Education

Hannibal Schools finalize summer school schedules


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Posted: Jun. 8, 2020 9:30 am

HANNIBAL | The Hannibal School District will offer a summer school session this year. Summer school plans and applications were mailed out to district families earlier this week, said Assistant Superintendent Shawn Brown.

According to Brown, students interested in attending should fill out the application and return it to the board office in a self-addressed stamped envelope by Friday, June 12.

First up on the schedule is driver’s education, which will begin Monday, June 8, in the high school auditorium.

“All driving will be scheduled at that time so it is imperative that students know the dates and times throughout the summer months that they are not available to drive,” Brown said, adding that safety procedures and protocols will be discussed on the day that driving is scheduled.

To enroll in the driver’s education class a student must be 15 years old before the scheduled driving time.

There is a $100 fee to take the driving class. Upon successful completion of the course, the parent/guardian will receive a $100 refund.

Each student will need to drive one week with a partner. One student will drive while the other observes and studies for the written exam.

Students eligible to try for their driver’s license will be able to do so in the driver’s education vehicle. Students who still need a driving permit will be taken to the driver’s testing facility to take the exam.

Ninth through 12th graders also will be offered wellness classes. They will begin Monday, July 20, and conclude on Friday, July 31. The class will meet from 8 a.m. until noon in Korf Gymnasium.

“The class will be graded and one-half credit in physical education will be issued for successful completion of the course,” Brown said. “This credit may be used to satisfy a physical education requirement for graduation at Hannibal High School.”

Sixth through eighth grade students are being offered Jump Start Summer School at the high school due to the ongoing summer construction that is planned at the middle school.

Incoming kindergarten through the current fifth grade students will be offered a Jump Start Summer School Program at their home elementary school.

“This plan could change depending on the number of students enrolled in the program,” Brown said.

Classes for elementary and middle school students will take place, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Classes will begin Monday, July 20, and end on July 31.

“Students will spend each day working on reading and math standards that were not covered in the 2019-20 school year due to the COVID-19 closure,” Brown said.

A free breakfast and lunch will be served to all students daily.

Brown said that in order to comply with current safety protocols for social distancing, bus transportation will only be provided for students who qualify for an extended school year and have transportation services in their individualized education plans. Bus transportation will not be provided for regular education students.

“The health and safety of all students and staff is our main priority and established CDC practices and procedures will be utilized during our Jump Start Summer School,” Brown said.

 

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