Summer Programs

School District Provides Update on Summer Programs
Posted on 05/08/2020
School District of Palm Beach County

Due to the continued health threat associated with COVID-19, School District of Palm Beach County-operated summer classes will be held virtually, and all District-operated summer camps are canceled.

“These two decisions are understandably disappointing for our students and families,” stated Superintendent Donald E. Fennoy II. ”I was holding out hope that both programs would continue as normal this summer, but that is just not possible amid this pandemic. Much thought went into this process. First and foremost, the safety, health, and wellness of our students and staff is the District’s ultimate priority.”

Impacted School District-operated summer programs include:

• All District-operated summer camps are canceled.

• ESY (Extended School Year) will take place virtually. Accommodations will be provided when possible.

• Credit and course-recovery options will be provided virtually.

• Third grade Summer Reading Academy (SRA) is canceled.

• Some beginning English Language Learners (ELL) students will continue with academic opportunities. Resources will be mailed home.

• Enrichment programs for children of migrant workers will also be offered through virtual instruction along with materials mailed home.

Additional academic opportunities will be offered through individual elementary schools. School staff will be reaching out to those selected families of students in the coming weeks for these extended learning opportunities. 

The District is working closely with community partners to determine the availability of quality camp opportunities for parents.  Families that have already paid fees for District-operated summer camps will be refunded. More information will be provided as soon as possible.

The District is currently finalizing a summer distance learning site for students and parents. This will serve as a comprehensive resource for engaging summer activities and virtual field trips for parents and students to do over the summer.

The District continues to follow the guidance of federal, state, and local elected leaders and public health officials and will continue sharing information in a timely and transparent fashion.

On April 18, 2020, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that due to COVID-19, all K-12 school campuses in the state will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

Palm Beach County School District distance learning continues through May 29, which is the last day of the 2019-2020 school year. Visit the District’s Distance Learning website: palmbeachschools.org/distancelearning.

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