At pick-up you will be asked the Kid Code you selected at registration. This code functions as a password; share this code only with anyone authorized to pick up your child. If you forget your Kid Code at pick-up, you must park and walk to camp staff to show photo identification. This is a security measure to ensure all campers leave with authorized adults. Camp staff will release campers only to those who know the Kid Code, or who show picture identification that matches names listed on the medical form. If you forget your Kid Code before camp begins, ask the teachers as you drop off your child on the first day of camp.
To my way of thinking, nobody gives "ordinary" human beings their due with the grace and precision that Richard Ford does. His slim new memoir about his parents, Between Them, is so gently spellbinding that I've already read it twice. Ford's father was a traveling bleach salesman in places like Mobile, Ala., and Little Rock, Ark., during the 1930s and early '40s, so part of the bonus of this little book is that it sits readers down in the company car and takes us on an unsentimental but enchanted journey through the long-ago landscape of the American South.
Re advice on language requirements, I had the negative experience of taking a first year course in french as a freshman with a class of students composed mostly of those who had taken three or more years of french in high school. The professor played to their strengths, and spent most of her time challenging them. The not-so-beginners saw an easy A for themselves. It was a big dissapointment and a shock all around. I had really looked forward to learning something new with fellow students. Instead it was a competition from the first minute of class, four two-hour classes a week. I was lost and eventually dropped the class. But apparently these students were in the know about how to sail through a requirement without really trying. What a lie.