While we are disappointed that we cannot hold traditional summer learning programs due to the social distancing protocols and safety regulations, our summer learning experiences - SEE, CREATE, and Xtreme - are going virtual from July 20 through August 7!
Students will participate with both CSDNB teachers and community providers via an online classroom. There will be time for students to work both on and offline. All programming will take place between the hours of 8 AM - 3 PM Schedules of online meeting times will be communicated as we get closer to the program.
We will also be providing students with printed material and supplies for learning and enrichment activities. Families will be contacted to pick these items up from neighborhood schools prior to the week of July 15, 2020. More information will follow.
We are working hard to ensure that your child has an enriching and fun experience this summer. There is so much we can do and learn even in a virtual world. If you have accepted the invitiation to attend our summer learning experiences, you will hear from us by July 1, 2020. If you do not receive a call by that point, please email email@example.com.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much time will my student spend engaged in online learning during the summer programming?
The programs are designed so that students will be able to work offline. Teachers will communicate specific times that they will be holding online sessions during summer programming. K-3 students will be online for no more than 60 minutes daily. Students in Grade 4-8 will be online for no more than 90 minutes a day. Additional online enrichment opportunities will be scheduled and communicated. Times will vary depending on the community provider.
Why should I consider enrolling my student in summer programming?
CSDNB is proud to offer high-quality summer programming and this year is no exception! Although we are going virtual, we are taking our enrichment experiences to YOU at home! Keeping your child engaged in this relaxed atmosphere with many opportunities to choose how and what they wish to learn.
What do I have to do to register my child?
SEE & CREATE: Invited students will receive an email from us explaining the program. Families will then receive a phone survey asking if you would like for the student to be enrolled in the program. You may answer “YES”, “NO”, or “I need more information and would like a CSDNB staff member to call me.” Students whose families answer “YES” to the survey will be enrolled in an online classroom and a teacher will reach out to the family prior to the start of the program.
For families who select that they need more information, a member of our team will contact you directly to answer any questions you may have. XTREME: Family School Liaisons and XTREME teachers will reach out to families and register students over the phone. Students will be enrolled in an online classroom and a teacher will reach out to the family prior to the start of the program.
Is the program mandatory for my child?
The program is an opportunity for students to stay engaged through exciting programming done online. While it is not mandatory, it will help students transition back to school in Fall 2020. There are select students in Grades 4-8 who need to complete summer work to remove an Incomplete from their report card. These students have been directly contacted by CSDNB staff to explain the process.
What enrichment opportunities are offered through summer programming?
CSDNB’s community partners are committed to working with students virtually during Summer 2020. Students will work with community partners in a variety of hands-on activities via an online classroom throughout the program. Examples of the type of opportunities that will be offered are STEM activities, physical education, art classes, Tae-kwon-do, cooking classes and lots more!
What materials will my child need?
Any materials your student needs will be provided to him/her via kits, at no cost to you, that will be distributed from neighborhood schools. The week before the program, you will be contacted to pick up the materials from your neighborhood school. This includes any school supplies, sports equipment, art supplies, etc. as well as paper-pencil packets should students need to work offline.
What support will there be for my student and for me during Summer 2020?
CSDNB teachers will provide assistance in using the online classroom as well as guide students through their academic work. CSDNB teachers will also be available to answer any questions between 8-3 daily either by phone or online.
Will there be any opportunities for in-person activities?
We hope so! While we cannot predict what might happen in Connecticut over the summer, we want to see your students! We hope to offer some in-person FUN activities for families outdoors this summer. Stay tuned for more details as the programs get closer.
Who can I contact if I need additional information?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about any of our New Britain Summer Learning Experiences.