Summer Education and Enrichment

Summer Learning and Program Opportunities 

Summer is a great time to continue learning.  Playing games, reading books, learning new vocabulary, math problems of the day… all can contribute to language development, comprehension, and analytical skills. Visit our Shen Summer Learning Webpage to access these resources.

Gr. K-5 Summer Literacy Support Program & English as New Language (ENL) 

Summer Literacy Support Program –  The Shenendehowa Summer Literacy Support Program is an academic based four-week summer program focused on English language arts and math skills.  The program is designed to help students maintain and further develop writing, reading and math skills over the summer. 

Dates:  July 12, 2021 (Monday) – August 5, 2021 (Thursday)

Days: Monday thru Thursday

Times:  9:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.

Location: Skano Elementary School

Summer Literacy Contact: Scott D’Ambro, Program Coordinator

English as a New Language Contact: Kaitlin Fahey

Gr. 6-12 Summer School & English as a New Language (ENL)

Summer School – The Shenendehowa Summer School Program provides students in grades 6-12 an opportunity to take courses for credit recovery, skill building, and acceleration (Hybrid Health). 

Dates: July 6, 2021 (Tuesday) – August 12, 2021 (Thursday)

Days: Monday thru Thursday

Times: 8:00 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.

Location: High School West

Administrators:

Please see the following links for more information about:

Registration

This year registration for all courses will be completed online by Middle School and High School Counselors and/or the Summer School Office.  Shenendehowa residents who attend private schools may register through the Summer School Office by calling 518.881.0340, ext. 61480 after June 28.

Chromebooks

Students are expected to bring their charged Chromebooks to Summer School daily.  Assistance will be provided to resolve problems that occur with devices.

Transportation

Transportation to Summer School is offered at the beginning of each day (arrival time at HS West approx. 7:30 a.m.) and at the end of each school day (approximate departure time from HS West is 12:15 p.m.).  Buses will stop at various street locations, similar to those used for Late Bus transportation.  Buses WILL NOT stop at individual homes.  Parents/guardians may also provide their own transportation to and from Summer School.  During the registration process, parents/guardians will indicate if their child will use school transportation.

Click here for Transportation routes for Summer School grades 6-12.

Meals

The free breakfast and lunch program offered during the regular school year has been extended for students enrolled in the 2021 Summer School program.  A la carte items (bottled water, juice drinks, snacks)  are also available, but are not included in the free meal program.

The Bountiful Backpack program is available to eligible students during the summer session. Please contact Summer School Counselor Niki Tebbano (tebbniki@shenschools.org) for more information.

EXTENDED SCHOOL YEAR (ESY)/SPECIAL EDUCATION Summer Program

Dates: July 6, 2021 (Tuesday) – August 13, 2021 (Friday)

Days: Monday thru Friday

Times:

  • Shatekon Half-Day: 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Shatekon Full-Day:  8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
  • High School West Half-Day:  9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • High School West Full-Day:  9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Location(s): Shatekon Elementary School and High School West

Contact(s): Elizabeth Sedacca (Principal), Kristen Weber (Assistant Principal)

Summer Driver’s Education Program 

The High School Summer School Program also offers driver’s education. This non-credit course includes 24 hours of classroom instruction and 24 hours of on the road instruction. Students must have a valid NYS Learners Permit or license prior to taking the program. The program runs July-August. Students must be 16 years of age on or before July 1.

Payments are non-refundable once the program begins. Checks must be made payable to Shenendehowa Central School District. Registration will take place May- June. The program is conducted Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

The summer 2021 program for Driver Ed is a very condensed program due to its shortness in length. Because of that and social distancing requirements that still may be in place – we are uncertain at this time if we will be able to offer it. Everything will depend on the pandemic and mandates from the Department of Health and the NYS Education Department.

We normally post information to the Driver’s Education webpage in May regarding the summer program – so please keep checking for updates!

SUMMER ENRICHMENT CAMPS

Shen Summer Adventures – The Shenendehowa Central School District, in conjunction with the Community Education Department, is pleased to sponsor our Summer Enrichment Program for students entering grades 1-12. Some camps are half-day camps while others are full day camps. Most camp directors and staff members are current Shenendehowa employees. All camps will be located primarily on the Shenendehowa campus.