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.

Youth Programs Required Documents

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 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: youthprograms@wpunj.edu

COVID-19 Protocols

Drop-Off:

All Parents/Guardians must park their car in a legitimate spot in Lot 5 and escort their student to the sign-in table in the morning to ensure COVID protocols have been followed.  High School students driving themselves will also need to check-in at the sign-in table.

Parents are REQUIRED to fill out the following EACH morning prior to drop-off for each student attending. No student under 18 is allowed to fill out the screening. Students cannot attend unless the form is completed.

  • CDC COVID-19 Screening
    • Please proceed to the "Feeling Sick?" section of the website and click on the "Check Symptoms with Self-Checker" button.
    • You must complete the assessment for your child or yourself prior to arriving to campus. The assessment tool will determine whether you are well enough to come to campus. We ask that everyone adhere to the recommendation of this assessment website in order to keep everyone healthy and safe. 
    • Upon arrival to campus, staff will also take your temperature. 
    • Face coverings are required on campus regardless of vaccination status. 

Courses/Programs:

All staff, faculty, students and visitors are accountable for the following standard protocols. Some classes may require variation.

  • Stay home if presenting COVID symptoms
  • Wear a face mask properly
  • Use proper hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette 
  • Avoid touching your face as much as possible
  • Comply with 6-feet social distancing as it pertains to their program (Instructors and Student Assistants will assist in this measure)
  • Report illnesses and symptoms to the camp Health Director or other healthcare personnel at the camp immediately

Refund Policy Pertaining to COVID Quarantine

  • Any student sent home to quarantine that cannot continue the program online will be offered a credit or refund for the days they are unable to complete
  • The credit/refund will only be honored for students who are required to quarantine as deemed by the University

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to attend Summer Camps at William Paterson University?

All students interested in having an academically-enriched experience from all neighboring communities, states, out-of-state, and internationally are eligible to attend the summer camps. Students from Grades 4 through 12 may register for grade level-appropriate weekly programs/camps. Registration is based on the grade level for the upcoming year. Please contact us if you have a question regarding your child’s placement at youthprograms@wpunj.edu.

How do I register and pay for camps?

To register for camps, please browse our online catalog. Once you have chosen the program(s) you wish to enroll your child in this summer, click "Select Program" and then "Register for Selected Courses." If you are selecting multiple programs, your Course Cart can be found on the left-hand side of the online catalog. On the final registration page, you will be asked to fill out personal information, enter any promo codes, and provide valid credit card information.

Will registration confirmation be sent?

YES, a confirmation email will be sent to the e-mail address on record a week prior to class. Please make sure your email is current on the application to ensure proper delivery of all Youth Programs materials.

My child is starting 6th Grade in September—should I register them for a Grades 4-6 program or a Middle School program?

It is up to the parent's discretion to decide which age group your incoming sixth grader will be most comfortable in. A more mature student may feel more comfortable taking part in Middle School programs.

My child is starting 9th Grade in September—should I register them for a Middle School program or a High School program?

It is up to the parent's discretion to decide which age group your incoming ninth grader will be most comfortable in. A more mature student may feel more comfortable taking part in High School programs.

Can my child stay a full day and take morning and afternoon sessions?

YES, students registered for both morning and afternoon sessions will be supervised in between sessions by WP College Student Assistants in the University Commons from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Students are responsible for bringing their own lunch or purchasing food in the University Commons when the Food Court is open and available.

What if I need to pick my child up from camp early?

If you are aware that you will need to pick up your child early from a summer youth program, a member of WP Youth Programs Staff must be notified the morning of.

If my children are registered for morning and afternoon sessions, will there be someone to walk them to lunch and their next session?

YES, after lunch, a WP College Student Assistant will walk students to their afternoon classes.

Is lunch supervised?

YES, lunch is supervised by our WP College Student Assistants.

What if my child has a food allergy?

Students—especially students with food allergies—are encouraged to bring their own lunch. If a student wishes to purchase food in the University Commons, all pre-packaged food is properly labeled to alert students about potential allergic contents. Students are also encouraged to carry their EpiPens with them. Spare EpiPens may be stored in the School Nurse's office.

Are health forms required?

YES, health forms are required for each student registered for a summer camp. Health forms are due before the start of the summer camp your child is enrolled in. You may bring these health forms with you on the Monday morning your child(ren)'s program begins. If you do not submit the required health forms, your child will not be able to take part in his/her summer camp.

My child is registered for more than one week of summer camps, do I need to submit a health form each week?

NO, only one (1) health form needs to be submitted by the start of the student's first day of camp. That health form will be valid for all following weeks of that year's Summer Youth Programs.

Will my child be required to get a Physical Exam?

NO, students are not required to get a Physical Exam prior to the start of their program as long as your child(ren)'s most recent physical is less than a year old.

I have another question! Who can I contact?

You can email your questions to youthprograms@wpunj.edu.

Pre-College Youth Programs developed this Wellness Wednesday Parent Program in recognition of parents who tackled the challenges and uncertainties that formed during Covid-19; this program will empower parents to connect, share, and develop a variety of tactics that will support them in both their professional and personal lives. The program’s mission is to give parents a space to focus on themselves and offers tools to reduce stress; topics for these workshops will include discussions such as, but not limited to Handling the transition of Remote to In Person Learning, Single Parent Empowerment, Fun & Fitness With Family, and Navigating Holidays During Covid-19. We are offering a safe group space, led by experts in their respective fields, to create thought provoking dialogue that will provide useful tools parents require to engage effectively with both themselves and others during these ongoing stressful times. If you are a parent who is looking for a free resource designed specifically to help parents manage their overall wellness, then this program was designed precisely for you.

Workshop topics are being finalized. Please check back at a later date for more information. 

SAVE THE DATE! The first Wellness Wednesday is scheduled for October 27, 2021 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. via zoom.

Workshop Dates

  • Wednesday, October 27, 2021
  • Wednesday, November 24, 2021
  • Wednesday, December 22, 2021
  • Wednesday, January 26, 2022
  • Wednesday, February 23, 2022
  • Wednesday, March 30, 2022
  • Wednesday, April 27, 2022
  • Wednesday, May 25, 2022
  • Wednesday, June 29, 2022

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