Parent Resources

2020 has been marked by stress, uncertainty, innovation, and reinvention. As this school year unfolds, the School of Continuing and Professional Education is thinking about you—parents—because the onus is on you to balance work, your children’s schooling, and the mental health of the collective household. While you’re busy taking care of it all, we’re here to support you. On this page, you can find information about our Parent to Parent Community Building Dialogue Circles, articles, and information about our youth programs as well as pertinent information and documents needed for when we return to campus.

Information Regarding On-Campus Classes

We are pleased to be able to offer exciting weeks and weekends of learning and fun throughout the year. Below please find information regarding drop-off, pick-up, and lunch (if applicable).

On-Campus Required Forms

Students coming to campus for Enrichment Classes or for Summer Life are required to have the following forms submitted via email or fax the week before the first day of class. Students who do not have their forms submitted will not be allowed to participate until the forms have been submitted.

The required forms are as followed:

Cancellation Policy

If SCPE Pre-College Youth Programs must cancel any program due to low enrollment, you will receive a full refund. If you need to withdraw from a program, a written notice is required at least 5 business days before your program begins in order to receive a full refund, minus a $25 processing fee.

Information Regarding Online Classes

Students taking an online enrichment class with William Paterson University's Pre-College Youth Programs are subject to the Ethics and Code of Conduct for virtual learning.  Therefore, the following form must be signed and submitted via email or fax the week before the first day of class. Students who do not have their forms submitted will not be allowed to participate until the forms have been submitted.

Cancellation Policy for Online Classes Only

Notification must be received in writing by the end of the first-day of the online youth program to receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. If the written cancellation is received on the second day of class, parents will receive credit towards another youth program course during the current session. NO refunds or credits will be given after the second day of the program. Please send all youth program cancellation notifications to:

Parent 2 Parent Community Building

We are hosting monthly virtual dialogue circles with various facilitators. The dialogue circle will be set at the same time every month, allowing you to join as you are able. Parents will drive the direction of the conversation for each topic area. However, the facilitator will bring topic-specific knowledge to pass on to parents.

Topics will include:

  • IMPROVing Mindfulness - Tuesday, September 29, 2020
    • Create positive connections with other parents during this fun, interactive workshop, where you will get a chance to participate in exercises and activities that will help you to get to know each other, “stay in the moment" and boost concentration, flexibility, and awareness when interacting with your children.

  • Teen Dating Violence - Tuesday, October 27, 2020
    • Relationships can sometimes be difficult, even confusing.  Unfortunately, domestic violence affects every community and teen dating abuse is much more prevalent than most realize. This workshop will offer an opportunity for an interactive discussion of the many issues affecting relationships today.   Join us to discuss the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships.  Understand what constitutes abuse by learning the dynamics and the red flags of abusive relationships.  Discuss how to talk to a loved one or how to help a friend.        Become part of the solution by knowing the facts.

  • Thankfulness and Kindness in a Time or Struggle - Tuesday, November 24, 2020 
    • We will be carving out time to intentionally talk about the things in 2020 we are thankful for and how we muster kindness at such a complicated time. We will practice skills to help us stay grounded as the year winds down.

  • 2020 Reflections and Virtual Potluck - Tuesday, December 22, 2020

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences and Developmental Assets  - Tuesday, January 26, 2021



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