The Clinton Community School District will be offering a Jump Start program for identified students at elementary and middle school levels the week of August 3-7. This is part of the district’s “Return to Learn” plan submitted to the state in response to the pandemic. Sessions will run morning only for three hours during this week.
The premise of Jump Start is to better position some students to be successful on the first day of school which is August 17. The focus will be on relearning school routines, do some initial screening in language arts and math, provide some social emotional learning, and begin building relationships with this year’s teachers.
The administration team and teachers at both the elementary and middle school level will be examining the data from the end of this school year to prioritize the students that will be invited to Jump Start. High priority will be given to those students that did not actively engage during online learning this spring, those students that have identified learning gaps or were below grade level before COVID-19 caused disruption, and students whose learning styles best fit in a face to face model.
Families will be notified if their child is recommended for Jump Start by mid-July. Attendance is voluntary, but strongly recommended for the benefit of the student. Given the disruption of school the last 2.5 months of last school year, we want to hit the ground running this upcoming school year. Jump Start can help in that regard.
If you have questions about Jump Start, please email Mr. Kenney for elementary questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or for middle school, email@example.com.