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Summer school gives students another chance to be back in the classroom

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - School districts across Yuma County are gearing up to welcome students back to the classroom for summer school programs.

For one Yuma Elementary School District One (YESDO) student, summer school is going to be the first opportunity for him to finally be back in the classroom since the pandemic began.

Dwayne Keil, a student at James B. Rolle Elementary School says he's excited to be able to see his friends and other students in his grade.

YESDO will have two programs available for students who have unfinished learning this school year due to the pandemic. These programs will help students receive additional instruction they may need by providing students with additional support this summer. Each class size is expected to be from 12-15 students to offer the best learning experience.

Crane Elementary School District will be hosting Camp Crane that is centered around a STEAM-centric curriculum.

The district is reporting 675 students who have enrolled in this program that offers the choice of 4-hour days or 8-hour days. The camp is set to run from June 7 through June 24.

Last school year, 421 students had enrolled in district's remote summer school program so this year's numbers saw a drastic increase.

Yuma Union High School District has had about 1,300 students enroll so far it's summer school program. The deadline for it's students to enroll is May 24th. YUHSD says while it has no comparative data to previous school years, there are more students than a typical summer.

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