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Registration Policy
For registration to be complete, session choices, medical information, and the enrollment agreement must be submitted electronically or on paper by Thursday, May 31, with full payment to Keystone School, 119 East Craig Place, San Antonio, 78212, Attn: C. Tyroff. 

Cancellation Policy
Registrations cancelled prior to May 31 will be partially refunded (minus a $50 fee).  After this date, no refund will be given.



 

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* Student Name:
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* School:
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* Grade level in 2018-2019 school year:
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* T-Shirt Size (1 required)
Youth Large
Adult Small
Adult Medium
Adult Large
Adult XL

The following questions do not need to be answered if the student is currently enrolled at Keystone School.

Please skip to #20.

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Parent/Guardian's name:
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Parent/Guardian address (Street, City/State, Zip)
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Parent phone #1:
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Parent phone #2:
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Parent email address:
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Please list any illnesses or health conditions, including allergies:
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Please list any required medications:
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If medication needs to be taken during the session, you will need to provide the prescription bottle with instructions to the program director. Please list these medications:
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Student's primary physician and phone number:
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Insurance Provider:
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Policy Number:
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Emergency Contact (Name, relationship):
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Emergency Contact phone numbers (cell, home, work):
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Community of Learners: Will your child know other friends/classmates on the first day?
Yes   No
Uncertain
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Google Access: Because some sessions will require access to google documents, does the student have a google account?
Yes   No

Session Descriptions are below. The following fields need to be answered for all students, including those currently enrolled at Keystone.

Morning Session Options


1. Writing Workshop


Sharpen your craft as a poet, playwright, essayist, or short story writer as you participate in targeted mini lessons and confer with peers and teachers. You may come with writing in progress, or you may generate your ideas during the session. Whether you love to write or simply wish to become a better writer, this session is for you. Because lessons and strategies differ each summer, former participants are welcome.  All instructors have advanced training in the teaching of writing.

2. Hey, Shutterbug!/Lights, Camera, Action!


Hey Shutterbug! Sure, we all take pictures, but now you can learn the basics of composition to creatively tell a story or express your interests. Then we will print photographs and add mixed media, including paint, etchings, etc. to extend your creativity.


Lights, Camera, Action! Practice storyboarding, camera angles, and editing techniques as you create one or more short films, including entries to The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival and the New York Times Vocabulary Video. The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is an annual video contest in which young filmmakers create short movies that tell the entire stories of Newbery-winning books in about a minute and a half. Two of last summer’s films were selected for the 2018 San Antonio screening hosted by festival founder James Kennedy (author of the young-adult fantasy The Order of Odd-Fish). The New York Times contest challenges students to produce a 15-second video about the meaning of one of the paper’s Words of the Day.

3. Hey, Shutterbug!/The Geometry of Art


Hey, Shutterbug!Sure, we all take pictures, but now you can learn the basics of composition to creatively tell a story or express your interests. Then we will print photographs and add mixed media, including paint, etchings, etc. to extend your creativity.


The Geometry of Art:  Many beautiful works of art demonstrate a blend of creativity and geometry.  In this course, you will apply Fibonacci spirals, polar roses, multi-point perspective and sacred geometry to create your own artistic works.

4. Hey, Shutterbug!/ Technology in the Ancient World


Hey, Shutterbug! Sure, we all take pictures, but now you can learn the basics of composition to creatively tell a story or express your interests. Then we will print photographs and add mixed media, including paint, etchings, etc. to extend your creativity.


Technology in the Ancient World: Discover how ancient civilizations used technology to make sense of their world and to predict such things as the position of the planets and eclipses as you explore the Antikythera mechanism, an early analog computer, and other technological devices.
 

5. Adventures in Robotics/Lights! Camera! Action! (limited to ten students)


Adventures in Robotics: Learn to build and program robots using the Lego EV3 robotics kit. Each day students will work together to solve different challenges by programming and running their robots. The course will culminate in a “Battle Bots” competition.


Lights, Camera, Action! Practice storyboarding, camera angles, and editing techniques as you create one or more short films, including entries to The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival and the New York Times Vocabulary Video. The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is an annual video contest in which young filmmakers create short movies that tell the entire stories of Newbery-winning books in about a minute and a half. Two of last summer’s films were selected for the 2018 San Antonio screening hosted by festival founder James Kennedy (author of the young-adult fantasy The Order of Odd-Fish). The New York Times contest challenges students to produce a 15-second video about the meaning of one of the paper’s Words of the Day.

6. Adventures in Robotics/The Geometry of Art (limited to ten students)


Adventures in Robotics: Learn to build and program robots using the Lego EV3 robotics kit.  Each day students will work together to solve different challenges by programming and running their robots. The course will culminate in a “Battle Bots” competition.


The Geometry of Art:  Many beautiful works of art demonstrate a blend of creativity and geometry.  In this course, you will apply Fibonacci spirals, polar roses, multi-point perspective and sacred geometry to create your own artistic works.

7. Adventures in Robotics/Technology in the Ancient World (limited to ten students)


Adventures in Robotics: Learn to build and program robots using the Lego EV3 robotics kit.  Each day students will work together to solve different challenges by programming and running their robots.  The course will culminate in a “Battle Bots” competition.


Technology in the Ancient World: Discover how ancient civilizations used technology to make sense of their world and to predict such things as the position of the planets and eclipses as you explore the Antikythera mechanism, an early analog computer, and other technological devices.
 

8. Art Around the World/ The Geometry of Art 


Art Around the World: Imitate the style of artists from around the world, focusing on the use of color, line, and mixed media. (Teacher and Curriculum from abrakadoodle)


The Geometry of Art:  Many beautiful works of art demonstrate a blend of creativity and geometry.  In this course, you will apply Fibonacci spirals, polar roses, multi-point perspective and sacred geometry to create your own artistic works.

9. Art Around the World/Lights, Camera, Action! 


Art Around the World: Imitate the style of artists from around the world, focusing on the use of color, line, and mixed media. (Teacher and Curriculum from abrakadoodle)


Lights, Camera, Action! Practice storyboarding, camera angles, and editing techniques as you create one or more short films, such as entries to The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival and the New York Times Vocabulary Video. The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is an annual video contest in which young filmmakers create short movies that tell the entire stories of Newbery-winning books in about a minute and a half. Two of last summer’s films were selected for the 2018 San Antonio screening hosted by festival founder James Kennedy (author of the young-adult fantasy The Order of Odd-Fish). The New York Times contest challenges students to produce a 15-second video about the meaning of one of the paper’s Words of the Day. 

10. Art Around the World/Technology in the Ancient World


Art Around the World: Imitate the style of artists from around the world, focusing on the use of color, line, and mixed media. (Teacher and Curriculum from abrakadoodle)


Technology in the Ancient World: Discover how ancient civilizations used technology to make sense of their world and to predict such things as the position of the planets and eclipses as you explore the Antikythera mechanism, an early analog computer, and other technological devices.
 


 

20.
* Morning Session First Choice (1 required)
Writing Workshop
Hey, Shutterbug!/Lights, Camera, Action!
Hey, Shutterbug!/The Geometry of Art
Hey Shutterbug/Technology in the Ancient World
Adventures in Robotics/Lights, Camera, Action!
Adventures in Robotics/The Geometry of Art
Adventures in Robotics/Technology in the Ancient World
Art Around the World/The Geometry of Art
Art Around the World/Lights, Camera, Action
Art Around the World/Technology in the Ancient World
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* Morning Session 2nd Choice (1 required)
Writing Workshop
Hey, Shutterbug!/Lights, Camera, Action!
Hey, Shutterbug!/The Geometry of Art
Hey Shutterbug/Technology in the Ancient World
Adventures in Robotics/Lights, Camera, Action!
Adventures in Robotics/The Geometry of Art
Adventures in Robotics/Technology in the Ancient World
Art Around the World/Lights, Camera, Action
Art Around the World/Technology in the Ancient World
Art Around the World/The Geometry of Art

Early-Afternoon Session Options


1. Who Killed Edgar Allan Poe?

Solve the poet’s grisly murder by role-playing as his most fascinating characters and shaking clues from each other and from Poe’s short stories.

2. Keystone School of Rock

Let’s rock! Whether you want to hone your skills on an instrument you already know or challenge yourself to play a new one, your enthusiasm is all you need. This fast-paced class will focus on vocal and instrumental performance. In no time, you’ll be free styling on instruments you may or may not already know for an exciting “rock” band experience.    

3. Dungeons and Dragons/DIY Digital Games with Scratch

Dungeons and Dragons: Join our merry band of adventurers as we delve into a fantasy world of intrigue and danger. Faced with monsters and magic, will your party find priceless treasure or meet an untimely end? Use your wits, roll your twenty-sided die, and determine your fate in this collaborative, improvisational role-playing game.

DIY Digital Games with Scratch: Scratch is a block-based programming language designed by MIT for middle school students.  In this course, students will design and test their own playable game in Scratch.

4. Dungeons and Dragons/Writing for Contests

Dungeons and Dragons: Join our merry band of adventurers as we delve into a fantasy world of intrigue and danger. Faced with monsters and magic, will your party find priceless treasure or meet an untimely end? Use your wits, roll your twenty-sided die, and determine your fate in this collaborative, improvisational role-playing game.

Writing for Contests: Learn about the myriad contest and publishing opportunities available to students. Take this opportunity to draft and polish entries with feedback from peers and skilled teachers so that you have submissions ready when the contest or call for manuscripts opens.

5. Exploring the Basics of Watercolor-A Study in Landscapes/DIY Digital Games with Scratch

Exploring the Basics of Watercolor-A Study in Landscapes: Learn how to create stunning watercolor landscapes using techniques the masters use.  We will study the following techniques to create interesting textures: rubber cement, rubbing alcohol, salt, sgraffito, wet in wet, graded blends, and much more!  Come with a setting in mind for the landscape you would like to create, and we'll walk you through the rest.  

DIY Digital Games with Scratch: Scratch is a block-based programming language designed by MIT for middle school students.  In this course, students will design and test their own playable game in Scratch.

6. Exploring the Basics of Watercolor- A Study in Landscapes/Writing for Contests

Exploring the Basics of Watercolor- A Study in Landscapes: Learn how to create stunning watercolor landscapes using techniques the masters use.  We will study the following techniques to create interesting textures: rubber cement, rubbing alcohol, salt, sgraffito, wet in wet, graded blends, and much more!  Come with a setting in mind for the landscape you would like to create, and we'll walk you through the rest.  

Writing for Contests: Learn about the myriad contest and publishing opportunities available to students. Take this opportunity to draft and polish entries with feedback from peers and skilled teachers so that you have submissions ready when the contest or call for manuscripts opens.

7. Conquest of the Earth and Heaven

Explore Latin and its impact on the world through the lenses of astonomy, mythology, and language.


 

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* Early Afternoon Session 1st Choice (1 required)
Who Killed Edgar Allan Poe?   Keystone School of Rock
Dungeons and Dragons/DIY Digital Games with Scratch   Dungeons and Dragons/Writing for Contests
Exploring the Basics of Watercolor-A Study in Landscapes/DIY Digital Games with Scratch   Exploring the Basics of Watercolor-A Study in Landscapes/Writing for Contests
Conquest of the Earth and Heavens
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* Early Afternoon Session 2nd Choice (1 required)
Who Killed Edgar Allan Poe?   Keystone School of Rock
Dungeons and Dragons/DIY Digital Games with Scratch   Dungeons and Dragons/Writing for Contests
Exploring the Basics of Watercolor- A Study in Landscapes/DIY Digital Games with Scratch   Exploring the Basics of Watercolor- A Study in Landscapes/Writing for Contests
Conquest of the Earth and Heavens

Late-Afternoon Session Options

 
1. Chemistry: Hmm... How Did That Happen?/Basics of Engineering Design and Application
 
Chemistry: Hmm... How Did That Happen? Students will be exposed to chemistry experiments and then use reasoning to figure out what may or may not have happened.  Some of the class will be hands-on with students performing experiments themselves, and some will be hands-off with students only observing.  An inquisitive mind and confidence to propose a theory are always helpful. Don't be afraid to take a guess; after all, you may be right!

Basics of Engineering Design and Application: Structures are all around us and have been around us for thousands of years.  They have provided us shelter, transportation, and even entertainment venues.  In this session we will look at the basics of the engineering design process and build and test a bridge.  We will also discuss the basics of structures and the different physics and mathematics principles that can be applied to calculate their forces.  If you are interested in engineering, this session has your name on it.  
 
2. Chemistry: Hmm... How Did That Happen?/Fun and Fitness 102: Looking for a Summer Boot Camp? Neither Are We!

Chemistry: Hmm... How Did That Happen? Students will be exposed to chemistry experiments and then use reasoning to figure out what may or may not have happened.  Some of the class will be hands-on with students performing experiments themselves, and some will be hands-off with students only observing.  An inquisitive mind and confidence to propose a theory are always helpful. Don't be afraid to take a guess; after all, you may be right!

Fun and Fitness: Looking for a Summer Boot Camp? Neither Are We! Join Coach Rubio and Coach Unruh in enjoying a variety of sports and recreational games in a high-paced and exciting environment. We will emphasize sportsmanship, socialization, and fun while being active.
 
 
3. Chemistry: Hmm... How Did That Happen?/Power of the Press

Chemistry: Hmm... How Did That Happen? Students will be exposed to chemistry experiments and then use reasoning to figure out what may or may not have happened.  Some of the class will be hands-on with students performing experiments themselves, and some will be hands-off with students only observing.  An inquisitive mind and confidence to propose a theory are always helpful.  Don't be afraid to take a guess; after all, you may be right!

Power of the Press: Produce a Keystone Camp news publication while learning the journalistic skills needed to interview sources, write news and feature article, take photographs, and layout a print publication. All campers will receive a copy of the publication.
 

4. Power of the Press/Basics of Engineering Design and Application 


Power of the Press: Produce a Keystone Camp news publication while learning the journalistic skills needed to interview sources, write news and feature article, take photographs, and layout a print publication. All campers will receive a copy of the publication.


Basics of Engineering Design and Application: Structures are all around us and have been around us for thousands of years.  They have provided us shelter, transportation, and even entertainment venues.  In this session we will look at the basics of the engineering design process and build and test a bridge.  We will also discuss the basics of structures and the different physics and mathematics principles that can be applied to calculate their forces.  If you are interested in engineering, this session has your name on it.  

5. Power of the Press/Fun and Fitness 102: Looking for a Summer Boot Camp? Neither Are We!


Power of the Press: Produce a Keystone Camp news publication while learning the journalistic skills needed to interview sources, write news and feature article, take photographs, and layout a print publication. All campers will receive a copy of the camp publication.


Fun and Fitness 102: Looking for a Summer Boot Camp? Neither Are We! Join Coach Rubio and Coach Unruh in enjoying a variety of sports and recreational games in a high-paced and exciting environment. We will emphasize sportsmanship, socialization, and fun while being active.

6. Fun and Fitness 101: Looking for a Summer Boot Camp? Neither Are We!/ Power of the Press


Fun and Fitness: Looking for a Summer Boot Camp? Neither Are We! Join Coach Rubio and Coach Unruh in enjoying a variety of sports and recreational games in a high-paced and exciting environment. We will emphasize sportsmanship, socialization, and fun while being active.


Power of the Press: Produce a Keystone Camp news publication while learning the journalistic skills needed to interview sources, write news and feature article, take photographs, and layout a print publication. All campers will receive a copy of the camp publication.
 

7. Fun and Fitness 101: Looking for a Summer Boot Camp? Neither Are We!/ Basics of Engineering  Design and Application 

Fun and Fitness: Looking for a Summer Boot Camp? Neither Are We! Join Coach Rubio and Coach Unruh in enjoying a variety of sports and recreational games in a high-paced and exciting environment. We will emphasize sportsmanship, socialization, and fun while being active.

Basics of Engineering Design and Application: Structures are all around us and have been around us for thousands of years.  They have provided us shelter, transportation, and even entertainment venues.  In this session we will look at the basics of the engineering design process and build and test a bridge.  We will also discuss the basics of structures and the different physics and mathematics principles that can be applied to calculate their forces.  If you are interested in engineering, this session has your name on it.  

8. Fun and Fitness 101 and 102: Looking for a Summer Boot Camp? Neither Are We!
 
Join Coach Rubio and Coach Unruh in enjoying a variety of sports and recreational games in a high-paced and exciting environment. We will emphasize sportsmanship, socialization, and fun while being active.
 
9. Bop! Hop! Pop! 
 
No, we aren't talking about a new breakfast cereal.  This is all about DANCE!  It's time to put on some of the best songs from around the world and get into the dance styles that have helped make them famous.  There is absolutely no experience required to bop, hop, and pop. Just bring your love of music and movement.   
 

10. Two Can Play that Game!

With crowd-funding, independent board games are an exploding, emerging market for modern entrepreneurs. Students in this program will design and implement a new, playable game that could be the next million-dollar idea.  During this process, students will also gain insight into the basic tenets of game theory and object-oriented programming concepts.



 
24.
* Late Afternoon 1st Choice (1 required)
Chemistry: Hmm... How Did That Happen?/Basics of Engineering Design and Application
Chemistry: Hmm... How Did That Happen?/Fun and Fitness 102: Looking for a Summer Boot Camp? Neither Are We!
Chemistry: Hmm... How Did That Happen?/Power of the Press
Power of the Press/Basics of Engineering Design and Application
Power of the Press/Fun and Fitness 102
Fun and Fitness 101: Looking for a Summer Boot Camp? Neither Are We!/ Basics of Engineering Design and Application
Fun and Fitness 101 and 102
Fun and Fitness 101: Looking for a Summer Boot Camp? Neither Are We!/ Power of the Press
Bop! Hop! Hop!
Two Can Play That Game
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* Late Afternoon 2nd Choice (1 required)
Chemistry: Hmm... How Did That Happen?/Basics of Engineering Design and Application
Chemistry: Hmm... How Did That Happen?/Fun and Fitness 102: Looking for a Summer Boot Camp? Neither Are We!
Chemistry: Hmm... How Did That Happen?/Power of the Press
Power of the Press/Basics of Engineering Design and Application
Power of the Press/Fun and Fitness 102: Looking for a Summer Boot Camp? Neither Are We!
Fun and Fitness 101: Looking for a Summer Boot Camp? Neither Are We!/ Basics of Engineering Design and Application
Fun and Fitness 101: Looking for a Summer Boot Camp? Neither Are We!/ Power of the Press
Fun and Fitness 101 and 102
Two Can Play that Game!
Bop! Hop! Pop!
Regulations and Policies


Community Standards
Keystone School’s community standards arise from concerns about the health, safety, legal responsibilities, core traditions, identity and mission of the school.  It is a privilege—not a right—to be a part of the Keystone community.  Historically, a strong emphasis on self-discipline has characterized life at Keystone School, where students are expected to fulfill their obligations without repeated admonitions.

Keystone School’s history of inclusion and pluralism commands the honoring of each individual.  Each member of the Keystone community should be free to work, learn, and develop relationships in an atmosphere free of fear, intimidation, humiliation, or unwanted or unacceptable behaviors that create a hostile environment.  There is no room in our community for intolerance based on race, gender, marital status, political orientation, ideology, physical disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic level, age, or religion. Our work together in the diverse and pluralistic community of Keystone is solid preparation for functioning and leading in the globalized world in which we live. 

Student Responsibilities, Conduct, Courtesy, and Decorum
Daily civility is the foundation for mutual respect. Students in the summer program are expected to display exemplary conduct and cooperativeness at all times. Profane or vulgar language or actions are unacceptable at any time on campus and will not be tolerated.  

Parents will be contacted if a student disrupts the learning of others, fails to cooperate with summer staff and other participants, treats others discourteously, and fails to exhibit exemplary conduct. Repeated infractions could result in removal from the program.  

Likewise and in keeping with school policy, students engaging in any serious, disruptive, or destructive activity or students in possession of or under the influence of alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs will dismissed from the program immediately.  

Network Acceptable Use Policy
The Keystone School computer network and computer use program is established for the educational use of Keystone students in ways consistent with the mission and values of Keystone. Users of the computer network and other technology programs are expected to act ethically and courteously.  Access to the computer network is a privilege, not a right. The privilege of access to and use of the computer network and other technology programs at Keystone may be revoked and disciplinary action may be instituted in the event of inappropriate use. 

It is not feasible or possible to supervise and guide students closely at all times during the summer program. Therefore, a student must have parental permission to access the Internet through both school assets and non-school assets. 

Materials
All materials will be provided to students. Students should not bring valuable items to the camp.

Procedure for Changes to Care Services:
Please send an e-mail to ctyroff@keystoneschool.org if you need to change your pick-up or before/after-program care.

Attendance
Should your child become ill and be unable to attend, please e-mail ctyroff@keystoneschool.org. 

After-Care Snack
A nutritional snack will be provided during after-session care.  If your child has food allergies, please send a snack with him/her.

Lunch  
Students should bring a sack lunch and drink. We will not be in the dining hall for lunch, so students will not have access to a microwave. They will be able to store their lunches in a refrigerator if needed. Food will not be available on campus.

Drop-Off and Pick-Up
Sessions begin promptly at 9 a.m. Morning care begins at 8 a.m. in the gymnasium. Upon arrival, all students should report to the gymnasium to sign-in for the day. Students will remain here until dismissed for the opening session.

Keystone provides a supervised school safety zone for dropping off students in front of Founders’ Hall on the north side of East Craig. Parents and other adults delivering children to school are expected to use the safety zone properly and to follow the instructions of school personnel. Students should be dropped off only on the north side of the street, on the curb side of the vehicle. After the child or children have safely exited onto the sidewalk, drivers should proceed cautiously behind the vehicle in front rather than pulling away from the line.   Students should not be dropped off on the Woodlawn side of campus as there is no school safety zone on Woodlawn.

At the end of the day, students may be picked up in front of Founders’ Hall on the north side of East Craig between 4 and 4:15 p.m.  After this time, parents will need to sign students out from the gymnasium.

The program director must be notified in writing if a student is walking home or being released to anyone not on the authorized list.

Hours of Extended Care
The gymnasium will be open for extended care between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. While there is no charge for the extended program, students picked up after 5:30 p.m. will be assessed a late fee of $15 for any part of the first fifteen minutes, plus $1.00 per minute thereafter.



 

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* Transportation/Care Information: In order to ensure your child’s safety, please provide the following information. (1 required)
My child will participate in the before-program care (8 a.m. to 9 a.m.)
My child will participate in the after-program care (4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
My child will walk or ride a bike.
My child will dropped off and picked up daily.
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* Please list the name and relationship to student of anyone authorized for pick up:
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* Enrollment Agreement: I understand that a student’s enrollment in Keystone School’s Summer Program may be terminated for failure to conform to school regulations and policies and that Keystone School reserves the right to terminate the enrollment of a student if the presence in Keystone of either the student or the family is determined by the school’s administration to be detrimental to that student, to other students, or to the school’s best interest. I agree to accept the rules and regulations of Keystone School and will support the enforcement of them. I hereby release and agree to hold harmless Keystone School, its trustees, and employees, its staff, and its volunteers from all liabilities for injuries to my child that are not the result of gross negligence by Keystone School and any of its trustees or employees. (1 required)
Yes
No
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How did you learn about Keystone's Summer Program?
Current Student
Facebook
Print Advertising (Our Kids, San Antonio Magazine, etc.)
Alamo City Moms Blog
Camp Fair
TPR
Direct Mail
Other
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* Photo Release: I hereby give permission to Keystone School to photograph, interview, and/or videotape my child for promotion of the Keystone summer programs. I understand that Keystone School may use this material on its website, in newsletters, and/or on social media and that no compensation will be paid for its use. (1 required)
Yes
No
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* Keystone School has my permission, in the event of an emergency and in case I am unavailable, to authorize any physician, nurse practitioner, or medical personnel to examine, interview, test, and treat my child as they deem advisable. I understand Keystone School accepts no responsibility for medical liability. I will be billed for any medical expenses incurred. (1 required)
Yes
No

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