Weekly news updates and enrichment activities brought to you by the Netter Center team 
May 4TH, 2020
Join us for UACS Virtual Enrichment Programming!

Dear UACS families,

We are kicking off Week 3 of our UACS Virtual Enrichment Programming and we want to see YOU! Please join us for sessions by checking out the site-based schedules below. Whether you've joined us before or this is your first virtual week, we look forward to connecting with you!

Wishing you good health,

The Netter Center

Join our UACS Virtual Enrichment Sessions!

Look for your UACS school listed below to view your virtual program schedule! We are also excited to launch new cross-site activities this week!
Not sure how to use Google Meet? Click here for a short tutorial!
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
Sharing What We Know Best: FUN & Enriching Activities!


Ft. Mr. Andrew and Penn Reading Initiatve
You may have a lot of questions about what's happening. Never fear  Listen to Mr. Andrew read Cyrus the Virus, a fun story written to answer all of those questions! The author wrote this book with her son. Could you write a story about what's happening in your life?

Become a Nature Detective!

Ft. Pipeline
Take photographs of nature in your neighborhood and upload them to the iNaturalist app for other scientists and nature lovers like yourself to identify!
To dive deeper, the City Nature Challenge has created an awesome Education Toolkit with activities for nature detectives of all ages! For more real-life citizen science challenges, visit this link.

Smile Brightly!

Ft. Dental Bridges
Did you know that the health of your gums can impact your risk for the coronavirus? Click the infographic made by the student group Dental Bridges to learn all about oral healthcare during COVID-19! 
Learn more everyday tips and tricks to practice for keeping your teeth and gums clean and healthy here!

Attention Comegys Students!

Ft. Principal Dupree, Comegys staff, and Penn-partners
Comegys misses you! Watch the video below that Principal Dupree, Comegys staff, and Penn student Elyse Decker put together just for you! 

City-Wide Updates

Philadelphia is in the Red Phase of Governor Wolf's Process to Reopen Pennslyvania. All work, school, and social restrictions remain in effect. Click below for more details!

Click for: City Updates

Penn Updates

As of April 13th, Penn announced that all summer courses and in-person programs must be delivered remotely or online. Click below for more details!

Click for: Penn Updates

School District of Philadelphia Updates

Mandatory Planned Instruction on Google Classroom will begin on May 4th and continue until June 14th. Click below for more details!

Click for: SDP Updates

Academic Tutoring:

Planned Instruction on Google Classroom now requires monitoring and assessment. Click here for information.
Additional tutoring times are offered at the following schools this week. The links are on the enrichment schedules! 
Lea: K-2nd grade: BOOST Tutoring Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3:00-5:30pm
Lea: 3rd-4th grade: BOOST Tutoring Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 3:00-5:30pm
Comegys: K-4th grade: Homework Help Monday and Wednesday from 3:45- 4:30pm
West Philadelphia High School: Tutoring and College/Career Prep Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays at 4:00pm
Summer Program Updates
Attention current 6th-12th graders!  Get ready for paid summer program opportunities!  Check-out this WorkReady flyer for information about how to start the online application process and for a list of required documents! 

For any questions about our paid summer opportunities, please email our staff at netter-pyn@sas.upenn.edu.
Current 8th-12th graders, you can also visit Mr. Joe’s office hours by joining this Google Meets link: https://meet.google.com/vaz-wtng-jqb on Fridays from 2-6pm. SAVE THE DATE for our Student and Family Info Session on Monday 5/11 from 4-5pm!! Use this link to join: https://meet.google.com/jhh-vujn-orm?hs=122
Current 6th and 7th graders, keep an eye out for information from your Site Director about applying for the Career Exposure Program.
Attention parents! UACS Nights provides fun virtual activities for families in the evenings. Adults and families looking for additional programming, click here!
Recommendations of the week!
  • Yetunde recommends tuning into The Roots, the Philadelphia Hip Hop band that is now streaming content five nights a week on Youtube.
  • Andy recommends the 30-day Yoga with Adriene journey. He’s almost finished!
  • Lex recommends the storytelling-of-the-past podcast The Memory Place. Listen to obscure and absurd moments in history, from hoaxes to CIA missions, come to life! 
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