AEF Blended Summer Programs Make Up For Lost Learning
Dear AEF Lower School and Westham Parents,
We hope this email finds you and yours safe and well.
Children all over the country and world have suffered academically due to the COVID19 Pandemic. It has been estimated that despite best efforts students have missed the equivalent of 54 academic days (and counting) due to disruption and effects from remote learning.
In order to address this academic loss, we are planning on offering an extended school year this summer.
What is an extended school year?
Extended school year means we will operate a modified 2 months (7 weeks) academic schedule that will reinforce Math, Language Arts, Cognitive / Study Skills, Science and Social Studies.
We are still working out the finer details but the plan is currently to offer the following:
- June 3 – Last Day of Classes – Early Release
- June 4 to June 11 – School Closes Conferences
- June 14th to July 30th – Extended School Year Program
- August 2nd to August 18th – School Closed / Staff Planning
- August 19th – 2021/22 School Year Begins
As we continue to navigate our way through this Pandemic, there are still many unknowns including:
- Vaccination availability and requirements
- Social distancing and masking guidelines
- Ability for the school / camp to resume Pre-Pandemic operations