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Havre Public Schools holding summer learning program

 

Last updated 4/30/2021 at 12:02pm



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In the wake of remote learning and reduced in-class learning days during the COVID-19 pandemic, Havre Public Schools is holding a summer learning program for elementary and middle school students starting June 7.

Participating students will have the opportunity to receive breakfast on site and will be able to take lunch in a grab-and-go fashion. Transportation will be provided by Havre Public Schools if necessary, a letter to parents from Superintendent Craig Mueller said. 

Mueller told Havre Daily News that Havre High School will have its usual summer school, utilizing Montana Digital Academy.

In the letter, Mueller said that in order to adequately staff this endeavor, the district is asking parents to commit to participating in the enrichment program and letting the school know as soon as possible via email or phone call to adequately staff the effort. Schools must be notified by Friday, May 21.

Contact information is listed at the end of this article.

Students must have prior enrollment in Havre Public Schools to participate in the summer learning program, the letter said. The program is only for students currently enrolled in grades kindergarten through seven who will be first through eighth graders in school year 2021-2022.


The program will be monitored and supported by Havre Public Schools’ teachers and paraprofessionals, using the Edgenuity program that will foster a learning environment that incorporates both face-to-face and virtual connection, the letter said.

Grade one through five students will be utilizing Edgenuity’s “MyPath” platform.

Students in grades six through will be enrolled in Math and English/Language Arts prep for the next school year. 

The letter said that students enrolled in the program are expected to:

• Attend face to face and participate in activities related to learning through the length of the program.

• Be prepared to be challenged and be ready to learn each and every day.

• Maintain 90 percent attendance. 

• Exhibit positive learning and listening behaviors.

“As we receive requests to engage in this opportunity, more information will be provided on the school’s website, including the location of each grade level,” Mueller’s letter said. “Student placement will be based on the availability of the teaching staff in each location, and the academic needs of each student.


“We may need to limit the number of students who can participate in this opportunity, so please contact the school as soon as possible to reserve your child’s place in the summer program,” it added.

The program will not replace the Early School Year that is available to students with individualized educational plans. Enrollment to the “MyPath” program is open to students looking to further their learning in the areas of reading and math.

Summer school credit recovery will be offered to students in grades 9-12 at Havre High School. Additional information for high school students will be available from the High School.  

Mueller’s letter said that what the district needs to know from parents and guardians is:

• The name and grade of the child/children who will be participating. 

• Whether they will need transportation from Havre Public Schools. 

• If they will commit to a four week program, four days per week, three hours per day. 

• Notify the current school or principal by Friday, May 21

The contact information is:

• Highland Park Early Primary School, Principal Mark Irvin, [email protected], 406-395-8555,

• Lincoln-McKinley Primary School, Principal Holly Bitz, [email protected], 406-395-8554,

• Sunnyside Intermediate School, Principal Pax Haslem, [email protected], 406-395-8553,

Havre Middle School, Principal Dustin Kraske, [email protected], 406-395-8552,

Robins Administration, Superintendent Craig Mueller, [email protected], 406-395-8550.

 
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