📷 Esther Vargas
By Sarah Champagne, Managing Editor
(Información en Inglés y en Español)
SOUTHBRIDGE – A summer learning lab offered by Southbridge Schools is now full to capacity and won’t be able to accept new enrollments. The pilot program, which provides free literacy support, will run for five weeks beginning Monday, June 25. The program will be held at the three elementary schools in town and includes breakfast, lunch and transportation to and from the program sites.
The program runs through July 25. At this time another session is not planned for August.
“This is a pilot program, run for the first time this year. We hope that we can not only replicate it but expand it in the future,” comments Margo Ferrick, Assistant Superintendent for Student Services, noting that data collection from this program will inform future programming.
One hundred and forty students will benefit from the Summer Learning Lab over the course of the program.
In the initial announcement introducing the program in May, receiver Jeffrey Villar commented that “This program supports our school district’s Turnaround Plan and encourages the family involvement critical to success.”
The program held a kick-off party for enrolled students Thursday, June 21 with dinner and activities at MacMahon Field.
Information about the program being full to capacity was provided in Spanish by the school district as well:
“Una nota de Margo Ferrick, Asistente al Superintendente:
Estoy muy contenta de compartir que temenos 140 estudiantes marticulados en el Laboratorio de Aprendizaje del Verano. En estos momentos no Podemos aceptar más estudiantes.”