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SEEDS: ENGINEERING OUTREACH

Frequently Asked Questions:


 
How much does a SEEDS event cost?

Because SEEDS is a grant funded program all SEEDS programs are free. There is absolutely no cost to the participants.

When/where are your Switched on Saturday Academies?

Switched On Saturdays Academy are primarily held  on campus at WSU in the Donald L. Beggs Hall. A few events will be held off site in neighborhood locations. The location and time is specified when you register for each class on the event schedule page.

Can younger or older students attend Switched on Saturday academies?

In order to provide the best experience for everyone, classes are only open to the designated age group. Exceptions to the age/grade range will not be made.

How do I enroll my child?

Students may enroll online through the enrollment link on the event schedule page. If you do not have access to online enrollment, you may enroll by mail.

How do I obtain a mail in enrollment form?

Mail in enrollment forms can be obtained by calling the SEEDS office at (316) 978-6512 and requesting a mail in enrollment form.  A print enrollment form option is coming soon to the SEEDS web page. Forms will also be made available through select schools and libraries.

Is registration still available?

On the event schedule page there are three possibilities for enrollment "coming soon", "open", and "closed" If the registration link is still available on the event schedule page, there are still spots available either in the class or on the wait list.

How do I know the status of my child's enrollment?

At the time the enrollment is processed you will receive notice of the enrollment status. Enrollment status is either "enrolled" or "wait listed". Watch for this on your enrollment verification message from SEEDS.

Can parents stay at Switched On Saturday Academy?

It is preferred that parents drop off and pick up their children. There may be a parents' showcase at the end of the activity that we hope you will attend. If your child has special needs and you need to stay with them, please arrange this with us ahead of time.

Can SEEDS visit my school and do a Switched On Saturday-like class?

Yes! A list of programming options for school visits will be available on this site soon. In the meantime you may email a general request to the SEEDS coordinator.

Will my child's picture be used in promotional material?

Often phtographs are taken at events as the participants are working on their activity. These photos are used to help other people see how much fun our SEEDS events can be. We would appreciate your cooperation in giving us permission to phtograph our events at the time of enrollment.

What if my child misbehaves during a SEEDS event?

It is important that one's behavior does not interrupt the fun and learning for others in the group. SEEDS staff will give two verbal warnings to redirect the individual(s). The third time a child acts out, they will be separated from the group and activity until they are ready to participate properly. On the fourth occurrence of misbehavior, SEEDS staff will contact the primary adult emergency contact for early pickup and dismissal of the child.

What if my child has been dismissed early from a SEEDS event?

If your child has been dismissed early from any SEEDS event for behavior issues, he/she will not be allowed to enroll or participate in any future SEEDS events.

Have the SEEDS employees had a background check performed?

Yes. Prior to hiring a person to work for the SEEDS program a background check is conducted on that person.

What if I enroll my child in an event and they do not attend the event?

SEEDS is a grant-funded program with limited seating. It is important that we do not waste any resorces. If you enroll your child in two events during any calender year and fail to attend, your child may be blocked from future enrollments in SEEDS events.

I do not have a Twitter account. How can I get updates via text message?

From your phone text "FOLLOW WSUSEEDS to the number 40404. Text message rates apply from your cellular carrier.

I have a question not on this list. How can I get in touch with someone at SEEDS?

We at SEEDS would love to hear from you. Please submit a question online and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We can also be reached by email or by phone at (316) 978-6512.