Weekly news updates and enrichment activities brought to you by the Netter Center team 
September 28TH, 2020

Dear UACS families,

Happy first week of UACS programming! We're off to a great start. It was so awesome to see returning students back from the summer, and some new faces, too. We hope to keep enrolling students in the next few weeks, 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 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

COVID Alert PA is the official mobile app by the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) that uses the Exposure Notification System (ENS) provided by Apple and Google. You can now add your phone to the fight against COVID-19 by going to the Google Play Store or Apple App Store and downloading the free COVID Alert PA app to your smartphone. Read more by clicking below. 

Click for: City Updates

Penn Updates

In a typical year, political science majors Eva Gonzalez and Harrison Feinman would be tabling Locust Walk on behalf of Penn Leads the Vote (PLTV), encouraging passers-by to register. Now in a year where students are more socially distanced than social, co-directors Feinman and Gonzalez are tapping into the Year of Civic Engagement to raise awareness for their nonpartisan cause and further their goal for 100% campus voter registration by 2028. Read more by clicking below. 

Click for: Penn Updates

School District of Philadelphia Updates

The School District of Philadelphia will loan a Chromebook to every District K-12 student who needs one, to ensure all students have access to digital learning opportunities while schools remain closed long-term due to COVID-19 response efforts. It will also make digital content available to help students retain, learn and apply skills and strategies with the support of a teacher. The loaner program is free however all devices must be returned once schools reopen.

Three Technology Support Centers are open 5 days/week, Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for families to obtain new Chromebooks, or get help with theirs. Get more information by clicking below. 

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
Community Share-Outs

UACS Nights Goes fall! 

UACS Nights is back with new and innovative classes starting Monday, Oct. 5. While most of our classes will be held on Zoom, our educational nature walks will take place throughout West Philadelphia and will adhere to CDC guidelines. More information will be available on our Eventbrite page as well as Facebook in the coming weeks.
Make sure you like us on Facebook for news and updates. 
Please direct any questions to: ashleyamapp@gmail.com

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. Join using this Zoom Link. Please call YQCA Assoc. Director Paige Lombard (215-292-7871) with questions. 

Calling all high school juniors and seniors! 

Looking for support in navigating the college application process? Join Bridges to Wealth's College Connection program this fall to be matched with a Penn mentor, and access weekly workshops on the application process hosted by our partner, Capture Greatness. Fill out this form to sign up. 

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.  
Click here for UACS Site Director Contact Information
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