summer program faqs
Registration and Payment
How do I register?
To register for courses, afternoon activities, and sports camps, visit https://francisparker.campbrainregistration.com/.
Registration re-opens on May 31, 2020 (12 pm PST). All courses and activities are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. For courses that reach capacity, waiting lists will be established.
When registering for classes, please make sure to register your student(s) for the grade they will be entering in Fall 2020.
I have multiple children who would like to attend, how do I register?
Visit Parker's CampBrain registration portal and login or create an account for the Summer Program. Next, add each camper to the main account and complete an online registration for each student you wish to enroll.
When is the last day to register?
Registration will close for each course 2-weeks prior to the start date*. This is to ensure that we properly prepare for your student's participation.
*Parker Preview (June 13-July 31) will close on June 19, Parker Preview (Aug. 3-Aug. 21) will close on July 10
What forms of payment are accepted?
Electronic payments can be submitted through Parker's CampBrain registration portal. The Summer Program accepts all major credit cards.
Who can attend Summer at Parker?
Parker’s Summer Program is open to the general public. All Junior Kindergarten-Grade 12 campers are welcome! An increasing number of students enroll from public and independent schools throughout San Diego County and beyond.
In addition, the Program continues to attract international students. International students enrolling in Summer at Parker should be proficient in English (spoken language, and for some classes reading and writing) in order to fully benefit from the class. Students may be advised to withdraw or switch classes if not meeting language proficiency standards.
Does Summer at Parker need my contact information?
To ensure you receive all communications and mailed materials, please review and input your contact information including address, email, and phone number during the registration process.
How can I update my contact information?
It is important that your contact information ( address, cell number, and email) is accurate in your CampBrain profile. If your information needs to be updated, email your changes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are the class fees and refund policy?
Class fees vary and are dependant on staffing needs and materials. Specific fee amounts can be found under each class description.
Updated Refund Policy: You may cancel a class selection at any time. However, in the event that a cancellation request is made less than 14 days prior to the course, you shall be required to pay the applicable cancellation fee set forth in the table below:
Number of days prior to the course start date
15 to 29 days
Fewer than 14 days
100% of Course Fee
Can a class be prorated?
Due to the short duration of the Summer program, classes will not be prorated. There are no refunds for absences.
Is there a possibility that a class will be cancelled?
Rarely, Parker must cancel a class due to low enrollment. To avoid any inconvenience to participants and teachers we will ensure enrollment meets minimum levels two weeks in advance of the start date. In the event that a class is not offered, we will make our best efforts to provide priority registration to your second choice course.
I had an active registration before the program was updated, should I receive a refund?
Previously registered families should have received additional communication from the Summer Program office with steps to confirm registration.
Refunds reflecting course pricing updates, including perks, will be issued by June 22, 2020. Thank you for your patience.
I am a current/incoming Parker family, how can I apply my "Parker Perks"?
The Summer at Parker office will confirm your registration within one week. You will receive a confirmation email once your registration has been processed with the applied Parker Perks.
Additional information about Parker Perks will continue to be emailed from the School.
Questions? Please contact the Summer Program office at email@example.com.
Who can I contact for course changes?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for any course changes or questions. We will answer your email on a first come-first served basis and as soon as possible. Please allow 2 business days for an email response.
Summer at Parker Course Offerings
Will there be on-site offerings this year?
We appreciate your patience as we have worked to reimagine our classes and offerings for the summer to provide academic and enrichment programs that adhere to current health and safety guidelines.
If all of the requisite inspections have been completed and all the required Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) has been received, we may be able to offer at least some of the Parker Summer Program courses on campus during Session II and/or Session III (July 13 to September 4). The final decision of whether specific courses in Session II and Session III will be online or in-person will be communicated on Friday, June 26.
Where do the summer offerings take place?
First session classes (June 22-July 10) courses will be offered virtually in the comfort of your own home. A computer or iPad is required to participate in Summer at Parker Reimagined.
Before the start date of the course, you will receive specific log-in information from the Summer at Parker office. Courses will take place via Google Hangouts Meet.
When will I receive more information about the first day of camp?
A welcome email will be sent to all registered families prior to the start of each session.
What materials and supplies are needed for camp?
In most cases, required materials and supplies will be mailed to your address (listed in Parker's CampBrain's registration portal). For activities involving common household items, a supply list will be provided by the teacher.
What is a "Course Extension"?
After the daily course lesson, the Course Extension is an optional opportunity for continued course engagement through whole group and individualized instruction. Each teacher will provide additional information about their Course Extension.
What are the behavior expectations?
The Parker Summer Program reserves the right to dismiss at any time, any student whose deportment or conduct is deemed inappropriate, unsafe and/or counter to the virtual classroom experience or to the goals of the Summer Program. Under no circumstances will bullying or hazing be tolerated. In the instance of a dismissal (or a student withdrawal once classes have begun), no refund of tuition will be issued.
What is the expected dress code for Summer at Parker Reimagined?
Students should be properly attired for all online sessions, course extensions, office hours, and check-ins (i.e. “free dress” dress code).
How are course grades/comments processed?
At the Upper School level, grades and comments will be prepared by teachers and relayed to students and families at the end of each session for trimester and year-equivalent credit courses, as well as a final grade report at the end of the course. Grades are not recorded for Lower School or Middle School courses.
What requirements are needed to participate in the Junior Kindergarten Summer Program?
Students enrolling in Junior Kindergarten, must be 4 years old before the start of the summer program.
Health and Safety
What if my child is required to take medication during the day?
Parents are asked to complete and submit the Request for Administration of Medication Form to the Summer Program Office if their child requires any prescription or over-the-counter medication during camp hours.
The registered nurse oversees and coordinates with the nurse aid for all medical services provided on campus including administration of any prescription or over-the-counter medications required by students during the school day.