Summer Enrichment Program

Summer Enrichment Program
Posted on 05/19/2021

OLD SAYBROOK COMMUNITY PARTNERS ARE OFFERING A WIDE RANGE OF IN-PERSON SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES

 

Old Saybrook Public Schools will be offering more than 20 innovative, fun summer enrichment courses to students entering ECP to grade 12 this summer. Programs offered from Old Saybrook Public Schools will be no cost to families. They are also partnering with Old Saybrook Youth and Family Services, Old Saybrook Parks and Recreation, the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, and the Valley Shore YMCA to offer a variety of summer camps. Program descriptions and fees from other local organizations are detailed on their respective websites.

 

Educators from all three Old Saybrook schools are designing engaging experiential learning opportunities that will be offered to students between July 6th and August 13th. These enrichment courses will be held in-person (high school classes may include an online component) and will give high school students an opportunity to earn .5 credits towards their diploma. The focus of these classes will be to provide engaging learning experiences focused on social connections and student interest.

 

“We're excited to have the opportunity to work with such a wide variety of community partners to offer kids the chance to continue to be on our campuses connecting with others,” stated Curriculum Director Amity Goss. “The public schools alone are offering over twenty summer enrichment courses for students in grades PK-12. Combined with other organizations in the community, there is a wealth of programming available in Old Saybrook this summer.”

 

The broad summer catalogue offers a range of opportunities from fun (and delicious) classes like, “The Chemistry of Cooking” to more pragmatic, discussion based courses like, “Racism, Anti-Racism, and You”. There are even offerings for our youngest learners like, “Silly Science and Art: Getting Messy” or “Bring the Zoo to You: Stories and Crafts About Animals”. Students can choose up to three classes to participate in and many of them have physical, hands-on components where students will be building, writing, creating, and experiencing learning first-hand. High school students can even earn health/physical education credit during the summer.

 

Superintendent Perruccio commented, “After this tumultuous year, we are so pleased to be able to offer such engaging and exciting opportunities for students and couldn’t be more proud of our teachers and staff who still have the energy to keep innovating!”

 

Parents can register their students for up to three classes through the course catalogue, which can be found at the district website, www.oldsaybrookschools.org. All offerings from Old Saybrook Public Schools are free of charge and will be held in accordance with health guidance from the Department of Public Health and the Connecticut River Area Health District. Masks will be required unless guidance for schools changes. Courses enroll on a first-come, first-served basis, and registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on May 26, 2021.