Revised 2020-21 Calendar
On Monday, August 17, the School Board took action on a REVISED 2020-21 CALENDAR. Of particular note, you will see some days highlighted in blue. Those days are being designated for the following:
1. Planned remote learning days, where students will be at home and will have designated learning to complete (November 23, 24, March 26, April 30).
2. District custodial crews will engage in a thorough, deep cleaning of our respective buildings as well as reapply an antimicrobial protective product on high touch surfaces.
3. Staff will be participating in professional learning aligned to ensure our students in both the virtual and in-person learning platforms are keeping pace with essential standards and assessments measuring those identified standards.
One final change to note was made in February, where the red "No Student - Professional Day," was changed from February 26th to the 19th.
2020 Summer School Enrollment
This year, our summer school programs, while presenting some challenges due to COVID-19, were able to maintain a high rate of participation across our K-12 system. We provided gap closing, enrichment opportunities and other courses to almost 2,000 students (see chart below for enrollment). The participation from this summer is slightly higher than that of two years ago. Considering some last minute changes that needed to be made to our course offerings, again, due to COVID-19, we are excited to see that nearly 50% of our total student population was able to take advantage of our summer offerings.
In large part, our enrollment continues to see high participation numbers because of the enrichment and online courses we offer our students. This summer, we offered for the first time ever, virtual learning courses for our K-8 students (335 students enrolled in a virtual course). Additionally, we offered swim lessons to our youngest learners in the system for the first time. We had 346 students take advantage of this learning opportunity. Our high enrollment numbers continue to allow students to positively engage during the summer months and also have a positive impact on our District budget.
Thank you families for your strong interest in our summer programming and for giving the District extended opportunities to engage the minds and hearts of our students.