Dear FHUSD Families and Friends,
As the summer break approaches, I would like to remind everyone that while regular school hours are coming to an end, there are a variety of summer programs going on across the district. Some are offered for enrichment activities while others are for academic advancement or remediation.
One of our exciting programs for students entering grades K-6 will be Camp Invention held at McDowell Mtn. Elementary School from June 24-28 from 9:00AM-3:30PM. Camp Invention will focus on STEM activities for students with innovative, hands-on projects. There are limited spaces available and parents can contact Jill Cooper at
or call the Camp Inventions Customer Relations Department at 1-800-968-4332 for more information.
District Summer School will also be in full swing under the Direction of Dr. Paul McElligott. Two sessions are offered with the first session running from May 28-June 12 and the second from June 13-June 28. Course offerings include high school academic courses for both new credit and credit recovery. Middle school students can also audit some high school courses for either exposure to new content or for remediation. A wide variety of non-credit sports courses are also offered for both middle and high school students. See the brochure that is available at FHHS and FHMS.
For those just wanting to keep their child actively engaged in summer reading, here are the ABC’s of Improved Reading from the National Summer Learning Association:
- Access to books. It’s critical that children have access to a wide variety of books over the summer.
- Books that match the readers’ ability levels and interests. For younger students' reading skills to improve, they need to read books that align to their own reading levels. Children can get disinterested or frustrated with books that are too easy or too hard to read.
- Comprehension, as monitored by an adult is important. The most important piece of effective summer reading is having an interactive experience where an adult can ask questions about what a child is reading to improve comprehension.
I hope you find some interesting summer activities for your children.
Robert Allen, Ed.D.