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Summer Learning Opportunities

 

Rising Kindergarten -  Fourth Grade:  Summer Jumpstart

Summer Jumpstart is a state funded program aimed at helping elementary students who were in kindergarten through fourth grades during the 2019-20 school year needing extra instruction in reading or math. Per the state, participating students are required to have been identified as academically "at risk" prior to the Governor closing schools for instruction on March 16th, as a result, this camp is by invitation only.  Due to guidance we’ve received from the state and local health experts regarding the evolving nature of the pandemic and our priority to provide quality instructional opportunities while keeping our students safe, the Summer Jumpstart will be held virtually.  Students will participate in a small group with a teacher and will meet every Monday through Thursday, beginning on July 7th through July 30th.

Each day of instruction, students will follow this schedule:

15 minutes

Morning Meeting and Read Aloud

30 minutes

Reading Lesson with Exact Path Curriculum

15 minutes

Break

30 minutes

Math Lesson with Exact Path Curriculum

15 minutes

Asynchronous Math Lesson

30 minutes

STEM Activity


Following each instructional day, teachers will be available for individualized and small group student support based on the needs that arise in Reading and Math, and from feedback from the students and their families.  Each daily student session will take place beginning at either 8:30 am, 1:00 pm, or 6:00 pm depending on the availability of teachers.  We are excited to pair our students with teachers whose expertise and training will support the learners during Summer Jumpstart, while also accommodating the needs of our families.

Students invited to participate who do not currently have a device and/or internet access, can pick up a device and “hotspot” (if needed) at the school site in which the child attends on Wednesday, July 1st, Thursday, July 2nd or Monday, July 6th. 

During this virtual camp, students will be able to connect with their teacher both synchronously (live and in real-time) and asynchronously (through pre-recorded lessons) to best fit their schedule. One primary resource students will be using is ExactPath, which is a personalized learning path that fits their individual learning needs. Summer Jumpstart  students will be provided direct instruction and support from their teacher. Families of participating students will be provided information in the coming days on how to navigate the ExactPath curriculum as well as the process for communicating with teachers virtually throughout the “camp”. The contact person for the Summer Jumpstart program is Kelly Parks, Assistant Principal, Pathways Elementary School, at kelly.parks@orange.k12.nc.us

Fifth Grade - Eighth Grade:  Optional Online Opportunity

This is an optional opportunity for students to participate in an online program with online, synchronous teacher tutoring and intervention.  Students will take a diagnostic assessment and be assigned learning paths in the Edmentum product called ExactPath, which is a personalized learning path that fits their individual learning needs.  Teachers will monitor the student’s participation in the program, set weekly incentives for the students, and hold online classes to provide real-time teaching and feedback.  The goal of this opportunity is to firm up concepts, assist with closing gaps in student learning as well as provide acceleration for students as appropriate.  Contacts for this learning opportunity are:  Connie Crimmins, Director, Exceptional Children, at connie.crimmins@orange.k12.nc.us and Tenisha Williamson Assistant Principal, A.L. Stanback Middle School, at tenisha.williamson@orange.k12.nc.us

Ninth Grade- Twelfth Grade:  Summer School

Students will participate in a typical high school credit recovery summer school via remote learning. Summer school will run from July 7th through July 30th for all students. Contacts for this learning opportunity are:  

Qualified Students with Disabilities:  Extended School Year

Identified students for ESY will receive 1:1 and small group instruction targeting specific Individual Education Plan (IEP) academic and functional goals through a virtual classroom format. Students will also receive speech/language therapy as well as OT as designated on their IEP’s. Student families were contacted by the student’s case manager notifying them of the format with the option to not participate if that was the parent preference. All parents contacted have chosen to participate and students will be utilizing district-issued technology to access instruction. Teachers will have access to online programs to prepare engaging and targeted specialized instruction for students. These programs include Edmark for literacy instruction, Hill Rap, Reading Eggs and ExactPath from Edmentum, Unique Learning Systems, Number Worlds, and Corrective Reading. ESY teachers will continue the work that was started during the school year focusing on maintaining identified skills as well as continued learning of identified emerging skills. Questions regarding ESY should be directed to Maryellen Gollnick, Assistant Exceptional Children Director, at  Maryellen.Gollnick@orange.k12.nc.us

Additional Summer Learning Opportunities: Grades K-12

The district’s Remote Learning website contains numerous opportunities to keep students learning all summer. Students can access content at any grade level or content that is of interest to them. The website  will remain open and active all summer and can be accessed at https://www.orangecountyfirst.com/Page/796