Bi-weekly news updates and enrichment activities brought to you by the Netter Center team 
September 9TH, 2020

Dear UACS families,

We hope the first days of school have gone smoothly for everyone! We are excited to announce that September 21st has been confirmed as the official start date for fall University-Assisted Community Schools (UACS) virtual programming and in-person Access Center programming. Please see below for more information on site-based virtual and in-person programming. As a reminder, we will be publishing this newsletter bi-weekly until fall programs begin. 

Wishing you good health, 
The Netter Center

It's That Time Again! Enroll in UACS Now! 

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, activites, 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 (215) 913-0599
Lea Cyber Fall Programming
Enrollment is Open!
Contact Lea Site Director Arttia Watts for more information regarding enrollment.
Email: arttiaw@sas.upenn.edu | Phone: 215-898-5351
Hamilton & Mitchell Cyber Fall Programming
Enrollment is Open! 
Site Director, Latifah Anderson will be holding office hours every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3-5 pm. She and her team can assist with enrollment applications and questions related to after-school activities. Join using this Zoom link.
HIgh School UACS Programming
West Philly High Fall Programming
Enrollment is Open!
Contact WPHS Site Director Corey James for more information regarding enrollment.
Email: coreyj@upenn.edu
Sayre High Fall Programming

Enrollment is Open! 

Contact Sayre Site Director Joseph Brand for more information regarding enrollment. 
Email: jbrand@sas.upenn.edu | Phone: 215-898-5351
Community Events

Sept. 22nd is Climate Week at Penn! Click here for more details! 

City-Wide Updates

COVID-19 has changed what “back to school” means for most Philadelphia students and their families. As classes resume, the City and partners have created new programs to support students’ learning and their families’ stability.

Click below for resources that your family can use. 

Click for: City Updates

Penn Updates

Despite all of the challenges of 2020 so far, the University hopes this school year will be remembered by how we chose to use this moment as an opportunity to engage. President Amy Gutmann announced that Penn will embark on a Year of Civic Engagement, to center the need for greater levels of community, connection, and care in this upcoming school year. To read more about this program and Netter's invovlement, click below.

Click for: Penn Updates

School District of Philadelphia Updates

The SDP recognizes that the start of this school year comes with many changes and adjustments. For information on grab & go meals, Chromebooks, internet options, student registration, and more, the SDP has compiled a large list of resources to help you navigate the changes this fall. Click below to explore.

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
Netter in the News

Recent news stories featuring the Netter Center!

What do West Philadelphia high school students think of online classes? What are the dangers of lead and how can we reduce our risk? How has COVID-19 affected voter registration rates in PA? Click below to find out!
Click here for UACS Site Director Contact Information
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