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INFORMATION FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS: p 1-2 INFORMATION FOR ALL STUDENTS: p 3-6 INFORMATION FOR RESIDENTIAL STUDENTS: p 7-12 INFORMATION FOR DAY STUDENTS: p 13-18 DIRECTIONS AND ACCOMMODATIONS: p 19

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CONTENTS

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS

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PAYMENT OF BILLS

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DIET

A NOTE ABOUT NUTS

RELEASE OF INFORMATION

THE HEALTH OFFICE

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INHALERS AND EPI-PENS

IMMUNIZATIONS AND MEDICAL RECORDS

INFORMATION FOR ALL STUDENTS

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EXPLO IDS

THE DINING HALL CLASSROOM SPACE

DAMAGE TO SCHOOL FACILITIES

PROGRAM ATTENDANCE

LOST AND FOUND

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STUDENT DRESS CODE

FOOTWEAR

LAUNDRY 2.10 SWIM TESTS

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2.11 MOUTH GUARDS

2.12 MEDICATION INFORMATION FOR RESIDENTIAL STUDENTS

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REGISTRATION TRAVEL BY CAR TRAVEL BY PLANE

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SPECIAL TRAVEL SITUATIONS DEPARTURE INFORMATION

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FOR SIX-WEEK RESIDENTIAL STUDENTS

TELEPHONE CALLS

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ROOMMATES

ROOMS

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3.10 DORM LIFE 3.11 GUESTS AND VISITORS

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3.12 LEAVING CAMPUS 3.13 RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM FACULTY/STAFF

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INFORMATION FOR DAY STUDENTS

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DAY STUDENT REGISTRATION ATTENDANCE + CHECK-INS

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LOCKERS

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EARLY DROP-OFF

STAYING LATE OVERNIGHTS

TELEPHONE CALLS + CELL PHONES

MEDICATION

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MEALS 4.10 DAY STUDENT TRIPS 4.11 TRIP POLICY

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4.12 TRANSPORTATION BY BUS 4.13 TRANSPORTATION BY CAR 4.14 DAY PROGRAM FACULTY/STAFF

DIRECTIONS AND ACCOMMODATIONS

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WHEATON CAMPUS MAP

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QUICK REFERENCE

CONTACTING EXPLO BOSTON EXPLO Norwood Office (until June 24, 2020): 781.762.7400 EXPLO Boston Office (June 24 - August 8, 2020): 508.286.5868 EXPLO Boston Fax (June 24 - August 8, 2020): 781.996.3139 EXPLO BOSTON: ARRIVAL + DEPARTURE First Session Residential Student Arrival Day: Sunday, June 28, 2020 Residential Student Departure Day: Saturday, July 18, 2020 Day Student Registration Day (Optional): Sunday, June 28, 2020 Last Day for Day Students: Friday, July 17, 2020 Second Session Residential Student Arrival Day: Sunday, July 19, 2020 Residential Student Departure Day: Saturday, August 8, 2020 Day Student Registration Day (Optional): Sunday, July 19, 2020

Last Day for Day Students: Friday, August 7, 2020 EMERGENCY MEDICINE: ARRIVAL + DEPARTURE First Session Arrival Day: Sunday, July 5, 2020 Departure Day: Saturday, July 18, 2020 Second Session Arrival Day: Sunday, July 19, 2020 Departure Day: Saturday, August 1, 2020 ENGLISH IMMERSION: ARRIVAL + DEPARTURE Arrival Day: Sunday, July 19, 2020 Departure Day: Saturday, August 8, 2020 VETERINARY SCIENCE: ARRIVAL + DEPARTURE First Session Arrival Day: Sunday, July 5, 2020 Departure Day: Saturday, July 18, 2020 Second Session Arrival Day: Sunday, July 19, 2020 Departure Day: Saturday, August 1, 2020

The following is our summer address. Please use this format to correspond with your child from June 28 through August 7, 2020: Name of Student Advisor Group (Given out at registration) EXPLO Boston Wheaton College

26 East Main Street Norton, MA 02766

EXPLO at Boston: ESSENTIALS

WELCOME TO EXPLO!

Dear EXPLO Students and parents/guardians,

Welcome to EXPLO! To help ensure a successful summer for all, we are enclosing information to help you prepare for the summer. The purpose of our “EXPLO Essentials” guide is to help you understand what things to bring, how to arrive and depart, and the ways EXPLO supports both students and their families while they are here. You should have received another document, Rules + Standards, upon registration that talks about the rules and guidelines for how we are to treat ourselves and each other while on campus. Please read both in advance of arriving, as they will help prepare you and your child for what we hope will be a wonderful, meaningful summer. We look forward to having not only an exciting program filled with fun and learning, but also a safe program, where we respect the differences that make us individuals and find the common ground that makes us a community. Thank you in advance for helping to make that possible.

David Torcoletti Head of Programs EXPLO Boston

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INFORMATION FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS 1.1 PAYMENT OF BILLS All bills must be paid in full by May 1, 2020 (or immediately, for those enrolling after May 1) to hold a space for a student. We expect the Program to be filled and that some students will be placed on waiting lists. If payments are not complete, spaces may be opened to students on the waitlist. Please contact the EXPLO Boston Registrar at 781.762.7400 with specific questions. Students who have outstanding balances will not be allowed to register on Arrival Day, nor will they be allowed to remain at the Program. 1.2 DIET Students with special dietary requirements should call our Norwood office (781.762.7400) before the start of the Program to make appropriate arrangements. A NOTE ABOUT NUTS EXPLO is a nut-free program. All of our meals and snacks are prepared and served in peanut- and tree nut-free environments to minimize the triggers our more food-sensitive students might face. Students with allergy concerns should contact our office before the start of summer. 1.4 RELEASE OF INFORMATION In order to help enrolled families make connections with other enrolled families in their area, we will release names and phone numbers of enrolled students to other enrolled students by request. If you do not want your information revealed to other enrolled families, you must notify the Registrar by May 1 or immediately upon receipt of this guide. 1.3

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1.5 THE HEALTH OFFICE The Health Office is located on campus and is a short walk from all dormitories. There is a nurse on duty at the Program 24 hours a day. 1.6 INHALERS AND EPI-PENS Any student who is in need of an inhaler(s) will be asked to keep the inhaler(s) in the Health Office. If this presents a problem based on your child’s medical situation, please contact David Torcoletti prior to the start of the Program. Any student who is in need of an Epi-Pen will keep their Epi-Pen with them throughout the day. Our Health Office keeps a stock of Epi-Pens that can be used as backup should the need arise. 1.7 IMMUNIZATIONS AND MEDICAL RECORDS Each student’s CampDoc Health Form, with complete information and up- to-date immunizations, must be received prior to the start of the Program. For safety reasons, students whose completed medical forms have not been received by the Program will not be allowed to register on Arrival Day, nor will they be allowed to remain at the Program. Meningitis Vaccination: The Massachusetts Department of Health now requires new college and secondary school students who live in dormitories during the regular school year to obtain a meningitis vaccination. They have neither a requirement nor a recommendation for short-term dormitory life such as we have at EXPLO. EXPLO has never had a case of bacterial meningitis in its more than forty-year history. In light of these recommendations, however, we suggest you discuss the need for a vaccination with your healthcare provider.

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INFORMATION FOR ALL STUDENTS

2.1 EXPLO IDS EXPLO IDs (issued at registration) must be worn at all times except while swimming, playing sports, sleeping, and showering. Lost IDs will be replaced for a fee of $5, which will be deducted from the student’s Trips + Sundries Account. 2.2 THE DINING HALL Students must wear shoes in the dining hall as required by state law. Vegetarian options are available at each meal. Students with special dietary requirements should call our Norwood office before the beginning of the Program to make appropriate arrangements. 2.3 CLASSROOM SPACE Students are expected to move quietly in and near classroom buildings. Running, shouting, and playing music are not permitted in classroom buildings. 2.4 DAMAGE TO SCHOOL FACILITIES Students are expected to treat Wheaton and EXPLO facilities and equipment with respect. If facilities or equipment are damaged beyond regular wear and tear, students may get charged for such damage. 2.5 PROGRAM ATTENDANCE Please make sure your child will be able to attend the entire session. EXPLO has an overall curricular plan that includes courses, activities, electives, and trips, as well as residential and day student life. Since each session of the Program is only two or three weeks long, it is not appropriate for a child to miss whole days, or part of each day at the Program, whether at the beginning, middle, or end of each session. If family vacations or other obligations mean a child will miss more than two days, the child will not be allowed to register. If a student does miss more than two days for non-illness related reasons, the child will not be allowed to register for any EXPLO program in subsequent summers. Depending on timing and whether the student can be replaced, there may not be a refund granted.

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2.6 LOST AND FOUND EXPLO begins packing up to leave Wheaton the last day of the Program (Saturday, August 8, 2020). On Sunday morning, August 9, 2020, we begin moving our equipment out of the school and finish the move by Tuesday, August 11, 2020. We do have a lost and found at the Program, and we do make every attempt to return lost items to students. If your child has lost something, please call us as soon as possible to maximize the possibility of returning the item. We cannot store lost items for an indefinite period. The likelihood that we will be able to locate and return items after Labor Day is very small. We encourage students to label all belongings, which greatly increases the chances of return. EXPLO is not responsible for lost items. 2.7 STUDENT DRESS CODE While dress is generally informal, the Program has community standards to ensure that appropriate student dress provides a comfortable environment for all. These expectations will be made explicit to students at the Program, and we reserve the right to address breaches of our dress code. Dress code guidelines include, but are not limited to the following: • No clothing that is too revealing (for example, tops that allow exposure of the belly button or loose clothing that allows exposure of undergarments). • No clothing with offensive wording, logos, designs, etc., including those containing alcohol and drug references. 2.8 FOOTWEAR EXPLO Boston does not allow flip-flops as regular footwear. Sandals must secure the toes and the heel for daily classes and activities. Flip-flop sandals may be used for showering or pool activities. Closed-toe shoes are required for sports activities. 2.9 LAUNDRY Residential student laundry, including bed sheets and towels, will be collected on Thursdays and returned on Saturdays (except for Departure Weekends). It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that students mark their name permanently on all laundry items.

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2.10 SWIM TESTS Students will have the opportunity to complete a swim test during their time at EXPLO. The test consists of swimming roughly 30yds unassisted and treading water for one minute. Students who do not take or successfully pass the swim test may still participate in Free Swim activities but are required to wear a lifejacket (provided by EXPLO) while in the pool. Some field trips, such as Water Wizz, require students to pass the swim test in order to attend. Advisors will share the swim test schedule with students. EXPLO alumni who have previously passed the swim test are not required to take the test again. 2.11 MOUTHGUARDS Your child will have the chance to play a number of sports at EXPLO that will require them to wear a mouthguard, including soccer, field hockey, basketball, and lacrosse. We strongly recommend your child brings a molded mouthguard to the Program to take advantage of these activities. Students will also have an opportunity to purchase mouthguards from EXPLO throughout the session. 2.12 MEDICATION Massachusetts regulations forbid student self-medication. Students who keep medication in pill form in their rooms, or medication in non-pill form that has not been approved for such use by the Head Nurse, will be subject to dismissal from the Program. If medication is to be given to your child at the Program, we must receive orders for the administration of the medication from your child’s physician. This includes multivitamins. A Medication Confirmation Form must be completed by a licensed physician for each medication and returned to us immediately.

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Medications in Pill Form : Students who plan on taking any medication in pill form (including vitamins) daily while at the Program are required to register with our pharmacy partner no later than June 1st in order to package that medicine and have it delivered to campus. This includes all medicine in pill form taken daily (including prescription and over-the-counter nonprescription including vitamins) but does not include blister-packed medications like birth control. Medications in Non-Pill Form: All medications in non-pill form (including inhalers, medicine in liquid form, and creams) MUST be brought to the Health Center on Arrival Day. Students may keep non-pill medications with them only if approved by the Head Nurse and accompanied by appropriate Medication Confirmation Forms. Other Medications Notes: International students are not required to register with our pharmacy partner and MUST bring their medications to the Health Center on Arrival Day. All medication orders and directions must be written in English. Day students who must take medication on a regular basis while at the Program should follow all of the same procedures as described above. Day students who take medication fewer than three times a week may bring original, labeled containers to the Health Office along with a Medication Confirmation Form. EXPLO regularly stocks over-the-counter items such as generic Tylenol, Advil, Benadryl, Claritin, Zyrtec, Allegra, and cough suppressant for students to use for minor intermittent issues. Students may not keep such medications in their rooms. Similar to our procedures with the EXPLO medical forms, residential students who take pill-form medication on a regular basis will not be allowed to register with us on Arrival Day if you have not already registered your child with our pharmacy partner.

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INFORMATION FOR RESIDENTIAL STUDENTS 3.1 REGISTRATION Registration for residential students begins at 1:00 p.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m., at which point parents/guardians will be asked to leave so that the Program can get under way. It is important that you do not arrive early as we will not be able to care for you or your child. Families are encouraged to attend an optional meeting for parents/guardians time at 3:00 p.m. in Weber Theater. 3.2 TRAVEL BY CAR Directions to campus are located on page 19 of this guide. Once you arrive, EXPLO staff and signs will direct you to unloading areas, parking, and registration. 3.3 TRAVEL BY PLANE Our staff will be assigned to meet each student arriving by plane at the gate within our travel windows. Our staff members will be wearing bright orange EXPLO T-shirts and will have EXPLO photo IDs. Please see the Arrival + Departure guide in the Student Portal for travel and flight guidelines. We will escort children from the airport to Wheaton and help them get settled. Students flying alone will call their parents/guardians upon arrival at Wheaton to let them know they have arrived safely. Student Instructions: Students should get off the plane and look for staff in bright orange EXPLO T-shirts at the gate. If they cannot find our staff members or they are early, have them call 508.286.5868. Unaccompanied Minors: Due to increased security measures at Logan Airport, only children flying as “Unaccompanied Minors” may be met at the gate. EXPLO Boston recommends all students fly as “Unaccompanied Minors.” If you have any questions, please call our Norwood office (781.762.7400).

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3.4 SPECIAL TRAVEL SITUATIONS If you have any special travel needs or arrangements, you can write us in advance or call our Norwood office (781.762.7400) until June 24, 2020. From June 24-August 8, 2020, please call our Main Office at Wheaton College (508.286.5868). Please also call us on Arrival Day at 508.286.5868 with any problems occurring that day. 3.5 DEPARTURE INFORMATION On Departure Day, all students must depart the Program by 12:00 noon. Our buses will begin taking students to the airport from approximately 4:30 a.m. until noon. Due to the high volume of students traveling by plane, your student may arrive to the airport earlier than you would choose to arrive for personal/ family travel. Please know that this is to ensure that all of our students will make their flights on time. EXPLO staff will remain at the airport until all students have departed (or students flying as unaccompanied minors have been formally placed in the custody of the airline staff). Tipping : EXPLO has a no-tipping policy. However, the staff work hard all summer to support students and your words of gratitude are appreciated. You are also welcome to make a contribution to our scholarship fund. 3.6 FOR SIX-WEEK RESIDENTIAL STUDENTS On Saturday, July 18, 2020, first session residential students will be leaving and the new residential students will arrive the next day. We take all six-week students on an all-day trip that lasts from approximately 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. This allows us to clean and freshen dorms for the next day’s arriving children. Students will have evening activities on campus following their field trip. The cost for an all-day intersession trip is $150. If parents/guardians or friends are planning to visit six-week students on Saturday, we request that students be picked up by noon and returned between 6:00-7:00 p.m., since we will not have staff available on campus to be with students during the day. Children may also be signed out overnight for that night (again, picked up before noon, and returned on Sunday by either 9:00 a.m. or between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.). Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter. If you are planning to sign your child out for that day or weekend, please let us know in advance so that we can make appropriate arrangements.

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3.7 TELEPHONE CALLS EXPLO students are not allowed to make or receive calls during the first week of the Program. (Veterinary Science and Emergency Medicine students may call on the first Friday night.) Students may begin calling home the second Monday of each session. Cell phones, including smartphones, are not allowed at the Program and will be confiscated. Students who carry a cell phone during travel to or from the Program will be asked to store their phone in the Program’s safe. There is only one phone for each Advisor Group at the Program, which means students need to keep their calls under five minutes so that all students get the opportunity to speak to their families. Because of the overwhelming demand to use the phones on the Monday of the second week of each session, it is possible you will not hear from your child until Tuesday of those weeks. We are happy to speak with parents/guardians at any point during the Program. If you are concerned about your child, please call us. 3.8 ROOMMATES Roommate Assignments: Assignments are based on the student’s grade (year in school), where the student is from geographically, and information provided on the Housing Form and Parent Evaluation Form. We will room students of similar grade levels together. Roommate and Advisor Group requests are considered only if both students have requested each other via completed Housing Forms and if both students are of the same grade. Housing requests are not guaranteed. Room Changes: There will be no room changes unless there are exceptional circumstances, and only through the Dean of Students. Students must sleep in their own rooms. Respect for Roommates : Most students will have never lived with a roommate before attending EXPLO. Compromise is key. Although students spend very little time in their rooms alone with a roommate, respecting each other’s rights, possessions, and space is essential.

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3.9 ROOMS Room Assignments : Rooms are assigned randomly. There are doubles and triples. All rooms vary in shape, size, and configuration. Responsibility for Damage : Damage incurred during the Program will be subtracted from the student’s damage deposit. Parents/guardians will be billed for any amount exceeding the damage deposit. Adornment: Rooms may be decorated tastefully, but students may not use tape, paste, glue, nails, or tacks on doors, ceilings, furniture, or woodwork. Alcoholic beverage containers or posters that contain references to drugs or alcohol may not be used as decoration. No candles, incense, matches, lighters, firecrackers, or other flammable substances are permitted in the dorms. Students should check with their Advisors if they have any questions. Room Inspections : For health and safety reasons, regular room inspections will be undertaken in the presence of students. Security : Rooms cannot be locked. Students are not allowed to have any money in their rooms. Students should leave expensive radios, music players, and cameras at home. Passports and other valuables must be kept in the Program’s safe. 3.10 DORM LIFE Nightly Advisor Group Check-ins : Fourth- and fifth-graders are required to attend a check-in meeting with their Advisor and Residence Director each night at 9:00 p.m. on their floors. Lights out is at 9:30 p.m. Sixth- and seventh -graders are required to check in on their floors at 9:30 p.m. Lights out for sixth-graders is at 10:00 p.m. and at 10:15 p.m. for seventh-graders. Once students are checked in for the night they may not leave their floors until breakfast the next morning. Visiting Other Residents : Students may not enter another person’s room without that person’s permission. Other than Arrival Day, parents/guardians and family members are not permitted on residential floors. We ask for understanding in this matter. Quiet Hours : Quiet hours are 9:00 p.m.– 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily.

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Care Packages: EXPLO is a nut-free program. All of our meals and snacks are prepared and served in peanut- and tree nut-free environments to minimize the triggers our more food-sensitive students might face. However, many parents/guardians, when they send their children care packages during the summer, often include nut-rich candies, granola bars, and chocolates, which could be incredibly harmful to their roommates, hallmates, and friends. We ask that you refrain from sending your child food or candy of any kind. Most parents/guardians do not send gifts of any kind to their children, but if you want to reach out, you could email funny articles or stories or other encouraging, positive material that will let them know how much you care without putting any of our fellow students at risk. 3.11 GUESTS AND VISITORS Students may receive visitors starting on the second Monday of each session. Please call ahead to schedule a visit with the Main Office. 1. Relatives and friends (including parents/guardians) may not visit the first week of each session so that students can get accustomed to being away from home. 2. After the first week, for relatives and friends (including parents/guardians) who do visit, we ask that they take the student off-campus for that visit. No visitors are allowed on dormitory floors, in classrooms, or on other parts of campus. 3. Students may only leave campus with family members and those individuals over the age of 21 who are specifically named on the Authorized Visitor Form. 4. Please call ahead to schedule a visit during appropriate times so your child can be waiting and expecting you. Visits are appropriate between 4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. on weekdays and 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. on weekends. 3.12 LEAVING CAMPUS Visits off campus with family or friends : If a student has the appropriate permission granted via the Authorized Visitor Form, a student may sign out for an evening or day visit, provided the following rules are adhered to: 1. Students may not sign out during class periods. 2. Students signed out for the evening must be signed back in by 8:30 p.m. 3. During the week, visits may be arranged after 4:00 p.m. Students must sign out through the Main Office.

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4. Only guests age 21 or over who are specifically named on the Authorized Visitor Form will be permitted to sign out a child. 5. Students may not sign out or have visitors the first week of each session. Students may have visitors and sign out beginning the second Monday of each session. 6. Students who are signing out must leave complete information about intended destination, temporary guardian, and time of return. 7. The person who is signing out the student must meet the student in the Main Office when leaving the campus and will be asked to show a photo ID. 8. Upon return, students must immediately sign back in at the Main Office. 9. EXPLO discourages signing out for an overnight visit (except in the case of six-week students who sign out overnight on transition weekend). 10. Parents/guardians should make visiting arrangements with the Main Office at least 24 hours in advance. RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM FACULTY/STAFF Advisors : Each Advisor Group has two Advisors who live on the hall to help students with questions, problems, or concerns, as well as daily tasks such as waking up, cleaning up, and bedtime. Advisors meet with their students many times throughout the day. Residence Directors (RDs) : Each Advisor Group has two RDs who supervise the Advisors and oversee the Advisor Groups. RDs help students and staff with problem-solving and discipline issues, and work closely with the Dean of Students. RDs are the main communication link with parents/guardians. If you have any questions or concerns about your child, you will want to speak with their RDs. Dean of Students and Assistant Deans : The Dean and the Assistant Deans are available to either students or parents/guardians throught the session. Parents/ guardians can contact the Office of Student Life in person or by phone. The office is open 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. each day. The number is 508.286.5868. (In case of emergency in the middle of the night, please call the above number for instructions on how to contact a senior member of the EXPLO staff.) 3.13

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INFORMATION FOR DAY STUDENTS

4.1 DAY STUDENT REGISTRATION Registration Schedule: Day students and their parents/guardians have the option of coming to campus for early registration on either Sunday, June 28 (for first session day students) or Sunday, July 19 (for second session day students). For students who are not able to make it to early registration, there will be an opportunity to register on Monday morning at the normal arrival time. For students in our EXPLO day program, registration will run from 4:00-5:00 p.m., followed by a meeting for new parents/guardians in the Weber Theater at 5:00 p.m. During the meeting, students will have the opportunity to join their Advisor groups for dinner and activities. At the conclusion of the meeting, students will be reunited with their families for departure. Day students arrive and depart from campus by bus or car. Students who arrive on one of our EXPLO buses will be greeted at the bus and escorted to their lockers and then to the Quad for outdoor play until our morning greeting. At the end of the day, bus students are escorted to the correct bus for departure at 4:00 p.m. Students who arrive to EXPLO by car are greeted in the car circle and escorted to their lockers and then to the Quad for outdoor play until our morning greeting. At the end of the day, students are escorted back to the car circle where families may pick them up at 4:00 p.m. Regular day student car drop-off and pick-up will take place at the Meadows dormitory adjacent to Lot 4. Please use Pine Street to access Lot 4 and follow signs to Day Student pick-up and drop-off. If a student is being dropped off after 9:00 a.m., or picked up at any time other than 4:00 p.m. or 8:45 p.m., parents/guardians will need to check children out of the Main Office in the Balfour-Hood Student Center. Limited short-term parking is available behind Balfour-Hood or in the adjacent Lot 4. 4.2 ATTENDANCE + CHECK-INS Day students must check in daily as soon as they arrive. Parents/guardians should call the Main Office by 9:00 a.m. if a student will be absent. Once a student has checked in, they should drop off all permission slips with their Advisors. After the initial morning check-in, check-ins occur every couple of hours throughout the day. Whether at meals, courses, Quad time, or Evening Events, students should always check in promptly with their Advisors.

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4.3 LOCKERS EXPLO provides lockers which students may use. Students must provide their own locks, and a spare key and/or combination should be provided for safekeeping. 4.4 EARLY DROP-OFF Families may drop off students between 7:30-8:15 a.m. Students who arrive at this hour will have breakfast at the Program for an additional cost of $7 and will participate in activities until the Program begins. 4.5 STAYING LATE Students may sign up to stay late (not overnight) any night of the Program, except for Sundays, an unlimited number of times. Staying late means staying after the regular afternoon pick-up time of 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and after trips on Saturdays, until 8:45 p.m. Students staying late need to make arrangements to be picked up or plan to sleep over, we do not run bus service after 4:00 p.m. or on the weekends. Please note : there are no Evening Events on Sundays. Therefore, students should be picked up after their trips return at 5:00 p.m. So as not to interrupt activities, parents/guardians are encouraged to pick up their children on the weekdays at one of the following times: 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m., or 8:45 p.m. from the Main Office. Any student staying past 5:15 p.m. will be charged $15 for dinner. 4.6 OVERNIGHTS Students are permitted to stay over two non-consecutive nights per week, provided they have registered in advance for an additional cost of $25 per weekday overnight (Mon-Thur) and $30 per weekend overnight (Fri-Sun) to cover meals (dinner, breakfast, and a bag lunch for the following day’s trip). This charge is deducted from the student’s Trips + Sundries Account. If students are staying overnight, they must have a signed permission slip from a parent/guardian informing us that the parent/guardian grants permission for the overnight. You can access this form on the Student Portal. Students should bring with them a sleeping bag, bed roll, toiletries, a towel, a change of clothes, and any required medications in their original packaging. Please Note: A Medication Confirmation Form must be on file with our Health Office for any over-the-counter or prescription medications. You can access

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this form on your child’s CampDoc health profile. 4.7 TELEPHONE CALLS + CELL PHONES

Parents/guardians can leave messages for their children, but students will not be called to the phone. Day students may only make calls from the Main Office. Students may not use cell phones on campus. Day students who carry a cell phone during their travel to or from the Program are required to keep the cell phone turned off and stored in their locker during the day.

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4.8 MEDICATION Our nurses must hold all student medication, including that of Day students. Students may not keep medication of any sort, even over-the-counter medicine, in their rooms, lockers, or on their person. 4.9 MEALS Lunches and an afternoon snack are provided Monday through Friday. Day students who attend weekend trips will be charged $10 for lunch. Day students who spend Friday or Saturday night on campus will be charged $30 for dinner, breakfast, and lunch the next day. All fees will be deducted from A popular component of the Program is weekend and special evening trips. Day students are encouraged to attend weekend and special evening trips, and many do. Below is our trip policy for day students and their families. Please understand that these guidelines are put in place for the safety of our students above all else. Because we are sending upwards of 200 students out on trips each weekend day to many different trip sites, the only way we can make it all work fairly and safely for everyone is to have a system that we all abide by. Logistics such as making advance bus reservations, purchasing tickets, planning for meals, packing medications, and generating attendance lists prohibit last- minute changes and/or cancellations. All of our students must be accounted for at all times which becomes difficult when children are switching or canceling trips. 4.11 TRIP POLICY Trip assignments at the Program are made using a computer program created specifically for EXPLO Boston students. The computer assigns a trip to each child based on that child’s three preferences, and also maintains a record of which preference the child received. Therefore, a child is unlikely to receive their first choice every time, and likewise, no child will receive their last choice every time. Switching Trips : There is absolutely no switching trips. Once trips have been assigned you may go or you may cancel, but you may not switch. Canceling Trips : If you need to cancel a trip you must call our office at 508.286.5868 and let us know as soon as possible. For trips with prepaid tickets (such as baseball games, IMAX movies, theatre shows, etc.) your child will be charged for the trip. In the case of trips that are not prepaid, such as Water Wizz, Canobie Lake or Museum of Science, your child will not be charged if they cancel. We appreciate your cooperation in complying with the trip policies to make trips a wonderful experience for everyone involved. their Trips + Sundries Accounts. 4.10 DAY STUDENT TRIPS

Information for Day Students

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4.12 TRANSPORTATION BY BUS Students signed up for the bus service will receive access to their bus schedule on their Portal. Buses arrive on campus at approximately 9:00 a.m. and leave Monday through Friday at 4:00 p.m. There is no bus service on weekends. Without written parental permission stating otherwise, a student must be met at their stop by a designated adult. If parents/guardians want their children to have the option of leaving a stop unescorted, parents/guardians must sign the appropriate section of the EXPLO Boston Bus Form. If a student should miss their bus and arrive after 9:00 a.m., the student should be checked in at the Main Office.

Information for Day Students

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4.13 TRANSPORTATION BY CAR Early Drop-off : Families may drop off students between 7:30-8:15 a.m. Students who arrive at this time will have breakfast at the Program (for a $7 fee) and will participate in activities until the Program begins. Drop-off : Regular morning drop-off is between 8:45-9:00 a.m., Monday through Friday. Should a student arrive after 9:00 a.m., they should be checked in by a parent/guardian at the Main Office. Pick-up : Regular afternoon pick-up is between 4:00-4:15 p.m., Monday through Friday. If a student’s ride is later than 4:15 p.m., please meet and check your child out at the Main Office. Carpools : Carpool lists are available on the Student Portal at the beginning of June to all enrolled day student families. The lists include the names, addresses, and phone numbers of enrolled day students. If a family does not want to be listed, they should contact the Program Registrar by May 1, 2020; otherwise the information will be included. Inclement Weather: In the event of inclement weather during car pick-up or drop-off, families may be asked to wait until the storm has passed or redirected to an alternate on-campus location. This ensures the safety of students, staff and families participating in the process.

Information for Day Students

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4.14 DAY PROGRAM FACULTY/STAFF Our Office of Student Life – including the Dean of Students, Assistant Deans, Residence Directors, and Advisors – will be working with our students throughout the Program. They will oversee the daily administration of check- ins, as well as help resolve problems, concerns, and any disciplinary issues. Advisors: Students will meet with their Advisor regularly for check-ins, activities, and group events. The Advisor is also there to help with problems and concerns. Residence Directors (Also known as RDs): The Residence Directors oversee the daily administration of check-ins, as well as help resolve problems, concerns, and disciplinary issues. Residence Directors are the main communication link with parents/guardians. The Dean of Students and Assistant Deans are available to speak with both parents/guardians and students about student issues. They can be reached during the summer through the Main Office number 508.286.5868. In case of an urgent matter between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m., please call the above number and you will be given instructions on how to contact a senior member of the EXPLO staff.

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DIRECTIONS AND ACCOMMODATIONS

FROM BOSTON AND THE EAST Take Interstate 95 south to Exit 6A, Route 495 south. Follow 495 to Exit 11, turn onto 140 south. Follow Route 140 south 2.5 miles. Turn left at the intersection of Routes 140 and 123, then turn right onto Pine Street. FROM THE WEST Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (Route 90) to Exit 11A onto Route 495 south. Follow 495 to Exit 11, turn onto 140 south. Follow Route 140 south 2.5 miles. Turn left at the intersection of Routes 140 and 123, then turn right onto Pine Street. FROM PROVIDENCE AND SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND Take Interstate 95 north. Once in Massachusetts, take Exit 6A. Follow Route 495 south to Exit 11, turn onto 140 south. Follow Route 140 south 2.5 miles. Turn left at the intersection of Routes 140 and 123, then turn right onto Pine Street. FROM CAPE COD Take Route 495 north to Exit 10. Take a left and follow Route 123 west for 2.5 miles to Wheaton College. Take a left onto Pine Street. ACCOMMODATIONS IN OR NEAR NORTON Extended Stay America Hotel, Foxborough - Norton 508.285.7800 Holiday Inn, Taunton-Foxborough 508.823.0430 Holiday Inn, Mansfield-Foxborough 508.339.2200 Historic Jacob Hill Inn 888.336.9165 Renaissance Boston Patriot Place Hotel & Spa 508.543.5500 ACCOMMODATIONS IN PROVIDENCE (Approximately 30 minutes from Norton) Hotel Providence 401.861.8000 Providence Marriott Downtown 401.272.2400 Graduate Providence (formerly Providence Biltmore) 401.421.0700 Hampton Inn & Suites Providence 401.608.3500

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WHEATON CAMPUS MAP

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1 Haas Athletic Center

3 Balfour-Hood Campus Center EXPLO’s Main Office, Office of Student Life 4 Wheaton Admission 5 The “Dimple” 6 Cole Memorial Chapel 7 Chapel Field 8 Mars Arts and Humanities

Pool, basketball courts, gym space

2 Mars Center for Science and Technology

Science/engineering labs, observatory, greenhouse, computer labs

Painting, sculpture, photography, art studios, makerspace, computer labs

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9 Mary Lyon Hall 10 Watson Fine Arts

12 Presidents’ House 13 Peacock Pond 14 Gazebo 15 Chase Dining Halls 16 Footbridge 17 Residence Halls + Health Center

Performing arts theater, blackbox theater, woodshop, EXPLO student library

11 Clark Athletic Center

Tennis courts, playing fields, gym space

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EXPLO’S MISSION EXPLO inspires students and teachers to explore the world of people and ideas, and to experience the joy of learning in pursuit of purpose and meaning.

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