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2018 Summer Academy June 11 through July 27

June 29, 2018

Greetings Parents,

As you are all aware, our Residential Component of the Summer Academy is fast approaching.  I would like to provide an outline of events and a list of items that students should bring with them to campus while they stay here.  The students will stay on the Shepherd University Campus and living in the Shaw Residence Hall during the weeks of July 8th through July 20th.  Printable forms can be fond here:  Residential Component Letter to Parents

Students Arrive to Shaw Hall Students Depart Shaw Hall
Sunday July 8th at 4:30 pm (Check-in will be held from 4:30pm to 5:30pm). Friday July 13th at 3:00pm (checkout will be held from 3:00pm to 4:00pm)
Sunday July 15th at 4:30pm (Check-in will be held from 4:30pm to 5:30pm). Friday July 20th at 3:00pm (checkout will be held from 3:00pm to 4:00pm)

What to Bring With You

Positive Attitude: Including a willingness to learn and cooperate with Upward Bound staff and other students.

Personal Items: 

Towels and Washcloths                                                          Razors

Deodorant                                                                               Shaving Cream

Toothbrush                                                                              Cosmetics

Toothpaste                                                                              Bedding for a Twin-size bed

Shampoo and conditioner                                                    Blanket

Feminine products                                                                 Soap

Shower Shoes

Prescription Medication:  Staff will administer doctor prescribed medication to students on the proper dates and times. If your child has a controlled medication, that medication MUST BE locked up at all times and administered at prescribed times.

 Non-Prescription Medication: Staff will not administer non-prescription medication to students.  However, we will have non-prescription drugs (i.e., Pepto Bismo, Aspirin, Advil, Tylenol, etc.) available and students can take them with permission from parents or guardians. If a student takes an Over the Counter (OTC) drug they can bring it to campus, but staff will have to store the medication.



Clothing:  Casual Wear (shorts, jeans, t-shirts, sneakers), swimwear, rain jacket and umbrella, sweatshirts.

Miscellaneous Items: Alarm clocks, board games, card games, and other creative attire and supplies.

What Not to Bring with You

Negative Attitude: Keep an open mind about your summer experience.  There are qualified staff members ready to help you if you are ever homesick or need assistance with any problems you encounter.  Take advantage of the resources provided for you.  The goal of our program is to get you ready for college and sometimes that includes stepping outside of your comfort zone. Please be assured that we will keep you safe.

Hot Plates and Coffee Pots:  Are strictly prohibited because they are a fire hazard.

Electronics:  Video games – students are encouraged to interact with one another in positive ways and we would like for them to take this as an opportunity to activity participate in program activities. Strictly prohibited and will result in dismissal from the program:  Firearms, illegal drugs, or other items prohibited by law.