Weekly news updates and enrichment activities brought to you by the Netter Center team 
June 8TH, 2020

Dear UACS families,

Thank you for your patience, trust, and understanding as we've collectively navigated this unchartered territory. We appreciate everything you've done to keep your family engaged and connected! We invite you to join us for our final week of virtual enrichment programming and help us celebrate our graduating UACS 8th graders and UACS high school seniors. School year enrichment may be ending, but we're already gearing up for UACS Cyber Summer Camps and WorkReady Internships. See summer program updates below for more information!

Wishing you good health,
The Netter Center

Join our Final Week of UACS Virtual Enrichment Sessions!

Look for your UACS school listed below to view your virtual program schedule! 
Click here to view the virtual program schedule for Comegys
Click here to view the virtual program schedule for Lea
Click here to view the virtual program schedule for Mitchell & Hamilton
Click here to view the virtual program schedule for West Philadelphia High School
Click here to view the virtual program schedule for Sayre High School
End of Year Recognitions!

Comegys' Congratulatory Shout-outs!

The UACS team at Comegys would like to congratulate the following list of graduating Comegys UACS 8th graders!
Tequan Autry - Outstanding Rebel Chef
Amadou Diallo - Outstanding Lacrosse Player
Chaniyah Minnick - Outstanding Lacrosse Player
Quinton Morrow - Best Producer
Kayden Perren - Best Producer
Anthony Woods - Outstanding Business Club Participant
Ramiyah Garner
Zhane Satchell
Darriquea Waddell
Camille Woods
The graduating Comegys UACS Boys Basketball participants
Tyseer Denmark
James Henderson, Jr.
Isiah Hester
Jaylen James
Trae Tindal
Anthony Woods
Cameron Woods
Xavier Zachariah

The Comegys Producer's Club has planned an After School Awards & House Party event on Friday, June 12 from 3-5pm to celebrate the graduates and the end of school year UACS programming! Comegys students & families are invited to join: meet.google.com/iaz-ugsb-xyb

Lea's Celebratory Shout-outs!

The UACS team at Lea would like to congratulate the following list of graduating Lea UACS 8th graders. Next to their names, you will see the high school where they are headed next year! 
Aniyah Childs - Parkway Center City
Sayonee Hughes - Constitution
Shamar Phifer  - SLA Beeber
Salif Sow - Constitution
Kya Meer White - Mathematics Civics and Sciences Charter
Xavion Slade - School of the Future
Mouhamed Faye - Paul Robeson
Paul Cunningham Jr. - SLA Beeber
Cierra Thompson - School of the Future
Amora Johnson - SLA Beeber
The Lea team would also like to shout-out the following staff and students who went above and beyond when UACS transitioned to virtual programming! 
  1. Erica (mother) & Jayla Vann for ParticipationThis mother-daughter duo has attended nearly all of our virtual sessions & have participated 100%!
  2. Sayonee Hughes for Participation & Leadership - She has come to nearly all program sessions, participated 100%, & has influenced peers to engage! 
  3. Sarah Beverly & the 7th Grade Lea Team for Collaboration Efforts - They supported 7th grade alignment between school day & out-of-school time initiatives such as the Career Exposure Program (CEP) & College & Career readiness sessions by sharing program links & recognizing student participation! 
  4. Garolyn (Coach) Jones for Collaboration Efforts & Leadership - Coach played a large role in K-8 recruitment efforts, student/family outreach and supporting alignment between school day & out-of-school time initiatives! 
  5. Kristy Munday for Outstanding Achievement - She consistently took initiative, met all virtual program goals & expectations & showed leadership while working with a cross-site team!
City-Wide Update

On June 5th, Philadelphia officially entered the yellow phase of reopening. The purpose of this phase is to begin to power back up the economy while keeping a close eye on the public health data to ensure the spread of disease remains contained to the greatest extent possible. Click below for details!

Click for: City Updates

Penn Updates

On June 5th, local healthcare workers participated in a 'White Coats for Black Lives' Protest at Franklin Field. "The silence at Franklin Field held for 8 minutes and 46 seconds." Click below for the full story!

Click for: Penn Updates

School District of Philadelphia Updates

1. The School District's planned instruction for students will end on June 12th.

2. Click below to read Dr. Hite's message regarding the impact of the death of George Floyd. 

Click for: SDP Updates
School District Graduation Events:
Class of 2020 Virtual High School Graduation | Tues June 9 at 11:00am
Class of 2020 Virtual After Party | Tues June 9 at 7:00pm
Young Quakers Graduation Series:

Congratulations to Hamilton graduates!

The UACS team at Hamilton would like to recognize all graduating 8th graders at Hamilton. In particular, they would like to celebrate the following list of Hamilton UACS 8th graders! 
Terrell Farmer --- Azera Hazel-Bogan --- Saeed Butler --- Nayyirah Muhammad --- Oumar Diakite --- Aaliyah Morris --- Sanaa Wilson --- Khasira Reed --- Rolando Hernandez --- Vanessa Winder --- Tamika Stanton --- Naressa Johnson --- Ryen Myers --- Safwan Abdul Hakim --- Amira Bailey --- Violet Brasby --- Ayana Burg --- Makai Carter --- Kayla Comer --- Raven Craig --- Deashaun Davis --- Rodnia Doe --- Shanel Jackson-Williams --- Rokia Koita --- Nylah Rankine --- Zafar Ransom --- Desirae Williams --- Alana Wood --- Cleveland Woodson --- Tall Mouye --- Sanaa Wilson --- Azema Hazel --- Sierah Johnson --- Hassan H. Johnson --- NahJee' Montgomery-Green
The Hamilton team would also like to make a special shout-out to Terrell Farmer, who consistently attended virtual chess class every week!

Celebrating Mitchell graduates!

The UACS team at Mitchell would like to congratulate the following list of graduating Mitchell UACS 8th graders!
Quadir Beverly --- Laniyah Boykins --- Demetrius Burrell --- Fanta Dukuly --- Cecelia Essandor --- Spencer Harvey --- Mamadou Koita --- Aaliyah Lamber --- Sanai Manning --- Dyamond Nelson --- Temar Pennock --- Aquaiyah Pratt --- Zahir Smith --- Brooklyne Spraggins --- Lawrence Thomas --- Jaseem Thomas --- Taylor Townsend

UACS Nights Goes Virtual!

Follow this link to register online for a variety of fun virtual activities for the WHOLE family, including: line dancing, cooking, painting, workouts, and more! UACS Nights' last day of spring programming will be this Friday, June 12. Summer programming will run June 22 - August 7!  
Summer Program Updates!
K-8 University-Assisted Community Schools Cyber Camp 
What: Virtual activities will include reading & math instruction with certified teachers, social & emotional learning, family events, physical activity & sports, art, music, dance, science, cooking, drama, & more!
When: June 29, 2020 - August 7, 2020
How: To enroll your student(s), please reach out to your UACS School Site Director.

Current 8th-12th graders: WorkReady Internships
If you're interested in paid summer program opportunities, check-out this WorkReady flyerTo learn more, attend our weekly information sessions on Mondays from 4-5pm using this link: meet.google.com/gmx-iwgw-znt or email us at netter-pyn@sas.upenn.edu.
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