Blaine County School District is offering a wide variety of summer programming to help students avoid potential learning loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The programs offer a way for the district to directly address a concern on the minds of many parents and educators: how to ensure students remain on track during a year when learning took place in different ways than in the past.
Enrollment for the programs was by invitation only and is now closed. The first of the experiences began Tuesday, June 15. The district’s summer programming will run through August 5.
“Our teachers and staff did a remarkable job to ensure our students continued learning throughout this past school year, despite all the challenges the pandemic presented us. Still, the nature of the pandemic meant it was a disruptive year for many of our students,” said Angie Martinez, executive director of Teaching and Learning in the Blaine County School District.
Students will have access to a variety of activities, camps and learning opportunities, including those focused on math and literacy, science and technology, credit recovery, community and outdoor adventures, college essay writing, personal projects and academic enrichment. Additionally, the Wood River Community YMCA is bringing 18 college student interns and two staff members from the College of Idaho, along with two Teach for America educators, to help with their two collaborative programs: SummerBridge and Power Scholars.