More than 850 St. Clair and about 200 Lonedell students are making plans to attend summer school.
In the St. Clair R-XIII School District, summer school runs from Monday, June 3, through Friday, June 28. At Lonedell R-XIV, the summer session begins on Wednesday, May 29, and ends on Tuesday, June 25.
Bus transportation will be provided in both districts, but the service will be limited. Parents with questions about routes should contact the appropriate central office.
In St. Clair, Assistant Superintendent Tanya Vest said about 400 pupils in kindergarten through fifth grade have registered, another 200 junior high students have signed up and about 255 high-schoolers have enrolled.
Vest said the focus will be literacy and math, “continuing on with regular-year concepts.”
Session times are from 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at St. Clair Elementary School and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the junior and senior high buildings.
There are attendance incentives for kindergarten through eighth-grade students. Vest said children missing one hour or less during the summer will receive $50. Youngsters who miss between one hour and one day will get $25.
“Summer school helps to minimize literacy and math regression during the summer vacation time at the elementary,” Vest said. “Summer school for high school students allows them to earn credit in their basic courses early so they can take upper-level math, English and science courses in their junior and senior years.”
Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all students at no cost.
Lonedell also is offering incentives for students through eighth grade who attend summer classes. Those with perfect attendance during the session will receive $100. If only one day is missed, the pupil will get $75. For two days missed, the prize is $50.
In addition, students with perfect attendance during a week will be allowed to go on Friday field trips.
“Along with regular classroom learning, we also have several field trips planned for the students and are looking forward to some fun outside of our building this summer,” Lonedell Principal Jen Ulrich said.
Free breakfast and lunch will be provided to all students.
The school day will run from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“Our district is excited to be able to provide a well-rounded program for our students,” Ulrich said. “Summer school is a mix of academics, fun and hands-on learning.
“Classes being offered are based on grade-level curriculum with enrichment opportunities integrated in as well.”