Thank you for allowing our program to provide your family with this unique academic and recreational summer service.
Please carefully read the following information:
- Program operating dates: Monday, June 26 through Friday, July 28 (Closed on Friday, July 4). There will be an Open House on June 23rd from 9 a.m. – noon.
- Classes will operate daily from 8:30 am to 3:30 p.m., with a half hour break for lunch. Parents are encouraged to pick up their child promptly at the end of classes. Early student pickup is available up to 3:35 pm and needs to be conducted in the Miami PREP office (EC2620). For safety and security reasons, no early pickups are allowed between 3:00 and 3:30 p.m.
- Students will need to report to the Engineering Campus Panther Pit cafeteria (EC 2851 area – 2ndFloor) each morning for assembly, and will be dismissed in the afternoons from this same area.
- Limited before-program supervision begins at 8:00 am and extends until 3:30 pm at no extra cost. There is no student supervision available prior to, or after, these times, respectively. At the 3:30 pm dismissal time, students can depart the dismissal area upon their own authority and responsibility. Therefore, please plan your child’s daily departure procedures accordingly and clearly communicate them to your child.
- Free daily lunches will be provided by The Village Youth Services, Inc. However, students are also allowed to bring their own lunch or purchase food from La Focaccia grill in the Engineering Campus Panther Pit cafeteria – a special ‘Camper’s Lunch’ will be available each day for around $5.50 and an Á la cartemenu is also available. Students may not leave the Engineering Campus to purchase lunch.
- Tuition payments must be received no later than the Wednesday prior to the week(s) your child is attending. A $25 fee may be assessed if a tuition payment is late. The first week’s tuition payment (including lump sum payments if applicable) is due no later than Friday, June 20th.
- Field trip schedules will be provided upon the start of the program. T-shirts will be issued to students on the day of the first field trip. As a security measure, students may not go on field trips without these t-shirts. Extra t-shirts can be purchased in the program office for $10 each.
- Students should dress and behave appropriately while attending the program. Individuals who do not follow proper decorum in dress or behavior will be asked to leave the program. The following dress code should be followed on a daily basis:
The Miami PREP student dress code ensures student health, safety, cleanliness and comfort, while conforming to public standards of modesty and appropriateness of dress. This code is not intended to regulate hair length or styles, clothing designs or hamper individual expression. Specifically, students must adhere to the following clothing standards:
- Closed-toe shoes must be worn at all times (sneakers are HIGHLYrecommended!); no sandals or flip-flops allowed.
- Pants or shorts are required; however, shorts should be of an appropriate length – knee-high length is recommended.
- Shirts/blouses should cover the shoulder, upper arm, back and chest areas; crew neck t-shirts or casual dress shirts are recommended.
- No slip-dresses, sun-dresses, tank tops, tube tops, ‘muscle’ t-shirts, spandex or tight-fitting clothing allowed.
- Clothing that displays any type of obscenities, vulgar language, explicit art, sexual connotations or hate messages is not allowed.
- Wearing jewelry or sharp hair accessories is greatly discouraged as it represents a safety hazard during outdoor and recreational activities. The program will not be responsible for the loss of any jewelry.
A string bag/backpack is recommended and should contain the following articles (labeled with the student’s name) for maximum student comfort:
- cap/hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a small towel, for outdoor/recreational activities
- refillable water bottle (water is provided on site)
- light sweater/jacket for chilly computer classrooms
- personal hygiene items
The following items are NOT allowed at any time in the program:
- firearms or projectile expelling devices
- knives or other cutting tools
- lighters or other incendiary devices
- drug/alcohol products
- explicit/sexually graphic materials
- chewing gum
- cigarettes or any tobacco products