Tuxedo Summer Bridge and EdCamp Program

About

The COVID-19 global pandemic has impacted our children in profound ways that affect their education, achievement and social emotional wellbeing. The 2021 Tuxedo Summer Bridge & EdCamp Program responds to what we know our children need, whether that’s summer education with peers or learning support for a strong September start.

Nicole Scariano  

   Superintendent of Schools, IA

How the program will work

  • It’s not a summer school, it’s a summer educational program for students  K-12

  • 100% in-person, there is no hybrid or remote option

  • 6-week program: week of July 19th - week of August 23rd

  • This is free for all Tuxedo school districts residents including Tuxedo public school students, students currently tuitioning in, private school students, and homeschool students

  • If room allows, it will be available for out-of-district students

Interested?

We want your input to help us plan an amazing educational experience for your child. Please take this brief interest survey to share your contact information. You will be notified when registration begins.

Summer Program Interest Survey

Tuxedo school district residents will have an opportunity to pre-register to apply for a spot. After pre-registration, registration will begin for out-of-district families.

Join us for an informational session on May 18th at the District. All interested families are welcome to attend. Check back for details closer to the date.

Why?

  • Increases a child’s confidence in themselves as learners and ability to learn and achieve great things

  • Supports a child's transition from hybrid and remote schooling back to full in-person schooling

  • Provides opportunities for supported practice and relearning collaborative problem-solving and relationship building skills

  • Builds sense of classroom community over the summer for the first-day-of-school excitement feelings we all know and miss

  • Engages children in experiential learning through Tuxedo’s Community-As-School Project

*This program is an educational program, not a summer camp. Both serve very important and different purposes. Our program strengthens the academic and social-emotional skills needed for a strong September start.

Note that we purposely did not call this a "summer school" because that it implies students failed and no student has failed the pandemic. This is also why we added the word "Camp" to the title.