Weekly news updates and enrichment activities brought to you by the Netter Center team 
November 2ND, 2020

Dear UACS families,

Thank you for your patience, trust, and understanding as we've continued to collectively navigate the unchartered territory of COVID closures. We appreciate everything you've done to keep your family connected to online learning and enrichment with the Netter Center. Enrollment is still open for any additional students interested in engaging with our virtual programs. 
In the wake of the killing of West Philadelphia resident, Walter Wallace Jr., please read the following statement from the Netter Center's founding director, staff, and Community Advisory Board here. For mental health support during this time, you can click here for more information on family-based services, or call/text 2-833-PHL-HOPE from M-F, 10am-8pm to speak with a Hopeline clinician.
Finally, Election Day is tomorrow Tuesday, Nov. 3rd. If you have not yet voted, please visit our resources (directly below) for finding your polling place and voting on election day. Your vote matters!

Wishing you good health, 
The Netter Center

Election Day is tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 3rd

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Find your polling place: Click here.
Election Day Guide: Click here.
Using the city's new voting machines: Click here.
Educator's Playbook on talking to your kids about the election: Click here. 

It's not too late to enroll in UACS! 

If you have questions or would like assistance with your enrollment application, please contact your Site Director. See more detailed enrollment information below! 

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
Student Shoutouts!
This week, a shoutout goes to Soumayya for suggesting a quiet drawing session with relaxing music. Pictures below!

In addition, Student Council began meeting last week, and shoutout to Zafira for acing her mock high school interview and finishing up her essays! Salman has also been having great attendance and always makes everyone laugh!  

Hamilton & Mitchell Cyber Fall Programming
Enrollment is Open! 
Contact Hamilton and Mitchell Site Director Latifah Anderson with questions.
Email: latifahk@sas.upenn.edu | Phone: 215-435-2352 
Halloween Highlight!
During Arts & Crafts this week students and staff celebrated Halloween with colorful, spooky masterpieces. See pictures below! 

We also re-introduced providing SEL (social-emotional learning)  activities in the main room before breakout room sessions start to check-in mentally with students and staff. During one activity, Penn student Melissa Feinman asked everyone to think of a special place that makes them happy. We spent time thinking of this place and then were asked to draw it. If you're struggling this week, consider trying this activity on your own or with your family! 
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

UACS Nights Goes Fall! 

UACS Nights is back with new and innovative classes!
Sign up for events on our Eventbrite Page 
Please direct any questions to: ashleyamapp@gmail.com.
Local News 
City-Wide Updates

In this COVID-19 world we now live in, wearing a mask not only protects your health but also sends a powerful message to the Philadelphia community that you recognize the personal responsibility we each must shoulder. Click below to read why employees of the City of Philadelphia wear a mask. 

Click for: City Updates

Penn Updates

With Election Day tomorrow, Penn Leads the Vote is down to the wire in its efforts to register new voters, spread information on candidates, and help their peers devise safe voting plans. In a conversation with Penn Today, President Amy Gutmann and Provost Wendell Pritchett share their pride in the students’ commitment. Click below to read more. 

Click for: Penn Updates

School District of Philadelphia Updates

As of October 30th, Pre-K through Second Grade families have decided between remaining with 100% digital learning for their child(ren) or transitioning to a mix of in-person and digital remote learning (hybrid learning). If you chose to transition to the hybrid option, or if you are interested in what this option entails, click below.

Click for: SDP Updates

High School Apps are Almost Due!

 SDP High School Applications are open and due November 6th!
Click here for more information, and contact our High School Program Manager, Ms. Candace, for assistance. 
Community News
Click here for UACS Site Director Contact Information
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