Program Registration


DUE TO PROGRAM CAPACITY - NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION 

Pre-Registration Closed Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 12am midnight


We thank you in advance for your cooperation in our attempt to streamline and expedite the drop-off process for more than 500 incoming K-12 students the morning of the event! We look forward to seeing you on MLK Day!

1. A parent/guardian of the student participants completes the online pre-registration form at the link above. All online pre-registrations will be filed under the initial of the last name of the parent/guardian listed on the form upon submission.

2. Upon arrival at the MLB (Modern Languages Building), the adult dropping off the student(s) should proceed to the table marked with the initial of the last name of the adult listed on the online registration form.

3. The adult should sign the registration form entrusting care of the listed student(s) to the MLK Program personnel. In return, the Fact Sheet, a slip of paper listing all pre-registered students, will be given to the adult. This sheet will then be initialed by the assigned teacher-leader (in the classroom to which the the student(s) is/are delivered by the adult) in acknowledgement of transfer of care. The adult will keep the paperwork, which is needed for pickup at the end of the day.

4. When the adult returns for pickup, he or she MUST have the same Fact Sheet in order for MLK Program personnel to release student(s) into the care of parent/guardian picking up the student(s). If someone different from the "drop-off adult" will pick up the student(s), the "drop-off adult" should text, email, or fax a copy of the Fact Sheet to the "pick-up adult."

PLEASE NOTE:  Adults dropping off students who do not know the initial of the last name of the parent/guardian listed on the pre-registration form (prior to the close of online registration) will need to complete a walk-in registration form for all attending participants being dropped off. Please adhere to this request in order to save on time needed for registration personnel to look through the list of names to locate a student.

ALL participants must have a signed registration form on file in the building the day of the event. If pre-registration has closed, attendees must complete a walk-in registration form the morning of the event.

Walk-In Registration Process

DUE TO PROGRAM CAPACITY - NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION


Buddy Requests

If your child is planning to come with, or meet up with, a friend, we can place them in the same classroom if the request is indicated clearly on the registration form. Buddies are limited to two per registered name. Large groups of names will be split and/or randomly assigned to maintain optimal class size relative to age-group. We try to maintain class/group sizes to no more than 15. Assigned classrooms will NOT be switched the day of the event.

For Children Ages 4 and Under

Children ages 4 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult during the entire program. To ensure our primary audience's full appreciation and participation in the MLK Children & Youth Day events, we respectfully ask that parents of children older than 4 leave their children in our care to enjoy the program. Parents are invited and encouraged to attend other U-M MLK Symposium events on campus. A list of these activities is available on the U-M MLK Symposium website (http://oami.umich.edu/um-mlk-symposium/).


Walk-In Registration Process

Walk-in registration is for anyone who has not filled out the online pre-registration form for this year's program. If possible, please fill out the online pre-registration form even if you are unsure if your student(s) will participate in the program; there is no penalty for no-shows. Pre-registration allows us to more easily assign equal numbers of students to different classrooms, and it also saves you from waiting in line on the day of the program. 

1.  The "drop-off adult" will need to fill out a registration form upon arrival. The walk-in registrants will be in a separate hallway from the pre-registrants, meaning a completely separate line.

2. Once the registration form is completed and signed, the registration personnel will fill out a Fact Sheet with all listed students and find them a classroom to which each will be assigned to a teacher-leader for the day. This information will be added to the Fact Sheet and then handed to the adult for use as a guide to delivering students to the classroom(s). This sheet will then be initialed by the assigned teacher-leader (in the classroom to which the the student(s) is/are delivered by the adult) in acknowledgement of transfer of care. The adult will keep the paperwork, which is needed for pickup at the end of the day.

4. When the adult returns for pickup, he or she MUST have the same Fact Sheet in order for MLK Program personnel to release student(s) into the care of parent/guardian picking up the student(s). If someone different from the "drop-off adult" will pick up the student(s), the "drop-off adult" should text, email, or fax a copy of the Fact Sheet to the "pick-up adult."