Students head back to school for summer learning
Just because it's summer doesn't mean the learning has stopped! Hundreds of students are taking a short break from summer relaxing to head back to school.
The number of students participating in our summer programming this year has increased as more families have chosen to take advantage of in-person learning to catch-up after a crazy school year.
Elementary students are participating in fun, hands-on learning activities as part of our Summer Success program. Summer Success is designed to give elementary students the opportunity to catch up to classmates and better prepare them for the coming school year. In addition to regular classroom teachers, the program also features high school student leaders who have been specially trained to work with kids. The teens helped develop the curriculum and get to experience what it is like to be a teacher.
New this year: Summer Success also includes a class for students in our Spanish Immersion program.
Extended School Year
More than 110 elementary, middle school, high school and 18-21 year-old students are participating in the Extended School Year (ESY) program at Oak-Land Middle School. ESY is designed to support special education students in retaining skills over the summer months. Students participate in fun and engaging activities to practice and generalize their academic and social-emotional skills. This year more than 85% of students who were identified for ESY services chose to participate. Typically, 60-65% of invited students attend ESY each summer.
Some of our high school students are taking advantage of Credit Recovery this summer to make up classes and earn credit to ensure that they graduate on time.
In Other News
School bus routes will be changing for many students, and some school start and end times will be adjusted, as we continue to work to develop a long-term solution to ongoing transportation challenges.
The board wants your input as it considers changes to open forums and seeks new ideas for engagement.
Applications and affidavits of candidacy are now being accepted to fill a vacant school board position.
Stay up-to-date on the daily status of buses, report a late bus or submit busing concerns.
The district has two questions on this fall's ballot - one to replace an expiring levy and another to fund technology for kids and classrooms.
Supply chain issues are leading to some favorite meals not being available and numerous menu substitutions in our cafeterias.
Families must review the District Handbook and sign the Handbook acknowledgement form in PowerSchool.
District leaders are working to resolve ongoing transportation challenges by rerouting buses to focus available drivers, creating neighborhood hubs and exploring an adjustment of school start and end times to provide time for some buses to run double routes.