Summer Programs Update

Updates: 5/28/2020

CSD Elementary Summer Learning Program
#WEread for FUN! (And love math too!)
To help our youngest students build a love of reading, Colonial is excited to offer an engaging and enriching learning opportunity for students entering 1st to 5th grade during the 2020-21 school year.   Participating students will receive picture book(s) or a novel, an activity choice board, and creative materials that will be used during #WEread for FUN.  (July 6th to August 6th). Students will have the option of participating in a daily Zoom session (30-45 minutes) with a Colonial teacher that connects them with other students reading the same book.  The teacher will also provide engaging and fun ELA and Math activities that they can complete throughout the day.   As a parent, you can decide if your child participates in the choice board activities at home, the zoom lessons, or everything being offered to extend their learning this summer!  
CLICK HERE if you’re interested in having your child participate in our summer enrichment opportunity #WEread for FUN! Please enroll by June 12th. 

Middle School Tyler’s Camp
Starting on July 6th and finishing on August 6th, SummerCollab will be offering virtual programming for rising 6th and 7th-grade students in Colonial School District. We will be providing live instruction in literacy and social-emotional learning each day while also providing access to an online portal where students will be able to access a range of enrichment content. These can be anything from art, dance, fitness and STEM.
Register here by June 12th-(English) (Spanish)

Castle Hills and Eisenberg Summer Programs
OPEN TO students Entering 1st-5th grade at Castle Hills & Eisenberg in the 2020-21 School Year. Starting on July 6th and finishing on August 6th, the Colonial School District and partners (SummerCollab, PAL, and UD/4H) are excited to be able to provide a FREE virtual summer program for Castle Hills and Eisenberg students. Starting on July 6th and finishing on August 6th, We are coordinating a Virtual Summer Camp! 
Register online at

Chromebook Update
Colonial is allowing all K to 11th-grade students to continue using their devices throughout the summer. We are encouraging all students to participate in one of our summer programs or online learning challenges above.  If you are not planning to return to a Colonial school next year, we expect families to contact the school secretary to withdraw your child and make arrangements for returning the device.


Programs & General Announcements

Colonial students in PK through grade 11 will keep their District issued devices through the summer.

Meal Service
Nutrition Services will continue the summer feeding program throughout the summer, distribution days and times may vary.   

High School Sports Physicals
A schedule and plan for Sports Physicals at the William Penn Wellness Center is being worked on.  This opportunity would be for incoming William Penn freshman and upperclassmen.

William Penn Summer Camps
All District sponsored fee-based summer camps at William Penn have been canceled. Families who have already signed up will receive a refund in the coming weeks.

William Penn Credit Recovery
William Penn is planning to offer a fee-based credit recovery program virtually from June 22 to  July 17 for William Penn students only. Details regarding course offerings, fee amount and registration process will be communicated in the coming weeks.

William Penn New Castle County Summer Youth Program
Colonial School District Administration is currently working with the New Castle County Summer Youth Office to provide summer work opportunities for students in select Programs of Study. Details will be shared through the Program of Study Staff,  once those plans are finalized. 

William Penn Summer Weights and Conditioning
The William Penn Athletic Department is excited to offer a virtual Summer Weights and Conditioning Program. The Athletic Department will share details regarding the schedule and workout expectations before June 12th.

Other Summer Support Programs
If you were anticipating participation in a summer program offered by an outside group or other state agencies, please contact those agencies or program directors for details and plans for summer activities.

Kindergarten Camps 
Kindergarten Camps are an opportunity for incoming Kindergarteners to become acclimated to the school environment. The half-day program is offered at each of the elementary schools in the Colonial School District. The program is developed and implemented by Kindergarten staff and focuses on academic and non-academic expectations for the beginning of the school year.  For more information, please visit your Kindergartener’s assigned school website.

ESY/12-Month Programs
This summer Extended School Year (ESY) and 12-Month will be held remotely.  ESY will consist of daily live instruction and independent practice.  The 12-month program participants will be part of a daily morning meeting and a reading/math lesson.  The lessons for both programs will be based around IEP goals.  In addition, related service providers will be reaching out to those students who have it in their IEP.

Middle School Tyler’s Camps
We look forward to collaborating with Summer Collab to create a FREE virtual learning and enrichment experience for our students entering 6th and 7th grade in the 2020-21 school year. More information will be shared by May 15th. The program will run Monday through Thursdays from July 6th to August 6th.

Castle Hills and Eisenberg Summer Programs
The Colonial School District and partners (SummerCollab, PAL, and UD/4H) are excited to be able to provide a FREE virtual summer program for Castle Hills and Eisenberg students.  We are coordinating a Virtual Summer Camp to include fundamental concepts, art, science, cooking, yoga, dance, field trips, and more!  Details are forthcoming.