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    Summer of Learning
    Posted on 05/19/2020
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    The Summer of Learning

    Looking for an opportunity to support your child's success next school year? We're here to help — Seattle Public Schools is expanding our successful summer learning program!

    While Seattle Public Schools continues to prioritize students furthest away from educational justice, the 2020 summer learning program is open to all students.

      Enrolling in the summer learning will help your child sharpen their academic skills for next school year and beyond. Even though we can't run our traditional, in-person classrooms this summer, we encourage all students to enroll in these online programs.

    Seattle Public Schools educators have been chosen and trained to provide the most effective instructional strategies for your child's success. We have hand selected educators from our great staff, who are ready and excited to support your child in sharpening their academic skills.

    This summer's learning programs will include social-emotional supports, enhanced tutoring for students who need an extra boost, and will be providing wraparound care at select school sites. If your child's teacher recommends them for enhanced supports, you will be contacted directly by the school.

    Registration dates

    • Elementary and middle school programs registration will be open Tuesday, May 26 - Friday, June 12
    • High school extended learning registration will be open Wednesday, June 3 - Friday, June 12

    The summer learning programs run from July 6 through August 7.

    Communication for students and families during the summer program: Email will be the primary mode of communication for the Summer of Learning. On May 26, Seattle Public Schools launched email accounts for all students. When you register your student for summer learning programs, you are welcome to use the new student email. Student email address will be their SPS Student Username — what students use to login to Schoology, Clever, etc. (ex: 1jrsmith@seattleschools.org) Read more about student email and meeting tools.

    Summer Learning Highlights

    There is something for everyone this summer!

    • Hardcopy, supplemental K-5 learning packets, student meals, and book distribution at the current 26 student meal sites.
    • Enhanced basic need supports (e.g. counselors) will be provided at select school sites.
    • Online summer course options for secondary students through Apex Learning to help them prepare and build confidence ahead of the 2020-21 school year. Learn more about Apex Learning.
    • High school credit recovery for any SPS high school student that needs to recover credit from the previous year or who received an "incomplete" due to the COVID-19 health crisis. Students will have the opportunity to recover up to 1.0 credits this summer.
    • New Bridge programs for 5th and 8th grade students. This is a self-paced program and will help students develop the skills and mind-sets needed for a strong transition to middle school and high school.
    • 1:1 teaching and conferring sessions for students requiring more intensive supports; teacher recommendation required.
    • A flexible schedule that meets your family needs including 25, K-8 on-demand learning videos for math, reading, and social-emotional learning. Lessons will focus on the key content, concepts, and skills students need to start strong in school year 2020-21. Each cohort of students will have an assigned teacher.
    • On-demand virtual field trips hosted by community partners including the Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle Aquarium, and others.

    To learn more and see which program is right for your child, visit the The Summer of Learning webpages.