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Superintendent's Update - Summer Programming

As the 2019-2020 school year draws to a close, the District is reviewing plans for summer instruction and activities in accordance with the latest public health guidelines and recommendations.  Due to the continued health threat associated with COVID-19, the decision has been made to cancel all summer camps scheduled to be held on District property. In addition, all classes and academic programs – including Extended School Year (ESY) and credit recovery programs – will be held virtually during the summer months. 

 

While these decisions will understandably result in disappointment for many of our families, the District remains committed to following all public health guidelines and protecting the health and safety of students and employees. We understand the hardship that the cancellation of camps will cause, particularly for our families who depend on these programs as a source of childcare.  Staff will continue to collaborate with partner agencies and organizations to see what other opportunities may be available in the community for students.  Additional updates will be shared as they become available. 

 

In summary, the District’s summer programs affected by these decisions include:

  • All summer camps operated by the District or scheduled to be held on District property are canceled.

 

  • Extended School Year (ESY) and credit/course recovery programs will be offered virtually.

 

  • Third Grade Summer Reading Academy and First Grade Reading Camp will be offered virtually.

 

  • Enrichment programs for children of migrant workers will be provided virtually with support from the Title I/Migrant/ELL Department.

 

Additional academic resources and support will be offered virtually through individual schools.  A list of all summer programs will be presented to the School Board for approval during its Regular meeting scheduled for May 26, 2020.

 

With just over two weeks left to go in the school year, students are encouraged to give their studies their very best effort and finish strong.  Parents are asked to continue monitoring their child's grades and progress in the Focus Parent Portal and contact teachers with questions.