S.Y.A.P. Frequently Asked Questions
What are the session dates?
Session I June 3-14 >> Please note: HISD Schedule conflicts with this session.
Session II June 17-28
Session III July 8-19
Session IV July 22–August 2
What time does the program start and end?
Drop off starts at 8:10am and ends at 4:00pm.
What if I can’t pick my child/children up at 4:00pm?
We offer a Late Activity Program (4:00pm - 6:00pm) for an additional fee of $160/per session per child.
When can I register?
If you are Rice faculty, staff, alumni, or Rice student, you may register early beginning at Noon on Wednesday, February 20. Registration will be open for returning 2012 S.Y.A.P. families only on Friday, February 22 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you are a community member, open registration begins Monday, February 25 at Noon.
How can I register?
You may register ONLINE ONLY. No in-person registration will be accepted.
Online registration is available to the public beginning February 25 no earlier than 12 p.m. To register on-line visit recreation.rice.edu/syap . We recommend using Firefox or Internet Explorer as Safari has been known to have issues. Please click on the Register Here button. Please do not copy and paste the link before February 25, the link will change for open registration. New users will need to create an account. Returning users will use the same email and password as last year. Please DO NOT HIT THE BACK BUTTON or it will make you start over. For technical assistance or help with password settings contact Liza Saldivar, 713-348-4058, prior to attempting registration on Monday, February 25.
How much is each session?
Children of Rice Faculty & Staff: $425
Children of Rice University Alumni: $455
Children of non-Rice members: $485
Do we have to pay for everything all at once?
There is a $200 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT REQUIRED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION FOR EACH SESSION PER CHILD. It will be applied to your total balance. All balances must be paid on or before Monday, April 30, 2013. You have the option to bring your payments in person to the office, mail to the Recreation Center or have the balance auto billed on May 2nd.
Which age group should I register my child/children for?
Your child's age at the beginning of each session will determine which age group he or she should be placed in.
Any attempt to place your child in an age group that does not match his or her age will result in an added charge to your account of $25 per child, per session and will result in removal of the session.
What should my child bring?
Participants should dress in casual summer clothing and tennis/gym shoes (non-scuffing soles). Participants should not wear sandals or other open-toed shoes. Each child should bring a swimsuit, towel and sack lunch daily. While complimentary refreshments and snacks will be provided during the day, a concessions stand will be open during the afternoon break and late activity program. Please mark all personal items and avoid sending expensive or fragile items. Participants should not wear jewelry. Rice University and its employees will not be responsible for any items that are lost or stolen.
My child will have a birthday in the middle of sessions, what age group should I register for?
Please contact the administration office for specific age situations, we will be able to help you register for the correct group. Please note the Recreation Center reserves the right to request proof of birth date.
Our summer plans have changed, what are my options?
Children may give their spots only to siblings or stepsiblings. Programs are not transferable to anyone outside the immediate family. Children missing days for reasons other than medical will not be allowed to make up missed days. Split sessions are not available.
Questions about any of this? Don't hesitate to ask us!
Email SYAP@rice.edu or call our main office at 713-348-4058