Dear BPS Families,

Once again Branford Public Schools (BPS) will offer summer programming for all grade levels with the goal of providing students the opportunity for continuous learning throughout the month of July.  All programs will run from July 5-29 and, with the exception of some specialized special education programming, will be held at Walsh Intermediate School (WIS).  Transportation and meals will be provided.  Please look for an email with registration information in the coming weeks.

Elementary Enrichment 9:00a-12:00p 

Elementary summer enrichment is open to students currently in grades K-4.  Students can choose from math, literacy, or STEM offerings. Classes in all three areas will emphasize active student engagement and collaboration. Enrichment experiences will support the development of skills aligned to the BPS ELA and math curricula and the district’s global learning competencies. 

Program Coordinators:  Sean Kennedy (skennedy@branfordschools.org) and Jody Mongillo (jmongillo@branfordschools.org)

WIS Summer Spectacular  9:00a-12:00p

Summer Spectacular is open to students in current grades 5-8. Students will select from opportunities designed to deepen their academic, critical thinking, problem-solving, and social-emotional skills through authentic, student-centered activities. There will be something for all learning styles and interests!

Program Coordinator: Katie Wagner (kwagner@branfordschools.org )

High School Enrichment  9:00a-12:00p
High school summer enrichment is open to students in current grades 9-12.  Programming will include a variety of courses designed to reinforce and deepen the skills and competencies needed for high school success through highly engaging, student-centered activities.

Program Coordinator: Alicia Loesche (aloesche@branfordschools.org )

In addition to these enrichment opportunities, BPS summer programming will include BHS Credit Restoration for grades 9-12 for students needing to restore lost credit and Special Education Extended School Year Services (ESY) for students who are eligible based on their Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).

  • BHS Credit Restoration  9:00a-12:00p, Alicia Loesche (aloesche@branfordschools.org )
  • Special Education ESY  8:00a-12:00p, Lauren Osgood (losgood@branfordschools.org)

If your child is eligible for ESY at WIS (K-12), you will receive an enrollment form from your child’s case manager where you will choose an enrichment activity for your child as part of their summer programming.  

We are looking forward to an exciting summer of learning!

Sincerely,

Alicia Loesche and Kyle Jones
Summer Programs Co-Directors 
Alicia Loesche (aloesche@branfordschools.org ) and Kyle Jones (kyjones@branfordschools.org)