Summer Recreation




THE PROGRAM HAS NOW BEEN OPENED up to 6th Grade Students


THE 2019 SUMMER RECREATION PROGRAM

WILL BE HELD AT LEE AVENUE SCHOOL


THE PROGRAM WILL BE

 LIMITED TO

STUDENTS WHO WILL

BE ENTERING GRADES 1-6

IN SEPT. 2019

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PLEASE READ THE LETTER BELOW (IN RED)
WHICH WAS SENT HOME TO YOU ALL IN STUDENT BACKPACKS IN DECEMBER. 
FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS ARE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE  

Dear Parent/ Guardian:

This letter is being provided to all parents of students who will be entering grades 1-5 as of September 2019, to convey important information regarding the 2019 Summer Recreation Program.

For the upcoming 2019 Summer Session the program will be relocated and held at Lee Avenue Elementary School.  The purpose for the change in venue is to provide the necessary space required for the planned capital projects which will be taking place at the High School, Middle School and other Elementary schools within the district starting on June 27th.   The scope of work that will be taking place will benefit all students within our schools for many years to come.  The following are some of the items that are being performed.

  • Library Media Centers at Dutch Lane, Burns Avenue, Old Country Road and Fork Lane Elementary Schools
  • Reconfiguration of Middle School entryway, nurses office and psychologists office
  • Installation of security vestibule/mantrap
  • Renovation of High School Auditorium and Music Suite
  • Renovation of High School Cafeteria and Kitchen
  • Roof replacement at the High School
  • Preparation and initial construction of the High School Aquatics Center
  • Districtwide upgrades to electrical service, heating/ventilation systems including air conditioning

The use of the Lee Avenue School will allow us to continue to provide this program to the public in a safe and suitable environment.    As a result of the construction within the district’s schools we will also, as we have done in the past, be sharing the Lee Avenue facility with the High School Summer School students.   As we did last year, the two programs will never be in the same areas at all throughout the day, and a security force will be present from 7:30am until 4:00pm.  This security will not allow any students/adults to exit, enter or move throughout the building.  Any child that attends the program will be provided with the same type of experience that has been delivered in the past.

We will continually monitor the registration numbers to ensure the overall safety and efficiency of the program.  This process will occur this year due to the size of the facility.  For this reason we can only offer students in grades 1-5 the opportunity to attend due to the size of the facility and the fact that it is being shared with the HS Summer School program, which will be held on the second floor and the other side of the building.  Tuition will not change from the $790 Full Day and $150 per session Half Day.  The only action parents would need to do upon online registration is to register for Full Day or Half Day.   

Due to the limited scope of the facility and to maintain safety and security we will also be limited in the number of activities that will be provided.  Over the course of your child’s time in the 2019 program he/she will participate in the following activities.    The activities that can be offered are as follows:

  • Arts & Crafts, Math, Board Games and Science
  • Gym Activities:  Volleyball, Games, Basketball, Kickball, Cooperative Activities and Game
  • Outdoor Activities: Softball, Flag Football, Soccer, Cooperative Activities and Games
  • Limited assemblies and presentations will be available based upon the total registration.

Registration will open on March 4, 2019 at 7:00am.  Registration will close once Full Day and Half Day student capacity has been met.  We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.  We know that the changes that are occurring within the district will benefit our students, community and future programs and look forward to completing this work as soon as possible for our students. 

We thank you for your continued cooperation and patience with regards to this matter.

Thank you and if you have any comments or questions you can email me at: summerrec@hicksvillepublicschools.org.

Sincerely yours,


Matthew Calarco
Director of HPEA, Recreation, Intramural & Driver Ed




REGISTRATION
FOR THE PROGRAM WILL START ON MARCH 4, 2019
NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER JUNE 1, 2019.

Click on 'Register Now'- Then click on 'Summer Recreation Program' and select your options.
Please remember if you are registering for Full day
you must select the Half Day Sessions as well.
Full Day -$790
Half Day -$150 per Session you choose
(Please read the information/letter below)
There will be no refunds after June 1st

Registration for the Summer Recreation Program will be unlike you have done in the past. You will only be required to register Full Day or Half Day. The Summer Recreation Staff will be planning all activities within the program as to provide children with greater opportunities in a variety of Activities as well as being able to spend more time with their friends. The format of Half Day and Full Day as well as the times and dates will not change from past summers-just the registration of the activities will change.

Please note that the annual Summer School Program which runs every summer as well will also be held at the LEE AVE. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL on the 1ST floor. No child will be permitted on the first floor- Rear of building unless they are Summer Recreation Campers. We will have our security at all entrances/exits throughout the summer to maintain this order, as we have done in the past at the Middle School.

CAMP DATES:
Session I: JULY 1 - July 12
Session II: July 15 - July 26
Session III: July 29-August 9

REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN ON - MARCH 1, 2019
Your child will come home with the 'Online Directions'
in late February.
There will be no refunds after June 1st unless a Doctors note is provided for a Medical Reason

Students must be a residents of Hicksville**Child must live in Hicksville*

*If you are NOT a resident of Hicksville and you register you will not receive a refund. We do go through the lists and confirm residency.

*We DO NOT provide Buses or transportation to or from this program.

*We DO NOT provide after hour care. Being Late for pickup will result in your child being removed from the program (no refund).

*We DO NOT provide discounts for multiple children.

*We Do NOT provide Financial Assistance.

If you have any questions regarding the Summer Recreation Program

please email:

summerrec@hicksvillepublicschools.org