Frequently Asked Questions
Covid Requirements for Summer 2023
All registered families must adhere to the Summer Programs COVID-19 safety guidelines. Our policies follow the University of Hawaiʻi guidelines and the recommendations from the CDC. The safety of our families is our greatest priority.
- We recommend students stay home when ill, whether with COVID-19 or not, to recover and prevent community spread. Students who display signs of illness will be isolated in our health room and parents will be called for pick-up.
- Students who test positive for COVID must follow UH Manoa’s current requirements.
- Face masks are accepted but not required unless stated by UH Manoa’s current requirements.
- Covid vaccinations for those eligible are encouraged, but not required.
- There are no requirements for students arriving/returning from out-of-state. We strongly encourage students to take a COVID-19 test before returning to campus, but it is not required.
- By enrolling in Summer Programs, you grant us authority to take your child's temperature at our discretion.
Yes. At checkout, you will be prompted to create a new account or login to your existing account. Your account will also grant you access to the Parent Portal on our website. Starting in mid-May, we recommend that you check the portal often for announcements, view activities for your child’s classes, read weekly newsletters, and more.
There are no prerequisites to enroll in any of our classes. Students are not expected to have any previous knowledge of the subject to participate.
Listed grade levels are for students entering that grade in the fall.
Our courses are intended for school-aged children who are able to behave age-appropriately in a classroom setting. The youngest age courses are designed for students who have completed Kindergarten and are entering Grade 1 in the fall. Students may be asked to read and write at a grade appropriate level to complete the class activities.
Listed grade levels are for students entering that grade in the fall.
Grade levels are suggestions to help parents select courses. Course work is aimed at the grades listed, but students may register for any class as long as they are able to keep up with the class activities and are socially prepared to be with students who are not their age.
There is no penalty for missed classes. If your child will be missing a week or more consecutively, we recommend contacting us first. Some of our classes are structured to accommodate missed classes better than others.
There are no partial refunds for missed classes.
During the registration period, contact our office at any time to switch classes to another open course or to add additional classes.
Once the program starts, students may request to switch to any open course during the first week of the program with parent or guardian approval.
You can reserve a spot on the waiting list by going to the class listing on our website. If space becomes available, we will contact waitlisted students via email. If a class has a long waitlist, we may give you a deadline to accept the offered spot. If we do not hear from you by the deadline, we will offer the spot to the next student.
International students are welcome to sign up for Summer Programs as long as they can speak and understand English well enough to follow directions and participate in class activities. Some of our classes are better suited to ESL students. Contact our office if you have specific questions or concerns.
No additional documents are required for international students.
Welcome information will not be mailed to international addresses. International students will be notified if they need to pick up course information from our office.
Full-day students will have a supervised lunch break and recess between their morning and afternoon class, from 11;45 am to 12:30 pm.. Students must purchase a Lunch Meal Plan or bring home lunch daily. Water fountains are available for students to refill water bottles. Half-day students are welcome to join us for lunch.
Breakfast and Lunch Meal Plans are available to purchase at time of registration. You may also call our office to add on Meal Plans at any time. Plans includes a daily meal for all 5 weeks of Core Programs. See our course list for pricing and details.
All students will have a lunch break. Exact times will vary depending on the daily schedule.
Lunch Meal plans are available for purchase. Students will receive a hot lunch every day for the 5 days of their program. Students who do not purchase a meal plan must bring their own lunch. Water fountains are available for students to refill their water bottles.
Yes! Many of our morning Core Program classes go on at least one field trip, and some go on multiple field trips. Hawai‘i Nature Study classes generally go on field trips at least once a week.
The shorter class period means most of our afternoon Core Program classes will not be able to go on field trips.
Our Summer Adventures classes go on at least one field trip each week. The Challengers students go on almost daily adventures.
All field trip locations listing in our catalog are tentative. Confirmed field trips will be posted to the calendar on the Parent Corner as they are finalized.
There is no required uniform. We recommend students dress comfortably and appropriately for school. Some classes may require specific dress on certain days, such as athletic shoes or swim wear.
Students must wear the official Summer Programs t-shirt and covered shoes on all field trip days. Every student will receive one free Summer Programs t-shirt on their first day of class. Additional t-shirts may be purchased online or from our office.
Detailed information can be found in the Student Handbook that will be available for download on the Parent's Corner in May.
PICK-UP & DROP-OFF
Detailed information is included in the Student Handbook that will be posted on the Parent's Corner in May.
- Core Programs
- Students will be dropped off inside the College of Education parking lot at the curb beside the Multipurpose building. Look for staff in orange safety vests. Students will head directly to the supervised cafeteria in the MPB and sit at their assigned class tables. If you choose to walk your child to campus, you can drop them off at the cafeteria. Teachers will meet them at their class tables and escort them to the classroom.
- Students will be escorted to the supervised pickup zone on Dole Street in front of the UH Children's Center.
- Driver's Education students may head directly to their classroom and leave on their own once class is done.
- Summer Adventures, students will be dropped off and picked up inside the College of Education lower parking lot. All students will wait in the supervised classroom beside the drop-off/pick-up area. If you choose to walk your child to campus, you can drop them off at the waiting classroom.
Parking is not necessary for pick-up or drop-off.
Only vehicles with an assigned UHM Zone 1 parking pass are allowed to park in our lot. If you park illegally, you may be subject to a $40.00 parking ticket.
Limited parking is available at the in the green marked pay-to-park stalls in the Zone 1 parking lot, the UH parking structure for a daily fee, in the metered stalls along Metcalf Street, and on the streets in the surrounding neighborhood.
Supervised drop-off starts at 7:30 am. Students who arrive earlier may wait in the courtyard area, but will not be supervised.
Morning only Core Program students must be picked up by 12:25 pm. Afternoon/Full Day Core Program and Summer Adventure students must be picked up by 3:45 pm. Students enrolled in the After-School Program must be picked up by 5:30 pm. Fees will apply for late pick-up.
Call our office as soon as possible. If your child is not picked up, we will attempt to call the contacts listed on your child's registration form. Your child will be supervised until an authorized person is able to pick them up. Late pick-up fees may apply.
On the online Registration Form you may specify if your child is allowed to sign out on their own at the end of their day. Once your child signs out, they are no longer the responsibility of CRDG Summer Programs. Students aged 13+ will be allowed to sign out on their own, unless prohibited on their registration form.
Regardless of their age and authorization status, students will not be allowed to leave campus during class hours unless we receive prior notification from parents/guardians. Be sure to contact our office if your child needs to leave early. This rule does not apply to Driver's Education students.