Lorain City School District recognizes that all students and their families have been impacted by the pandemic unlike no other crisis during our lifetime. All of our students have been vulnerable during this unprecedented time. Also, we realize that students who encountered learning progress challenges prior to the pandemic faced challenges during the pandemic as well and that these challenges were likely exacerbated during the past year. Students and families in our district have been met with a wide range of non-academic barriers throughout this time. As a district, throughout the pandemic, we have invested time into personally connecting with and surveying our families to help us understand their needs so that we can serve through an equity lens. We will continue this personalized outreach as we continue to support our students’ learning pathways, social/emotional needs, and non-academic barriers.
The goal of our Summer Camp programming will be to attract as many students as possible through a comprehensive marketing program targeting students at every grade level. Our programming was designed to deliver face to face, hands-on opportunities that deeply engage our students. This approach is particularly important to our district as we seek to re-establish relationships and routines after a year in which our students spent the first semester of the year in a remote learning environment and the second semester of the year in a hybrid learning environment.
As we continue to stay informed about the changing conditions of COVID-19, following the recommendations of the CDC and our local health department, we aspire to engage more of our community in our face to face learning/engagement opportunities.
We believe that all of our students would benefit from participating in our engaging summer learning opportunities, and as such we will provide all of our families the opportunity to participate. Additionally, our building leadership will encourage participation from some students based upon, but not limited to, the following data sources:
Attendance rate (K-12)
NWEA MAP and iReady diagnostic scores (K-8)
Academic course achievement (9-12)
Recommendation of Administrator, Teacher, School Counselor, Social Worker, etc. (K-12)