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    Summer & Auxiliary Programs

    Activities for Year-Round Development

    UMS-Wright Summer & Auxiliary Programs build on the mission of our school by providing academic, athletic, and creative opportunities to ignite new passions and strengthen an individual’s potential in mind, body, spirit, and character. Our 53-acre campus provides an expansive environment that lays the foundation for encouraging children to challenge themselves academically, creatively, and physically throughout the summer.

    SUMMER PROGRAMS

    • UMS-Wright Summer Programs are an extension of UMS-Wright Preparatory School. We build on the mission of our school by providing academic, athletic, and creative opportunities to ignite new passions and strengthen an individual’s potential in mind, body, spirit, and character. Our 53-acre campus provides an expansive, yet inclusive environment that lays the foundation for encouraging children to challenge themselves academically, creatively, and physically throughout the summer.

      Welcome to Summer Programs 2024!
      UMS-Wright’s Summer Programs 2024 Brochure

      Registration dates and times for UMS-Wright families will be staggered:
      – UMS-Wright Rising 9th through 12th graders: Tuesday, March 12th, 9:00 a.m.
      – UMS-Wright Rising 5th through 8th graders: Wednesday, March 13th, 9:00 a.m.
      – UMS-Wright Rising K4 through 4th graders: Thursday, March 14th, 9:00 a.m.
      – UMS-Wright Rising K3: Friday, March 15th, 9:00 a.m.
      *The above registration dates and times apply to families who have completed contracts for the 2024-2025 school year.

      Registration will open for families outside of UMS-Wright on Wednesday, May 1st, 9:00 a.m. *Due to DHR regulations, we cannot have campers outside of UMS-Wright families under the age of five.

      If you have any questions, please email  summerandauxiliary@ums-wright.org We can't wait to see you this summer!
      Sarah Forwood, Director of Summer and Auxiliary Programs

      Click HERE for Summer Lunch Menu 2024.


      Student Parent Handbook

    • Registration Tips and Pointers:

      – Before registration opens, please send any questions you have to summerandauxiliary@ums-wright.org . Some camps fill up quickly, so asking questions before registration opens is beneficial.
      – If an offering is full, email summerandauxiliary@ums-wright.org your child's name and the name of the camp waitlist. We add names to the waitlists in the order they are received via email.
      – You will receive a confirmation email after registering. If you do not receive one, that means your registration is not complete.
      – New families: Since you have never created a CampBrain account, we highly recommend creating an account prior to registration, so you can see how the registration portal works. To create an account, visit https://ums-wright-afterschool.campbrainregistration.com/. UMS-Wright uses CampBrain for summer programs, extended care, after-school programs, Bulldog Athletic Association, Baby Bulldogs, Lads and Dads, and more, so we recommend bookmarking this website.
      – Read over our  CampBrain Overview for Beginners  if you have questions on what each step of registration looks like.

    AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS & INTRAMURALS

    • UMS-Wright afterschool programs & intramurals build on the mission of our school by providing academic, athletic, and creative opportunities to ignite new passions and strengthen an individual's potential in mind, body, spirit and character.

      To sign up for after-school programs, click the “sign up online” button below.

      After School Programs meet one day a week, from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Intramural sports meet two days a week, from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Your FACTS account will be billed the first week of the program. Offerings for each quarter will be posted in the Tuesday Times the weeks prior to programs starting. The dates for our after-school programs and intramurals for the 2023-2024 school year are as follows:

      1st Quarter Programs: August 14th – October 5th (8 weeks total)

      2nd Quarter Programs: October 10th - November 16th (6 weeks total)

      Winter Mini-Sessions: November 27th - December 7th (2 weeks total)

      3rd Quarter Programs: January 8th - March 14th (9 weeks total)

      4th Quarter Programs - March 18th – May 2nd (6 weeks total)

      May Mini-Sessions: May 6th - 16th (2 weeks total)

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      Once you register for an after-school program, a $25 non-refundable deposit is scheduled to be charged to your FACTS account the week the after-school program starts. If you cancel prior to the registration deadline, you will receive all of your money back minus the $25 non-refundable deposit. Any cancellations after the deadline will result in no refund. Your last chance to cancel for the program and to receive any money back is by the deadline.

      If you need to switch to a different program prior to the deadline, please email Sarah Forwood at sforwood@ums-wright.org. There are no guarantees we can accommodate requests for switches due to staffing, supplies, facilities, and waitlists, but we will try our best. We will be unable to honor any switches after the deadline.

      There is a minimum of six students required to keep an offering open. All fees will be billed through your FACTS account. No checkbook needed.

      Please communicate with your child's teacher on days when your child has an after school program. Our teachers also communicate with each other by sending the list of students out that are enrolled in their program. When your child attends an after school program that ends at 4:00 pm, he/she can also go to Extended Care once that program ends. In those cases, please make sure you email your child's teacher, the teacher of the program, the Lower School secretary (ldavison@ums-wright.org) and Sarah Forwood (sforwood@ums-wright.org).

      Pick up for after school programs and intramurals is at 4:00 pm at the Lower School carpool loop. Please keep our carpool tag visible during pick up.

    EXTENDED CARE

    • Extended Care is an after-school program that provides daily care for children grades K3-5th as soon as the school day ends and as late as 5:30.

    • How do we sign up?

      All children grades K3-5th are required to sign up for Extended Care and sign the Extended Care Contract. Complete the Extended Care Contract by clicking the sign up online button below.

    • Where does it take place?

      K3: Reynolds Rooms 150 (playground 3:30-4:15 weather permitting)
      K4-K5: Reynolds Room 158 (playground 3:30-4:15 weather permitting)
      1st-5th Grade: Lower School Library (playground 3:30-4:15 weather permitting)

    • What do they do in Extended Care?

      K3-K5: Read a story, Snack, Play Bin Activities, Playground, Free Choice Play Bin Activities Play bin activities include: Magna Tiles, Mini Etch-A-Sketch Boards, Building Legos, Lego Play People, Superheroes and Transformers, Barbie Styling Heads, Barbie Ultimate Closet, Pipe Builders, Stretch and Connect Builders, Playstix, Community Block People, Puzzles, Arts and Crafts, Bananagrams, Guess Who, Book Bins, Jenga, Wooden Building Blocks

      1st-5th: Snack and Homework or Read, Playground, Play Bin Activities Play bin activities include: MagnaTiles, Dominoes, Linking Cubes, Sticker Stories, Word Finds, Crosswords, Geoboards, Playing Cards, Go Fish, Uno, Puzzles, Sorry Board Game, Lace Cards, Tinker Toys, PlayDoh Mat Activities, Legos, Jenga, Arts and Crafts

    • Who do I communicate with?

      Please communicate with your child's teacher the days you plan to use Extended Care, and cc Sarah Forwood at sforwood@ums-wright.org and Laura Davison at ldavison@ums-wright.org. If your child attends an after-school program, they can also go to Extended Care once that program ends. In those cases, it's very helpful if you email your child's teacher, the teacher of the program, Laura Davison and Sarah Forwood so we are all aware.

    • How do I pay?

      Your FACTS account will be billed for Extended Care.

    • How does pickup work?

      K3-K5: Park in a parking spot and walk to either Reynolds Room 150, 158, or the playground to sign your child out. Please avoid parking along the carpool loop.
      1st-5th Grade: Park in a parking spot and walk to the lower school library or playground to sign your child out. Please avoid parking along the carpool loop.

    EARLY CARE

    • Early Care is a before-school program that provides daily care for children grades K3-5th from 7:00-7:20 a.m. in the Lower School Library.

      If you are interested in signing up, please email Sarah Forwood at sforwood@ums-wright.org. Early Care billing occurs monthly through your FACTS Account, similar to Extended Care.

    PIANO & VOICE LESSONS

    BULLDOG ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

    • BAA was established in 2008 with the purpose of promoting and supporting competitive youth sports for students at UMS-Wright in grades 3 - 6.

      BAA currently fields teams in the following sports: football, cheerleading, cross country, volleyball, basketball (girls & boys), soccer (girls & boys), and golf.

      For more information, please contact Gerald Jones at gjones@ums-wright.org.

    CREATIVE DANCE CENTER

    • Creative Dance Center offers dance classes after school from K4-12 grade. K3 is offered once a week during school time. They are held on the UMS-Wright campus under the stadium. The classes include Tap, Ballet, Pointe, Jazz and Lyrical. The term runs from September through May. A recital is held in May at the Mobile Civic Center. For more information, please contact Shay Owen at sowen@ums-wright.org.

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