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May 12th, 2008
Summer school set for Hays CISD

Elementary summer school (grades 2 through 5) begins June 9 and will be Monday through Friday through July 3 at Kyle Elementary School. Transportation and free breakfast and lunch will be provided for all students. Hours will be from 7:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Paige Collier, assistant principal of Hemphill Elementary School, will be the 2008 summer school principal. Middle school summer school will be Monday through Friday, June 9 through July 3, at Barton Middle School. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Students currently in grades 6, 7, and 8 with an academic need will be referred for summer school from their home campus. Transportation and free breakfast and lunch will be provided for all students. Julio Vela, assistant principal of Chapa Middle School, will be the 2008 summer school principal.

Hays High School (HHS) will be the site for summer school for any Hays CISD 9th-12th grader. School will be Monday through Friday, June 9 through July 3, 8:15 a.m. to noon. Transportation is provided for high school students attending summer school. Nikki Dickerson, assistant principal of Lehman High School, will be the 2008 summer school principal. Breakfast and lunch will be at Barton Middle School.

TAKS Review Summer School, for students who have not met the standard on the exit level exam, will be June 9 through July 9, with no class on July 4. Tuition is free. TAKS summer testing dates are July 15, 16, 17 and 18.

Recovery Summer School, where high school students may “recover” credits, includes the four “core” subjects of English, science, social studies and math, as well as Spanish, health, fitness, communications and business. Cost for these classes is $200 for full-credit courses ($100 for half-credit courses). Fee waivers are available to reduce the cost for students who are eligible for free and reduced lunch.

Acceleration “Get Ahead” Summer School will be offered for students wanted to get ahead in credits. Classes are June 9 through July 9, with no class on July 4. Cost for these classes is $200 for full-credit courses ($100 for half-credit courses). Fee waivers are available to reduce the cost for students who are eligible for free and reduced lunch.

Applications are in the schools’ counseling offices and on the district web site, www.hayscisd.net. Deadline to register for summer school is May 30.

As in past years, free breakfast and lunch will be provided Monday through Friday at six campuses: Tobias Elementary School, Kyle Elementary School, Fuentes Elementary School, Negley Elementary School, Barton Middle School and Wallace Middle School.

Adults 22 and older will be charged $1.75 for breakfast and $3 for lunch. Children do not have to qualify for free meals.

Many of the schools and extracurricular programs are offering summer enrichment activities. For a list of these activities, please go to the district web site, www.hayscisd.net, or call 268.2141.

The district’s Wellness Encouraged through Lifelong Learning (WELL) Clinic at Science Hall Elementary School will be open for sports physicals, immunizations and other clinical visits throughout the summer. For an appointment, please call 268.5218. The school-based health center is open to all students of Hays CISD. Hours will be Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

By JULIE JEROME
Chief Information Officer – Hays CISD

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