ESSER is the elementary and secondary education relief act. This funding is to help ensure that districts and schools can continue to operate safely; support sustained access to in-person instruction; and address the social, emotional, mental health, and academic needs of students due to the impact of (COVID-19.) One of the initiatives that this funding has supported is the Summer Enrichment Programs.
This year at NSES Summer Enrichment ran for 4 weeks and families of incoming 1st-5th graders had 7 programs to choose from each week. These programs included topics on science, reading, writing, art, poetry, STEM, health, and team building. Over 95 families signed up for at least one summer enrichment program, many families signed up for multiple weeks. We also worked closely with Camp Phoenix as well as ESY so students could participate in multiple school programs.
Here are a few examples of the offerings:
The Summer Enrichment program at the secondary level was met with much enjoyment and success. Teachers created a variety of offerings for students entering grades six through twelve. Over seventy students participated in an array of positive and uplifting educational and broadening programs not offered in a traditional academic setting, a few of the offerings included:
Clare Arnold, Assistant Superintendent