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SKIPWITH NEWS – Summer School Information – Posted 5/28/2020

Good afternoon,

This message is about summer school options for all students who are currently in elementary school.

HCPS summer offerings for all students, known as “Edflix Season 3”, begins on July 13, 2020. The “summer season” is intended to prepare all students for the start of the 2020-21 school year with additional LifeReady learning experiences through several pathways. Important: LifeReady content-review and enrichment experiences are being made available for all students, which is different than in previous years. For instance, students who typically would have been identified to engage in Summer Academy for remediation, or in exceptional education extended-school-year programming, will also take part. This is possible because of the variety of pathways available to students.

Summer experiences for elementary students are described below:

Pathway 1: Teacher-directed virtual learning experiences to support identified students in need of foundational literacy and numeracy skills delivered by teachers over a four-week period (July 13 – August 6). Parents and guardians will receive communication from the school if their student qualifies to participate in this pathway.

*Pathway 2: Online resources embedded in a daily schedule to support students in need of foundational vocabulary development over a four-week period (July 13 – August 6). Available to access anytime, according to family’s needs. Parents and guardians will receive communication from the school if data indicates their child would benefit from participation in this pathway.

*Pathway 3: Online resources embedded into a daily schedule to support foundational learning and enrichment for all students for the upcoming grade level over a four-week period (July 13 – August 6). Available to access anytime, according to a family’s needs. This pathway is recommended for and open to any student who may benefit from continued review, application and enrichment in preparation for the coming school year.

*For pathways 2 and 3, teachers will be available during virtual office hours (3 hours each day) to answer parent questions, clarify content, assist with choosing resources and/or provide feedback, Monday through Thursday from July 13 – August 6.

Exceptional Education:
Exceptional education support systems will be provided for students with disabilities using options that run from July 13 through August 6. One option is for students who meet criteria for extended-school-year services, and the other option is for students who do not qualify for these services.

Option 1:  Students whose IEP teams have determined that they meet criteria for extended-school-year services will have access to synchronous, disability-related services and support through virtual platforms as outlined in their individualized plans. These may include teleservices for speech, OT/PT, consultation with special education service providers, or direct instruction through virtual sessions with an exceptional education teacher. (July 13 – August 6)

Option 2: Students with a disability who do not meet criteria for extended-school-year services will have the same level of access to learning opportunities provided for all HCPS students. Accommodations to support students’ access to the educational materials will continue to be provided.

Again, this message is about the overall plan and various options for students. If your student would benefit from Pathways 1 or 2, then you will receive additional communication from your student’s teacher. If you would like your student to participate in Pathway 3, additional information will be available prior to July 13.

If you have questions, please contact me at: tasmith@henrico.k12.va.us

Sincerely,

Todd Allen Smith

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