Summer Launch 2020

Summer Launch is D97’s summer program for students who have been identified for Tier 3 interventions in their schools. Participation in the Summer Launch program is by invitation only, and is free to students (with a $25 non-refundable registration fee). Invitation letters will be emailed to parents late January 2020.

The District 97 Summer Launch program is for incoming students to kindergarten through fourth grade and will include Reading/Writing Workshop and Math Workshop, in which students will be able to build upon the reading and writing strategies, they have learned during the regular school year, as well as participate in rich, high-quality math activities. The Summer Launch program will also help students:

 

  • continue to build their skills towards becoming strong, confident readers and writers
  • receive personalized instruction in reading and writing
  • share their voices and feel valued
  • build meaningful connections with their teacher and peers
  • engage in rich mathematical learning and support

 

For incoming students to fifth through eighth grade the program will include Problem Based Learning, through HEPH ED Steam curriculum, which is a student-centered, project based, multi-disciplinary STEAM education platform specifically designed to help learners get excited about STEM, problem solving and the future of work.  Summer Launch will also help students:

 

  • engage in lessons that will incorporate English language arts and mathematics activities
  • solve problems with the aid of exciting STEM tools and activities
  • participate in hands-on activities and topics may include robotics, pre-engineering, 3D printing and world building in a video game environment.

 

The details for the K-4 Summer Launch program are below.

Program

K-4 Summer Launch

Who

Students identified as needing intervention support in reading and mathematics during the school year

Dates

June 15, 2020– July 10, 2019 (3 ½ weeks; no Summer Launch  on Friday, July 3, 2020)

Times

8:00 am to 12:00 pm (Monday - Friday)

Location

Holmes Elementary School, 508 N. Kenilworth, Oak Park, IL 60302

Breakfast & Snack

Students will receive a nutritious breakfast and snack provided by District 97 in collaboration with Oak Park River Forest High School the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry

 

Cost

$25 non-refundable registration fee per child

The remainder of the program’s cost will be covered by District 97

 

Transportation

Transportation will not be provided by the district.

Families are responsible for the timely arrival and departure of your child each day.

Fee-based Extended Day Options

 

  • 12:00-3:00 pm Day Camp at Holmes Elementary School ( June 15-July 10) – students will need to bring a sack lunch if staying for Day Camp
  • 3:00-6:00 pm Extended Day at Holmes Elementary School through PDOP ( June 15- July 10)

Please visit the Park District of Oak Park's (PDOP) website for further informtion.

 

The details for the 5-8 Summer Launch program are below.

Program

5-8 Summer Launch

Who

Students identified as needing intervention support in reading and mathematics during the school year

Dates

June 15, 2020 – July 10, 2020 (3 ½ weeks; no Summer Launch on Friday, July 3, 2020)

Times

8:00 am to 12:00 pm (Monday - Friday)

Location

Brooks Middle School, 325 Kenilworth Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302

Breakfast & Snack

Students will receive a nutritious breakfast and snack provided by District 97 in collaboration with Oak Park River Forest High School the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry

 

Cost

$25 non-refundable registration fee per child

The remainder of the program’s cost will be covered by District 97

 

Transportation

Transportation will not be provided by the district

Families are responsible for the timely arrival and departure of your child each day

Fee-based Extended Day Options

  • 12:00-3:00 pm Day Camp at Holmes Elementary School (June 15-July 10) – students will need to bring a sack lunch if staying for Day Camp
  • 3:00-6:00 pm Extended Day at Holmes Elementary School through PDOP (June 15- July 10)

Please visit the Park District of Oak Park's (PDOP) website for further informtion.  The Park District is partnering with Oak Park Township to provide transportation for students from Brooks Middle School to Holmes Elementary School.

 

If you have any questions about your child's participation in the program, please contact your child's school.