Building on success achieved last year, Ottawa Hills Local Schools is bringing back the Summer Learning Plan with a few twists. First, it has a new name: the Summer Extended Learning Plan.
The new name helps align with a directive from Gov. Mike DeWine, who earlier this year asked Ohio school districts to consider creating "extended learning plans" to address the learning loss of students due to COVID-19 and its impact on schooling. (View the OH Post-Pandemic Extended Learning Plan)
Second, its focus shifts a bit. While independent activities will still be available to all students, more focus is being given to specific students who would benefit the most from summer instruction. OH teachers are again taking the lead in creating the course materials, and the Ottawa Hills Schools Foundation has again stepped forward to help underwrite the costs.
The plan kicks off Monday, June 14. Many more details to come; stay tuned.