Enrollment forms for Lauderdale County Schools' Summer Learning Camps will be coming home this week. You may fill out the form linked below and send it back your child's school by April 9. A hard copy of the same information will be sent home with your child this week. Please remember, this registration form is for students currently in grades K-8. Additional information will be made available regarding summer learning opportunities for high school students at a later date. Enrollment form and additional information for K-8 students can be found by clicking here.
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2021 SUMMER LEARNING CAMP INFORMATION
Lauderdale County Schools Is offering a 4-week Summer Learning Camp for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. The camp will be designed to support student academic needs and learning loss, while including opportunities for fun and exploration. This camp was made possible by the Tennessee Learning Loss Remediation and Student Acceleration Act, which was approved by the General Assembly in January 2021.
The camp will be offered beginning June 1st, 2021 through June 25th, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. Breakfast and lunch will be served daily and transportation will be provided for families that cannot bring their child(ren). The Summer Learning Camp will be an IN-PERSON learning camp and students will attend the camp in the current school where they are assigned, unless otherwise noted. The summer camps will adhere to the district’s current health-and-safety protocols for COVID-19, which directly align to the Tennessee Department of Health and the CDC Guidelines.
LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS
Each day, students will be engaged in learning opportunities in both ELA (English/Language-Arts) and Math that provide them with skills-based instruction that is grade-level specific and also interventions for any necessary remediation that may be required. A portion of the day will be set aside for students to engage in a hands-on, fun S.T.R.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts and Math) activity that is designed to be a comprehensive, project-based approach to learning.
8:00 – 8:30
Breakfast & Recreation
8:30 – 9:00
ELA or Math
9:00 – 10:30
10:30 – 12:00
12:00 – 12:30
Lunch & Recreation
12:30 – 1:00
ELA or Math
1:00 – 2:30
Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts & Math
These Summer Learning Camps will be an intensive camp to provide students with instruction needed to support the academic needs of your child. Attendance is vital to the educational impact that this camp has on your child. Students will be benchmarked at the beginning of the camps and also at the end to determine student progress that was made during this 4-week experience.
SUMMER LEARNING CAMP – Frequently Asked Questions
What is the LCS Summer Learning Camp?
The Summer Learning Camp is a 4-week program that will begin on June 1 and will run through June 25. This camp will include 6 hours of daily instruction from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, Including:
- English/Language Arts and Math Instruction
- Recreation & Play
- S.T.R.E.A.M. Instruction – Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts and Math.
Who is eligible for this program?
ALL Lauderdale County Students are eligible for this program; however, limited seats are available and enrollment applications must be submitted by April 9th, 2021, in order to ensure a seat for your child.
Why is the program being offered?
In January, 2021, the Tennessee General Assembly enacted the Tennessee Learning Loss Remediation and Student Acceleration Act to support students whose learning was interrupted by COVID-19. As a part of the initiative, Tennessee school districts are required to offer learning loss remediation programs for eligible students during the summer of 2021.
Is this program mandatory?
The Summer Learning Camp is optional, and not all students are required to attend. However, for select students, this program may be vital to their educational progress. If this is the case, these students will be contacted on an individual basis. If students are significantly behind or in danger of retention, the school may require participation in summer learning camps to achieve passing grades and/or to be promoted to the next grade.
In an effort to avoid course failure or students repeating the same grade, schools may discuss with some parents mandatory camp attendance. These discussions will be based on academic need and/or if their child lags behind due to missing assignments or incomplete work.
My student will be unavailable during a portion of the 4-week camp period. Are they still able to enroll?
Students will receive the greatest academic benefits by attending the full 4-week camp. However, students who will be unavailable for a limited number of days may still enroll in the program. For benchmarking purposes, students must attend the summer learning camps a minimum of 15 out 19 days to be assessed for progress.
What health precautions will be available during the Summer Learning Camp?
The Summer Learning Camps will follow the CDC and the Tennessee Department of Health Guidelines on safe gatherings. Each school site will have access to a school nurse.
Will transportation be provided for the Summer Learning Camp?
Yes, transportation will be available for students who sign-up for the Summer Learning Camps. Please be aware that social distancing may not be guaranteed; if you have health concerns about your child riding a bus, you may want to make other transportation arrangement. More information will be released closer to June regarding the logistics of bus transportation for students.