LINK Summer

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LINK Summer

Pre-K to 6th grade

Hybrid for 2021

LINK (Let’s Invest in Neighborhood Kids) Summer at the Village Learning Place is an educational and creative program offering lessons in literacy, math, and science, plus enrichment workshops and weekly field trips! LINK Summer will be open for hybrid learning for grades 1st-6th. Over these six weeks, students will enjoy four weeks of virtual learning and families will have the option for students to attend two weeks of onsite, in-person learning. For our Pre-K/Kindergarten students, we have designed Early Learner Totes for this age group which will feature learning games, puzzles, and books. Totes may be brought back to the VLP Library and exchanged for a new tote by appointment. Our PreK/K students are invited to join our virtual, online sessions with the 1st/2nd grade cohort but will not have in-person session this summer.

Read our LINK Summer 2020 Program Evaluation.

LINK Summer

June 28, 2021 – August 6, 2021

Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 3:00pm

Pre-Registration Dates:

  • Wednesday, April 7 at Noon ~ Pre-registration for Priority students
  • Wednesday, April 14 at Noon ~ Pre-registration for returning LINK students
  • Wednesday, April 21 at Noon ~ Pre-registration opens for new students

Schedule:

Summer Supplies & At-Home Learning Kits

All registered students will receive a supply kit at the start of summer programming with materials to get them ready to learn and play—paper, markers, crayons, scissors, composition book, sketch pad, etc. Additional supply materials will be available to restock at-home kits, if needed, throughout summer. Students will also receive at-home learning kits with directions and materials for projects, games, and experiments to explore at home.

Distance Learning

For our Pre-K/Kindergarten students, we have designed Early Learner Totes for this age group which will feature learning games, puzzles, and books. Totes may be brought back to the VLP Library and exchanged for a new tote by appointment.

Grades 1-6 will be split into three classes: 1st/2nd Grades, 3rd/4th Grades, and 5th/6th grades. Each class will have a virtual classroom hosted on Zoom, Monday-Thursday. LINK Staff will lead students through a day of STEM projects, art, dance, storytime, cooking, and games. On Fridays, families will be invited to pick up tickets to local attractions for family field trips.

Onsite Learning

Grades 1-6 will be split into three classes: 1st/2nd Grades, 3rd/4th Grades, and 5th/6th grades. Four weeks of virtual programming will be available for all students enrolled in these classes. In addition to virtual programming, VLP will offer onsite learning for two weeks for each class for students and families who are interested. Over the six weeks of summer programming, each class will take a two-week turn onsite: 5th/6th grade will be onsite for the first two weeks of program (June 28-July 9), 1st/2nd grades will be onsite for the middle two weeks of program (July 12-23), and 3rd/4th grades will be onsite for the final two weeks of program (July 26-August 6). While onsite, the class will be split into three smaller pods of eight students staffed by one Academic Teacher and one Classroom Assistant. These pods will remain isolated from the other pods onsite simultaneously. When onsite, students and staff will be required to wear masks, practice social distancing, and practice frequent hand washing and sanitizing. Students will receive breakfast and lunch through our partnership with Baltimore Housing Authority’s Summer Meals Program.

While onsite, students will work with LINK Staff to reinforce and expand math and reading skills, explore new ideas in enrichment classes, and make new friends. Monday-Thursday students can be found in their classrooms, in our garden, or on the community playground. On Fridays, students and LINK Staff will attend a local, outdoor field trip or field day in one of our neighborhood parks.

The Village Learning Place (VLP) prohibits discrimination in all its programs, services and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program.