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Summer Program FAQs

Elementary

Elementary Summer Programs will be provided from July 6- August 2. Families may
select half-day or full-day programming.

  • Morning Summer Session
    • Engaging, hands-on activities that promote creativity and enhance reading, writing, language, and math skills.
  • Afternoon Enrichment Camp
    • Arts Camp - music, choreography, and hands-on visual art
    • Sports Camp - variety of sports and activities that promote teamwork and sportsmanship
    • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Camp - hands-on
      science activities including engineering, robotics, and chess
    • As part of the application process, students can select one enrichment focus area (based on availability).

Students who were enrolled in NMUSD TK through 5th grade classrooms in the 2021-22 school year are eligible to attend the Elementary Summer Programs. Students who are currently enrolled in the 6th grade will have opportunities to participate in programs at the
middle schools.

Morning Summer Session

  • 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Students may arrive on campus at 8:00 am for breakfast and supervised play
  • Students must be picked up no later than 12:45 pm, unless a student is enrolled in an afternoon Enrichment Camp.

Afternoon Enrichment Camp

  • 12:30 pm-5:00 pm
  • Students attending afternoon Enrichment Camp may be picked up at 2:30 pm (mid-afternoon pick-up) or during final pick-up between (4:45 pm - 5:00 pm).
  • Since the students will be participating in structured enrichment activities, students must be picked up during one of the designated pick up times. All students must be picked up no later than 5:00 pm.

 

The Elementary Summer Programs are
offered at the following school sites:

  • Kaiser Elementary - 2130 Santa Ana Avenue, Costa Mesa
  • Killybrooke Elementary - 3155 Killybrooke Lane, Costa Mesa
  • Newport Coast Elementary - 6655 Ridge Park Road, Newport Coast
  • Rea Elementary - 661 Hamilton Street, Costa Mesa
  • Sonora Elementary - 966 Sonora Road, Costa Mesa
  • Wilson Elementary - 801 Wilson Street, Costa Mesa

All NMUSD students are eligible to participate in Summer Programs at one of the schools noted above, regardless of their home school site. Parents may request a specific school site in the application process. However, students may be assigned to a
specific school site based on space availability and student request for transportation to/from the summer program site. Students requesting transportation will be assigned to a summer site.

As of June 1, 2022, all students who applied and met the criteria (currently enrolled in NMUSD in grades TK through 5th grade) were enrolled at one of the NMUSD 2022 Summer Sites.  Families were sent an email with information including the assigned summer site, dates, and hours of the program.  We will also be sending families a hard copy with confirmation of student enrollment (site and schedule) via U.S. Mail in June.  Parents will receive more detailed program information via email, including a Parent Orientation screencast, the week before the program begins.

 Families that have received student enrollment confirmation will work directly with the Summer Site to manage any changes to enrollment.  Families who wish to be placed on the waitlist should contact the Summer Site starting July 5th.

No, the 2022 elementary summer programs are only available to students in who attended NMUSD schools in grades TK through 5th grade in the 2021-22 school year.

All summer programs are offered at no cost.

Transportation may be provided for students who meet certain criteria and qualify under current guidelines and bus zones. In most cases, students would be picked up at their home school or predetermined bus stop and transported to the summer program. Pick up locations will be posted prior to the start of the Summer Program. Non-Fee-based busing only applies during the 2022 Summer Session. Parents will receive transportation information closer to the start date of the program.

Yes, lunch will be provided at no charge. Parents are also welcome to send a packed
lunch with their child.

We encourage students to bring a refillable water bottle each day and wear sunscreen (as some activities will be outdoors). All instructional materials for the summer program will be provided.

Information will continue to be provided via email and the Summer Programs Webpage.

Secondary

There are many programs available for our secondary students including academic classes as well as athletic programs and other activities at secondary schools over the summer months.

High School Site-Based Extended Learning Academies are designed to provide students with opportunities to remediate coursework that was not successfully completed during the school year. The High School Site-Based Learning Academies will be held from July 6-August 2 at Corona del Mar High School, Costa Mesa High School, Estancia High School, and Newport Harbor High School. Back Bay, Cloud and Early College students will have the opportunity to attend summer school at one of the four high school locations. Students will be able to remediate a wide variety of classes as well as take select classes for initial credit. A list of classes available will be provided by each site.

There are also other programs for students including Summer Language Academy and District Online Courses.

Middle School Site-Based Extended Learning Academies are designed to provide academic support for students to transition into a new school year (Middle School Bridge Programs). The middle school program will include math, literacy and enrichment blocks for students every day. The Middle School Bridge programs will be held from July 6-August 2 at Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Ensign Intermediate School, and Tewinkle Intermediate School. Students will be invited to participate in the Middle School Bridge programs based on academic need.

No, the summer programs are only available to currently enrolled NMUSD students.

If your student is a 6th grader and will enter 7th grade in the Fall, they may be eligible to participate in the Middle School programs. More information regarding priority enrollment invitations for the middle school bridge program will be available in May. While the Middle School Bridge program has limited capacity, all middle schools will be providing welcome events and activities for all students, as in prior years.

The summer school programs are primarily designed to remediate coursework that was not successfully completed during the school year. Students who did not successfully complete one or more courses during the school year receive academic consultation with their assigned guidance counselor in the spring to determine if summer coursework is recommended to earn credit that was not earned during the regular school year. Guidance counselors will also have a list of available courses students can take for initial credit (classes that they have not yet taken). These classes have a limited capacity and students are not guaranteed a spot in initial credit summer classes.

While the dates are common across the middle and high school programs, the specific details for each school will be posted on the school’s website.

All summer programs are free of charge

Specific information will continue to be provided via email and your middle or high school websites. General information will continue to be provided on the Summer Programs Webpage.