BCPS Summer 2021 – Get back! Get ready! Reconnect!

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    BCPS Summer 2021 Get Back! Get Ready! Reconnect!

    Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) welcomes students in-person for BCPS Summer 2021 Get back! Get Ready! Reconnect!

    Sign Up Today for BCPS Summer 2021. To register, please visit your child's school website.


    The summer experience, which helps prepare students for the upcoming school year with specialized programs, the opportunity to make up missing coursework or credits and reconnect with friends and teachers, takes place Monday, June 21 – Thursday, July 29.

    All classes will be in-person with instruction by a BCPS certified teacher, Monday through Thursday, for four hours a day (bell times vary by location). Health and safety protocols will be followed, including wearing masks, physical distancing, and more. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

    Schools will contact student families who qualify for summer enrichment opportunities and credit recovery. Participation in BCPS Summer 2021 Get back! Get ready! Reconnect! is free, and participation is optional.

    Participating sites were selected to ensure there is a convenient location in each Innovation Zone. Transportation will be provided to qualifying students. Students will be dropped off at participating sites in the morning and picked up at the same location after lunch.

  • Grades K-5 Summer Learning Experience

    Who:  Any student currently enrolled in a traditional Broward County Public School (BCPS) in grades K-5. 

    What:  Students will participate in instruction and accompanying integration activities over the span of six weeks. Students will be immersed in standards-based content in Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies and engage in high-quality STEM and Arts/Music/Debate project-based learning experiences. Social-Emotional Learning will be integrated throughout the day. The graphic below illustrates the daily activities.

    Where:  Select sites have been chosen. See summer site list.  Students will attend the site their home school feeds into.

    When:  June 21, 2021 – July 29, 2021, Monday – Thursday. Times vary by site with either an 8:30 or 9:30 start time and runs for 4-hours.  Activities for the afternoon will be provided at select sites. Please contact the host site to obtain a list of available afternoon programs. 

     

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  • Grades 6 - 12 Summer Learning Experience

    Who: Any student currently enrolled in a traditional Broward County Public School (BCPS) in grades 6 – 12. Students with Disabilities enrolled in the Summer Experience 6-12 will have access to the general education curriculum with the support of an ESE Teacher (Support Facilitator). All accommodations, according to a student’s IEP will be provided.

    What: Participating students will go through a 3-class rotation with the choices for those classes being course recovery, acceleration, and/or electives. Course recovery* is available, for most courses, through a hands-on, activity-based curriculum, and for other courses, a digital system will be used. There is also the opportunity to jump into the next school year with acceleration** sessions, designed to give students a head start into the curriculum they will see in the fall. Mix this with a choice of applied learning** electives, such as Art, Music, PE, Computer Science, and others elective available at each summer site, and see school in a whole new way.

    Where: Select sites have been chosen, see summer site list. Students will attend the site in the boundary in which they live.

    When: June 21 – July 29, Monday – Thursday, times vary by site either a 7:30, 8:30, or 9:30 start time and runs for 4-hours. Activities for the afternoon will be provided at select sites, please contact the host site to get a list of available afternoon programs.

    *Course recovery is also available through BCPS Community Schools co-enroll program and Broward Virtual School. Students that successfully complete the course recovery sessions will be awarded credit for the course, which can be used for grade forgiveness and graduation. Please visit their respective website below for more information.

    **The acceleration and elective sessions are strictly a preview of the material coming up next school year to better prepare students for those courses. Due to the seat-time requirements set by the Florida Department of Education, we are not able to award credit for these sessions. Students seeking to earn credit for courses can take Broward Virtual Courses (bved.net)

  • Extended School Year (ESY) for Students with Disabilities (SWD)

    Who: Students with Disabilities (SWD) eligible for ESY. Eligibility is an IEP committee decision and must be documented on the IEP, annually.

    When: 5 weeks during the summer with an optional additional week, Monday through Thursday, June 21- July 29, 2021, for 4-hours daily. Specific start/end times vary by summer sites.

    What: SWDs will receive services based on their IEP and instruction will focus on specific IEP goals. ESY services may include academic instruction, related services, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech/language services, behavior support, transition services, and other services as highlighted by the IEP team.

    Where: Select sites have been chosen. See summer site list. Students will attend their assigned site based on their current school.

  • Prekindergarten (VPK) Summer Experience

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    There are different options for Pre-K in Broward County Public Schools this summer:

    Summer VPK

    Who: Children entering Kindergarten in August 2021 who did not use their 2020-2021 VPK Certificate or have utilized less than 70% (378 hours) of their 2020-2021VPK Certificate (a re-enrollment VPK Certificate is required to use this option).

    What: Fun and engaging instruction and activities designed to prepare children for successful entry into Kindergarten in the fall. Curriculum focuses on Kindergarten readiness and summer fun, with daily activities supporting social and emotional learning, explicit instruction in readiness skills, and cross-content investigations in gardening.

    When: June 21, 2021 – August 3, 2021, Monday – Thursday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday. Times may vary.

    How to Apply: Families must obtain the child's 2020-2021 VPK Certificate of Eligibility or 2020-2021 VPK Re-Enrollment Certificate of Eligibility through the State Family Portal and apply for one through the BCPS - VPK Parent Portal.

    Where: 13 select sites.

     

    2021 Broward County Public Schools Summer VPK

     

    Summer VPK Site

    Address

    City

    Zip

    Phone

    1

    Gulfstream Early Learning Center

    120 SW 4th Avenue

    Hallandale Beach

    33009

    754-323-4700

    2

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Acad.

    591 NW 31 Avenue

    Ft. Lauderdale

    33311

    754-322-6550

    3

    North Lauderdale PK-8

    7500 Kimberly Blvd.

    North Lauderdale   

    33068

    754-322-7400

    4

    Orange Brook Elementary

    715 S. 46 Avenue

    Hollywood

    33021

    754-323-6750

    5

    Peters Elementary S

    851 NW 68 Avenue

    Plantation

    33317

    754-322-8000

    6

    Plantation Elementary

    651 NW 42 Avenue

    Plantation

    33317

    754-322-8000

    7

    Pompano Beach Elementary

    700 NE 13 Avenue

    Pompano Beach

    33060

    754-322-8050

    8

    Sea Castle Elementary

    9600 Miramar Blvd.

    Miramar

    33025

    754-323-7250

    9

    Stephen Foster Elementary

    3471 SW 22 Street

    Ft. Lauderdale

    33312

    754-323-5750

    10

    Tedder Elementary

    4157 NE First Terrace

    Deerfield Beach

    33064

    754-322-8650

    11

    Village Elementary

    2100 NW 70 Avenue

    Sunrise

    33313

    754-322-8750

    12

    Walker Elementary

    1001 NW 4 Street

    Ft. Lauderdale

    33311

    754-322-8800

    13

    Westwood Heights Elementary

    2861 SW 9 Street

    Ft. Lauderdale

    33312

    754-323-7900

    Summer Learning Experience Pre-K

    Who:  Children currently enrolled in Pre-K programs in Broward County Public Schools, are entering Kindergarten in Fall 2021 (five years old by September 1, 2021) and are not participating in other BCPS Summer Pre-K Programs (Summer VPK, Pre-K ESE).

    What:  Fun and engaging instruction and activities designed to prepare children for successful entry into Kindergarten in the fall.  Curriculum focuses on Kindergarten readiness and summer fun, with daily activities supporting social and emotional learning, explicit instruction in readiness skills, and cross-content investigations in gardening.           

    Where:  56 Broward County elementary schools.  Students will attend their home school for kindergarten or the site their home school feeds into.

    When:  June 21, 2021 – July 29, 2021, Monday – Thursday, four hours daily.  Times vary by site.          

    How to Apply:  Interested families should complete the registration form on the website where their children will be attending kindergarten.   

    Pre-K Exceptional Student Education

    Who:  Children currently enrolled in the Pre-K ESE program in Broward County Public Schools

    What:  Fun and engaging instruction and activities through a curriculum program that develops the whole child, inspire learning across all domains, and grows early learners into confident kindergarten-ready students.  The goals and objectives documented on each students’ IEP will be embedded within the curriculum and teachers will focus on the goals for each individual student.

    Where:  56 Broward County Public Elementary Schools.  Students will attend their Pre-K ESE assigned school or the site their home school feeds into.

    When:  June 21, 2021 – July 29, 2021, Monday – Thursday, four hours daily.  Times vary by site.

    How to Apply:  Interested families should complete the registration form on their school website. 

    Head Start (Current Head Start 3-Year Olds)

    Who:  Children currently enrolled in a Head Start 3-year old classroom

    What:  Fun and engaging instruction and activities aligned with the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework.

    When:  June 21, 2021 – July 29, 2021, Monday – Thursday, four hours daily.  Times vary by site.

    Where:  Select schools that currently have Head Start 3-year old classrooms.  Current 3-year old Head Start families should contact their child’s school for location information and opportunities to participate. 

    How to Apply:  Current 3-year old Head Start families should contact their child’s school to apply. 

  • 3rd Grade Summer Reading Academy

    Who:  Any third-grade student that has not met any promotion criteria.

    What:  Students will participate in high-quality integrated instruction in Literacy, Science, and Social Studies in preparation to move to fourth grade. Following six weeks of engaging standards-based instruction, students will have the opportunity for promotion to 4th grade if they pass the assessment administered during the final week of the program

    Where:  Select sites have been chosen. See summer site list.  Students will attend the site their home school feeds into.

    When:  June 21, 2021 – July 29, 2021, Monday – Thursday. Times vary by site with either an 8:30 or 9:30 start time and runs for 4-hours.  Activities for the afternoon will be provided at select sites. Please contact the host site to obtain a list of available afternoon programs. 

  • Reclaim & Elevate

    Who: This initiative is for select Grades 3- 5 students currently enrolled in one of the district’s targeted 33 traditional Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) who have not been identified to participate in the Summer Reading Academy – Grade 3 Retained program. These students must be currently meeting adequate progress or due to the challenges related to COVID-19 or other extenuating circumstances, i.e. remote learning experience, missed instruction, etc. have fallen behind and need the summer learning experience to remediate the learning loss.

    What: During this seven-week experience, students will participate in a blend of remote instruction for the first three weeks and then face-to-face instruction for the remaining four weeks. During the face-to-face instruction, students will participate in high-quality instruction in Literacy with an emphasis in phonics instruction, Math, Science, Social Emotional Learning (SEL), accompanied with engagement activities such as Arts/Music/Debate/Chess to address the unique needs and interest of our students. Teachers will differentiate students during the instructional block by focusing on direct and small group instruction across the content areas to address and mitigate instructional gaps.

    Where: There are 33 Reclaim and Elevate sites and students are selected on invitation-only basis based on the selection criteria. Students will attend the site their home school feeds in to.

    When: The 3-week remote instruction begins June 11, 2021 through July 1, 2021, Monday – Thursday. The 4-week face-to-face component of the program begins July 5, 2021 – July 29, 2021, Monday – Thursday. Times vary by site with either an 8:30 or 9:30 start time and runs for 4-hours. Activities for the afternoon will be provided at select sites. Please contact the host site to obtain a list of available afternoon programs.

  • 21st Century/MECCA Community Learning Centers

    Real-world applications and free weekly field trips engage students in hands-on academic and personal enrichment through Reading/ELA, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics (STEAM), character education, health & nutrition, and physical activity.  The program is available to all district public schools, charter public schools and any private schools for grades K - 12.  Breakfast, Lunch, and bus transportation is provided to all participants.  The program is staffed for a full day, hours vary by location. 

  • Before and After School Child Care Activities

    Morning care will be provided at 19 elementary schools starting at 9:30 AM.  The SBBC has determined that for the 19 locations, morning care will be part of the Summer Experience and will not charge the families to attend. The time for these 19 locations is 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM, at which time the students will be taken to breakfast. After breakfast, the students will go to their classrooms to begin their summer program. The school day ends at 1:30 PM, they will either go home, stay at the school (if available) or go to another location for after-school care.

    Please speak with your school site to see if morning care might be provided if your child does not attend a 9:30 AM start time school.  Some programs are offering morning care for working parents and would be for a fee.

    We have other organizations, companies, and vendors that are not the following,  Children’s Services Council, YMCA, Boys, and Girls Club, we have other types of programs for parents to use.

    Programs on school campuses charge fees depending on funding availability it may be less or more than $250 per week for five full-day camps:

    • 12 School District Operated programs up to no more than $165 for full-day programs five full days a week, much less for students attending the summer experience
    • 70 Private provider-operated (some are fee-based and others with scholarships) up to no more than $198 for a full-day program five days a week, much less for students attending the summer experience
    • Multiple private vendors lease our campuses, $ 250 or more
    • City programs with a reciprocal usage agreements
    • Other programs

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