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Washington Unified offers comprehensive summer enrichment opportunities to provide supplemental instructional support ensuring student needs for academic, social-emotional, and other areas will be met.
 
The extraordinary circumstances of this last year underscore the immense need for such opportunities for students to continue developing and accelerating the necessary skills they need to be successful throughout their educational journey in WUSD.
WUSD programs in 2021

WUSD programs in 2021

Summer Boost - Summer Boost 2021 is academic intervention support provided for targeted students currently in grades K-8 using multiple measures to identify students needing extra help. Although this program is not open to all student, the goal is to increase the number of opportunities for targeted students to accelerate their learning, to catch up on foundational literacy (reading) and numeracy skills (math) to close the achievement gap, and to reconnect with their friends with an emphasis on Social Emotional Learning (SEL). Please contact your school administrator to see if your student is eligible and for more information.
 
Schools and Dates:
 
  • June 14 to June 25 at Bridgeway Island
  • July 26 to August 6 at Elkhorn Village
  • July 26 to August 6 at Riverbank and Westmore Oaks
  • July 26 to August 6 at Stonegate
  • July 26 to August 6 at Southport
  • June 14 to June 25 Westfield

Virtual Summer Acceleration Program - The Summer Acceleration Program is entirely virtual and open to all TK through 8th grade students providing the opportunity to participate in standards-aligned lessons and activities in ELA, math, science, social studies, art, music, PE, and more. Students will be able to access Week at-a-Glance lessons, including links to engaging academic activities that are standards-based and developed by WUSD teachers and staff. Participation in Summer Acceleration will be voluntary for students and will be self-guided. District staff is currently planning how to include a live instructional component for students to interact directly with WUSD certificated teachers virtually and provide feedback on completed activities and lessons. This six-week program will run June 14-July 23. The Summer Acceleration Program Week-at-a-Glance lessons will be available by June 14 at http://bit.ly/WUSDAcceleration
 
Program Contact: Amanda Divelbiss, Coordinator of Instructional Technology at adivelbiss@wusd.k12.ca.us or Mathew Ainsworth, Director, Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Learning at mainsworth@wusd.k12.ca.us.
 
English Learner Institute & Extended School Year - The EL and ESY 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 and 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 Karla Salvo, Program Specialist, Special Education, Karla Salvo, ksalvo@wusd.k12.ca.us
 
Dual Immersion - The Dual Immersion program will run parallel to the EL and ESY Institute, including Keystone Species Unit of Study, teacher coaching, professional development, and collaboration. The program provides Spanish Language Arts-based, targeted support to Elkhorn Village’s Dual Immersion students while simultaneously improving teacher practice. Learn more on the Dual Immersion web page.
 
Program Contact: Stacey Tran, Coordinator of English Learners, STran@wusd.k12.ca.us.
 
River City and Yolo High School Credit Recovery - In-person and virtual options, Edgenuity for Virtual, blend both hybrid and virtual instruction to recover credits for students who are credit deficient. 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 Advancement 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 already mastered through self-paced virtual learning and pretesting.
 
Program Contact: Dr. Jay Berns, Director of Special Programs, Principal Yolo High School, jberns@wusd.k12.ca.us and Jessica Rodgers, Assistant Principal, RCHS, jrodgers@wusd.k12.ca.us.
 
River City High School Summer Bridge -  All incoming FRESHMAN students are invited to sign up for the River City High School (RCHS) Summer Bridge Program starting on August 2, 2021. 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 - Camp Yampa is a free exploratory Visual & Performing Arts (VAPA) summer camp for the creative-minded middle schoolers of Washington Unified School District. Students will learn elements of various art styles in large group activities and also 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! Learn more on the Camp Yampa website.
 
Program Contact: Christopher Hanks, CTE Arts, Media & Entertainment Teacher, chanks@wusd.k12.ca.us.
 
FEV Tutoring - WUSD has once 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.
City of West Sacramento Summer PRograms 2021

City of West Sacramento Summer PRograms 2021

WUSD students and families also have access to a wide variety of awesome summer programs through our partners at the City of West Sacramento Parks and Recreation Department. The Parks Department provides recreation and leisure opportunities with its park facilities and recreation programming designed to help local residents improve their overall health and quality of life. Learn more about the City of West Sacramento Summer Programs.