SIGsational NEWS

Final Stretch

DEAN CORNER

It is with truly inspired energy with which we journey into our final week! The sense of community is palpable, and it will all culminate this week with our Theater/Arts Performance night, our End of Program Dance, and of course, our Closing Ceremony. It's been an honor and a joy to care for and spend precious time with your children. Thank you for your belief, your trust, and your treasures - your children!

Sally McKellip
SIG Site Director



We are well into the last week of camp and can hardly believe how fast the time has passed! This week is the most intense week of the program. The students are working on their final projects for their courses, those in the Theater Program are rehearsing for their performances Thursday evening, and of course there will be a lot of emotion spent on Friday, what with last day of classes, the Closing Ceremony, and the final dance! You would think that the students would look tired, but in fact we can see a jolt in their energy as they are aware of how quickly the end of this fantastically successful program is coming!

Chuck Timlin
SIG Amherst Academic Dean

LETS PLAN AHEAD!

Activities for the week

1) Thursday, July 31, 7:30 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.

Theatre Performance Night in Friedmann Room 200 – Keefe Campus Center

2) Friday, August 1, 4:45 P.M – 5:45 P.M.

Closing Ceremony in Buckley Recital Hall

Commuter Families

Thursday – Commuter students who are performing with a class in Theatre Night will need to remain on campus Thursday with his/her counselor until after the program which is scheduled 7:30 P.M. – 9:30 PM. Dinner for these students will be provided. There will be a sign-out sheet in the Friedmann Room following the performance for you to sign your student out. COMMUTER STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT PERFORMING SHOULD BE CHECKED OUT AT NORMAL TIME (5:30 P.M.)

Friday – Commuter students will be participating in our closing ceremony 4:45 P.M. – 5:45 P.M. There will be a sign-out sheet at Buckley Recital Hall following the program for you to sign your student out.

Residential Check-out Procedures for Friday and Saturday

Friday - after the Closing Ceremony: If you plan to check your student out immediately after the Closing Ceremony on Friday, and have him/her NOT attend the dance, please notify us (acsigrd@aifs.com) in writing prior to Friday. We will have your student packed, ready, and his/her luggage in the SIG main office in North Hall. You will need to sign your student out and see Nurse Susan before leaving to collect any medications that were brought to camp.

Friday - AFTER the Dance: If you plan to check out your student after the dance on Friday evening, please notify us (acsigrd@aifs.com) in writing prior to Friday. We will have your student packed, ready, and his/her luggage in the main office in North Hall. You will need to sign your student out and see Nurse Susan before leaving to collect any medications that were brought to camp. The Junior dance will end at 10pm, The Middle/Senior Dance will end at 11pm.

Saturday Morning check-out: Please notify us (acsigrd@aifs.com) in writing if you plan to pick up your student prior to 9:00 A.M. All students will be packed, ready, and will return to the dorms by 9:00 A.M. from breakfast. Upon arrival to campus, you may proceed to your student’s floor and sign them out (Counselors will have sign-out sheets for their respective groups). If you are unsure of the location of your student’s room, someone in the SIG main office on the bottom floor of North Hall will be glad to help you. Please do not forget to see Nurse Susan if you need to collect any medications that were brought to camp. She will have a station set up outside of the dorms for your convenience. ALL PARENTS AND STUDENTS ARE TO BE OFF CAMPUS BY 12:00 (NOON)


PARKING

Monday – Friday: The Amherst approved parking areas are marked on the map from registration. These areas are: Alumni Parking Lot behind Cohan Dormitory, Lots in and around Taplin and Jenkins Hall, and a lot behind Plaza and Waldorf in front of Hitchman Field.

Saturday: Any/all parking areas are free to use.

CONTACT US

Sally McKellip- Director: acsd@aifs.com

Charles Timlin- Academic Dean: acsigad@aifs.com

Wendy Calvert- Student Life Dean: acsigrd@aifs.com

Tara Wright- Academic Dean Assistant: acsigstaff@aifs.com

Susan Beverung- Nurse: acsignurse@aifs.com

Phone: (413) 542-3733 Fax: (203) 399-5267