I hope everyone has enjoyed a safe and relaxing summer break so far. We have been eagerly preparing for the upcoming school year, and we look forward to welcoming everyone back on August 9th.
As we continue to ready ourselves for the 2017-18 year, I want to encourage you to work with your student throughout the next few weeks to help prevent the “Summer Slide.” Recent research indicates that some students actually take a step backwards academically over the summer months because they are not engaged in activities that stimulate the brain. I hope you will urge your student to continue learning by reading a good book, visiting a local attraction, or participating in school activities.
In an effort to ensure our commitment to student learning and student opportunity, our Board of Education has once again funded the Summer Literacy Academy. This year’s program is being hosted at Natcher Elementary School and will provide students with additional learning activities associated with literacy. We achieved positive results last summer, and we fully expect similar success this time around.
After a successful inaugural year in 2016, the Bus Café, a mobile Summer Feeding program, is operating again with additional feeding sites. This service features a retrofitted school bus that provides healthy lunches to students at several different locations throughout our community. Providing a warm breakfast and lunch during the summer break has become a tradition in WCPS, and we are excited to expand this program with the addition of our Bus Café. This unique program will bring the meals right into our neighborhoods. You can find out more information by following this link: http://www.warrencountyschools.org/News/88918.
We look forward to the many opportunities that await our students in the upcoming academic year, but in the meantime, please stay connected with us by following our district Twitter account @WarrenCoSchools or you can follow me at @RobClayton10. Our website remains an excellent resource if you find yourself looking for additional information about any of our schools: www.warrencountryschools.org.
I hope everyone has a fun and safe summer break. We look forward to seeing everyone on our First Day of School- August 9, 2017.