LETTERS
FROM NETTER
Weekly news updates and enrichment activities brought to you by the Netter Center team 
July 13TH, 2020

Dear UACS families,


Welcome to week three of UACS Cyber Summer Camps & PYN Internships; how time flies! We are excited to share some updates and highlights from our summer programming with you this week. If you havn't gotten involved yet but still want to, enrollment for UACS Cyber Summer Camps will continue on a rolling basis. You can find links to the enrollment applications for each UACS site in this newsletter! 

Wishing you good health, 
The Netter Center

It's Not Too Late to Join UACS Cyber Summer Camps!

Enrollment is still open! Virtual activities include reading & math instruction with certified teachers, social & emotional learning, family events, physcial activity & sports, art, music, dance, science, cooking, drama, & more! Stay tuned for updates!
When: Now – August 7, 2020
UACS Cyber Summer Camp Programming
Comegys Cyber Summer Camp 
Click here to complete the online enrollment application
Click here to view the Comegys Cyber Summer Camp schedule 
Questions or concerns? Call Ms. Aurora @ (215) 913-0599 or email aurorac@sas.upenn.edu

Camp Highlight: Wacky Wednesdays with Mr. Malik!
Mr. Malik's Trolls-inspired wacky attire was a hit! Students and parents also impressed us with their wacky outfits, which included Ava's hot dog costume, Khalil's tutu and crown, a Disney princess, and more! We can't wait for next Wednesday's wacky outfits! Submit your wacky selfies to Ms. Aurora at 215-913-0599 or aurorac@sas.upenn.edu to be featured on our Instagram @nettercenterbbcomegys 🤳
Lea Cyber Summer Camp 
Click here to complete the online enrollment application
Use the links below for camp schedules:
1st - 2nd grade schedule | 3rd - 4th grade schedule
5th - 8th grade schedule
Questions or concerns? Call Ms. Arttia @ (215) 435-0314 or email arttiaw@sas.upenn.edu
Hamilton & Mitchell Cyber Summer Camp
Click here to complete the online enrollment application
To view the camp schedule, click here and select the tab for your camper's rising grade level
Are you a parent looking for more information? For an updated parent schedule, Click here
Questions or concerns? Call Ms. Latifah @ (215) 435-2352 or email latifahk@sas.upenn.edu
UACS Nights Goes Summer!
UACS Nights is now in its third week & will run through Friday, August 7th! Join us for an awesome array of activities, like Line Dancing with In The Dance LLC on Tuesdays 6-8pm 💃🏽 💃🏽 💃🏽
 
Click here
to view the full weekly schedule & register for events!
Connect with Netter through Summer Sports! Join the Young Quaker fitness sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2-3pm using this link

You're invited to Rebel Ventures' 

Virtual Rebel Market!
Not sure what to do this summer? Visit The Virtual Rebel Market for ideas and tasks you can complete each week for rewards mailed to your door! To see the Week 1 Task Sheet, click here
City-Wide Updates

This July, the City of Phildelphia has a number of important updates for residents.


Rental Assistance

The city, with the Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation (PHDC), is extending the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program. To learn more about the program and view the application, click here


Water Shutoff Protection

The city has extended it's water shutoff protection measure until August 31st. For more information about the extension, paying bills, or applying for assistance, click here 


Parks & Rec Safety

Philadelphia's Parks & Rec summer day camps opened with care on July 6th, and the Department of Public Health has compiled a quick list of guidelines to keep children and families safe this summer. To view the full article, click below.

Click for: City Updates

Penn Updates

Penn Today sat down with Penn's Chief Wellness Officer Dr. Benoit Dubé to discuss the University's plan to start the fall semester with a hybrid model, which will mix in-person and remote learning according to healh and safety considerations. The conversation focuses on how this plan will impact the health of students, faculty, and staff, and ways in which the University must remain  flexible in this period. To read the full interview, click below. 

Click for: Penn Updates

School District of Philadelphia Updates

Since schools closed in March, the SDP has been collecting feedback from students, parents, educators, and community members on topics such as health and safety, learning models, operations, workforce considerations, and timeilne. To submit your own feedback on any of these topics and more, click here


The first round of surveys are also now available to review! To view the survey results, click below.  

Click for: SDP Updates

Calling All Parents! 

Two seniors at Penn want to learn about parents' experiences navigating different types of schools in different neighborhoods, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. They are currently looking for parents to be interviewed who live in Philadelphia and who have children in grades K-8. Parents with children in public schools and some charter schools are eligible to receive a $50 gift card as a thank you for their participation! To learn more about the study, click here
Contact the researchers with any questions at covideducationstudy@gmail.com 
WorkReady and Career Exposure Internships
Attention rising 7th-12th graders! 
We know many enrolled interns are still working on submitting all the necessary paperwork to PYN. If you have already completed an online application and have questions or need support with the next steps of the enrollment process, please email us at netter-pyn@sas.upenn.edu

Students signed up for our High School WorkReady Programs can also visit open office hours with Mr. Joe for support. Office hours will be held daily from 3-5pm. 
Join using this link
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