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Lee County school district to offer summer learning online

The School District of Lee County said Tuesday it will move its summer programs to a virtual platform.

The Expanded Virtual Learning Summer Program will be open to grades K-8.

“We continue to stay dedicated to the CDC COVID-19 recommendations for the safety of our students and staff. As we continue to put safety first, the decision has been made to move our summer programs to a virtual platform,” said a statement from the district.

“We also understand our families may be struggling with keeping up with the virtual platform while maintaining their work from home. In an effort to continue our students’ learning with the least impact on our families, we will only be utilizing the iReady Program.”

Students who choose to participate in the summer program will take a Diagnostic Assessment in the iReady program for reading and math at the end of May. The Diagnostic Assessment allows the program to give each student an individualized learning path to meet their specific academic needs. Students will then work on their learning paths for 15 minutes a day in reading and 15 minutes a day in math. A teacher will be assigned to each student to monitor their progress and assist if needed. ESE teachers will also be assigned to our ESE students to provide interventions if needed.

The Expanded Virtual Learning Summer Program will begin June 15 and end July 16. The program will be four days a week, Monday through Thursday.

The school district has set up a survey for all families to complete to opt-in or out of the expanded learning program. Students who opt-in will keep their Chromebooks until July 17, the end of the summer program. Students who opt-out will be asked to return their Chromebooks in June. The survey should be completed for each child in grades Kindergarten to 8th grade.

The district says to contact your child’s school if you have questions.

Spicker said the district has not made any decisions on summer camps.

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