Programs run from Monday, June 6 through Friday, July 29

All sites open from 7:30am – 6:00pm

Your child must be entering kindergarten in the fall or entering any grade through eighth grade.

Transportation is not provided.  However, sites are located throughout the Greater Kansas City area for convenience.

Children should arrive no later than 8:15 am.  They will be marked as tardy after 8 am.

The Summer Academic Program is a free program.

Masks will not be mandated but we strongly encourage children to wear one.  Additionally, temperatures of students and staff will be taken each morning.

Sites do not open until 7:30am.  Students are not allowed to be dropped off early or left at the site unsupervised.

Yes, students may bring a backpack, however, please note that sites do not have lockers or locked safe places to store backpacks or any items.  If items are lost or stolen, Upper Room or its employees bear no responsibility.

Students may bring cell phones; however, students are not allowed to use cell phones while in class.

Students may bring their lunch, however breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack is provided by Upper Room at all sites.  Pork and peanut items are never served.

Upper Room will provide field trips on-site and away from the site.  Site Directors will provide dates for each field trip.  Children will return to the site by 4:30 pm.

Upper Room does not allow parents to attend field trips or pick up their child from a field trip location.  All staff and volunteers working with children in the program must pass a background check and be fully vaccinated.  Additionally, for safety reasons, all students riding the bus to the field trip must also return on the bus.

Upper Room understands that students will have doctor’s appointments and may go on family vacations and therefore, absences are allowed.  However, in order to be eligible for the incentive, a student may not have more than two absences.  Additionally, three tardies equal one absence.

Each student that has no more than two absences, maintains a C-average in academics, has no major behavioral issues, and takes both the pre-and post-test will be eligible for a $100 gift card at the end of the program.  Gift cards are given to each student that meets all criteria.

After submitting the application, you should have received an automatic email confirming receipt of the application and acceptance to the site of choice.  If you did not receive the email, please check your spam or junk mail.  You will receive another email the weekend before the program start date as a reminder.


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