Summer Learning Camp 2022 FAQ
What is Summer Learning Camp and is it required?
Pursuant to the Tennessee Learning Loss Remediation and Student Acceleration Act, our District must offer a Summer Learning Camp and a Summer Bridge Camp to students in Grades K-7. These camps are designed to ensure students are provided continuous support during the summer months and are able to begin the next school year ready to learn. Additionally, these camps are designed to meet the needs of students with disabilities as well as those currently receiving academic support in math and/or reading. Summer Camp will be provided by WCS teachers and staff who have completed the required state summer learning training. There is no cost for students who attend Summer Camp.
What is the criteria for determining if my child is eligible for Summer Camp?
The summer camp link went out March 23rd to students on the priority list. Priority student eligibility is based upon the following TN Department of Education Criteria:
- Scoring below proficient in TN Ready or TE21 (Grades 3-7)
- School scoring below 50% in math or ELA (Grades K-2)
- Eligible for TANF (Grades K-4)
- Scoring below proficient on the iReady universal screener (Grades K-6)
For specific information regarding your child’s eligibility, please contact your child’s school.
What if one of my children was eligible for Summer Camp and received the invitation but their siblings did not receive an invitation—can they also attend?
After the window closes for our priority student registration, we will open registration to other students or siblings if space is available.
What if I did not receive the link and wanted my child to attend?
The summer camp link went out March 23rd to students on the priority list. If you did not receive the link, your child was not identified as a priority student based on the TDOE criteria. After the window closes for our priority student registration, we will open registration to all other students if space is available.
What are the dates and times for summer camp?
- Current grades K-4 (rising 1st – 5th grade students): June 1 –-June 30 (Monday - Friday)
- Current grades 5-7 (rising 6th – 8th grade students): June 1 – June 30 (Monday – Friday)
- Camp hours are 7:45-2:45 with the cafeteria opening at 7:15 for breakfast
What are the locations for summer camp?
Wilson County will offer summer camps at 8 locations:
- Elzie Patton Elementary School will serve students currently in Grades K-4 attending the following schools:
- Elzie Patton Elementary School
- Juliet Elementary School
- Stoner Creek Elementary School
- Gladeville Elementary School will serve students currently in Grades K-4 attending the following school:
- Gladeville Elementary School
- Gladeville Middle School will serve students currently in Grades 5-7 attending the following schools:
- Gladeville Middle School
- Gladeville Elementary (5th grade only)
- Rutland Elementary (5th grade only)
- Mt. Juliet High School will serve students currently in Grades 5-7 attending the following schools:
- Mt. Juliet Middle School
- West Wilson Middle School
- Elzie Patton Elementary School (5th grade only)
- Lakeview Elementary School (5th grade only)
- Mt. Juliet Elementary School (5th grade only)
- Springdale Elementary School (5th grade only)
- Stoner Creek Elementary School (5th grade only)
- W. A. Wright Elementary School (5th grade only)
- West Elementary School (5th grade only)
- Rutland Elementary School will serve students currently in Grades K-4 attending the following schools:
- Rutland Elementary School
- Springdale Elementary School
- Southside School will serve students currently in Grades K-7 attending the following schools:
- Southside School
- Carroll-Oakland School
- Tuckers Crossroads School
- Watertown Elementary School will serve students currently in Grades K-7 attending the following schools:
- Watertown Elementary School
- Watertown Middle School
- W. A. Wright Elementary will serve students currently in Grades K-4 attending the following schools:
- W. A. Wright Elementary
- Lakeview Elementary
- West Elementary
- Virtual Students have the opportunity to attend Summer Learning Camp at the school of their zone. State Law requires “in-person” learning for Summer Learning Camps, therefore, a virtual option will not be available.
Each site will have one or two site coordinators for the entire summer. You are encouraged to contact them with any questions you may have once the camp starts. Their names and contact information will be included in the student handbook that will be sent to all participants.
What is the daily schedule for summer learning camp?
90 minutes of Reading
90 minutes of Math
60 minutes of Academic Intervention
60 minutes of Physical Activity
30 minutes for Lunch
60 minutes of STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Math)
Will my child be expected to complete homework every night?
There will be no homework assigned during summer camp. All work and activities will be completed during camp hours.
Will there be camp activities or will this be a normal school day?
Theme weeks will be planned to make the summer learning activities fun for students. “In-school” field trips such as visits by local authors, community resources, STEM presenters are also planned to enrich student learning.
Will there be transportation?
There will be a shuttle service from your student’s zoned school to the learning camp location. The drop off and pick up times will be included in the student handbook.
Please note: There will be no shuttle service to and from Stoner Creek Elmentary due to construction. Stoner Creek Elementary students will be provided shuttle service from Mt. Juliet Elementary.
What if my child has an IEP?
Summer Camp is available to students with IEPs. Although IEPs do not continue into the summer, all student’s current IEPs will be reviewed prior to camp beginning. ESY services will take place in July. Contact your child’s school if you need information on ESY.
Will my child need to bring their lunch?
Students will be provided with lunch and a snack each day free of charge. They can bring their own lunch if that is preferred. Students will also be provided breakfast from the cafeteria beginning at 7:15 each morning. To view menus, visit June 2022 Breakfast & Lunch Menus.
Where can I find the form to register my child?
Log into your Skyward Family Access account (desktop) and complete the following:
- Click on Online Forms on the left hand side
- Locate the Summer Learning Program 2022 and Select Fill out Form
- Fill in the information and click Save at the top right hand side of the form
Please note: to access the enrollment form, you will have to log in from a desktop computer or select “desktop” from your cell phone. If you have trouble logging into your Skyward Account, please contact your child’s school.
What if I did sign up and now I DO NOT want my child to attend?
Please contact Monica Fox or Lillian Presson (contact information below) so that we can open that spot to another student.
What if I didn’t sign up and now I want my child to attend?
We are no longer accepting students into the camp due to the size of our staff.
How will I know if I enrolled my child?
You should have received a confirmation email from Skyward after completing the application and clicking “Save” or “Save and Print.” Please do not enroll more than one time per child. Please contact Monica Fox or Lilian Presson (contact information below) if you have any questions.
How many days can my child miss? What about planned family vacations or other planned camps?
In order to receive the maximum benefit from Summer Learning Camps, students are expected to attend, at least, 90% of the entire program. Students are expected to attend all scheduled camp days unless illness or emergency prevents attendance. The parent will be expected to contact the student’s Instructor or Site Coordinator by e-mail as soon as possible if he/she will be absent. If the student has more than 2 unexcused absences, the student will be dismissed from the summer learning camp program. Reasons for an excused absence will continue to be based on WCS Board Policy and will require appropriate documentation.
When will I receive more information?
There will be a parent/student handbook provided to all participating families.
Summer Learning Camp Open House
Date: May 31
Where: Your student’s Summer Learning location
More information will be provided prior to Open House.
My child has a medical plan and will require access to a nurse, will nurses be available?
School nurse services will be available at Rutland Elementary and Southside School to serve students with medical needs. If your child has a district medical plan, currently in place, your child must attend camp at one of these two school sites.
Those that take medications during the day will attend the summer camp site that has been designated for their school of zone. School Board Policy 6.405 will apply to any medication or individual health care plans necessary during learning camp. If you have questions about available school nurse services, please contact Chuck Whitlock or call 615-444-3282.
Can my child attend Kids Club before and after learning camps?
Kids Club will be available for Summer Learning Camp students in grades K-4 (or grades K-7 at Southside School) at their school of zone. A shuttle service will be provided for those students in Kids Club to their assigned Summer Camp site location. Students can participate in Kids Club prior to camp beginning and after camp has ended. A reduced fee is available to participating Summer Learning Camp students during the weeks that camps are in session. The reduced fee for participating students is as follows:
- $10 per child per week for morning sessions only (Kids Club opens at 6:00 a.m.);
- Full-time after Summer Learning Camp child care:
- $80 per week that camp is in session for one child
- $115 per week that camp is in session for two siblings
- $140 per week that camp is in session for three siblings
Please note, an application fee is also required to register.
Stoner Creek Kids Club will be located at Mt. Juliet Elementary this summer.
Kids Club fees are subject to change based on dates of service outside of Summer Learning Camp weeks. Questions about Kids Club can be directed to JoBeth Caldwell or call 615-444-3282, ext. 7436.
Who do I contact with questions?
District Learning Camp Coordinator
615-444-3282, ext. 7519
District ESSER Project Manager
615-444-3282, ext. 7633