Extended Day FAQ
WHAT IS EXTENDED DAY?
ITECH-STEM will offer extended hours for parents who can't pick up their kids at the regular camp dismissal time at 12:30 and also students who would like to further explore engaging STEM subjects and explore beyond the ITECH-STEM domains offered in the half-day camp.
WHAT ARE THE HOURS OF EXTENDED DAY?
The hours will be from 12:30 pm to 3 pm.
WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES IN EXTENDED DAY?
12:30 - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00-1:50 PM Session I - Course 1
1:50 pm - 2:00 PM Break and Transition
2:00 pm-2:50 pm Session II - Course 2
3:00 PM Dismissal
HOW DOES LUNCH WORK?
We ask extended day students to pack a lunch from home. We are unable to provide lunch due to campus regulations and individual differences in student diets. Please send a pack of lunch with your child in the morning. It is recommended to place child's name on the lunch boxes. We will be able store lunch boxes in a fridge until the lunch time.
Kids will be eating their lunches with mentors and instructors between 12:30 and 1 pm.
WHAT COURSES ARE AVAILABLE FOR EXTENDED DAY?
Students will be placed in 2 courses of their choice. They can select their two courses out of three courses offered.
WHAT ARE THE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS?
This is an excellent course for introduction to VR experience. It involves building VR projects, playing VR Games, and designing VR games and experiences. We will be teaching students how to build VR Labo Kits by Nintendo. Once the kits are built, students will be able to play VR games using Nintendo Switch.
The second week will be dedicated to designing and tweaking VR games using a design software called VR Plaza. With this programming tool you can create your very own VR games and experiences! Students are welcome to bring their Nintendo Switches to this course.
VR Students will showcase their creations in VR stations at the end of the camp in the ITECH-STEM Festival and Award Ceremony.
In addition, we will be teaching how to program with EV3 Lego Mindstorm sets and Arduino circuits. Tetrix robotics sets will also be demonstrated in this course.
This course is taught by award-winning instructors who are First Tech Challenge World Championship Competitor
and First Robotics Competition Regional Finalists.
===========================Sounds of STEM=========================
(Audition required, seat capacity: 20 students max, class size is 10)
This course combines Music and STEM in a fun way. Students will learn how sound works to make music, science behind music instruments, music theory, and how to play bucket drums in solo and group settings.
Students will perform in the ITECH-STEM Festival and Award Ceremony. Please note that this course has 20 students seat capacity and students who sign up for this course will go through a short audition at the Camp Orientation day.
WHAT ARE THE EXTENDED DAY POLICIES?
All ITECH-STEM camp policies signed by parents when filling out ITECH-STEM registration forms for the half-day camp DO apply to Extended Day. These policies include pick up and dismissal, acceptable technology use policy, Liability Release and Waiver Form, Medical Treatment form, Pick Up/Drop off policy, and Student Code of Conduct.
PICK UP/DROP OFF POLICIES:
We ask parents to drop off their kids to their classrooms each morning. Parents should take elevators, walk their kids to their classroom and check-in their kids PERSONALLY with their Instructional Assistant and Mentors (IAM).
CHILDREN SHOULD NOT BE DROPPED OFF IN FRONT OF THE BUILDING NOR FIRST OR THIRD FLOOR LOBBY AREA BY THEMSELVES. We are not responsible for students who are not PROPERLY checked-in with their IAMs.
Parents or parent designees (must be listed on pick up form) must sign their child out each day unless other arrangements have been made.
Students must be picked up promptly after their classes. We recommend arriving around 2:50 to pick up your child and wait at first or third floor lobby area. Please be sure you know the end time of the program your child is registered in.
++++++ALL STUDENTS SHOULD BE PICKED UP AT 3:00 after the dismissal++++++
Please note that there will be a LATE Pick Up charge of 10$ applied if the student is not picked up by 3:10 pm on more than two occasions.
WHAT IS THE FEE FOR EXTENDED DAY?
$150 per child for two weeks.
We have $25 discount per child for teachers and siblings, and $50 discount per child for UH Employees.