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Sunday, May 15, 2022

MCPS inviting students to participate in ‘Summer Adventures in Learning’ program

Marion County Public Schools is inviting all students in pre-K through 12th grade to participate in the upcoming Summer Adventures in Learning (SAIL) program.

According to MCPS, the summer school program will provide students with numerous opportunities to narrow learning gaps and enrich learning through hands-on activities.

Most summer school programs will run from June 6 until July 14, Monday through Thursday. Schools and district offices will be closed during the summer.

Elementary school students may be eligible to attend sessions like Third-Grade Reading Camps, Extended School Year (ESY), 21st Century learning programs, and various enrichment options.

A Kindergarten Kickstart program at all elementary schools (except Fessenden due to scheduled power interruptions) is scheduled on July 11 through July 14, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day, and will give a preview of a typical school day for first-time students.

Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) programs are also available. Sixteen elementary schools will serve as summer host sites for all elementary school students throughout the district.

Students in middle school and high school can also attend enrichment classes, earn elective credits for certain courses, complete credit recovery options, or enhance their learning with opportunities for English Language Arts and mathematics, drivers’ education, and Marion Virtual choices. The classes, which vary in length, are offered within the June 6 through July 14 time frame.

Participating students will receive free breakfast and lunch each day, and many students are eligible for free bus transportation.

Directions on how to register for Summer School will be emailed to parents and families via Skylert messaging, shared on the Family Access portal, and posted on the Marion County Public Schools webpage. Parents and families can also contact the student’s school to register and ask questions.