Enrolled Students Next Steps

In addition to the steps below, add saic-youth@saic.edu to your email contacts. This will prevent important information about your course from being sorted into your spam folder.

  • If you registered online and your child does not have any allergies and/or other medical/health conditions, you do not need to complete this step.

    If you registered your student by phone, email, or submission of a PDF registration form, a signed Consent Form is required to participate in the Middle School Program at SAIC; failure to submit a signed Consent Form prior to the first class may prevent participation. This includes students using tuition vouchers and tuition remission. Please send the signed Consent Form to saic-youth@saic.edu.

    Parents/guardians of students with allergies and/or other medical/health conditions that might require emergency assistance should complete an Allergy History Form and/or Emergency Action Plan Form‌, or email saic-youth@saic.edu. This information is confidential and only shared with program staff.  Please resubmit all medical forms each term, even if you submitted them previously.

  • Parents/guardians of students with disabilities that may require accommodations are advised to contact the Disability and Learning Resource Center (DLRC) to schedule a time to meet with one of their staff to discuss all accommodation needs.

    SAIC is committed to providing opportunities for full participation in all programs for students with disabilities, including Continuing Studies students and Students at Large. Disabled students should first contact the DLRC to request reasonable accommodations. To plan for the most effective accommodations, we ask that you contact the DLRC at least two weeks before the start date for the course. 

    Disability and Learning Resource Center 

    The DLRC can be reached by phone at 312.499.4278 or email at dlrc@saic.edu.

  • Students will need an ARTICard, the SAIC ID, to enter campus buildings. You will receive an email from articard@saic.edu to your home email address in the week prior to the start of your class which details how to submit your identification photo. 

    Students will receive their ARTICard during their first class meeting. Students who registered late or did not submit their photo will have an opportunity to get their ARTICard made on the first day of class.

  • SAIC Continuing Studies values arts classrooms in which all individuals are treated with respect, kindness, and understanding. We work together to build and maintain safe, joyful, and rigorous arts learning environments where all community members are able to learn and grow as artists and people. In order to participate in the Middle School Program, the student and his or her parent/legal guardian must agree that the student will, at all times, abide by the Rules of Conduct below and participate in the Progressive Consequences process as needed. 

    MSP Progressive Consequences and Rules of Conduct

    Parents/guardians must accompany their child(ren) on the first day for check-in. On the first day of class, check-in will begin 30 minutes before the class starts. A pick-up pass will be given to parents/guardians during first day check-in when a government issued ID is presented.

    Following first-day check-in, drop-off times are 20 minutes before class starts. The drop-off location for the student's course will be sent in the Welcome & Next Steps email in the week leading up to class.  

    Pick-up occurs promptly at the end of class.

    Students who do not have permission for unescorted dismissal will be released only to the parents/guardians with a pick-up pass in the designated pick-up location. Parents/guardians who do not give permission for unescorted dismissal will be required to park and pick their children up from the lobby of the pick-up location. 

    To grant permission for unescorted dismissal parents/guardians must fill out the Permission for Unescorted Dismissal form online or on the first day of class in-person. This form allows students to leave on their own at the end of class to meet a parent or guardian. It does not allow them to leave before the end of the class on their own.

    What to Expect Leading Up to the First Class

    You will receive a Welcome & Next Steps email from saic-youth@saic.edu in the days leading up to the start of class. The subject line will include Welcome & Next Steps.​

    In this email you will find:

    • A reminder to complete the steps outlined on this page
    • Information regarding first day check-in
    • Guidelines for drop-off and pick-up