Summer Break Information

smiling elementary school child reading
elementary school children on carpet
high school kids studying in the park

Overview

SUMMER BREAK (K-5) – will be offered on the Dapplegray Elementary School campus.* Students at each grade level will be grouped into two cohorts (grade K no more than 18 students**, grades 1-2 no more than 18 students**, grade 3 no more than 20 students and grades 4-5 no more than 24 students** in each) and taught by two highly qualified and experienced PVPUSD teachers. Students will experience an exciting, fun-filled adventure in learning that will include reviewing and reinforcing current grade level skills and concepts as well as previewing standards to be covered in the ensuing year using art, singing, dancing, movement and a variety of “hands on” activities intended to bring learning alive!

Important Notes

PLEASE NOTE: Enrollment in all “on campus” programs require that our tuition fee will be significantly increased. This is due to the fact that we must secure twice as many teachers, classrooms and custodians thereby doubling our costs for employee compensation, leasing, and sanitizing each additional classroom to the highest standards possible. Further, we are only able to enroll half as many students for each course per Los Angeles County Department of Health COVID guidelines.

*The Dapplegray Elementary School campus is subject to closure should health concerns arise that deem it necessary according to Los Angeles County Department of Health mandates. If it becomes necessary to transition from on campus instruction to a distance learning format, you can rest assured that our teachers will be able to do so seamlessly.  Of course, students would need access to a computer, laptop or other such device, suitable WiFi and a video camera with voice and text capabilities.  PVPSS does not have this equipment to loan.  Refunds will not be issued if we are required to convert to online instruction as a result of a mandate issued by the Department of Health.

**or the maximum number of students allowed in accordance with CDC & County mandates

Dates

Summer Break 2021 will take place Monday – Friday, June 21 – July 16, 2021
(No School Monday, July 5th in observance of July 4th holiday)

Daily Schedule

BLOCK 1 BLOCK 2
8:30 – 10:15 10:30 – 12:00

Each grade level will be assigned two teachers and split in to two cohorts (Cohort A and Cohort B).  Each cohort will remain in their separate classroom throughout the two blocks.  The teachers will rotate between the two cohorts for Block 1 and Block 2 to reduce the potential for cross contamination between the cohorts.

BEFORE & AFTER ELEMENTARY SUMMER SCHOOL CARE

PV Kids’ Corner offers Full-Time Summer School Childcare to students attending summer school programs at Dapplegray Elementary School. The Childcare program is offered to students who are attending these programs and are entering grades TK-5 in the fall.  Parents enjoy the safety and convenience of children remaining on campus before and after summer school. The program is available for the full 4-week session only.

Full-Time Program Hours 7:00am-8:30am Class Time AND 12:00pm Dismissal to 6:00pm

Tuition

Summer Break tuition is $625 for the four week program.

Please review the Changes and Refunds page before purchasing your summer school class.

Please note that there will be a 5% nonrefundable credit card convenience fee added to the cost of tuition upon checkout.

Program Information

Each grade level will be assigned two teachers and split in to two cohorts (Cohort A and Cohort B).  Each cohort will remain in their seperate classroom throughout the two blocks.  The teachers will rotate between the two cohorts for Block 1 and Block 2 to reduce the potential for cross contamination between the cohorts.

When registering your child, be sure to choose next school year’s grade level.

Kindergarten

Students will experience an exciting, fun-filled adventure in learning that will include reviewing and reinforcing current grade-level skills and concepts as well as previewing standards to be covered in the ensuing school year using art, singing, dancing, movement, and a variety of “hands-on” activities intended to bring learning alive.

Teachers: Johnson/Villaescusa

1st Grade

Come join us for a fun-filled, in person “Get Ready for 1st Grade” 4-week adventure of silly stories, amazing animals, rockets to the moon, and fairy tales. The classroom will be alive with science and engineering, art, readers theater, hand on activities, while focusing on the core topics of reading and math. Looking forward to a summer of smiles and bundles of fun!

Teachers: Murray/Turner

2nd Grade

The emphasis of this creative, engaging and empowering Summer School program is Fun, Fun, FUN! Students will experience an exciting, enjoyable adventure in learning that will include reviewing and reinforcing current grade-level skills and concepts, as well as previewing standards that will be covered in Second Grade Reading, Writing and Math. Through art, singing, dancing, movement, games, a play performance, and a variety of hands-on activities, learning will come alive! In addition, students will get reacquainted with their peers by experiencing enjoyable ice-breakers and friendship bonding exercises.

Teachers: Mack/Roque

3rd Grade

We’ll spend the summer creating art, doing experiments, acting out Reader’s Theater, singing music, playing games… all while learning! Our focus will be on reinforcing current grade level skills while building a solid foundation for the transition to upper elementary as 3rd graders. Join us for a summer of fun!

Teachers: Glunt/MacDonald

4th Grade

We have a lot of exciting activities planned for the next few weeks! 4th Graders will be immersed in a world of storytelling. Students are invited to flex their imagination and creativity this summer by learning how to write descriptive narratives and poetry. Get ready to participate in many fun games to “act out” grammar concepts and play with math. Prepare your smocks! We will be exploring the arts and sciences through lots of hands-on projects. All this and more in just 19 days!

Teachers: Bogart/Gant

5th Grade

The 5th Grade Summer School will be a fun, engaging and interactive preparation for 5th grade. Taught by two current 5th grade PVPUSD teachers, students will review concepts covered in 4th grade while previewing topics that will be further developed in their 5th grade year. Students will enjoy this interactive and hands-on learning experience through art, movement, and mindfulness to create a unique and well-rounded experience for these incoming 5th graders.

Teachers: Rehkemper/Rush

Disclaimer

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District has been notified that funds may become available from the state of California to be used exclusively for providing additional support for students who have experienced difficulty in performing at grade level during the pandemic crisis due to a multitude of issues that may have arisen. This additional funding is to be earmarked exclusively to assist such students in securing additional educational support at no cost to the students or their families.

Please be advised that PVPSS, as a private entity, does not receive such funding and therefore is required to charge tuition fees for instructional programs in order to cover the costs of our teachers, supplies, classroom rental fees, technology fees, custodial services, support staff, etc. As a non profit organization that exists for the sole purpose of providing additional funding to PVPUSD, all profits that exceed the costs of running our program are gifted to PVPUSD.

We recommend that you contact PVPUSD before enrolling in our fee-based program, to determine if there is a program for your child to attend that would incur no costs for you. PVPUSD does not pay for students who enroll in our program. Rather, they may choose to offer a program similar to ours, with no fees charged for those who qualify.