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About our programs

In June, Washington Unified will offer comprehensive summer enrichment opportunities providing supplemental instructional support to ensure student needs in academic, social-emotional, and many other areas.

Here are the programs available in the summer of 2022:

English Learner Institute, June 7 to July 1st - The EL summer program provides rich, engaging science content and ELD instruction based on the ELD Standards.  Throughout our 19-day program, students will engage in rich language production, authentic peer collaboration, and activities that promote academic language skills. In addition, they will participate in pre-and post-assessments in Listening, Speaking, and Writing to measure growth. Program Contact: Stacey Tran, Coordinator of English Learners, STran@wusd.k12.ca.us and 

Dual Immersion, June 7 to July 1st - The Dual Immersion program will run parallel to the EL and ESY Institute, including a Keystone Species Unit of Study, instructional coaching, professional development, and collaboration. The program provides Spanish Language Arts-based support to Elkhorn Village's Dual Immersion students while improving teacher practice. Learn more on the Dual Immersion web pageProgram Contact: Stacey Tran, Coordinator of English Learners, Stran@wusd.k12.ca.us.
 
Extended School Year (ESY), June 7 to July 1st - An instructional/intervention program offered for students with disabilities participating in an alternate curriculum during the regular school year. This program is designed to support students with moderate to severe disabilities in attaining and generalizing the critical skills, self-sufficiency, and/or functional goals essential to the student's continued progress. ESY will partner with EL summer program to provide high-level instructional strategies.  Program Contact:  Karla Salvo, Coordinator of Special Education, Karla Salvo, ksalvo@wusd.k12.ca.us. 

River City and Yolo High School Credit Recovery, June 6- July 1st  - In-person and virtual options, Edgenuity for Virtual, blend both hybrid and virtual instruction to recover credit for credit deficient students. Credit Recovery courses allow students to recover previous D or F grades toward graduation and acceptance into a CSU/UC school (A-G recovery). Additionally, students can engage in Credit Recovery courses to earn credits to get ahead in placement or get requirements out of the way to pursue other interests during the school year. In-Person classes are instructor-led (direct instruction). Edgenuity allows students to spend more time on what they need and less time on what they've mastered through self-paced virtual learning and pretesting. Program Contact: Justin Young, Principal Yolo High School, jyoung@wusd.k12.ca.us and Jessica Rodgers, Assistant Principal, RCHS, jrodgers@wusd.k12.ca.us.
 
River City High School Summer Bridge, June 6- July 1st  -  All incoming FRESHMAN students are invited to sign up for the River City High School (RCHS) Summer Bridge Program starting June 6th. This program aims to ease the transition to high school and support a student's educational journey by providing the academic skills and social resources needed to succeed in a high school environment. Additionally, RCHS teachers and LINK Crew students host the extended orientation program focusing on high school skills such as organization, note-taking, AVID strategies, resources, FEV tutoring, and more. More information will be sent to all freshman families. Program Contact: Jessica Rodgers, Assistant Principal, RCHS,  jrodgers@wusd.k12.ca.us.
 
VAPA Enrichment, June 15 to July 8 - Camp Yampa is a free exploratory Visual & Performing Arts (VAPA) summer camp for the creative-minded middle schoolers of the Washington Unified School District. Students will learn elements of various art styles in large group activities and develop honed skills in an art focus area of choice. Certificated teachers will work alongside Camp Counselors (River City High School Home Run Interns) to keep students learning in active, hands-on VAPA experiences.  A collaborative performance will culminate the camp to highlight the skills learned over the four weeks! For more information, visit the Camp Yampa website. Program Contact: Christopher Hanks, CTE Arts, Media & Entertainment Teacher, chanks@wusd.k12.ca.us.
 
FEV Tutoring - WUSD has again partnered with FEV Tutoring offering students and families around-the-clock support from any location! These programs can be accessed on any type of technology (laptop/tablet) without special technological adaptations as long as there is an internet connection. FEV Tutoring is also aligned to school and district instruction by connecting the tutoring program with WUSD instructional leaders. Together, we will look at current academic initiatives, benchmark data, curriculum, and online courses to provide highly connected and data-driven personalized instructional support, which is available 24/7 at any time, any place to meet each family's unique scheduling and academic needs. FEV Tutoring will be sending out notices directly to all WUSD families in grades 3-12 with instructions on how to participate.

Native American Summer Enrichment - Throughout the summer our WUSD Native Education program will offer activities to Native families. These enrichment activities include workshops specific to students in 1st-5th grades and 6th-12th grades. The workshops will include native arts, speakers, literature, storytelling, music, dance, and more. Program Contact: Naqiba Gregory, VAPA Teacher, ngregory@wusd.k12.ca.us.
 
My Spanish Journey, July 12 to 29 - WUSD is partnering with My Spanish Journey to offer live, online activity-based classes this summer-in Spanish. This three-week camp is offered July 12th-29th. Classes are available 4 times per day, 4 days per week, for 30 minutes at a time. Students experience topics that interest them, from cooking to planting. We are excited to also offer a video library of fun Spanish activities that families can access at their convenience. Watch for more information coming home regarding how to enroll.

City of West Sacramento Summer Programs - WUSD students and families also have access to a wide variety of fantastic summer programs through our partners at the City of West Sacramento Parks and Recreation Department. This summer, WUSD, and the Parks Department are hosting two FREE Tennis and Golf camps and a FREE Soccer Camp put on by the Sacramento Republic FC. The Parks Department provides recreation and leisure opportunities with its park facilities and recreation programming designed to help residents improve their overall health and quality of life. Learn more about the City of West Sacramento Summer Programs. Additionally, the WUSD will be hosting a FREE Softball Camp.