Summer Rising is New York City’s free school-based summer program for any City child in grades K–8. Summer Rising will integrate the strengths of DOE academics with the Department of Youth & Community Development’s (DYCD) school-based enrichment programming. Students in grades K–8 will get outside, learn, and engage with peers and caring adults in safe, supervised, and enriching ways. These programs will provide a bridge to the next school year and allow students to reconnect with one another and with their schools. Students will address unfinished learning while being provided avenues for recreation, exploration, and fun.
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High schools will reach out to students in the coming weeks to discuss participation. More information can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/summer.
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Registration (Students with 12-month IEPs)
Families of students with 12-month IEPs were asked to complete a survey about their summer plans. Please contact your school if you did not receive the survey or would like to change your response.
Students with Extended School Year (12-month) IEP Program Recommendations
If your child in grades K-8 has an IEP that recommends an extended school year (12-month) program, and you would like them to participate in activities at a Summer Rising program after the end of their school day, see the Programs Currently Available section on this page.
Some students with disabilities may require additional supports to participate in the Summer Rising program’s extended hours. Additional supports, such as a paraprofessional, will be provided as needed. If you have any questions about which Summer Rising program might be best for your family or about any additional supports your student may need to participate in the Summer Rising program, please reach out to your school Principal or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students with 12-month Related Services Only (Not students in D75 programs)
If your child's IEP recommends related services only (i.e., Speech, Occupational Therapy, or Physical Therapy) during July and August, you will be offered the opportunity to sign up for services at conveniently located sites in all five boroughs, many of which are also Summer Rising sites.
You can also change your Summer Rising program registration at a later date to a more convenient location, including to your child's related services site. The DOE will work with you so your child can receive their recommended services and participate in the Summer Rising program to the greatest extent possible. (Note: This does not apply to students in D75 programs. D75 students will continue to receive their related services at their Chapter 683 assigned summer school program.)Please reach out to email@example.com as the summer approaches if you have questions about how your student's related services can be arranged.