Polk County Public Schools has a longstanding Extended School Year (ESY) summer program that serves students with disabilities with Individual Education Plans (IEP).
This year, the program will be offered in a distance learning format for students with disabilities whose IEP teams have determined the need for ESY services. This allows PCPS to continue limiting the possible exposure for students and staff to COVID-19, while adhering to CDC guidelines for social distancing and other protective measures.
The summer ESY program will be held for students beginning June 3 through June 30, 2020.
In order to streamline the enrollment process, all students participating in ESY 2020 will be enrolled through one of the ESE center schools (Doris A. Sanders Learning Center, Jean O’Dell Learning Center, Karen M. Siegel Academy). This will be for ESY only and will not impact a student’s enrollment for the traditional school year. School and district staff are currently identifying all students who are eligible for ESY per their IEP, and requesting information from parents for those students who will participate.
For more information about ESY, parents should contact their school principal if your child attends a PCPS Learning Center (Doris A. Sanders, Jean O’Dell, Karen M Siegel Academy). Parents of students at all other schools should contact the ESE senior manager who supports your school (click here for contact info).