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Summer School 2020 FAQ
Summer School 2020 FAQ
Jonelle Frasca
Thursday, June 11, 2020

Hillsboro R3 Summer School 2020  
Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Summer Journey program?

The Hillsboro R-3 Summer Journey is the extended learning summer school program operated by the district to provide an enriching educational experience to students.

What does the program cost to parents?  The program is free of charge for all students.

When will the program be held?

In 2020, the program will begin on July 13th and end on August 6th.  Times are as follows:

  • Pre-K through Grade 4, located at Hillsboro Primary- 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Students may be dropped off no earlier than 7:45 AM
  • Grade 5 through Grade 12, located at Hillsboro High School- 7:45 AM - 3:15 PM
    • Students may be dropped off no earlier than 7:30 AM

Will transportation be provided to and from the program?  The district is unable to offer transportation for summer school this year. 

What are the procedures for dropping off and picking up students each day?   For Pre-K through 4th grade students, each family will receive an assigned number for picking up their child(ren).  Additional information regarding parent drop-off and pickup will be included in an enrollment confirmation letter, which will be mailed to the child’s address on file after online enrollment has been received and processed. 

What precautions will be taken to protect my child’s safety?

  • Masks will be optional for all staff and students; they will not be provided.
  • High-use surfaces will be cleaned and sanitized on a consistent basis.
  • Teachers will promote additional hand-washing opportunities throughout the day.
  • Drinking fountains will be used for water bottle fill-ups only.  Students will be asked to provide their own water bottles for daily use.

Must my child be in attendance every day?

  • While daily attendance is recorded and highly encouraged, there are no penalties for absences to the summer school program for Pre-K through 8th grade.
  • Attendance for students in Grades 9-12 is required to receive credit. 

What will my child(ren) do each day?

  • Students in Pre-K and Kindergarten will receive instruction in Reading and Mathematics, participate in daily learning centers, and practice school routines and procedures.
  • Students in Grades 1-4 will be enrolled in a section of Mathematics and a section of English Language Arts.  They will also participate in four Enrichment classes based on their interests, as identified on their enrollment form.
  • Students in Grades 5-8 will be placed in morning core academic courses and afternoon Exploratory/Enrichment courses.
  • Students in Grades 9-12: Course offerings include credit recovery in core classes and credit for selected electives.  The Missouri Department of Education requires that students attend at least 60.5 hours per half credit earned.  Exceeding more than one absence during summer school will prevent a student from receiving credit for the course.  Please understand that some courses may not be offered due to insufficient enrollment or a student may be placed into an ILP (Individual Learning Program).

May I request which classes my child will take during the program?

When completing online enrollment, parents will have the option to list their child’s interests, which will help the administration place them into classes they will enjoy.

Will breakfast and lunch be served each day?

Students will be served meals using the same systems used during the regular school term.  As a result, students should plan to purchase meals (or bring lunch) in the same way they do during the regular school year.  More information can be on the district website, listed under Food Services.