Summer school and ESY in Falls Church City Public Schools are open with full-time, in-person learning!
Planning for this summer's sessions began in the cold days of winter — developing methods to respond to possible learning loss due to the pandemic. As we continued to monitor and assess student learning, we were able to make instructional shifts in real-time to meet the needs of our students best while also maintaining rigor and pacing and standards alignment.
The summer learning program allows students to make advancements while filling gaps where needed and provide additional academic support. Instructional leaders began meeting in February on the full in-person and robust summer program
Jessie Thackrey Preschool
Administrator: Susan Deal
Summer enrichment program for:
- Students whose IEPs indicate a need for Extended School Year (ESY) services
- Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI) students
- Community peers already enrolled at JTP
The instructional program will focus on literacy, numeracy, communication, and social development for our youngest learners. Additional speech, OT/PT, counseling, and other related services for special education students will be provided.
Mount Daniel Elementary
Administrator: Jed Jackson
Approximately 90 students
Focus on academic as well as the social-emotional needs of students and provide a smooth transition for rising kindergarten students
Weekly social-emotional lessons and music enrichment with additional social opportunities are provided through lunch and recess.
Oak Street Elementary
Administrator - Katy Reardon
Approximately 55 students confirmed
All students will receive academic support and enrichment through inquiry activities/lessons in literacy and mathematics. Additional support in the 3rd-grade classroom to assist with instruction and the transition to Oak Street Elementary School.
And Extended School Year (ESY) services provided to special education students based on IEP team decisions.
Mary Ellen Henderson
Administrator - Brittney Allen-Shaw
Two programs: CAREERS and Jumpstart - 56 students attending
CAREERS (Creative and Real-World Engaging Experiences Realized this
- Students will focus on grade-level math/reading standards and infuse them with real-world, problem-based activities.
- History and science content will be infused into the program to support all core academic areas
The program will target academic, organizational, and social-emotional needs to
prepare students for the 2021-2022 school year. Students will receive support on grade-level content.
Meridian High School
Administrator- Josh Singer
Two Programs - Summer Academy and Summer Bridge
Summer Academy Purpose (~350 students) :
- New Course Credit
- Credit Recovery
- Continuing Hy-C Classes
Summer Bridge purpose (~50 students) :
- Reinforce skills needed for success
- Opportunity to shore up critical skills