Registration Open for D97 Virtual Summer Step Up Program

District 97 provides a variety of summer programming that reflects our district’s vision to create a positive learning environment for all students that is equitable, inclusive, and focused on the whole child. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we were called to innovate around remote learning from the date of the school closure until the last day of school. As we know, not all students have experienced remote learning in the same way. In an effort to mitigate some of the inequities that present themselves during the pandemic, District 97 is holding a Virtual Step-Up Summer Program for students in Grades 1-8 (students who were kindergarten through seventh grade during the 2019-20 school year).

The program will run in two blocks: July 20-31 OR August 3-14. The goals are:

  • To ensure that Trimester 3 critical standards are revisited before the start of school in the fall while providing engaging and interactive experiences for students.
  • To provide students with experiences that include daily interaction with a District 97 teacher and high-quality reading, writing, and mathematics lessons and activities.

The district has completed targeted outreach to families, and has now opened registration to all. The registration fee is $20, and the deadline to enroll is Friday, July 3. Click here for the program flyer.

Please contact Dana Aviles at [email protected] if you have questions regarding registration.



District 97 Teaching and Learning Department