Summer Enrichment 2021

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    What is District 63's Summer Enrichment Program?

    East Maine School District 63 is excited to offer our NEW Summer Enrichment Program for all students in preschool through 8th grade. Occurring in the afternoons during the month of July, any currently registered District 63 student will be able to choose two one-hour enrichment classes - rooted in the Illinois Learning Standards for all subject areas - on topics of interest. Some enrichment classes will be more heavily focused on academic subjects while other sessions will be based on other topics of interest (e.g. sports, arts and crafts, drama, and more). Enrichment classes were chosen based on a survey sent to all families in early March. All classes will be facilitated by certified educators.

    What are the dates and times for this program?


    Students can sign-up to participate in one of the two sessions offered: 

    • Session #1: July 5-8 and July 12-15
    • Session #2: July 19-22 and July 26-29


    • Enrichment Class #1: 1:15-2:15 p.m. each day
    • Enrichment Class #2: 2:30-3:30 p.m. each day

    Where will the enrichment classes take place?

    Enrichment classes for students in preschool through 4th grade will take place at Apollo School, while enrichment classes for students in grades 5-8 will take place at Gemini Middle School

    Are there remote and in-person options?

    Due to the engaging, hands-on nature of many of our enrichment classes, most offerings are for in-person learners only. There are, however, a small number of remote opportunities for students in 5th-8th grades, and some blended (simultaneously remote and in-person) opportunities for students in K-4th grade. Only in-person options are available for preschool students.

    Is there a cost to participate in this program?

    No. This is the best part - it's free to all current District 63 students! All materials and supplies will be provided by District 63 staff.

    Is transportation provided for student(s)?

    While parents are welcome to drop-off and pick-up their students, District 63 is also offering free bus transportation for participating students. To qualify for busing, a student must participate in two enrichment classes each afternoon. If for some reason you choose to have your child participate in one class each afternoon, busing will not be available. You can choose the bus transportation option during the registration process. 

    My child is participating in a morning invitation-only summer school program. Can my child still participate in this afternoon enrichment program?

    Yes. District 63's Summer Enrichment Program was scheduled strategically so that all students can participate in the afternoons. If your child will already be at another school for a morning summer school program, busing between schools (if needed) will be provided. Additionally, your child can participate in our Lunch Bridge Program, through which students will be provided lunch and playtime in the break between programs. If you would like your child to join the Lunch Bridge Program, you can select that option during the registration process. 

    How do I register my child(ren) to participate?

    Visit the Registration Link to complete the registration process. Registration begins on Friday, May 21, and ends on Friday, June 4. Some classes may fill up quickly, so register your child(ren) as soon as possible. Questions? contact Katie Bajorek, Administrative Assistant for the Teaching and Learning Department, at 847.493.8412. 

    After I complete the registration process, when will I receive additional information and details?

    Additional information related to drop-off and pick-up procedures, enrichment class facilitators, and more will be emailed to all families by June 21.

    Additional questions about District 63's Summer Enrichment Program?

    Contact one of our summer school principals: Dawn Dettloff (PK-4), Maureen Kuhn-Rojas (PK-4), and Amber Soike (5-8).