Good afternoon families,
Please find a letter from the Superintendent of District 75 explaining the summer school program. Kindly read the letter and then complete the survey for verification and planning purposes.
The program begins on July 2 and ends on August 13. The program is not mandatory but is offered to all students with a 12 month school year. The summer program will be remote learning.
Read the letter below and then fill out the survey.
This summer, as in the past, the New York City Department of Education will provide summer programs for all eligible District 75 students. Under state law, this summer program must run during the months of July and August for a minimum of 30 school days. You many choose whether or not to have your child participate in this program, inclusive of tele-therapy provisions for mandated related services, during the months of July and August. We know that the COVID-19 crisis and the unexpected shift to remote learning in the second half of the school year have presented numerous challenges for you and your child(ren). We thank you for your ongoing flexibility, communication, and partnership as we continue to travel this road together.
To provide as many students as possible with academic support and a bridge from this school year to the next, and to ensure we continue to adhere to federal, state, and city health guidelines, we are adapting our summer school model. This year, we will offer summer school via remote instruction. In addition to participating in remote classroom instruction, students will also have opportunities to go on self-paced virtual field trips and engage in daily social-emotional learning activities.
Our students with 12-month Individualized Education Program (IEP) services will participate in remote summer programming from Thursday, July 2 – Thursday, August 13. If you would like your child to participate in the remote summer program during July and August, you must provide your consent by replying to this email by June 1st. If you decide not to consent at this time, you may change your mind in the future by contacting your child’s school. After your consent is received, your child will be scheduled to participate in this summer’s programming.
Your child’s academic success remains of the utmost importance to us. We look forward to an enriching and productive summer together. If you have any questions, it is important that you contact your child’s school for additional information.
Ketler Louissaint, Superintendent