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Important Information Regarding Summer Rising Program

The Petrides School

Important Information Regarding Summer Rising Program 

May 10, 2021 
Dear Petrides Parents, 
Please see information below . . . regarding the SUMMER RISING program available for our students this summer.   We will partner with the Police Athletic League to create a program for students in grades K through 8 in our school building.
We will be offering academic and enrichment programs and activities (both in-person and remotely) for our high school students.
Middle and High School students have been invited to complete a survey regarding summer offerings.  Please remind your child to complete the survey (posted in their grade level Google Classroom assembly page).  
Joanne Buckheit
IMPORTANT INFORMATION including how to sign up: 


For the first time ever, the City will use the Community Schools strategy to integrate the New York City Department of Education’s (NYCDOE’s) academic supports and DYCD’s school-based enrichment programming to create a comprehensive summer program: Summer Rising.


This will be the City’s free, summer plan for any child in grades K-12 including students with disabilities, who wants to participate. Applications for free Summer Rising in-person programs (grades K-8) are now open. Families can sign up through the Discover DYCD website

·       Summer Rising programs are full day and in-person experiences for students K-8.

·       Students with 12-month IEPs will be contacted about participating in their IEP-recommended programs and about their learning preferences (remote or in person)

·       High school programs may be in-person or remote, depending on the subject area and community needs. High schools will design programs locally to meet the unique needs of older students. High schools will reach out to students in the coming weeks to discuss participation.


You can find the Summer Rising Calendar, Commonly Asked Questions, and more information on the Summer Rising Program on the DOE website.