Today 

reached out to five experts from the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and the School of Arts & Sciences to reflect on Justice Ginsburg’s legacy and her impact on feminism, legal history, and equal rights. Click below to read more. 

Click for: Penn Updates

School District of Philadelphia Updates

Wondering how to stay updated and informed during this unprecedented and ever-evolving school year? The School District of Philadelphia’s Parent & Family Portal gives you access to valuable information about your child’s education and school. 
Click below to access the Portal. 

Click for: SDP Updates

YQCA is Back! 

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

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
Did you know you can cast your ballot before Election Day? Click here to learn about Philly's satellite election offices. 
Community Share-Outs

For more information about the Kingsessing Community Give Back please call: (215) 685-2690 

Learn more about financial aid and how to fill out the FAFSA on Oct. 7th! Register here.

Mark Your Calendars for Give Kids Sight Day! 

This Saturday, Oct. 10th, from 9-5 GKSD is providing care virtually via tele-health, by appointment. Vision screenings will be provided for 475 children. 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.  
Click here for UACS Site Director Contact Information
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